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« Reply #45 on: September 22, 2010, 10:35:52 PM »

I have some bounce problems with my everyday bras, but not with my competition dresses. Somehow they provide a lot more support. So I when I practice anything that makes my boobs bounce, I remember that it's not going to be as much of an issue when I am wearing cups which come close to tupperware.

Also, I've been working on some of those advanced quickstep moves and my teacher told me to isolate the feet more - keep the upper body quiet and let the feet do the work. That helps with speed, too, especially when the timing is q&q&.
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« Reply #46 on: September 23, 2010, 01:42:53 AM »

Heh, DSV, you make me laugh ^^
I'll try the spring thing.

ttd: my comp dresses aren't cool enough to have tons of bra support. For my division, it has to be street wear, and so I wear an ordinary sports bra underneath. I might have to see about wearing two if I can't get the springing action rigt.
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« Reply #47 on: September 23, 2010, 05:45:10 AM »

Beginners, not saying you are, often make the mistake of doing too much on particularly hops, skips, and jumps.

Much of a woodpecker energy is absorbed through the legs--thus it shouldn't translate too much into your upper torso.

When you are dancing these movemnets, pay attention that you are executing the actions from the ankles, and not the legs. This stops the unwanted bouncing up and down, and keeps the legs free for absorbing whatever residual movement that needs to be.
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« Reply #48 on: September 23, 2010, 09:44:57 AM »

I'm definitely a beginner. Especially in relation to everyone else.

Would it be better to practise these things in front of a mirror or just against a wall? Would a mirror be too distracting, or would it help detect bounce?
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« Reply #49 on: September 23, 2010, 07:09:50 PM »

Sorry to be a wet blanket and sound like a school-maam, but I think you might do far better by working on basic technique rather than acquire bad habits with open-level steps.... 
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« Reply #50 on: September 23, 2010, 11:34:13 PM »

Sorry to be a wet blanket and sound like a school-maam, but I think you might do far better by working on basic technique rather than acquire bad habits with open-level steps.... 

this is a basic step in Oz Smiley  taught in all beginner classes social and otherwise - mm
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« Reply #51 on: September 24, 2010, 05:48:50 AM »

Is it?

Either way, it's probably not going in our comp routine for a while. We just wanted new figures (current quickstep is ridiculously basic). As we're doing it socially I want to be able to do it comfortably and without the need for mountains of support.
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« Reply #52 on: September 24, 2010, 06:22:51 AM »

Sorry to be a wet blanket and sound like a school-maam, but I think you might do far better by working on basic technique rather than acquire bad habits with open-level steps.... 

this is a basic step in Oz Smiley  taught in all beginner classes social and otherwise - mm
Well, it certainly is fun and excellent jumping-jack excersize Cheesy  I hope I didn't sound too pompous
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« Reply #53 on: September 24, 2010, 08:46:45 AM »

Not at all Smiley
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« Reply #54 on: September 24, 2010, 12:33:30 PM »

It takes time to get used to moving so fast. I am working on some of the advanced quickstep moves, and my teacher told me to make sure that I practice them to music, too, so that I get used to the speed, before we can add them to our repertoire. Definitely makes for a good cardio workout, no wonder I lost some weight since I started working on them.
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« Reply #55 on: September 24, 2010, 07:39:13 PM »

My trouble is that I have a bad joint in my right foot - and it reallydoes not like QS.  OTOH dancing gets a LOT easier if I just loose 5lbs or so(guess what I'm doing right now Undecided )
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« Reply #56 on: September 25, 2010, 07:19:02 AM »

Man I'm having trouble counting scatter chasses!

Q & Q & Q &

or Q Q Q Q Q Q

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« Reply #57 on: September 25, 2010, 07:21:59 AM »

Man I'm having trouble counting scatter chasses!

Q & Q & Q &

or Q Q Q Q Q Q

 Huh
I vote for number 1 (DP counts them, I just do them) Smiley
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« Reply #58 on: September 25, 2010, 11:24:46 AM »

Man I'm having trouble counting scatter chasses!

Q & Q & Q &

or Q Q Q Q Q Q

 Huh

We do Q & Q & <S or  Q Q> Two things happen on the S - step and hop to turn and change direction. I can count each of them as Q - step  Q -hop, But if I count those two actions as one (S), it reminds me that this is my time to recollect and be prepared to what comes next.
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« Reply #59 on: September 27, 2010, 02:50:26 AM »

ttd... excellent!

We just wanted new figures (current quickstep is ridiculously basic).

Your point is well understood, but there is so much more that can spice up a beg. QS that would be much more relevant to your learning curve, and still fun to explore. I would look into these.
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