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    I use the glass in my sliding door or the glass in my china cabinet door to reflect my image back to me. I used to practice in my backyard where I watched my shadow against the wall of the house. Where there's a will there's a way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ahava_Melantha View Post
    okay thanx. yes I know that these moves and doing them with music is totally different. I am totally aware of that. and what about those of us who do NOT have a mirror. my kidz have autism and have not calmed down yet, and the would SERIOUSLY break it.
    There are good plastic based mirrors (but they are expensive). At a night community class I take we sometimes pull the curtains back and use the ranch sliders as mirrors - true you cannot see fine detail but posture and timing is obvious.

    Also consider using a video - not immediate feedback unless you feed directly into the TV - but you can spend time really looking at what you are doing.

    You can even use a person if they know what to look for.

    Bottom line - if you are not aware of exactly what you are doing your practice is of limited use - certainly unlikely to be perfect/mindful. Works fine for fitness ie endurance and cv but not dance. (Ever seen a serious dance studio without mirrors?)

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    For my practice, I just place a few of these inexpensive mirrors from Target together on the floor and tilt them at an angle. It is not perfect, but it does allow me to see my form and what I'm doing incorrectly. It makes a world of difference to see yourself! They are not the best of quality, but the upside to this in your situation is that I think they would be quite safe around children. They are very lightweight and do not seem easily breakable.

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    thanx all for the help

    I am not COMPLETELY clueless as I sometimes do dance moves in the bathroom. sort of hilarious actually.

    I have noticed when I think a move is too small - its not as small as I think it is hehe

    so thanx all for the advice. will add mirrors to my list. it helps.

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