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« on: June 15, 2009, 06:00:47 AM »

So you stretched already - and at that point I can't believe that I can actually dance more than two steps.  What do you do first in your dance practise/before lesson?

with pro - heel turns! I do heel turns right round the floor.  Its possible to do one every four steps, alternating right and left.  Apart from being a great warm-up when you get it going its a lovely sensation...
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« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2009, 09:28:28 AM »

We start our training session, by doing a very slow modern waltz. no serious shaping, just moving the legs and body, keeping the arm movements small. trying to use the ankles and feet and getting the legs warm....once the body is warm we do some stretching. have to look after this more mature physique  Roll Eyes. don't do stretches after. just wait to cool down before I move outside especially in the cold weather so I don't go out all sweaty.
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« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2009, 09:49:13 AM »

When we start usually a waltz (with pro) or heel turns by myself.
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« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2009, 10:04:15 AM »

On my own:
heel turns (right and left)
walk around the floor (warms feet up)
standing in one place swinging hips to all four corners
toe raises

With pro, usually tango basics and then on to waltz
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« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2009, 01:29:41 PM »

With pro, warm up with a nice and easy smooth waltz or american rumba, depending on what we're going to work on that day.
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« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2009, 07:25:04 PM »

wow, didn't know there were so many heel-turn ladies Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2009, 08:50:04 PM »

wow, didn't know there were so many heel-turn ladies Smiley

One of the Ladies Drills is heel turns to the right and left.  Wink   I did between 100 to 300 a day when I competed. Tongue
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« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2009, 09:01:09 PM »

it is mandatory by my pro .... whether i like it or not. trust me .... i dare not disobey
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« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2009, 09:12:06 PM »

it is mandatory by my pro .... whether i like it or not. trust me .... i dare not disobey

It was also mandatory by my teacher. He would check the makings on the floor and if they were not clear I had to do them again. If I protested then there was no lesson until he had seen me do a 1000 heel turns. Tongue

In the begining I used to call then hell turns.   Wink
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« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2009, 09:27:43 PM »

it is mandatory by my pro .... whether i like it or not. trust me .... i dare not disobey

It was also mandatory by my teacher. He would check the makings on the floor and if they were not clear I had to do them again. If I protested then there was no lesson until he had seen me do a 1000 heel turns. Tongue

In the begining I used to call then hell turns.   Wink

yes if i protest...pretty much along the same lines.....
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« Reply #10 on: June 15, 2009, 09:48:08 PM »

Oh, they were definitely hell turns when I danced Standard.  And the double reverse turned into the d&*$ double reverse.  Two of the things I definitely do not miss about Standard.  Of course, now I have telemarks...
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« Reply #11 on: June 15, 2009, 11:36:59 PM »

We warm up with scatter chasses
We cool down by lying flat on the dance floor
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« Reply #12 on: June 16, 2009, 04:25:30 AM »

must have pleny of room your way, we would get run over by traffic on the floor.
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« Reply #13 on: June 16, 2009, 04:34:59 AM »

We're the only ones there.
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« Reply #14 on: June 16, 2009, 05:23:30 AM »

warm up with DP doing waltz - a simple sequence of natural and reverse turns - round the floor at least twice.  Loosens up and lets you focus on getting your posture and ballance...
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