But I had 30 minutes of walking plus 20 minutes of yoga/pilates to get it to work. Warmup is always important.
The dress I picked plus the red lace bolero was deemed a success. Several people asked where I got the bolero--"I ordered it from England," I said, which caused jaws to drop. Nice people who had never spoken to me before on freestyle came up and complimented the outfit.
I give credit to the girdle. Don't tell anyone.
Then Dance Coach decided I needed to practice the Rhythm Blues. Now this dance has the Evil Step Behinds on the end pattern. But I can do those.
I can do those in my sleep,
or partnered by a sheep.
Or dancing with a ram,
while knitting socks with spam.
Anyway, what I can't do is, I can't do Lilt.
Lilt is supposedly easy. You stroke, extend the free leg, hold it straight, go down in the knee, come up, and do a crossover (or progressive). I think I do it correctly. Down, extend leg and hold as I come up, and do crossover. OMG. The.Yapping. Apparently, I'm not holding the leg straight.
So I hold it straight.
And it's still wrong.
Dance Coach demonstrates what he wants done, as opposed to what I'm doing.
Yep, still do it wrong. Again.
Looked at lilt in the RB in videos, and that's what I think I'm doing. But apparently, I've got some unconscious hitch, or flex or tic, or timing error. I guess this means I have to resort to Hell.On.Earth....getting Dance Coach to video me.
Here's a nice video from 2007.
Lilt at seconds 22-23 on first pattern--who can get that wrong? Oh, me.