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    how are your lessons going? thread II

    Had a couple of lessons with my sub coach which were insightful. We focused on the reason certain movements happen in the body rather than on new steps etc. which definitely helped both my Jive and Cha Cha (the two dances we focused on). Still lots of work to do to incorporate everything we...
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    Experience with

    Hey! I was wondering if anyone had any experience with ordering from I came across their site, and I like the look of their pants (especially for the price after all the discount codes) but I haven’t really found much about them outside of the testimonials they post on their...
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    What are you excited about in your dancing right now?

    How much more aware of my body I've become recently and how much easier that makes it to pick up new concepts in lessons.
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    how are your lessons going? thread II

    Had a good last lesson before my coach heads out of the country for three weeks. Went over all the routines we've been working on (both solo and partnered) and she gave me a laundry list of drills to do while she's away for every dance. Spent a good time after the lesson talking about goals and...
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    how are your lessons going? thread II

    Lessons have been going well and my dancing has gotten better across the board pretty abruptly over the last couple of weeks even though I've been practicing significantly less (finals :rolleyes:). My coach's coach offered to sub in with me while pretty much the entire studio is away for three...
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    How are your practices going?

    Practices have been solidly okay over the last couple of weeks. I've been working my way through finals for my Masters program as I'm nearing the end of the semester so most of my sessions have been shorter than usual. I've still managed to strike a general balance with most dances, but I'm...
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    How long do dance shoes last?

    Is there any specific reason you'd just get new shoes instead of replacing the soles? The shoes aren't particularly special (but I did spend a decent amount on them). I'm not against buying replacements because I tend to practice enough that it's worth the investment for me, but I was just...
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    How long do dance shoes last?

    Resurrecting this to ask if anyone knows a good place to order replacement suede. The bottoms of my shoes are finally shot, and I’d ideally like to replace the soles rather than pick up a totally new pair. I have a cobbler near me that I trust who can do the replacement but who doesn’t have...
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    how are your lessons going? thread II

    Lessons have been good recently. We’ve been focusing more on partnering as I’ve finally started to sort myself out. Today’s lesson was especially eye opening. Ended the session with me following in Jive which was 1) a ton of fun and 2) super enlightening. I understood conceptually how important...
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    Best Compliment(s) You've Ever Gotten On Your Dancing

    From my coach a few lessons ago: "That looked very natural." Might seem small, but I haven't been at this long in the grand scheme of things and it felt amazing to hear.
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    Whining Thread #2

    Just learned that I grew into allergies. While I knew that could happen I never thought it would happen to me. I guess on the bright side it's driven me to deep clean my apartment...
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    Dancing financial support in other countries

    It seems like there's a variety of factors involved. I came across this article that seems to do a good job explaining the differences between the Ballroom world in Europe and the US and why it's much more expensive to dance in the US than in Europe.
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    Verry Newbie - Can I start to practice dance at 35 years old? And what style is recommend to start please? :)

    Definitely, go for it! I started at 29 and I love it. Like @True Bliss I tried a few styles (Smooth, Rhythm, and Latin) before deciding to focus on Latin to speed up my progress; at least to begin with. That being said, I don't think there's a right or wrong way to go about it. If you love...
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    Training Hours: How do you allocate?

    1. Aerobic activity (non-dancing) such as running, swimming, or aerobics classes Depends on the season. When the weather is nice, about 3 hours a week (running or playing soccer). When it's cold, pretty much zero. 2. Stretching 10 minutes a day of static stretching after my workouts. 3. Weight...
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    What made you smile today?

    This is really small, but waking up to find I'd taken a much-needed surprise nap. I'm currently a full-time student, and working full-time freelance from home/various coffee shops so I've been run a little ragged as of late and getting an extra hour in (without missing a class or a deadline)...