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    how are your lessons going? thread II

    smooth and rhythm last night, and my knee held up (mostly). continued some good improvement in smooth (FINALLY) with a lightbulb moment there carrying on from the earlier lesson this week. looking forward to practicing this weekend.
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    Dance Doldrums

    Thanks, @RiseNFall :). This is stemming from an old torn ACL injury and repair from back when i was a teenager in gymnastics. early arthritis and some muscle group uneven-ness has been plaguing me for about 10 months, and i am on my second round of physical therapy in 4 months. i am right there...
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    Dance Doldrums

    The title of this thread resonated with me, and I started to wonder if i'm experiencing it as well. i spent some time thinking about it, and i think it's more the extra driving that i have to do to get to my studio that is wearing on me, and the knee pain i'm suffering. It's hard to work out...
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    how are your lessons going? thread II

    ok rhythm lesson, but my knee nearly gave out from pain, FUN. The lightbulb moment changes in rumba and cha cha are getting into my body, but i realized i don't need to alter my swing as much as i thought. for the knee, been doing new exercises from my PT to resolve the nagging pain and strength...
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    how are your lessons going? thread II

    OH, @IndyLady i know how you feel. i was so happy when i dropped one of my old instructors.
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    IDS vs. Ray Rose vs. Aida Latin Shoes

    So i heard back from IDS and the length does not change if you get an extra wide. I am still wondering if i should go another half-size smaller anyway, but I think i'll try that later this spring at a comp that will have a vendor.
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    how are your lessons going? thread II

    my lessons are swinging wildly between good and wonky. yesterday's rhythm lesson was very good, had a lightbulb moment and breathing timing and muscle usage. now to find time to practice it!
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    Things you never want to hear again

    seriously i will consider myself successful if i get through a lesson without pro saying "you too tense. be soft.:" all the swearing, all of it, every time i hear it
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    IDS vs. Ray Rose vs. Aida Latin Shoes

    thanks! i didn't even see that despite the hours spent on the site. Sigh.
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    how are your lessons going? thread II

    so rhythm last night was meh. rounds was blergh. trying to add length to my spine but i ended up just holding my core too tight and not breathing enough, nor settling into the floor enough. so back to the drawing board on that for me. good feedback on specific things to work on. Smooth was...
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    IDS vs. Ray Rose vs. Aida Latin Shoes

    so i decided to go back to IDS, and finally got the latest order. Demani, wide, sz4, 2.5 elite heel. still a little too snug around my toes, but i could get them on (unlike the aida's) and they were more comfortable than my ray rose kalaharis. I'm debating going to the extra wide. and possibly...
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    how are your lessons going? thread II

    Good rhythm last night. gave me a specific thing to focus on for the next comps. exciting. Now to convince him to go to Millennium lol.
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    how are your lessons going? thread II

    Finally had a decent lesson in smooth. improvements were made and noticed by pro. bloody finally. also apparently i have a vitamin d deficiency, which was what was making me feel dragged. so that's a nice easy fix.
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    how are your lessons going? thread II

    worked little improvements in cha cha, bolero, mambo yesterday. Still dragging, so getting checked out on why my body feels that why.
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    Things you never want to hear again

    "Just feel it" i feel like punching you, pal.