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Dancing to perfection

She is not a typical dancer. Dancers are tall and lean with long legs. Dancers are not 4-feet-11, but she is, and she's a member of the Wesleyan Dance Team. "I have always loved dance." . "It relaxes me, takes me away from the world."

She would practice hard and stay after to get extra help. "It's good for me--I get a harder workout. I learned how to do a lot of things I couldn't do while I was at the studio."

"It was perfect for me because it helped me balance," she said. This is because she is 95 percent deaf in her right ear. "It took me twice as long to do things." "I didn't even begin to walk until I was 2 years old. And I won't say how long it took me to ride a bike."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

01/16/2009

How Much Dance Practice Does It Take?

How Much Dance Practice Does it Take?

Walter has a simple tip of the week today. It's quick but important if you want to save money and learn.

For every hour of instruction, practice at least three. This is a good "rule of thumb" I was told to follow years ago. When I did, I learned quickly when I didn't, I didn't learn. Dancing is a skill acquired through instruction to head you in the right direction and lots of practice to keep you there.

It also helps to take detailed notes, immediately after each dance lesson.  Do it where you took the lesson, if possible, so you can step through any hazy details.  When you put the moves to words, then put the words to moves, you are bringing the mind and the muscles into synchronization.

You don't have the dance, until you have what dancer's refer to as "muscle memory."  It isn't a mind-game, you have to train each muscle to do it's part.

I have run across a few exceptional dancers over the years who progressed very rapidly. They told me that the lessons were very costly for their budget and were determined to make every dollar count. They took weekly lessons and made each count. When they came back the following week the material was already learned and a part of their dancing.
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Practice the easy way at our Friday and Sunday night dance. We couldn't think of a better way to reinforce those lessons!  Come early, and you can get a half-hour of whole-floor practice, while we are getting ready for the dance lesson.  After the dance, we don't mind if you hang around and practice while we clean up and close up the studio.


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