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  1. snapdancer replied to the thread I have some problems as a beginner.

    My bad. Somehow I had the mistaken understanding that this was the tango forum, didn't realize it's the ballet forum.

    Apr 25, 2017 at 4:14 PM
  2. snapdancer replied to the thread Has anyone ever achieved gold status on most of the 10 styles in 1 year?.

    I like to get close enough to the drama to enjoy the show, yet no so close that I'm in danger of getting hit with any of the shrapnel....

    Apr 24, 2017 at 3:30 PM
  3. snapdancer replied to the thread I have some problems as a beginner.

    You have to wonder about a guy who says "I actually prefer tiny and slim partners. I can move, lift and turn them as I wish. Tall women...

    Apr 24, 2017 at 3:22 PM
  4. snapdancer replied to the thread How do you know beginner's hell is over?.

    I would not use the opinions of ladies as a measuring point. Recently, I've been told by two different ladies that they once considered...

    Apr 24, 2017 at 3:10 PM
  5. snapdancer replied to the thread Has anyone ever achieved gold status on most of the 10 styles in 1 year?.

    As you progress beyond bronze into the silver and gold figures, revisit your bronze figures as you master new techniques so you can...

    Apr 24, 2017 at 5:10 AM
  6. snapdancer replied to the thread How do I hit the hits and breaks?.

    I believe that I agree with you, but have another point to add. I personally have a limited amount of bandwidth in my fore-brain, so I...

    Apr 24, 2017 at 4:40 AM
  7. snapdancer replied to the thread How do I hit the hits and breaks?.

    Understanding the music phrasing will be of no value if the technique is absent. Without the necessary connection, the lead/follow won't...

    Apr 23, 2017 at 10:33 AM
  8. snapdancer replied to the thread How do I hit the hits and breaks?.

    These other dancers you see probably have a full-time connection between the partners which allows the leader to insert a break at...

    Apr 23, 2017 at 9:23 AM
  9. snapdancer replied to the thread Body tilt problem.

    One of the local teachers uses a shopping cart analogy. If you're in the grocery store and want to move the cart, do you shove it out...

    Apr 23, 2017 at 9:13 AM
  10. snapdancer replied to the thread Body tilt problem.

    Let's adjust the thinking a bit here. When you think only about the feet, you'll move the feet but the body won't go where it needs to...

    Apr 23, 2017 at 8:53 AM
  11. snapdancer liked Vincenze's post in the thread Group Lessons vs. Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Learning.

    You should offer advice to your friends only when you practice together. I almost always ignore advice from followers. They say...

    Apr 23, 2017 at 6:39 AM
  12. snapdancer replied to the thread Body tilt problem.

    "Pushing off" applies to the waltz also.

    Apr 21, 2017 at 10:13 PM