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Re: Medal day nerves
Posted by Don
11/17/2005  11:40:00 PM
Operabob. Im glad you mentioned the bit about learning too many variations. Most seem to get bored doing the same groups ( any style of dancing ). If a dancer would concentrate on there technique it isn't boring. Only yesterday I saw an interview with former film star and dancer Anne Miller. She said that she was a perfectionist, and rehersing with Fred Astair he was also. She didn't mind how many times they repeated or re- shot a scene, she would continuously try to impove her technique. I could spend as long as it takes, just to do a Feather and Reverse if I am given something to work on. Not just breeze through it. A very recent top eight in the world latin
said. If you are adding a new group, practice it for at least three months at varying speeds before introducing into your routine. A Japanese couple on TV was asked by Donnie Burns. How many hours a day do you practice , seven he said. And how many days a week do you do this . The answere seven. I've that one on tape. A latin couple I know a few weeks before a major comp. Would do a twenty minute jog to the studio. Dance twelve of each dance. cool down with another five Rumbas, then a brisk walk home six days a week. All there oponents were doing likewise. I think that might be the way to mortality.
Re: Medal day nerves
Posted by operabob
11/18/2005  8:40:00 AM
Don,

Actually I'm a perfectionist too (just lack perfection LOL!).

I can practice figures over and over each time focusing on some different aspect or aspects in combination.

My wife, on the other hand, is not as driven that way as I am and tires quickly. There's nothing wrong with that. It's just her make up.

Still we work well together.

OB
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