Practiced waltz left turns yesterday. Did at least 50 of them. I've figured out that where I'm having problems is with the transitions between clsoed and promenade -- not just in this step, but everywhere. Getting the head, upper body, and hips all coordinated is still eluding me.
Practiced for 10 minutes in my new 3 inch latin heels yesterday. They're so pretty and so comfortable, until you wear them for 10 minutes, hehe! Will have to get used to the change from 2 inch heels.
Practiced a bit of paso. Oh how we suck at it! But it's fun. And a change from the usual. Kind of fun learning something from scratch again, learning instead of improving/perfecting for a change.
It's an adjustment, but not seeming impossible at this point. Especially since I'm a size 10 US, so it's not as big of a change as it would be for someone with smaller feet. Biggest reason I'm changing, is I found a pair of pretty shoes on sale for a very good price that were so comfortable trying them on, I didn't realize they were 3 inch until I got home. And it's just for when we do rhythm/latin showcase sorts of things, so I won't be wearing them for hours on end killing my feet. I just have to get used to them. Which a little at a time will do.
*blink*blink* Hmmm, that doesn't resemble the open left turn I know in Am. Smooth. Seems kinda like open twinkle to fallaway....
I have found the key to good promenade positions is "think sideways". NOT forwards. If you feel twisted, you're doing it right
Agreed, in theory if not technically (for the sake of those who might wish to get too technical). Cornutt, to say differently what 123 posted, do not think promenade. In your description, replace all promenades with "side remaining in closed". Hope it helps.
super practice yesterday - working on follow based on R side connection and not anticipating.
We sometimes end up in 'discussions' as to whether I am going in the correct direction. DP says I should know my angle, I say he should set it up right or not expect me to follow. This is an amazing period where I am ceding my inner pilot to his lead. Actually, he is getting awfully good at it and I can spend more and more time working on my frame and shaping. Dancing feels awfully good right now - I hope the judges will agree...