Saturday, March 31, 2012

Shuffle's and jumps...

Single & triple shuffles.
For some reason I can do the steps but they aren't in time to the music...I'm fine when I have the DVD on to follow...but take that away put on the music and it all goes pear shaped.
I've tried saying the steps..I've tried counting out loud as I do them. Grrr!
 It looks fine without the music but with it I feel like I'm constantly trying to keep up.
The video of me above is first without music, then with music [me playing then using the cd track].
Am I doing it wrong?

Next is single heels & single jump...
I did fumble it at the end. I realize I'd got wrong foot in front and it slightly threw me. Actually I keep doing that find right foot in front of left easier than the other way round...and I have jumped onto my toe a couple of times...ouchy. Should I be getting that much 'hang time' in the air? Or should the jumps be more subtle?


  1. You're making lots of progress Sarah and I'm sure your determination will pay off. I think the problem with the Double shuffle and the Single and triple shuffles is that after you do a shuffle you are taking the foot too far back. It is necessary to leave the working (shuffling) foot further forward to allow you to keep up with the music. Making the shuffle smaller in this way should allow you to keep up with the music but be sure to still get the two beats of the shuffle. Hope this helps! :)

    1. Thanks for the advice I will give it a try. :)
      Will have to practice the step again in front of the mirror, so I don't look down at my feet and overbalance. lol!