Dances: Waltz, Tango, Viennese Waltz, Foxtrot, Quickstep, Nightclub 2-Step
Workout: Arm and back at the gym.
Lately our practices have a tendency of becoming less and less focused the further into the week we get. I think we need to pace ourselves better in this regard. Of course the workouts play a large role in this. By Thursday I'm pretty trashed from the weight lifting. While I'm getting stronger, my energy and focus level is suffering a bit. I think another reason we have trouble focusing on practice is that we don't have a plan or goal in mind. Sarah's been mentioning starting up our practice schedule plans again. I think it's a good idea. That should at least keep us on track.
Most of practice today involved working on Contra Checks and Promenade Position. The Contra Check is still really tough. I think I need to stretch more upward. Sarah in the mean time is making sure her shape matches mine. One thing we do have going for us is our balance. 95% of the time I can put us into the Check and let go Sarah without either of us falling over. Promenade position suffers from the same problem. I need to stretch more towards Sarah. Also I need to make sure my frame doesn't break. I can't wait till these two figures just become second nature.