9 Responses to “How to Practice”

  1. Very nice post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say that I’ve really
    enjoyed surfing around your blog posts. In any case
    I will be subscribing to your feed and I hope you write again very soon!

  2. AnnMarie Denis April 3, 2015 at 3:03 pm

    I’ve been a big fan of yours ever since I learned WCS 6 years ago. I would check out your YouTube videos and fell in love with your style. Just came upon your blogs today and found them so interesting to read. Looking forward to reading more. Thanks for all that you bring to enhance my enjoyment of this wonderful dance.

  3. This is great advice for me as a beginner, just lovely to get this kind of instruction from such a top level dancer. Thank you for your thoughtfulness to make your knowledge available to everyone. I’m striving to be a better dancer but it’s hard when there not many opportunities to practice with a partner.

  4. I very recently started reading your articles and am so happy a dance friend pointed me here. I enjoy how you analyze various aspects of the dance, and I am going to try to start acting on your advice right away. I have been dancing WCS for a few years, and have been at a plateau/impasse for quite some time (most of the time I must say!). I have been at a loss as to how to improve, and how to practice so that it actually goes somewhere, and this article and others you have posted give some great suggestions . I am going to start being more focused about how I practice, and proactive about getting feedback from instructors and my leader friends. . I will keep reading – you have a wealth of knowledge and experience. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and ideas.

  5. Excellent Tessa! Thank you 🙂 Dancingly, Debbie

  6. So glad to see the stretch elastic band debunked in print here! When I first saw folks being coached to run around with these years ago it made me nervous, and I felt the same thing…. It guides one to lock the elbow instead of developing the oh so precise, sough-after elasticity technique…. Thanks you guys! – Yay!,,

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