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GreenEyes26
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« on: November 23, 2011, 06:23:05 AM »

Does anyone know of any drills a lady can do to practice standard by herself? Thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2011, 08:17:54 AM »

Does anyone know of any drills a lady can do to practice standard by herself? Thanks!

As I understand it (correct me if I am wrong DSV) all the drills are for the lady to practise by herself.  At its acme, body school dancers learn appart and only come together for occasional trials and competitions.

That would not work for me - I'm not that ambitious and need to enjoy dancing during my practise sessions.  Life is too short!
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« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2011, 10:42:46 AM »

As I understand it (correct me if I am wrong DSV) all the drills are for the lady to practise by herself.  At its acme, body school dancers learn appart and only come together for occasional trials and competitions.

That would not work for me - I'm not that ambitious and need to enjoy dancing during my practise sessions.  Life is too short!

There are drills for both the man and the lady. Each of the drills helps the person understand and work on each of their 4 jobs.  It is suggested that the drills are the main practice until you have them down with no thought.  The process of getting them down with no thought normally takes about 3 months and the drills are then second nature. The drills are then done separate before each practice. The separate practice will be about 10 to 30 minutes. Then the couple will do drills together to promote the connection of the partnership. After the drills are done (the separate drills and the together drills) then the couple should do a couple of rounds. After the two rounds the couple now has a change to take things apart and work on the details. This is the ideal practice.

DSV
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« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2011, 11:32:04 AM »

As I understand it (correct me if I am wrong DSV) all the drills are for the lady to practise by herself.  At its acme, body school dancers learn appart and only come together for occasional trials and competitions.

That would not work for me - I'm not that ambitious and need to enjoy dancing during my practise sessions.  Life is too short!

There are drills for both the man and the lady. Each of the drills helps the person understand and work on each of their 4 jobs.  It is suggested that the drills are the main practice until you have them down with no thought.  The process of getting them down with no thought normally takes about 3 months and the drills are then second nature. The drills are then done separate before each practice. The separate practice will be about 10 to 30 minutes. Then the couple will do drills together to promote the connection of the partnership. After the drills are done (the separate drills and the together drills) then the couple should do a couple of rounds. After the two rounds the couple now has a change to take things apart and work on the details. This is the ideal practice.

DSV

Thanks for the clarification  - I was sorta right (but only sorta) Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2011, 06:44:40 PM »

Does anyone know of any drills a lady can do to practice standard by herself? Thanks!

As I understand it (correct me if I am wrong DSV) all the drills are for the lady to practise by herself.  At its acme, body school dancers learn appart and only come together for occasional trials and competitions.

That would not work for me - I'm not that ambitious and need to enjoy dancing during my practise sessions.  Life is too short!

You're right, ee. I wasn't sure if all drills were done alone, so I wanted to be clear. But it looks like I was just redundant.
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« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2011, 07:50:35 PM »

But DSV's explanation indicates that the drills are just a pre-dance process - after they have been established the couple does dance together.  I suppose its obvious now, but I still don't quite get the details of the BoS (body school) development protocol.  Maybe there are also some variations?
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« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2011, 11:44:10 PM »

After the two rounds the couple now has a change to take things apart and work on the details. This is the ideal practice.

DSV


After two rounds I'd have collapsed on the ground!  Shocked
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« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2013, 11:25:25 AM »

What are the actual drills? Are they in the "body school" threads somewhere?
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« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2013, 08:30:22 PM »

... I don't think many were ever uploaded (a few are here and there); it may be one of the body school secrets...
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« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2013, 08:41:59 PM »

I never can remember where those body school threads are.I'll have to go look.
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« Reply #10 on: May 31, 2013, 09:40:20 PM »

You could ask DSV... Wink
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« Reply #11 on: June 01, 2013, 02:23:10 AM »

I'm sure I will at some point. Smiley
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