Hello lovely dancers! Just a quick question for you today. I’ve been fighting a migraine all weekend, so I’m trying to minimize my time in front of the computer screen.
At my last dance lesson, Teacher and I were discussing feedback we got from another coach regarding my performance at Emerald Ball. The feedback was really positive; she noted a lot of improvements (yay!). But one thing that stood out to her was my vertical position wasn’t completely vertical. I looked like I was leaning back while I was dancing. She also noted that I wasn’t finishing my arms in their styling.
No matter how long you’ve been dancing, there is always something to improve on. I like that fact actually because it means my dance journey will go on as long as I want it to! Sometimes though, it can be hard to know what to focus on because there are so many things that need improvement! Along with vertical alignment and arm styling, I know I need to work on my expression, my frame, my leg action, my hip action, my head position, putting all of those things together and actually dancing to music, and not to mention I need to continue studying my Standard routines.
What Teacher and I found during our lesson though was what I need right now is to get myself vertical. I’m not engaging my core and pulling it back toward my spine like I’m supposed to, which throws everything else off. So while he is across the pond at Blackpool, I’m going to be working on my core! To kill two birds with one stone, I worked on my core and vertical position while reviewing my International Waltz and Tango routines at solo practice today. It was funny in a frustrating way to note how many times I let my core go. This is going to take some work!
What about you? Among the many things you know you need to be working on, what’s one thing that will improve your dancing right now?
Let me know in the comments!
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