Sunday, October 21, 2012
A fellow dancer snapped some photos of my first day at the last competition.
Initially, I was only dancing on Saturday, but after the stress of the week leading up to the comp...I decided to dance both days.
This was Friday; I danced International Style that day. Overall I'm pretty pleased with these photos.
They confirm what I felt while I was dancing; that I had done some of my best dancing at this comp although I didn't place as well as I usually do.
Pictures can be the moment of truth; they can capture perfect posture and movement or sloppy posture and movement. Sometimes pictures are more revealing than video...because each moment in time is fleeting....you might miss something in the video. A picture will capture the image, good or bad, for scrutinization.
I remember this moment; I was not just smiling, but I was laughing as Marcel and I completed one of our dances. I had slipped a bit on the floor (dance floors can get very slippery after being danced on all day and night) and spontaneously squealed as I fought to maintain my posture and footing. I maintained, but I was right in front of the judges when the squeal escaped. How embarrassing! The men behind me in the picture are judges. Marcel and I had a good laugh from my slight mishap....
Now this is excellent form. Do you see the large space between us and the shaping of my posture? This is what dancers strive for...too bad I can't achieve this 100% of the time!
This is a good example of the shaping and head position dancer must try and maintain throughout the dance. I can tell by my hand position that this is a Tango. My hand is under his bicep instead of on top of it as it is in all other dances.
Overall, I'm very happy with these pictures.
I'm hoping another friend of mine captured some pics from Saturday; I dance American Smooth and wore my hot pink dress. Hopefully they turned out OK......
Hope the start of the week is excellent for all of you...thank you being such wonderful, supportive and loyal readers.