Recent content by latingal

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    Bachacatas - advice?

    A couple of tips that might help to make the batucada look good; do the first back step in the batucada into a press line (front foot on inner edge ball of foot) with good opposition in the body and legs keep good weight in to the feet and floor use downward pressure into the ball of the foot...
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    how are your lessons going? thread II

    Great lessons the last couple of weeks, trying to get comp ready....lessons geared toward pulling the work (while on technique break) together and ready to go for comps!
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    How are your practices going?

    Practice this weekend has been super productive. We've been practicing subjects covered in our latest lessons and it's really exciting the differences we can see and feel in our dancing.... :):)
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    How are your practices going?

    Actually it might be better to start a new thread on this subject since this thread is used for chronicling people's daily efforts in practice. ;)
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    Boyko hair and makeup

    I use Sylvia. She's awesome!
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    How are your practices going?

    Practice today was fruitful, but truth be told a tad on the boring side at times. Worked on technique repetitions to get new corrections into body memory. Applied some of the new technique to short sections of my routines.
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    How are your practices going?

    Practice today was long, both solo and partnered practice. Things are coming along. I'm pretty happy with some of the things that are showing up.
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    What are you excited about in your dancing right now?

    Glimpses of some not too far off skills that are kinda awesome!!
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    how are your lessons going? thread II

    Lessons lately have been from the body's perspective; the brain is a bit burned out. Thank goodness coach is versed in getting somebody through this type of burnout, the body's perspective is getting me back in to itnwhile still moving forward!
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    How are your practices going?

    Solo practice today was awesome. Still working slow on concepts from the last couple weeks in my lessons. Didn't hold up in rounds, but that is to be expected. But it's starting to show up a bit. Just need to keep working at it.
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    Time to switch coaches??

    I think it is wise to make sure the knowledge level and teaching style of your coach is congruent with your quest of improving your dancing. If your teacher/coach does not have the information you need or a coherent, clear method to communicate that knowledge, you could indeed end up flat lining...
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    snap, crackle, pop, what is currently creaky/sore?

    Good luck and a quick recovery to you.
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    pre-competition disorder

    Lol, one comp the organizers messed up entries between me and another of my pro's students, I got signed up for standard. Lol - yea, not happening.
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    What are you excited about in your dancing right now?

    Rounds are helping my stamina!
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    how are your lessons going? thread II

    Am/am lessons were good. Time to take it to the next level. More precision and dynamics working together as a partnership. Exciting but we've got some work to do! Pro-am lessons, oh dear. Second round of lessons on the same subject. Timing of the pendulum, twisting and settling and where I...