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« on: December 31, 2011, 06:46:37 AM »

I'm dancing about a third of what I was before DP quit and even after a couple of months I'm feeling a deterioration (OK christmas didn't help!).  I'm trying to practise at least once a week - which is dancing but you can't work out as much by yourself as you do with a partner.  Not sure why except that I tend to run out of things to do!

Does anyone have favorite excercises specifically for ballroom skills? 
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« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2011, 07:45:11 PM »

DSV lady drills
gyrotonics
pilates
run or walk everywhere
dance with an open door
'tick' your center to music when driving....
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« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2011, 08:49:42 PM »

DSV lady drills
gyrotonics
pilates
run or walk everywhere
dance with an open door
'tick' your center to music when driving....
dance with an open door?
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« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2012, 01:08:26 AM »

DSV lady drills
gyrotonics
pilates
run or walk everywhere
dance with an open door
'tick' your center to music when driving....

never heard of gyrotonics. I have looked it up on the internet. the other two I am not sure what they are either.
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« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2012, 02:59:59 AM »

dance with an open door
One of the BoS's perfect lady trainers: an open door.  I've seen it done: the results are staggering. 
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« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2012, 09:54:45 PM »

Gyrotoics is like Pilates ---only in 3 dimesions. It will strengthen your core, increase flexibility and connect your body. If it is not available in your area, look for a class in gyrokenises....

As afar as dancing with an open door ----imagine the side of the door is your partner ---connect and move with it as it swings ---Some Guy might be able to verbalize it more clearly.  I think he knows about it, or has seen it..
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« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2012, 01:25:58 AM »

from his reply above it would certainly seem like it!

Right now a door would be my best partner by far Tongue
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« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2012, 07:06:53 PM »

Tai Chi
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« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2012, 07:57:21 PM »

Tai Chi
I hadn't thought of that...
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« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2012, 09:53:18 PM »

bar method...feeling downright evangelical about it at the mo'.

i looked and alas there isn't a location up in your neck of the woods, though, elise: http://www.barmethod.com/
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« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2012, 10:36:35 PM »

I tried out the bar method tonight.  Two glasses of pinot. 
Yup, well excercised right hand....

(but I also danced 2 hrs Wink  and played the violin for 3 more!)
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« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2012, 10:03:03 AM »

 Grin  Elise. 
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« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2012, 01:04:34 PM »

hah.  Grin
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« Reply #13 on: August 14, 2012, 11:24:02 PM »

Now I'm doing pro-am again Im only dancing once or twice a week - and its starting to show!  DP even mentioned it.  Sooo, gota find a way to stay fit that is not totally boring.

Anyone with a new idea?
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« Reply #14 on: August 15, 2012, 01:12:01 AM »

Now I'm doing pro-am again Im only dancing once or twice a week - and its starting to show!  DP even mentioned it.  Sooo, gota find a way to stay fit that is not totally boring.

Anyone with a new idea?

gosh if you find out let me know. I cant dance at all at the moment the leg is on strike. I asked the physio and she said no bike riding, nothing until I have seen the specialist.  why not a Pilates class or something structured like that so it is also social.. That is what I would do if I cant dance.
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