August 23rd, 2007


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Yet another dance-related icon.

I actually looked around for some good comedy/tragedy mask art, but couldn't find anything I like. I may have to make some on my own, and that's a scary thought.

But the reason for the dance icon is that tonight was dance class. ClassES, really - I'm taking American Tango and West Coast Swing. Each is a small class, and tonight each class was two people short. That meant 3 students in Tango, and 2 in Swing - which meant a great deal of attention. Which is really fine. Really.

However, I'm feeling a little overwhelmed. I got a lot of small pointers, on all sorts of stuff that I needed help on, so that's all good. I'm unsure, though, how much of the adjustments are stylistic changes having learned from different teachers (and in some very informal venues in some cases) as opposed to actually having learned things wrong. I know several of the corrections were sloppy habits that I've got into from having to be careful dancing with strangers (if I waltz correctly, I'm stepping forward on count 4, which means I'm stepping between the follow's legs with my right leg - this isn't a problem, because if she's doing the right thing, she's stepping backward with her right leg. If she's not, it's awfully uncomfortable for everyone).

Unlearn what you know.