Ballroom Dance > funniest thing a coach has ever said about your dancing

Discussion in 'Ballroom Dance' started by fascination, Oct 4, 2007.

  1. letsdance101

    letsdance101 Active Member

    With my danc teacher, we were doing standard waltz fallaway reverse slip pivot... I wasn't opening my legs enough in fallaway which made the pivot difficult since he couldn't get his leg in between mine

    So finally once I did it right...

    "Ah yes, this is where I feel most comfortable, in between your legs"

    So much self control my friends to not bust a gut laughing
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  2. twnkltoz

    twnkltoz Well-Known Member

    That reminds me of one.. Working on AT, my teacher was trying to do a secada, which requires stepping literally between my feet, under me. He said, "I need to be able to invade you more." I said, "that sounds like a terrible pick up line."
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  3. leee

    leee Well-Known Member

    Look at it this way: at least it gave you great material to post on DF.
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  4. DanceMentor

    DanceMentor Administrator

    I take it rhymes with "tucking"? :)
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  5. twnkltoz

    twnkltoz Well-Known Member

    Good guess. :)
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  6. architeuthis

    architeuthis Member

    instructor describing samba: "it's like playing basketball with your butt"
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  7. Sania

    Sania Well-Known Member

    not sure I needed that visual :eek: :D
  8. RiseNFall

    RiseNFall Well-Known Member

    "There are three types of rise in waltz: foot rise, pressure--or knee--rise, and body rise. There is no shoulder rise."
  9. Peter Dayton

    Peter Dayton New Member

    Whilst trying to correct my posture a female coach punched me in the stomach and then had me stand straight "see how that feels? That's how I want you standing, tummy in, core engaged, now hold that" .... she then proceeded to demonstrate how to move forward with the core by pulling my belt forward. "That is the effect I want!"
    I won't out her, but it has stuck with me since.
  10. letsdance101

    letsdance101 Active Member

    In foxtrot, my instructor bumped me in the crotch with his leg when we were doing a feather step since I had my hips too forward... after hitting me he said, "I think you got my knee pregnant"
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  11. IndyLady

    IndyLady Well-Known Member

    Overheard yesterday evening:

    Relatively new (compared to the rest of the staff), 20-something instructor, on the waltz footwork of the couple she was teaching:

    "I'll take heel leads for $600, Alex."
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  12. bluslu

    bluslu Active Member

    Both things are from a visiting coach.

    From a group lesson on rhythm technique, which we now refer to as the Old Spice commercial approach, trying to get through the concept of appealing to the audience and how the lead needs to present the follow.

    "This is rhythm!" *leads intense basic*
    "Look at me. Look at her. Look at me, look at her."

    From a private lesson with same coach, also on rhythm, notably not mine or my partners specialty. And we were both terrible about making eye contact.

    *to partner* "She's a pretty girl, right?"
    Partner: "Well, yeah."
    Coach: "Good. Then LOOK AT HER!"
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  13. RiseNFall

    RiseNFall Well-Known Member

    "Did you do a lot of that--what is it called? Hopscotch--as a kid?" (Teacher demos to be sure he got the correct English term.) I acknowledge that I did. "Don't incorporate that into your waltz."
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  14. leee

    leee Well-Known Member

    Does that mean it's ok in your Quickstep?
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  15. Loki

    Loki Well-Known Member

    Hope so...
  16. ajiboyet

    ajiboyet Well-Known Member

  17. Dancing Irishman

    Dancing Irishman Well-Known Member

    "I couldn't stop watching you!....unfortunately, your partner's the one I'm supposed to be watching" #leaderproblems

    It was because I had picked a more energetic body rhythm for a section than my partner, and being the larger partner it naturally overpowered her visually. We fixed it by syncing up our choice of what a Slow beat actually meant in samba.
  18. Kelsey

    Kelsey New Member

    Teacher once told me to think of holding my center as 'pulling up from the taint'
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  19. Dancing Irishman

    Dancing Irishman Well-Known Member

    I believe Shirley uses similar language. Though possibly involving an uppercut punch.
  20. SwayWithMe

    SwayWithMe Well-Known Member

    Recent coaching: "Now you look normal!"

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