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  (01/16/2009 wh)

Dance Habits: Good and Bad

I don't know which is harder, to break a bad habit or to reinforce a good one. Both take practice. I think the key is to recognize either. Dancing is too much of a repetitive skill to change instantly and like any skill, dancing can be practiced correctly or poorly. Whenever a skill is practiced poorly the bad habits are reinforced to the point were they become "normal"

In order to recognize bad habits, practice slowly in front of a mirror or video camera. Very quickly both will become objects you will wish to avoid but can't. Get the slowest song that you can find and practice a couple of moves. If you find something that doesn't look right it probably isn't. If you can't figure out how to change a habit get help from a dance teacher or another dancer. Once you get the problem "fixed" practice until the good habit feel "normal"

You may only fix one bad habit at a time but sooner than later it will make a difference.

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