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Sunday Dance Information Email 01-16-03

  (03/21/2013 wh)                                                                          

Odds and Ends for this week's dance action in Tidewater

Hello Dancers... From our Weekly Newsletter

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Hello Dancers...

Thanks to all the dancers who showed up in the bitter cold last Sunday
night. It may be as cold or colder this Sunday night but we have the music
to keep you moving and warm.

This week at 6:30pm we will teach the basic West Coast Swing. At 8:00pm we
will teach a Country Two-Step move. Starting in February we will change the
hours of the second lesson. The 8pm lesson will move to 7pm. This will help
us maintain some continuity from the early class.

Received an email from Roberto last night with the unfortunate news that a
good friend, Henry Boyd passed away. His wife Sylvia is a wonderful lady who
will need all your prayers. If you knew Henry & Sylvia give her a call now
and then. Her number is 483 2618. If your need funeral information I will
pass on what I received from Roberto.

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We get a couple of dancers each week telling us that they will see us in
Williamsburg. It looks like we will have lots of friends there. Give Josie a
call for all the details.
Phone/Fax: (757)-596-2723
Website: www.atlanticdancefaire.com
Email: josieneel@aol.com
or: DancingCyndee@aol.com
Tell her you heard it from twosteptidewater.com
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Plateaus in learning

Most dancers who have taken lessons know about reaching plateaus in
learning. For the new dancers this is very frustrating and sometimes leads
to quitting dancing altogether. We have a few suggestions that have helped
in the past. As usual, there may be some other ideas out there from other
dancers. Please share them & we will pass them on.

We define "reaching a plateau" as when you seem unable to learn more. When
it seems to take forever to master a difficult pattern or technique. When
you finally recognize that you are at that point, try the following.

1. The first impulse is to take a break from practice or lessons. We found
that this is counter-productive as you can't begin to make progress if you
eliminate the means to learn. Instead, we make a firmer commitment with
ourselves to continue. If we don't then we are quitters.

2. Examine your learning methods. When we had a tough time with a move we
tried to incorporate it into a short pattern. That way we got to practice
more.

3. Book a lesson with another instructor or if you are learning off tapes
borrow or purchase a different one on the same dance. We had several equally
good dance instructors explain something but only one way made sense to us.

4. The technique of dancing can sometimes prove frustrating. Since so much
dancing is interrelated try the move in a different dance. The technique
used in the different dance may make it all seem clearer.

5. Sometimes there are too many distractions around making it difficult to
concentrate. If you are taking private lessons during a busy time ask to
switch to a not so popular hour. If you are using a studio for practicing
alone try using a portable tape player and headphones while you practice.
Also, it's not too difficult to learn to tune out distractions.

6. Try video taping your lesson. Ask the instructor to demonstrate the dance
on tape. Compare yourself to the instructor. Slow motion playback revels
many problems.

7. Consider outside influences that are counter productive to learning. How
is the drive to the studio? Are you too tense to learn? Is your lesson or
practice time scheduled too soon after eating? On the other hand are you
skipping lunch or dinner to practice? Are you too cold or too warm? Are your
practice clothes and shoes comfortable? Do you like the music that you
practice or learn to?

8. Are you getting in enough practice time between lessons? We can show and
tell how to ride that bicycle forever and you won't learn until you get on
it and practice. Unless you need practice for a competition or showcase, the
social dance is a great practice opportunity. If you are working on a
competition or showcase you have to get somewhere with plenty of room and
few distractions. Judy and I used to practice on the aerobics floor at the
YMCA. If you find somewhere other than a dance studio be prepared to explain
why dance shoes don't mark up the floors.

9. Find a dance friend who will really listen to you. It helps to discuss
that frustrating move with someone on your level. Just watch out for those
who are more interested in themselves and turn every discussion in that
direction.

10. And finally find the time to review what you have learned so far. We all
find pleasure in renewing old friendships even if they are only dance moves.
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I just looked outside and saw SNOW! Gotta go play...

See you out dancing...

Walter & Judy Schultz
Home - 483-9410  Cell - 718-3632 - Studio - 490-8999
www.twosteptidewater.com

Country-Western, Swing, Latin and Ballroom

Dance every Sunday night unless notified 6:30pm to 10pm
Held at "A Time to Dance"
Executive Cove Center -  5600 Va. Bch Blvd - Va. Bch
1/2 Block East of Newtown Rd.
Look for Executive Cove Center sign

$5.00 per person
Basic Lessons, Three Hours of Smoke Free Dancing
Drink and munchies provided

 

 

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Roberto's Week: http://www.geocities.com/robertoinc/

Tidewater USABDA: http://www.twcusabda.org/

Peninsula USABDA: http://www.twosteptidewater.com/usabda-pen.htm

Atlantic Sea Shore Dance Faire: http://www.atlanticdancefaire.com/

A Time to Dance: www.atimetodanceonline.com

Amy's: http://www.geocities.com/amysdance

Country Bootleggers: http://www.countrybootleggers.com/

DanceSport VA: www.dancesportva.com

Doug High Dance Studio: http://www.dhdancestudio.com/interest.htm

Dancing by Knight: http://www.dancingbyknight.com/
Mid-Atlantic Dance Jam: http://www.atlanticdancejam.com/
Easterns Website: http://www.DanceEasterns.com

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If you know of a studio or group that hosts showcases, workshops and other special events please keep me informed by e-mail and I will try to post the events on this newsletter. Due to lack of time I cannot list all the regular group classes and studio parties on the newsletter. However, we will link to them on our web site www.TwoStepTidewater.com

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Remember, support the good dance venues! Clean, well run clubs, Studios, Competitions, USABDA and any other decent dance place need support to continue. Check our web site and our long range planning information today. We offer a listing of places for couples to dance. If you know of others,  Mail it to us:      ( Walter & Judy Schultz or Will Harper)  

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Walter & Judy Schultz

Home - 483-9410  Studio - 490-8999

www.twosteptidewater.com

Walter & Judy Schultz

Country-Western, Swing, Latin and Ballroom

Dance every Sunday night unless notified 6:30pm to 10pm

Held at "A Time to Dance" (Note:  We are NOT "A Time To Dance, we only rent space for our parties from them  Check our links for them)

Executive Cove Center - 5600 Va. Bch Blvd - Va. Bch

1/2 Block East of Newtown Rd.

Look for Executive Cove Center sign

$5.00 per person

Basic Lesson, Three Hours of Smoke Free Dancing

Drink and munchies provided

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Any other ideas???   Mail it to us:     ( Walter & Judy Schultz or Will Harper

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