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« on: July 09, 2009, 01:10:50 PM »

Its a terrible word perhaps - and sounds a bit too close to idiot-ating for comfort but still, there is nothing like it.

What if you take a dance lesson and the, while at the office and sorting paperwork you run through the steps, and actions of your lesson (any dance).  Will that improve your dancing when you come to do it later?

Its a technique used by athletes - and sometimes you can see it such as with a downhill skier moving from side to side, and imagining the slope just before skiiing it.

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« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2009, 02:07:05 PM »

when i worked in the office, i did that often. or even home. my parents and my brother will tell me to stop because i am boring already, but i kept going.  Grin
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« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2009, 09:13:20 PM »

Heel pulls are great at turning around on the spot. ie. cell culture hood and centrifuge  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2009, 09:37:16 PM »

I do this.  I started it in dressage riding.  You have to remember these long routines and the horse's time is needed for training in other aspects besides just riding the routine over and over.  I worked technique with the horse and did the routines 20% of the time with him then 80% of the time by myself.  I would also draw it out on a piece of paper.  Here I walk, canter to there, then trot to this point etc.  It really works and I use it in my dancing, expecially latin.  My DP used to draw out our routines.
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« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2009, 09:42:19 PM »

I walk to get something out of the fridge and do spirals.  When I walk at night I work on locks  and rolling through my feet. 
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« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2009, 09:50:28 PM »

and chicken walk is also good for practice.  Cheesy

not to mention samba walk.
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« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2009, 09:59:19 PM »

Maybe I can try those when I 'm out with the dogs tonight.  I'm sure that won't make the neighbours think I've lost it.
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« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2009, 02:08:31 PM »

I want to learn the samba and rumba walks just to use as a form of exercise .... but but but pro won't teach me as we are doing standard to well compete.

anyone anyone?
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« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2009, 02:33:40 PM »

I do this with nearly every step I take.  I don't go full out physically, but I go full out mentally.  That way when I hit the dance floor it feels like I'm test-driving everything I practiced.  Since so much is done off the floor, every time I'm on the floor it's a new experience and hopefully, an improvement.
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« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2009, 02:15:00 PM »

I practice rumba walks in the grocery store when pushing the cart down the aisles... I am sure people think that I am crazy but hey... it's good practice!
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« Reply #10 on: May 18, 2013, 09:13:18 AM »

Do you mean visualization, or actual practice?
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« Reply #11 on: May 19, 2013, 03:33:02 AM »

I do both, often when I am relaxing I trying to go through the routines in my head. I think the art of visualisation is very under estimated.
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