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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.
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    how are your lessons going? thread II

    Rhythm rounds tonight. I feel out of condition, despite having kept up with my outside workouts. tried to focus on being grounded throughout the routines. was a bit unsatisfied with how it felt.
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    how are your lessons going? thread II

    so many lessons this week! had a great coaching yesterday on my tango. got a lot feedback on how to improve my connection and also how to be more precise. smooth pro liked it too. Didn't get to work on fixing my whole "all impact all the time" issue, but perhaps the improved connection will help...
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    how are your lessons going? thread II

    all-around, baby, but best was floor. Level 8 in club and then went to high school. did well and then i blew out my knee! never elite level, but i loved it. rhythm pro was getting on me to go off-balance again in a drop last night. that is SO UNCOMFORTABLE that i practice putting myself off...