I've been out of the game for the last couple of years but want to get back into the swing of things. I need a female practice partner in the Port Orchard/Bremerton area that I can meet with once or twice a week to practice my steps and teaching techniques with. I'm trained in American ballroom, latin and salsa.
My scenario is almost exactly yours. I had a bilateral MTP fusion on 1/20/2016. I did both at the same time which I do not regret. Recently I have had some pain in the joint above the fusion and I was wondering what sandals people find comfortable. I am not concerned with heels. I have not worn heels for years. Any shoe or sandal suggestions would be appreciated.
Feeling like everyone but you understands a new figure and that somehow the instructor just started speaking a foreign language. Then you bite your lip, fight back the tears and remember eventually it will make sense, and just keep trying.
We will definitely need some clarification on what kinds of turns you're thinking of, since there are so many possibilities, and the technique can vary so much from one turn to the next.
There are the basic turns in the smooth and standard dances that you take in closed position (e.g. Left Box / Reverse Turn in Waltz), various underarm turns of free spins in Swing, Lindy and Jive (e.g Underarm Turn to Left, American Spin), Spot Turns, Switch Turns and Walkaround Turns in the Latin dances, and even generic 3-step turns, twist turns, chaine turns, etc that can apply to any dance, just to name a few.
Give us some context and we'll try to help you with some information and exercises.
It depends on the dance. I can speak for American style dancing. But for example the chacha the turns are on the 2,3 and not the ones. I am sure some turns for some dances start on a 1 but certainly not all. I hope I explained it OK. If you watch the videos on here they will show you what move is to what count and you can see that not all turns are on the 1.
Probably the worst part of taking dance lessons is the initial fear of getting started. Then once you start expecting too much too soon. Practice, practice, practice makes for good progression, even if you have no dance partner to practice with i.e. doing the patterns solo. You could spend 50 hours on practicing rumba's cuban motion in the box step (once you get the jest of it from an instructor) and then soon thereafter incorporate it into the rest of the rumba patterns you've learned. Then the hip motion would come easier to learn in the merengue, cha cha, salsa, & bachata.
The worst part of being a dancer is not enjoying ballroom dancing to the fullest... with the progressions you've made. They'll always be better dancers than you at whatever level dancer you become and it can be easy to be dis-content / envious of others. Enjoy the moments and be thankful for them all.
Saturday Night, May 21st, Starting at 8pm right after Dance Parade/Dance Fest
The Official House Coalition Dance Parade After Party!
2 rooms of music with Djs:
-Ali Coleman (Voice of Voice) -Beast621 (Tainted Love, Redness Events) -Nadeeah Eshe & Montana (Spirits in Motion) -Des Uno -And this years Dance Parade Grand Marshall KS360 aka Kwikstep (Behind the Groove)
$5 all night with Dance Parade wristband, bandana, t-shirt etc. $10 general