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« Reply #60 on: May 26, 2010, 10:17:16 PM »

With current DP I have been able to take lessons from coaches I have always wanted to take lessons from.

So every lesson is a dream lesson for me even when it consisted me being yelled at for the whole hour Smiley
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« Reply #61 on: May 26, 2010, 11:13:38 PM »

Last weekend we danced at a large Toronto social club. The DJ announced that Maurizio Viscovo and his new Canadian partner were doing a demonstration in another month or so. When I started this thread about dream lessons, I mentioned wanting to work at least one lesson with this guy. My dream is half way there.
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« Reply #62 on: May 27, 2010, 03:29:00 AM »

It's almost like I gather all the pieces when I'm awake and someone puts them all together for me in my sleep.  The picture I wake up with is nothing like what I imagined it to be when I'm awake 'though.  I guess sleep is essential to arranging all the information we have received.   

There was a period when I was gathering lots of pieces of the puzzle, then I complained to my coach that I have all these pieces but they're all overlapping and none of them fit with each other.  To make matters worse, I was running on about 2 hrs of sleep every night that week due to work obligations.  My practices were horrendous because I couldn't take a single step.  My coach ordered me to sleep, and sleep a LOT without trying to figure out this puzzle.  Sure enough, a couple of nights of good sleep and suddenly all the pieces fit, except that they fit in a pattern I never expected them to, and the picture was completely different from what I thought it was supposed to be.  I went to bed unable to dance and I woke up being able to dance better than I ever could.  That was the best dream lesson!  Smiley


I remember my teacher telling me to do something and me telling him that it didn’t feel right. He then asked me if I was a world finalist. I had to admit that I was nowhere close to making any final not even in a small competition. He then proceeded to tell me as I was not a finalist, great dancer, not even a good dancer, how could I have an opinion on what would feel right and what didn’t feel right. He told me that I was not at a level where I really had an idea of what was right and what wasn’t. He then continued to tell me that I couldn’t even imagine what it would feel like to dance well. He said that NOTHING would be the way that I imagined it should/would feel like. Looking back I have to agree with him, NOTHING of what I thought was dancing was even remotely true. It was so far distant from what I imagined that I never in a million years would have put the pieces together right if I had not had his guidance and plenty of sleep.

I would agree sleeping is a great time to get the pieces to come together and for you to see the true picture.

DSV
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« Reply #63 on: May 27, 2010, 03:52:39 AM »

A dream lesson is one where you add in that additional element in your dancing and the whole thing changes from earth to heaven!
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« Reply #64 on: May 27, 2010, 05:37:24 AM »

Last weekend we danced at a large Toronto social club. The DJ announced that Maurizio Viscovo and his new Canadian partner were doing a demonstration in another month or so. When I started this thread about dream lessons, I mentioned wanting to work at least one lesson with this guy. My dream is half way there.
They are competing in Blackpool this year - last day i think.
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« Reply #65 on: May 27, 2010, 05:38:47 AM »

Oh, by the way, his 'canadian partner' is Andra Vaidilaite - the owner of one of our training studios!
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« Reply #66 on: May 27, 2010, 06:05:50 AM »

It's almost like I gather all the pieces when I'm awake and someone puts them all together for me in my sleep.  The picture I wake up with is nothing like what I imagined it to be when I'm awake 'though.  I guess sleep is essential to arranging all the information we have received.   

There was a period when I was gathering lots of pieces of the puzzle, then I complained to my coach that I have all these pieces but they're all overlapping and none of them fit with each other.  To make matters worse, I was running on about 2 hrs of sleep every night that week due to work obligations.  My practices were horrendous because I couldn't take a single step.  My coach ordered me to sleep, and sleep a LOT without trying to figure out this puzzle.  Sure enough, a couple of nights of good sleep and suddenly all the pieces fit, except that they fit in a pattern I never expected them to, and the picture was completely different from what I thought it was supposed to be.  I went to bed unable to dance and I woke up being able to dance better than I ever could.  That was the best dream lesson!  Smiley


I remember my teacher telling me to do something and me telling him that it didn’t feel right. He then asked me if I was a world finalist. I had to admit that I was nowhere close to making any final not even in a small competition. He then proceeded to tell me as I was not a finalist, great dancer, not even a good dancer, how could I have an opinion on what would feel right and what didn’t feel right. He told me that I was not at a level where I really had an idea of what was right and what wasn’t. He then continued to tell me that I couldn’t even imagine what it would feel like to dance well. He said that NOTHING would be the way that I imagined it should/would feel like. Looking back I have to agree with him, NOTHING of what I thought was dancing was even remotely true. It was so far distant from what I imagined that I never in a million years would have put the pieces together right if I had not had his guidance and plenty of sleep.

I would agree sleeping is a great time to get the pieces to come together and for you to see the true picture.

DSV

For me, something happens in the back of my mind and I process things while I'm doing something other than dancing. I recently had a brief break from dancing, any dancing at all, and when I came back to the studio, it was as if a whole mess of messy bits had gotten fixed. Without my working on them physically, just by visualizing and "daydreaming." Like DSV and SG, I will go to sleep with some problem working in my head, and then wake in the morning with it worked out. Surely my mind has a great capacity for teaching me, if I just get out of its way and pay attention to the results.

I need a book: The Lazy Dancer's Guide to Ballroom Dance. It'll be a very short book, with chapters on Sleeping, Falling, Daydreaming...  Wink
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« Reply #67 on: May 27, 2010, 06:33:46 AM »

I need a book: The Lazy Dancer's Guide to Ballroom Dance. It'll be a very short book, with chapters on Sleeping, Falling, Daydreaming...  Wink

I would have loved to have had that book when I started dancing. I agree the book would be very, very short. My teacher would also have liked to include a chapter on walking and sex. Tongue My teacher would laugh when somebody came in for lessons and would make it into a science project. He would then say “how difficult is it to fall asleep on a person in front of you or to go for a walk in the park”?

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« Reply #68 on: May 27, 2010, 07:16:24 AM »

For me, something happens in the back of my mind and I process things while I'm doing something other than dancing. I recently had a brief break from dancing, any dancing at all, and when I came back to the studio, it was as if a whole mess of messy bits had gotten fixed. Without my working on them physically, just by visualizing and "daydreaming." Like DSV and SG, I will go to sleep with some problem working in my head, and then wake in the morning with it worked out. Surely my mind has a great capacity for teaching me, if I just get out of its way and pay attention to the results.

I need a book: The Lazy Dancer's Guide to Ballroom Dance. It'll be a very short book, with chapters on Sleeping, Falling, Daydreaming...  Wink
Love your approach drj - its so advanced for someone who has been dancing for such a short time.... you must have a great teacher Smiley
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« Reply #69 on: May 27, 2010, 11:04:59 AM »

Love your approach drj - its so advanced for someone who has been dancing for such a short time.... you must have a great teacher Smiley

I know her teacher. He was trained by the best and is a great teacher that is very good at getting the information across.
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« Reply #70 on: May 27, 2010, 09:50:21 PM »


Love your approach drj - its so advanced for someone who has been dancing for such a short time.... you must have a great teacher Smiley

The. Best.  Smiley I am lucky beyond words. Even -- or especially -- when he's kicking my @ss.
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« Reply #71 on: May 27, 2010, 09:52:36 PM »

I need a book: The Lazy Dancer's Guide to Ballroom Dance. It'll be a very short book, with chapters on Sleeping, Falling, Daydreaming...  Wink

I would have loved to have had that book when I started dancing. I agree the book would be very, very short. My teacher would also have liked to include a chapter on walking and sex. Tongue My teacher would laugh when somebody came in for lessons and would make it into a science project. He would then say “how difficult is it to fall asleep on a person in front of you or to go for a walk in the park”?



How could I forget a chapter on Sex?  Wink Walking in the Park, maybe, but surely not Sex.  Shocked
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« Reply #72 on: May 27, 2010, 10:40:57 PM »

sounds heavenly Tongue
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« Reply #73 on: May 28, 2010, 05:35:43 AM »

sounds heavenly Tongue
You mean walking in the park? Roll Eyes
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« Reply #74 on: May 29, 2010, 02:50:28 AM »

a heavenly walk in the park Cool
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