Recent content by Shades

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    Whining Thread #2

    Lesson time goes by way too fast. Also, there aren't enough hours in my day. D:
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    I Like / Enjoy / Love...

    All of the encouragement, well-wishes, and approval I've met with since recently beginning my dance lessons. I've needed all of it. <3
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    This or That?

    Anger. chicanery or debauchery?
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    Newbie Dance Question: Placholder Moves?

    That difference would exist mainly in the student's levels of experience and trust. By silver I'll have more of both. Right now I'm just starting to build them, and this is a part of that process.
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    Newbie Dance Question: Placholder Moves?

    It's also about learning to let go and trust the teacher(s). I've read some stuff about how franchise studios rip people off by overcharging for lessons in which they purposely teach very little in order to keep the student coming back and paying. I don't automatically believe everything I read...
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    This or That?

    visit a mountain village on a sunny island. allegro or adagio?
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    Newbie Dance Question: Placholder Moves?

    Just one, the plural was my mistake. I had purchased a few introductory courses at a discount just to see what's what (something that appears to be common around the dance world, no?), and after that I had the Foundation course, probably something like 11 private lessons between those. I haven't...
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    Newbie Dance Question: Placholder Moves?

    Hello everybody, Thanks for all the well wishes and the good advice! I took my concerns to both my teacher and my studio manager. I'm still very much in the stage of "you don't know what you don't know", so yes, I'm still learning the basic movements. It turns out that the three-count...
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    Newbie Dance Question: Placholder Moves?

    The Foundation program is the pre-bronze course of instruction. Its purpose is to teach the bare basic skills necessary for movement on the dance floor as well as the basic step for the dances the student wants to learn. In my case (I wanted to learn for social enjoyment), that includes both...
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    Newbie Dance Question: Placholder Moves?

    I'm not sure what you're getting at. Availability is necessary for the lessons to happen at all. No point in cherry picking the best of the best if I can't actually make it there, y'know? A 'placeholder' in this context is a move or set of moves that is apparently being taught to instill some...
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    Newbie Dance Question: Placholder Moves?

    Hello, Andrew here. I recently made the decision (for several reasons) to learn how to dance. After some foundation level courses, I signed up for a full instruction package at what appeared to be the best choice available to me in terms of location and availability: Arthur Murray Dance...