While I was practicing dancing last night, I was frustrated with making basic mistakes. The continuous swing movement from beat 2 to 3 in Waltz, body moving forward while stepping forward. These are basics, but I was not doing it well. This frustrates me, as I was thinking an advanced dancers should not be making such mistakes.
After the competition, my teacher said that I was not using my full strength in dancing. I got defensive, and get the impression that he was assuming that I wasn’t doing my best in the competition. It took me some time to realize that doing your best and being able to exert full strength are 2 different things.
Attended Wilayah Open Dance Championship 2020, organised by Amy Lee (Amy Dancesport Centre) on 10 July 2022. This is the first time I attend a physical competition since COVID lockdown in Malaysia.
Because there are multiple people on the dance floor, dance etiquette helps to ensure that everyone has a good time. This applies to lesson time, practise sessions, and dance parties.
Sometime when I move backward, I feel that my partner is overtaking me, and I am not catching up with my partner. An example is during step 3 and 4 of Quickstep’s Quick Open Reverse. Especially when it continues with more backward steps in following figure.
My knees are injured. I am undergoing a series of treatment and they are slowly recovering. Multiple factors contribute to the injury. Besides flat feet, incorrect posture/action plays a part too.