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Hammurabi
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« on: May 02, 2009, 08:24:10 PM »

Hi All,

question 3 of the lot Smiley

3. My right arm, my right arm is suppose to hold up, I keep drooping it to my shoulder level, how do i keep telling my brain to keep my elbow up to about my ear level? i think i kept dragging his left arm down.

Thanks!
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SwingWaltz
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« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2009, 10:13:21 PM »

1) Isn't your elbow suppose to be at your shoulder level anyway?

2) Is his right arm held right up against your left arm. What I mean is his right wrist should have a connection with your armpit.

3) Try think keep your elbow out horizontally instead of up or down.
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Hammurabi
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« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2009, 10:54:29 PM »

1) Isn't your elbow suppose to be at your shoulder level anyway?

hmmm... i dont feel like that is the case, because he is taller than i am, when he holds his arm at shoulder level, mine is above my shoulder....


2) Is his right arm held right up against your left arm. What I mean is his right wrist should have a connection with your armpit.

no armpit connection, when our teacher stop us and correct our frame, his wrist is on my shoulder blades.

3) Try think keep your elbow out horizontally instead of up or down.

okay, will try that!
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« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2009, 11:17:43 PM »

there is always extra issues when there is a higeht difference. I wonder if you should try to hold your arm lower down so you can maintain your shape.. ie. that your hand would then bee just above his elbow rather than on his bicep...this may keep your arm in the correct position?
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Hammurabi
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« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2009, 11:29:21 PM »

Thank QPO, we shall give that a go Smiley
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ZPomeroy
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« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2009, 11:52:46 PM »

try and make from elbow to elbow as wide as possible, this cant be done unless your elbows are up
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« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2009, 12:54:15 AM »

you always have to make adjustments to work out what looks good with the height differences. Your teacher should help.
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Hammurabi
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« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2009, 01:18:24 AM »

Thank Zpomeroy and QPO!

our teacher is great, there are a lot of things he is correcting us to make things better, at the same time, because of the limited time we have with him, only the very obvious ones are getting address at the moment (e.g. trying to get a routine finish without hiccups), I am also trying to improve myself so that it makes it easier for my partner to dance with me...
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« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2009, 01:27:23 AM »

yes I think you are very keen and trying to fix everything at once. it takes time....enjoy the journey... Smiley
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