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    Glad you enjoyed your first class. As for note taking, try to jot down things after class, even if you have to ask your teacher to help you remember, I am sure she will give you a couple of minutes of her time at the end of class, even the other students could be of help. Just single words can help jog your memory once home.

    As you get to know your class colleagues & teacher better you will probably feel more comfortable asking questions. The first class or 2 are the most difficult when you are the new 'kid on the block' Or is everyone new?

    Anyway I am glad to hear you enjoyed it.
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    I'm assuming the post above is spam - or worse - so I'm not clicking on the link. For dance with lots of direction changes - which you should not be doing at the start - something like ballet slippers is useful protection.

    As far as wearing high heeled dance shoes - that will depend on your style of dance (a must for Lebanese for example) but I wouldn't worry about them for a few years yet!

    For practice at home, yes take your own notes. I always suggest a dance diary but few do it. Note what you have worked on and what needs more practice. Make sure you practice correctly. Use that mirror (or a window at night with the lights on inside )

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    Yes it was spam
    ~Mosaic
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    Keep a journal.

    Write in it what you learned, what you can do well and what you struggle with. Write in it questions you have, observations, comments, favorite songs, etc.

    I say because there are going to be, in your education, "plateau points" where you feel like you're not getting any better. A quick look back through your journal will allow you to see that you ARE making progress and that's a wonderfully motivating thing!

    Plus, it's a great thing to look back on in a year or ten years, especially when you're experiencing frustration or burnout. You can re-energize yourself all over again with a look back at your excitement as a newbie

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    Thanks everyone! Yes a dance journal would be a fantastic idea. I'll pick up a pretty journal next time I'm in the big city. I was able to quickly write down what I think is MOST of what we covered. So I'll be able to go over that. I think I'll also look into one or two BD DVD's to aid in practice. Oh my won't my neighbours be impressed watching me dance in the evening...lol

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