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« on: September 21, 2010, 01:28:21 AM »

Have you had any 'good' spills? 

I did a doozie at practise sunday, and dear DP (thats a double dear Wink ) tried nobly to hold me up.  My foot caught his in I think a turning lock and ...crash.  I think I fall well though - maybe its something that should be taught.  In the process DP went right over me - it must have been pretty dramatic because just about everyone on the floor came to see if I survived.  Fortunately, the worst injury was to my stocking

Wait a mo, I seem to remember it being tauight by one of our venerable teachers here Smiley  But not to actually fall, for real ...
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« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2010, 02:36:10 AM »

As long as you pointed your toes and did an arm flourish on the way down all is good.
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« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2010, 02:46:56 AM »

I did better than that, I looked at the cieling, kept smiling and kept my right arm relaxed
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« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2010, 09:24:18 AM »

have tripped my self up a few time!...had a pair of shoes that my heel caught the inside of other shoe and pulled my foot of the ground! or I use the side of my foot to ginto a slide and keep going Roll Eyes
hopefully like you gracefully. Tongue
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« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2010, 07:22:38 PM »

today. in VW. don't want to talk about it. rawr
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« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2010, 08:02:37 PM »

Now you know what a natural turn should feel like!  Just fall!!!
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« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2010, 12:10:02 AM »

I have had a few spectacular spats over the years.  Lots of bruises, twisted ankles and sore ribs. Smiley  Let's just say I am ultra carefull these days.  Grin mm
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« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2010, 04:31:07 AM »

Fortunately, we hear of few serious injuries.  Ineresting that considering the velocity and hardness of the floor...
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« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2010, 04:32:30 AM »

Fortunately, we hear of few serious injuries.  Ineresting that considering the velocity and hardness of the floor...

here here. but I do know a women that broke her arm Shocked
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« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2010, 04:50:41 AM »

Maaaaany years ago when I was doing the studio thing the studio owner and his new partner (she was his girlfriend and was trying to learn dancing to a professional competetive level later in life) were dancing standard at a social and, as I recall, showing off a bit.  Well, she went down and fortunately did not hurt herself.  However her long skirt got inverted and, unfortunately, she had nothing underneath.

We all have a few defining moments - and sadly that became one of hers, it was the grist of the gossip mill for years (and I suppose still is, excepting of course, that I'm not mentioning any names...)

I suppose there is a moral, or at least a warning in the story
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« Reply #10 on: September 22, 2010, 06:28:37 PM »

Maaaaany years ago when I was doing the studio thing the studio owner and his new partner (she was his girlfriend and was trying to learn dancing to a professional competetive level later in life) were dancing standard at a social and, as I recall, showing off a bit.  Well, she went down and fortunately did not hurt herself.  However her long skirt got inverted and, unfortunately, she had nothing underneath.

We all have a few defining moments - and sadly that became one of hers, it was the grist of the gossip mill for years (and I suppose still is, excepting of course, that I'm not mentioning any names...)

I suppose there is a moral, or at least a warning in the story

oh dear  Shocked I ALWAYS wear bike pants under any dress I wear to dancing.   Grin mm
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« Reply #11 on: September 22, 2010, 09:56:23 PM »

- maybe its something that should be taught.

Wait a mo, I seem to remember it being tauight by one of our venerable teachers here Smiley  But not to actually fall, for real ...

Yes, it is taught in two of the Schools of Thought, both for the benefit of movement but also so that in case a real fall does happen. This way you will know how to fall and not injure yourself or your partner. I know some top latin couples that have also learned this.

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« Reply #12 on: September 22, 2010, 10:06:01 PM »

- maybe its something that should be taught.

Wait a mo, I seem to remember it being tauight by one of our venerable teachers here Smiley  But not to actually fall, for real ...

Yes, it is taught in two of the Schools of Thought, both for the benefit of movement but also so that in case a real fall does happen. This way you will know how to fall and not injure yourself or your partner. I know some top latin couples that have also learned this.

DSV

Wow, then I can truly say I've had world class training Grin
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« Reply #13 on: September 22, 2010, 10:28:05 PM »

I landed on my butt a few weeks ago doing shadow positions in american VW, because my heel got caught in the jazz pants.
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« Reply #14 on: September 22, 2010, 10:59:04 PM »

When I was a teenager, there was a group of us teenage boys who used to practice pratfalls.  We did crazy stuff like roll down flights of concrete stairs.   Shocked  Of course I was about 60 lbs. lighter then...

I've only ever fallen once on a dance floor, and it happened during a lesson.  We were working on tango outside fans, and at one point my instructor grabbed my hips in a way I wasn't expecting -- and it was like my whole lower body locked up.  I staggered backwards, five or six steps cartoon-style, before I finally hit the floor.  The only injury was to my pride.   Roll Eyes

I did once fall about 12 feet through a drop ceiling.  I was doing some wiring work in the attic of a planetarium, following some old wiring around the outside surface of the dome.  I had not been in that section of the attic before, and I wasn't aware that the attic floor didn't go all the way around.  I wasn't looking down, and I stepped off the end of the floor... I started to fall head first and somehow -- I have no idea how I did it -- I flipped myself around so that I was falling backwards instead of forwards, before I went through the drop ceiling which was about a foot below the attic floor and 11 feet from the planetarium floor.  I landed on my rear end on the concrete floor, just missing the console desk.  I got a cut on my ear from the drop ceiling grid, but was otherwise unhurt, which was a good thing because the observatory had no phone and there was no one around for at least half a mile.
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