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« on: April 21, 2009, 06:58:30 AM »

When practicing your new vogue dance how do you practice it...Do you break it down into pieces or just do the whole thing  each time?
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« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2009, 07:24:25 AM »

Break it down, get infront of the mirror and match shape.
Stretch...lots of stretch...push the limit a bit, then extend a bit more.  Grin
Rounds and rounds of the routine to practise stamina
Matching depth in step...matching this, matching that...match everything!
Musicality and character
Lead without any hold in shadow position

SHAPE!
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« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2009, 07:55:03 AM »

Good Advice Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2009, 08:06:51 PM »

Practice stopping and making sure you're settled into the hips at the end of every action. The best way to do this is break the dance into bars, and hold it for one bar for each bar you dance.


For instance, a Tango - dance one bar (1,2,3,4) stop at the end of 4 and hold for a bar (1,2,3,4) then dance a bar (1,2,3,4) stop at the end of 4 and hold a bar (1,2,3,4)

Same for V. Waltzes (1,2,3 hold 2,3 1,2,3 hold 2,3) and Foxtrots (1,2,3,4)

For the marches, count in 4s.


Also, when you practice do not practice to New Vogue music. Practice to really passionate music that you can feel, so you can develop a performance element to the dance. The day before the comp, and at the comp, dance to normal music, and the performance should come through clearer.

Remember, New Vogue is all about performance and showing the audience that you and your partner are deeply, Romeo + Juliet, in love.
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« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2009, 08:38:08 PM »

Also, when you practice do not practice to New Vogue music. Practice to really passionate music that you can feel, so you can develop a performance element to the dance.

Remember, New Vogue is all about performance and showing the audience that you and your partner are deeply, Romeo + Juliet, in love.

We practice our La Bomba to Paso music. Absolutely love it!

P.S Yes lots of lovey-dovey in New Vogue. I'm sure you like that part  Wink
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« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2009, 01:33:27 AM »

yes you can only do that when you execute the dance well.
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« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2009, 01:33:56 AM »

still working on the wheel and trying not to rise...it is a very tricky thing to do.
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« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2009, 05:46:10 AM »

Tangoterrific today....EMOTIONS!
Seriously, other people thought we were having a fight.  Grin
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« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2009, 05:55:10 AM »

Tangoterrific today....EMOTIONS!
Seriously, other people thought we were having a fight.  Grin

yes they don't get the expressions. but glad you had fun
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« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2009, 07:25:51 AM »

I am just breaking down small sections and doing a particular step to get it right....ie wheel. spin turn on my own.
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« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2009, 08:50:50 AM »

Oh..and this is what we did...it felt funny too

Two steps, contra check, two steps, contra check......

We did that all the way around the floor.  Tongue
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« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2009, 02:07:43 AM »

Well you would be getting really good on a contra check....
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« Reply #12 on: May 13, 2009, 02:08:46 AM »

I find the arm styling for practice the hardest. I think the foot work is reasonably undercontrol. but getting the top line to look soft and fluid is a trick...
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« Reply #13 on: May 13, 2009, 03:35:17 AM »

I find the arm styling for practice the hardest. I think the foot work is reasonably undercontrol. but getting the top line to look soft and fluid is a trick...

Yep....we're at a stage where we just assume that we should get the foot work spot on now (big trouble if i forget a swivel) LoL .
So 70% of our lesson is spent on top line and shapes, the rest is spent on musicality.
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« Reply #14 on: May 13, 2009, 04:22:28 AM »

yes, musicality is also an issue..I find it easy with some songs than others... Swivels are also important as you mentioned, especially in the swing waltz  Tongue
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