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« on: November 16, 2010, 07:33:23 PM »

I'm in the middle of a long series of business trips, and I have no opportunity to dance. Not even to practice. This has already lasted for a couple of weeks, and will last for at least three more. I'll be lucky to get in a couple-three lessons, between now and the end of December. I'm spending time doing a lot of mental practicing, but am curious what other people do when they're stuck unable to dance for a long time. Open to suggestion!
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ancora imparo
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« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2010, 07:46:50 PM »

First: keep fit.  

Second, work on your ballance and posture by yourself.  

Third, use at least one of your possible lessons for ideas on what you can do effectively by yourself.

Fourth, do a lot of dancesport youtubing

Fifth, HANG IN THERE.  This too will end...

Hopefully you will make enough money to take two days off and do solid dance lessons !
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« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2010, 12:48:09 PM »

First: keep fit.  

Second, work on your ballance and posture by yourself.  

Third, use at least one of your possible lessons for ideas on what you can do effectively by yourself.

Fourth, do a lot of dancesport youtubing

Fifth, HANG IN THERE.  This too will end...

Hopefully you will make enough money to take two days off and do solid dance lessons !

Thanks for the tips, ee. I'm hoping my day OSB tomorrow will re-invigorate me, 'cos I'm kind of in the middle of a full tilt "why bother" at the moment. It happens every year at this time. Between my schedule and my instructor's, basically November and December are The Void. It is what it is. I just wish I could practice more!
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« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2010, 01:09:35 PM »

I would practice "playing" in everything I do.  That's what I do, it always improves the dancing. 
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« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2010, 02:21:24 PM »

I will go with 'Keep fit'. That's very important when you come back on the floor again after a long break. Mentally you are ready, but not physically.
Like you said if you don't even have a time to do practice, I wonder if you could do anything else either.  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2010, 08:39:42 PM »

Interesting topic !

Between Dec and Jan is our hiatus from lessons too we are still trying to decide either to:
- Social dance heaps
- Practice for comps in 2011
- Take lessons from other coaches

Hmm .... thinking ...thinking ....
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« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2010, 08:48:02 PM »

All of the above?? Roll Eyes
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« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2010, 05:43:06 AM »

First: keep fit.  

Second, work on your ballance and posture by yourself.  

Third, use at least one of your possible lessons for ideas on what you can do effectively by yourself.

Fourth, do a lot of dancesport youtubing

Fifth, HANG IN THERE.  This too will end...

Hopefully you will make enough money to take two days off and do solid dance lessons !

I agree with all fo these, you also have to avoid eating poorly if you are not outputting. I gained 5kg while off the floor and have now lost 2 of them but still have three to go. Being heavy changes the connection of the partnership......

so if you cant output you definately cant input....having said that I have been very good on the intact, my medication needs adjusting but that is another thread Roll Eyes
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« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2010, 05:47:53 PM »

Post and read a lot on PDO Grin Tongue
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