Dances: Waltz, Tango, Viennese Waltz, Foxtrot, Quickstep, Nightclub 2-step
Last night was our first practice as such since the Christmas holiday, and our first practice at Aria Ballroom! We decided that this week had better be review week, since our dancing has lately only been on the social floor, we don't necessarily ever dance our routines all the way through, and perhaps were in danger of having forgotten them. As it turns out, we remembered the waltz and tango just fine (and Viennese hardly counts), but foxtrot took a little review, and quickstep is still not quite all there. Then again, those last two dances have longer routines (3 longs sides and 3 short sides each), so that would make sense. Other than some stupid fumbles on my part in tango, I'd say we've held it together okay. Probably right now we're somewhat oblivious to some of the gross technical errors we're making, but at the same time I think the time off and the more frequent social dancing has, at least personally, made the dancing looser and more relaxed, in a good way. e
I titled this post after a figure name that Jeff blurted out with when he was trying to say something about a fallaway reverse slip pivot and feather finish. Over the time off, I ended loosing a good deal of my syllabus "nerdom" and am not as quick with the figure names as I used to be, but since Jeff was not international syllabus born and bred as I was, he often invents creative names for figures, like "worm-in-the-box," "fallaway-foot-finish," and yesterday, something like "double-super-spinny-thing" for double reverse. Anyways, we had some laughs over our communication breakdowns there. All in all though, we made some headway with remembering the routines, and we ended with the nightclub 2-step, which still feels great. Our friend Ed was hovering around with a video camera, apparently, just to keep it low pressure, you know?