I have these things going on in my current practice with a partner.
- Regularly checking in with each other on comfort and clarity.
- Periodic video review looking for clean footwork, nice lines, good technique, dynamic movement, and flow.
- Going back through the DVIDA syllabus to identify sequence fragments I particularly like and movements I seldom use (but would like to) in my social and performance dancing.
- Creating a compendium of movements, where I note performance standards and problems to watch out for, as well as suggested uses. This helps remind me of things to use, and it’s useful in my teaching.
- Reviewing my performance videos and asking partners about things I do habitually, looking for ways to change up habitual movements (such as with dynamics, elevation, size, speed) and vary entrances/exits.
- Sometimes identifying musical fragments where we want to explore nice ways to express those thoughts.
- Sometimes identifying sequences or moves we really like in other dancers’ performance videos, working to making them part of our working syntax.
- Making notes at every session on what we worked on, what we learned, and what we want to work on next session.