Or Hey All Y’all, as is said down here in the South. Time is just slipping by and I haven’t had a chance to sit down and write much. I just was trying to catch up reading all the posts from my ballroom friends that I’ve missed lately. They are all so interesting!
My coaching with Valentina went well. We just focused on beginning silver steps … or basically continuity. As both she and my Teach call it — the basics of smooth dancing. I thought I had been working on the basics of smooth dancing for the last six years, but apparently, I’m just now getting to it — who knew? Oh yeah, we did! 🙂 It was so hard and yet so very good. She also gave a master class on arm styling which was one of the most helpful classes I’ve ever attended.
Lately, I’ve been working on my smooth dancing with Teach 2 and it’s been really good — it seems that there might actually be some progress being made. I even scheduled an extra lesson this week with him as I felt like I was on a roll …
But, with Teach we’ve been working on our showcase and developing rhythm more. I am not on a roll with him. I feel like I can’t do anything right in my last couple of lessons. I’m trying — I really am — however, I feel like I’m just stumbling around and I can see by the look on Teach’s face he’s not happy with my dancing lately. But … as we all know, it’s all part of the up and down of the ballroom world. Maybe next week will go better. Both Teach and Teach 2 are off to Vegas to compete with other students for the next few days, so I guess that should give me time to get re-focused before Monday.
I’ll end with a link to an article I read lately that has really helped me and I thought you guys might be interested in it as well. It has one of those catchy titles found all over Facebook: The Biggest Mistake Ballroom Dancers Make. Enjoy!