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phoenix13
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« on: July 24, 2013, 08:55:18 PM »

Assuming you remember back that far.   Cheesy

What kinds of changes -- physical, mental, family, financial, other -- did you have to make in your life to become a regular partner dancer?

Really interesting article below talks about injuries experienced by formerly sedentary people who, inspired by dance on TV, suddenly take up a dance lifestyle.  I think that injury prevention may be only the beginning ...

http://www.femalefirst.co.uk/health/Ballroom+Dancing+Leading+To+Injuries-1560.html
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« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2013, 10:28:39 PM »

getting fit and staying trim had to be the biggest physical one - but devotion of time is probably the biggest change
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« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2013, 05:58:12 AM »

I think the hardest part for me was learning to take it slow.  I tend to be an all or nothing person, so I wanted to go from non-dancer to dancing as many hours a day as possible.  I had to hold myself back and ramp up pretty slowly. Otherwise, I can easily see myself having sustained injuries, among other things.
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« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2013, 09:03:00 PM »

I may be going the other way Tongue
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