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    How are your practices going?

    I'd never actually considered this as an option, but it's definitely something I'll give a go. Also makes me aware that I should probably record myself every once in a while to not only track my progress but be more aware of what I'm doing wrong. I'm pretty much the same. I never go past 90...
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    How are your practices going?

    Thanks for this! I was actually looking for some sort of breakdown similar to this but couldn’t find anything so I opted into my default mentality of “more is more” and well...yeah....Time to rein it in a bit and swallow my impatience to get better.
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    How are your practices going?

    Sort of resurrecting this as I likely won't be able to get a lesson in this week (studio is hosting a major comp and has pretty much shut down for the week). My practices have been going well overall. I'm more focused after making a list of "what annoys me most" and then cross-referencing it...
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    Having a hard time counting music.

    This is 100% the way to go about it. The only way you'll get better at counting is to listen to more music and count to it. Start with easier songs you can hear the beat to then move on to harder ones. I'd also ask your instructor send you the names of some songs that are difficult to suss out...
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    What justifies the high spending cost for learning to dance to you?

    My idea of expensive is probably a little skewed since New York is pretty pricey all around (it also helps that my current studio is half the price of my first one), but as long as I'm coming away smiling after every lesson I'm more than willing to pay for them. I'm good at saying no to things I...
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    Dance Doldrums

    Not sure if this help at all as I haven’t had dance doldrums, but I used to get swimming/water polo doldrums when I played them competitively growing up. Towards my senior year of college, I’d have the exact same feeling of “I’m so glad I’m not doing that” when I’d go watch my friends compete in...
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    How to deal with slick shoes

    If I’m honest, now that you mention it, it probably isn’t just the shoes. I haven’t been with my current coach long at all, and my previous one had to follow a very strict structure through her franchise...very little of which focused on teaching me how to use my feet and control my movement...
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    How to deal with slick shoes

    She has! She’s very big in building me from the ground up so we’re working on ironing out the kinks in my footwork—making sure I’m staying grounded and making me more aware of not only which foot my weight is on, but what part of the foot is bearing the brunt of me so to speak. And I’ll...
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    How to deal with slick shoes

    I'm mostly dancing in two places: my gym's group fitness room and the studio. And while I can tell that they're both finished differently I can't say I know exactly how. The gym floor feels more slippery than the studio, but beyond that, I can't really give any more details (though I could...
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    How to deal with slick shoes

    Hey! Apologies if this has been posted before (I did a quick search and couldn't find quite what I was looking for) but I was wondering if anyone had any advice on what to do when your shoes become too slick. I already brush them before I dance, and that helps a bit, but by the end of any...
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    how are your lessons going? thread II

    Finally finished my package at the chain studio and honestly, I couldn’t be happier. They tripled down on the sales pitches after I told them I planned to switch to another studio which made my last few lessons super stressful. That being said on my last day some of the coaches (even some of the...
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    coupons and other money saving activities

    I did something similar and it saved me a fortune. My current rule is if I want something I have to wait for 48 hours. If I still really want it then I go ahead and get it, but a lot of the time the desire wanes and I end up realizing I'd rather have the money in my pocket. I also started only...
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    Things you never want to hear again

    Hahaha she is in fact just reminding me to stretch up to my full height. When I started a few months back I slouched a *lot* (one of the hazards of spending all day at a computer) so when she forced me to stand up straight for the first time I was legitimately close to two inches taller. My...
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    how are your lessons going? thread II

    My advice as someone who has both kinds of instructors snapdancer mentioned is two-fold. First, have a candid conversation with your coach. My current coach still compensates for me when I need to work on something specific and she doesn't want to overwhelm me, but she's candid with regards to...
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    Things you never want to hear again

    "You need to be at least two inches taller!" I know it's a good note, but uggg.