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    Do you also get miserable days in dance classes?

    So my teacher picked samba for saloon dancing. It demands too much care on the movements all around the body in every move for my liking. I started getting stressed out by attencipation and because I was screwing over most of the rotine. This lasted for all the 1h30m that the class lasted. Then...
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    I get a blank headed whenever I dance freely.

    I wish I had. Would certainly make my life easier.
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    I get a blank headed whenever I dance freely.

    It did, because I was feeling 0 motivation to keep praticing by myself and now I have some. Thanks!
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    I get a blank headed whenever I dance freely.

    At the beginning and at the end of the dance classes we usually dance freely, with whatever comes to mind. This is exactly why I come to dance classes, to learn how to be a fun dance partner. And my time on the dance floor is doing 2 or 3 basic steps about 99% of the time while figuring and...
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    How to practice moves without videos?

    So I'm in a pickle. I feel a lot more comfortable when my teacher records the routine of the day. But not every class gets the same privilege. So it got me wondering, how did dancers practiced dance moves without videos back in the day? It is not too long ago where cellphones were not equipped...
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    Dance Schools can be disasters for the lonely and vulnerable

    Oh hey! Another newbie like me. I have been very quiet last couple of months. I guess no news is good news and since I don't have any bad ones, mostly good ones, all is well. I must say, I entered dancing classes with my guard risen all the way up. I still felt infatuated for 2 weeks for one...
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    Are dance workshops begginner friendly?

    This is precisely why I'm weary of going. And it was my teacher that invited me but I can't say that I trust her...she already invited me to some other kizomba event and it didn't went well. It had plenty of social dancing and I have close to zero experience in social dancing. We had it for...
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    Are dance workshops begginner friendly?

    Got invited to go to a kizomba workshop. Still on the fence on whether or not I should go. I don't want to go to place where it is expected to have learned the basics already.
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    Men who "can't" - i.e. won't even try to - dance.

    Reasons: -Dancing is hard. -Fear of looking like a fool. -Music nowadays is horrible. Some men outright don't feel most music (I am one of them). -People can get nasty in classes. -Does not feel manly. -Weird social boundaries during dancing. -Money. Feels kinda weird saying this but I'm nearly...
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    Beginner here, 2 months and a half later. Don't know what to do...

    I was actually quite in need for a hug. I mean, last Saturday I was worrying way too much, thinking about this whole situation for far too long. Yesterday I was quite seriously thinking in giving up on the dance classes altogether because I really didn't want to deal with the feeling that I'm...
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    Beginner here, 2 months and a half later. Don't know what to do...

    Because neither of them wanted to dance with me.
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    Beginner here, 2 months and a half later. Don't know what to do...

    Sorry but I don't understand what you mean by patterns and figures.
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    Beginner here, 2 months and a half later. Don't know what to do...

    I already practice by myself on an empty garage the dance routines of the performance with the assistance of some videos of our classes. I'm paying attention to a mirror and correcting my posture. I also went to a kizomba club but it didn't work because I am not really the type of guy of...
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    Beginner here, 2 months and a half later. Don't know what to do...

    Well, just last class we had a big drama because of me. There are 5 couples and there are 4 days of shows. And in each day we are supposed to rotate partners. I have partners for 3 days but in 1 of them I don't have any. And two of the ladies don't want to switch partners. One of the best...
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    Beginner here, 2 months and a half later. Don't know what to do...

    I must say that I have good deal of gratitude with your mindset of exposing thourough information like that even if that information isn't going to be in my head when it counts. Thank you everyone for your kind responses.