I am finding this post particularly difficult to write, as last nights class did not go well for me.
I am at the moment suffering from a cold, not making excuses, but it may help to explain why I was not on top form.
At the start of the beginners, Viv and I joined and took partners on opposite sides of the room. This way we would mix with the most people. We begin just walking to the music, but it is when we partner up the problems start.
In the Milongas of Buenos Aires the good dancers overtake on the outside pushing the beginners and fantasia dancers into the middle. Why on earth I started doing this in an absolute beginners class I have no idea, Sharon was quickly there admonishing me, and rightly so. ChastenedI rejoined the class unfortunately just in front of Viv, so that the next change put us back together. Now while I enjoy dancing with my wife, doing a beginners class together is somewhat pointless. Sharon soon found some first timers for us to help.
In the intermediate class, things did not go well for me either. When asked to help demonstrate what we were doing, I simply did not understand what was wanted of me, not yet having led these steps, in front of a class was not the place to practice.
OK there was nothing that I should not have been able to do, but I have this problem with routine, I cannot simply do anything in a set order unless pre rehearsed. I improvise, and while this works in the dance, it is no good for demonstrating to a class.
As the evening went on I had more and more problems, and I do not know if it was because I felt rough, or was I just having a bad day, or perhaps more likely, because Mr Big had his ego deflated.
Next week I must work nights, so I will not be at the Monday class. I hope to see everyone in a fortnight, hopefully back on form.