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  (01/16/2009 20:08 wh)

Fast Learner?  Slow Learner?

Not all dancers are fast learners and most of us envy those that can pick up a new dance or move quickly. For the vast majority of us it's a slow tedious process.

If you are partnered with someone, patience helps and very soon becomes necessary. If learning on your own you just have to take a move or dance in small enough bites.

Real patience is required when one partner is a "fast learner" and the other is a "slow learner."  In most normal couples, it turns out that the lady is the fast learner and the gentleman is the slower learner - or so it seems.  To keep the peace, you have to both agree that the ONLY objective is to HAVE FUN!  (If it ain't fun.... don't do it!)  NEVER criticize your partner, even if he or she is having a difficult time catching on to that "cool move" that you think is so easy.  On the other hand, never get angry with your partner when he or she is critiquing something that you are having difficulty with (or just doing wrong).  In the long run, the best dancers are the ones who work TOGETHER, neither one out-dancing the other, and each teaching the other.

This is a good thing to remember when approaching dance lessons. Both you and your teacher like progress. Try to learn too much and you both get frustrated and progress stops. How do you know your limit? Just use your common sense. If you don't seem to be making progress, slow down and change tactics. Ask the instructor to make you repeat each part over enough that it feels more natural.

Remember that dancing is a "skill acquired through repetition" If you don't it repeat enough you don't acquire it.

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