Dance! - The Road to Heavies: lesson 53, February 13, 2015. Continue that Reel!
'Perfectly messing up' the Single Jig last week, it almost feels like it should be the Reel this time. But time on time again I correct and keep dancing.
The Light Jig is a bit of a 'oh dear' moment: I didn't have the time to practice it this week, but the steps also keep running through my head.
But things run smooth when I have to dance it. I quit when I have to do the side-step as I don't even know it yet. The teacher asks if I know it and I reply I don't.
I get it taught and even though the speed is low I consider the beginning to be hard: I already had my thoughts about it, but by now I really think 'Light' really does not match the complexity of this dance. I just find it difficult and on advice of my teacher, who sees I'm doing it wrong, I practice just 'hop-back-hop-front-hop-back-etc....'
It's not until then I understand what I need to do so I can write them down.
The Slip Jig goes pretty well and I think ahead about how the last steps of it are so similar to those of the Slip Jig. No! Just don't think about it. But it's too late. I ofcourse mess up at the end of the Single Jig, when I start doing steps from the Slip Jig. Bad luck.
Confusion arises when I get to the Treble Jig. My fellow beginner would like the slow music while I would like to dance it at normal speed.
When I try to get by on lower speed, I notice how much trouble I have to hold myself back.
After her, I get to dance on normal speed, which works out pretty well until I get to the side-step. Already when I begin I start to doubt whether I end with the right leg. With the next step I indeed notice something isn't right and the third step isn't such a problem. It's only with the next step that I notice I won't be able to correct this and I stop.
For next week, I will be starting a hornpipe...