Recent content by lindancr

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    good frame vs. flexible back

    Ahhh, so I actually surmised correctly, but thanks so much to those who responded while I was away! I remember (vaguely) someone mentioning that the "R" word is often flagged in the forums, but I have never understood why - however, it did help me make an educated guess at the missing word...
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    good frame vs. flexible back

    Enjoying this thread, but does anyone happen to know what Skwiggy's concept was for maintaining frame (and can figure out a way to post it)? Nothing but asterisks in every mention of his suggestion and for the life of me I cannot seem to figure it out from context either!
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    Noise on heel lead - acceptable?

    I so appreciate the feedback I am getting, and it is pretty much in line with what I was told (would have helped to specify that the acquaintance in question is firmly mid-bronze, but with a year of lessons under her belt I was shocked to see foxtrot danced almost entirely on ball in order to...
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    Noise on heel lead - acceptable?

    I was under the same impression, which is why I was hoping to hear from the forum (ladies too) about this... I know someone who accomodated their instructor's directive about this by initiating all forward steps with toe or ball (which I know is not correct in standard/smooth, well, except for...
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    Noise on heel lead - acceptable?

    What is your take on the necessity of very quiet heel leads in standard/smooth when moving forward? Other than suede or plastic heel protectors, I don't know of any other way of having absolutely no noise when leading with the heel (ladies)?
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    Viewing videos in slow motion?

    Thanks for the recommendations. Will get the download and try it out as soon as I can - who knew there were so many options?
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    Viewing videos in slow motion?

    Can you share what makes you such a fan of mpcstar vs. VLC? :)
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    Viewing videos in slow motion?

    Not sure what you mean by VLC? Is that available by download? Thanks
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    Viewing videos in slow motion?

    Not sure if there is some kind of program that allows you to do this, but does anyone know if there is a way (legal) of viewing video clips (dance of course ;) such as on youtube), in slow motion? Very frustrating re-playing things over and over when trying to discern moves/styling, etc. Your...
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    Independence Day Ball/Dance Camps

    Thanks! Great suggestions! That is the kind of stuff I was hoping to hear, since I have never done a day of back to back dancing like this (no comp experience either).
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    Independence Day Ball/Dance Camps

    That's helpful to know... it will ease the nerves about that at least.... any tips you care to share since you've been there three times?
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    Independence Day Ball/Dance Camps

    Have several different pair of dance shoes and jazz pedinis/dance sneakers I had hoped to rotate through.... would you recommend the jazz shoes or sneakers as an alternative to practice shoes, or should I bite the bullet and invest in practice shoes now? eta: I am assuming from your...
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    Independence Day Ball/Dance Camps

    Already noted... will be taking care of that tomorrow - once the better half lets me know if he is willing to brave TOTAL "newbieism" and attend with me or not.
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    Independence Day Ball/Dance Camps

    Keeping fingers crossed... it looks like a really fun class.
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    Independence Day Ball/Dance Camps

    No one with any tips to share about the dance camp experience? Pretty sure this is going to happen (yay for Christmas - the one present I asked for!), though I will probably be solo, but would love any feedback/recommendations!! Biting nails with anticipation and excitement.