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« on: April 09, 2012, 08:26:15 AM »

After the comp this week-end. I have come away not dispondent but low....we practice and practice and practice but the same problems always rear there ugly head....
I dont have enough time to train more but I do need to train smater.

any suggestions as to what we can do. I do practice on my own always as does V. can you over train?

We have beening competing now for three years and have worked from the lowest level to the top level. but the more I see of my dancing I dont like what I see and that can not be a good thing :-/

yet I still enjoy going on the floor and performing  Grin
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« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2012, 09:20:53 AM »

It sounds very familiar; DP and went through a similar cycle, improving to be truly competetive and then after lots of work and lessons getting steadily worse.  We were just coming out if it when P unfortunately quit Undecided 

Stay with the course.  Your recent lessons will have changed the way you dance but it takes months for that to get incorporated.  As said in my last post (on the results) you may want to ease off lessons now and just go out and dance to get your familiarity back.  Its more important to look happy and dance easily than to do something a bit more fancy on the floor.  AND you may find fixes that work for you and are a little at odds with your training.  Along those lines, if you have a couple of teachers now go to the one most likely to work on musicallity and ballance and avoid the detail freak..
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« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2012, 04:42:53 PM »

Here is a little advice on how to improve faster.

Find things that you do in your everyday life that can be transferred to dancing. This way you can practice every day without going to the studio. Also find things that you should be doing in your dancing that you also do in your everyday life. This way you will find there are things that you should do in dancing that you have done most of your life. Once you make this a habit you will have many Ah-ha moments.

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« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2012, 12:13:37 AM »

Here is a little advice on how to improve faster.

Find things that you do in your everyday life that can be transferred to dancing. This way you can practice every day without going to the studio. Also find things that you should be doing in your dancing that you also do in your everyday life. This way you will find there are things that you should do in dancing that you have done most of your life. Once you make this a habit you will have many Ah-ha moments.

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So interesting you say this.  I did this in Equestrian and I do this in my dancing too.  I correlate the body mechanics in an everyday movement or task and put it into a dance move where my body uses these same mechanics.  Instant muscle memory and not having to reinvent the wheel all the time. 
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« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2012, 04:55:14 AM »

Here is a little advice on how to improve faster.

Find things that you do in your everyday life that can be transferred to dancing. This way you can practice every day without going to the studio. Also find things that you should be doing in your dancing that you also do in your everyday life. This way you will find there are things that you should do in dancing that you have done most of your life. Once you make this a habit you will have many Ah-ha moments.

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Thanks for this....I will do as much of this I can think of. I will run through the womens jobs and see which ones can apply to my daily life.Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2012, 04:56:37 AM »

Here is a little advice on how to improve faster.

Find things that you do in your everyday life that can be transferred to dancing. This way you can practice every day without going to the studio. Also find things that you should be doing in your dancing that you also do in your everyday life. This way you will find there are things that you should do in dancing that you have done most of your life. Once you make this a habit you will have many Ah-ha moments.

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Thanks for this....I will do as much of this I can think of. I will run through the womens jobs and see which ones can apply to my daily life.Cheesy
..just try not to do it the other way round ... Roll Eyes Shocked
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« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2013, 06:26:42 AM »

Here is a little advice on how to improve faster.

Find things that you do in your everyday life that can be transferred to dancing. This way you can practice every day without going to the studio. Also find things that you should be doing in your dancing that you also do in your everyday life. This way you will find there are things that you should do in dancing that you have done most of your life. Once you make this a habit you will have many Ah-ha moments.

DSV


I don't mean this to be disrespectful or dismissive in any way, but this reminds me a lot of the original Karate Kid movie.  Wax on Wax off.   Waxing a car became a karate form.

I must think about how to find more moments of dance in my everyday life.  Thank you for this excellent advice. Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2013, 04:03:09 AM »

It is very sage advice indeed. and nice to re-read it again
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« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2013, 08:22:20 AM »

 Smiley

I love going back and reading DSV's posts for the very first time.  What a resource, even though she is not active here, right now.  Those older posts are a gold mine. :0
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« Reply #9 on: July 07, 2013, 08:06:50 PM »

you are not kidding - its one of our biggest assets but so hard to get that info out.  I have tried...
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« Reply #10 on: July 07, 2013, 08:18:51 PM »

The word will get out in good time.  Cool

[singing] Our day will come .. [/singing]
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« Reply #11 on: July 07, 2013, 09:07:36 PM »

"we shall overcome.."
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« Reply #12 on: July 07, 2013, 11:36:35 PM »

I like my song better.  IIRC, it's a cheesy bossa nova from the 60s.  Let's hear it for victory anthems that you can dance to.  Grin
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« Reply #13 on: July 07, 2013, 11:41:04 PM »

Yep.  Ruby and the Romantics. 1963.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qw9RVjEN9OI



ETA: I guess I should add that it's on the slow side, but a lot of people would probably dance samba to this song. 
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« Reply #14 on: July 08, 2013, 05:30:12 AM »

what are you missing?  not a lot on PDO, that's for sure Tongue Roll Eyes Smiley
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