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« Reply #30 on: June 18, 2009, 04:45:32 PM »

V apparently the hand likes your ear. Do you at least use it n any of the dances you do? hmmmmmmmmmmmmm?
It tries, but I have been able to avoid it most of the time Smiley

you describe it like THING from Addams Family. lol
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« Reply #31 on: June 19, 2009, 09:35:10 AM »

you rang!  Cool
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« Reply #32 on: June 21, 2009, 04:54:35 PM »

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Nah that was Lurch


This was Thing "the hand"
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« Reply #33 on: June 21, 2009, 08:00:37 PM »

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Nah that was Lurch


This was Thing "the hand"

Doesn't the hand usually stand on its fingers?
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« Reply #34 on: June 21, 2009, 08:19:54 PM »

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you rang! 
Nah that was Lurch


This was Thing "the hand"

Doesn't the hand usually stand on its fingers?
Only when it had to move about
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« Reply #35 on: August 01, 2009, 01:20:50 AM »

any updates on member how they got into dancing?
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« Reply #36 on: August 03, 2009, 05:10:20 AM »

It was my dad who got me into dancing.
I don't remember how it happened but he decided to learn how to dance.
I remember going along to some of his first lessons and watching him learn. I loved everything about it. The music, the atmosphere in the studio, the joy of the other students when they got something right. Anyway..... after watching a few of his lessons I decided I wanted to learn to dance as well. I'm not exactly sure how it happened but somehow I got a free lesson with his teacher and I was hooked!!
Then I got my own teacher and 10 years later, I'm still with him now. Cool
It was funny when I started because my studio didn't teach kids, however I started when I was 9. I was the youngest student there for YEARS!!!

Now I'm 20 and recently decided that I want to become a teacher.
I'm hoping to teach at the studio I learned at. 
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« Reply #37 on: August 03, 2009, 05:31:02 AM »

Might be a good idea to learn at a different place for a while - to give you a different perspective.  Each studio/pro has a slightly different way of teaching and knowing a few can really help to deal with different people. 

One of the most interesting things here is the discussion of how to best learn - and how people learn using different methods - some are visual, others aural and yet others 'kinesthetic' (learn by actually doing).  If you try to teach one of the latter aurally you may fail entirely - but if you can teach by all three methods you are going to be very treasured.
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« Reply #38 on: August 03, 2009, 07:04:45 AM »

You are completely right about the Kinesthetic/Audio/Visual stuff(technical term Wink).

I've done a few courses in NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) which should help me in communicating with people while teaching. My mum's old teacher also did some NLP courses and he was brilliant at explaining things in different ways.
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« Reply #39 on: August 03, 2009, 07:39:16 AM »

Hey, it sounds like you are way ahead of the game!  Look around here, you will find some terrific topics in the partner dance area under beginners and advanced ballroom - and we are very fortunate in having several experts in the 'body school' of ballroom.... Wink
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« Reply #40 on: August 03, 2009, 09:10:27 AM »

yes....it is amazing how you can get hooked so quickly...the music and feeling is such a wonderful thing. Cheesy
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« Reply #41 on: February 04, 2011, 11:18:44 AM »

I suppose the fact that I missed playing cricket was a big part of it.  I don't have the time to play cricket but I needed something that would approximate my favourite part of the game - batsmanship. In my mind I had always linked good batting with a Waltz, so ballroom dancing lessons in October of 2009. So that problem is now solved. I still miss the feeling of the ball hitting the 'sweet spot' on the willow, but still, the physical actions of classical batting are well replicated in the Waltz (albeit slower, more precise and done to music, with an upright upper body).
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« Reply #42 on: February 04, 2011, 04:25:23 PM »

I suppose the fact that I missed playing cricket was a big part of it.  I don't have the time to play cricket but I needed something that would approximate my favourite part of the game - batsmanship. In my mind I had always linked good batting with a Waltz, so ballroom dancing lessons in October of 2009. So that problem is now solved. I still miss the feeling of the ball hitting the 'sweet spot' on the willow, but still, the physical actions of classical batting are well replicated in the Waltz (albeit slower, more precise and done to music, with an upright upper body).

Fantastic....
er, as long as your partner is only a sweet spot, and not a Sweet Spot... if you know what I mean...
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« Reply #43 on: February 04, 2011, 07:45:21 PM »

well I wish that more young men would be happy to play crciket and dance...well partner dancing...salsa seems to be OK to do......
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« Reply #44 on: February 05, 2011, 05:50:20 AM »

well I wish that more young men would be happy to play crciket and dance...well partner dancing...salsa seems to be OK to do......

Standard ballroom would probably help batsmen. And if they're good batsman, they'll find Standard less challenging than other beginners with no dance experience-- Balance, swaying/shaping, rise, compression, chasseing, moving forward, back or diagonal and whisks will all be familiar to the body to some extent. 

The trouble of course is that it's always difficult (for most) to pursue two disciplines. Also with the quality of bats these days, technique is seen to be less important - a lot of players are high-scoring most days despite some less than elegant footwork.

Still, if you run into any batsmen it might be worth suggesting that they try ballroom.
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