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« on: May 30, 2013, 11:21:22 PM »

this came up on the dance video topic: do you like watching yourself on a video -specially when dancing?

I guess I'm narcisistic as I love to see it.  Its really not that I admire myself at all - I can see the flaws just as well as anyone else - but I get back into the mood, I relive the romance of the dancing and - for the comp ones - the glamour I guess. 

What do others feel?
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« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2013, 01:32:00 AM »

I consider it more or less as a necessary evil. I watch it to evaluate myself, most likely negatively. It took me a few times to start getting used to watching myself and noticing the good things.

On the other hand, I do like to watch comps, especially the ones my friends competed in. I felt the surge of competitions, and would want to be there, dance it!
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« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2013, 06:59:02 AM »

I consider it more or less as a necessary evil. I watch it to evaluate myself, most likely negatively. It took me a few times to start getting used to watching myself and noticing the good things.

On the other hand, I do like to watch comps, especially the ones my friends competed in. I felt the surge of competitions, and would want to be there, dance it!
when you do compete DO get a video; even if you screw up is just a wonderful keeper.
I have videos going back to the early 90s!  Of course most are in formats I can no longer read:-\
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« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2013, 08:10:09 AM »

Ah yes. I actually did have some videos. As I said, I was on a team, so the team provided such service for free - the downside is, if there are other couples (from our team) on the floor, you will share the taped time.

It is free, so I am not going to complain. Beside, I don't know if I could withstand watching myself for the whole 1:30 Grin.
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« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2013, 09:06:39 AM »

lol!  I can understand that. Smiley

And you make a good point.   If it's free, take it.  Comp videos are decidedly NOT free. Not even close. *sigh*

Does anybody tape regular lessons?
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« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2013, 09:43:01 AM »

We tape my pro doing the routine as a reminder - but to be honest these tapes are little use to me mostly because he tapes my part - I find that very hard to 'follow'!  Next time I'm going to tape him doing his part, that way I think I can imagine myself into the following.

I used to tape DP and myself dancing to try to get some clues to improvement - but to be honest they were of very little value.
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« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2013, 10:41:40 AM »

Ah, yes. We did that, too. Some coach suggested us taping the lesson.

Do people find it helpful - in the cost effective way - compare to note taking only?
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« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2013, 11:12:37 AM »

I find I don't have time to review them Tongue
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« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2013, 12:42:35 PM »

Ah, yes. We did that, too. Some coach suggested us taping the lesson.

Do people find it helpful - in the cost effective way - compare to note taking only?

I suspect it varies depending on the person. For visual learners, it may help a lot.  And as far as cost, if you already have a video recorder, I don't see where it makes much difference.

Personally, I learn well by taking notes as quickly as possible after learning something new. Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2013, 09:21:30 PM »

I find I don't have time to review them Tongue

Review tapes or notes? Or both Tongue
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« Reply #10 on: May 31, 2013, 09:39:44 PM »

I find I don't have time to review them Tongue

Review tapes or notes? Or both Tongue
actually, anything; I'm too over comitteed.  Well, maybe over for someone else but its how I like to run my life Roll Eyes Grin
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« Reply #11 on: June 01, 2013, 09:36:01 PM »


I suspect it varies depending on the person. For visual learners, it may help a lot.  And as far as cost, if you already have a video recorder, I don't see where it makes much difference.

Personally, I learn well by taking notes as quickly as possible after learning something new. Smiley

Good point on the price part.

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« Reply #12 on: June 01, 2013, 10:12:26 PM »


I suspect it varies depending on the person. For visual learners, it may help a lot.  And as far as cost, if you already have a video recorder, I don't see where it makes much difference.

Personally, I learn well by taking notes as quickly as possible after learning something new. Smiley

Good point on the price part.


Goodpoint on the learning-type part too.  As a kinesthetic learner videos are just pretty moving pictures.  I guess thats why I'd like my pro to film himself doing HIS part, then I might be able to act my way through mine...
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« Reply #13 on: June 02, 2013, 07:34:19 AM »

I'm an auditory learner, so  the kinds of lessons that help me are the ones that annoy most other people - the talk about it to learn it kind.
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« Reply #14 on: June 02, 2013, 08:14:58 AM »

I'm an auditory learner, so  the kinds of lessons that help me are the ones that annoy most other people - the talk about it to learn it kind.
tell you what, I'll do it and tell you about it as I go.  We could save %50 on lessons...
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