1.5 On The Importance Of Dancing With Beginners

概要

初心者とダンスを踊ることが、上級者が自分自分のリード/フォローを磨く上で、どれだけ重要な役割を果たすのかということについて述べています。




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1.5 On The Importance Of Dancing With Beginners
   初心者とダンスを踊ることの重要性

While there is no question that dancing with a better partner will make you *look* good, and that with such a partner you can concentrate more on styling details and so on because the lead and follow doesn't need so much attention, it is not the best way to practice lead/follow skills.
上手なパートナーと踊ることがあなたをうまく見せるということ、そしてそのようなパートナーとであれば自分のスタイルの細部に集中することができることなどについては疑いはありません、というのはリードとフォローにそれほど多くの注意を払わなくてもよいからです。

If learning leaders only dance with accomplished followers and vice-versa, they won't develop great leading/following skills, because they won't *need* to.
しかしそれはリード/フォローの技術の練習方法としてはベストとは言えません。もし、習熟途上のリーダーが、完成されたフォロアーとだけ踊るならば、優れたリード/フォローの技術を身につけることはないでしょう、というのはそれが必要ではないからです。

Now let's suppose that YOU are a great leader or follower.
さて、あなたが優れたリーダーないしフォロアーだと仮定してみましょう。

What happens if you dance only with other great dancers?
もしあなたが他のすぐれたダンサーとだけ踊ると何が起こるでしょうか。

Your lead and follow skills will gradually *deteriorate* -- because you're not working them very hard.
(その結果)あなたのリード/フォロー技術はだんだん衰えてきます、というのはあなたがその技術を目いっぱい働かさないからです。

After some months without exposure to beginners, you may be surprised to find that you can't dance with them very well, even though they seem to do okay with other beginners.
初心者と踊らずに数ヶ月経つと、他の初心者と踊るとうまく踊っている初心者と踊ったとしても、あなたが踊るとうまくは踊れないということを発見して愕然とするかもしれません。

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You learn how to dance better by dancing with more experienced partners.
より経験豊かなパートナーと踊ることで、あなたはよりよく踊る方法を身につけるでしょう。

But you learn how to lead/follow better by dancing with less experienced partners.
しかし経験の少ないパートナーと踊ることで、あなたはよりよいリード/フォローの方法を身につけるでしょう。

Your skills are put much more to the test dancing with a beginner than with an experienced dancer.
経験豊かな相手と踊るより、初心者と踊ることのほうが、あなたの技術を試す、より多くの機会に置かれることになります。

It is easy to lead/follow a great dancer.
すぐれたダンサーとのリード/フォローは容易なのです。

All your weaknesses as a leader/follower show up with beginners.
初心者と踊ると、リーダー/フォロアーとしての弱点がすべて表に出てくることになります。

Dance with them and ask yourself why each incorrectly led/followed figure didn't work and when you figure it out, work on incorporating the fixes into all your dancing!
彼ら初心者と踊りなさい、そして、なぜ間違ったリード/フォローのやりかたそれぞれがどうしてうまく働かないのか、自問してみてください、そうしてその原因を見つけだしたら、あなたの踊り方すべてにそれらの解決方法を盛り込むよう練習しなさい。

You cannot become a good dancer by dancing _only_ with the same person.
あなたは、同じ人とだけ踊っていたのでは、優れたダンサーになることはできないのです。

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Dancing only with each other, you will become good at dancing with each other with all the mistakes and bad habits that become "correct" for you.
お互いに同じ人とだけ踊っていると、あなたたちだけにとって「正しい」、すべての間違いや悪い癖を身につけたままで「お互いと踊ることだけが上手」になることになります。

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There is a certain type of character (leader) that one encounters again and again if one has been dancing for any length of time: the guy who only wants to dance with the best followers because he believes they are the only partners who can match his high skill level.
だれでもある期間ダンスを踊っていた場合、再々出っくわすあるきまったタイプのリーダーがいます。それは、最上のフォロアーとだけ踊りたがる輩です。というのは、そういうフォロアーだけが、彼の高い技術レベルにマッチすることができると信じ込んでいるからです。

Often what is REALLY going on is that only the best followers can compensate for his mistakes or idiosyncrasies.
実のところしばしば起こっているのは、ベストフォロアーだけが、彼の過ちや癖をおぎなってあげているだけなのです。

They make him look good.
ベストフォロアーが彼をよく見せているだけなのです。

But the guy continues to think he's the tops because he insulates himself from feedback.
でもその男は自分はトップだと考え続けるのです。というのは周りからのフィードバックから耳をふさいでいるからです。

Dancing with poor to average followers is a good reality check.
下手ないし平均的なフォロアーと踊ることは、何が真実なのかを知るよいチェック方法なのです。

If none but the best can follow your leads, I respectfully suggest your leads could use some work. (Kelly Buckwalter has expressed a similar idea in her classes).
もしベストのフォロアー以外あなたのリードについてこれないのなら、あなたのリードにはなにか改良すべきところがあると言わせて頂きます。

Also, that kind of thinking ultimately harms their dancing.
また、そのような考え方は結局あなたのダンスを阻害することになります。

I've seen guys overestimate their ability and abandon the study of technique FAR too soon.
わたしは自分の能力を過大評価して、あっというまに技術を磨くことを放棄してしまった輩を(何人も)見てきました。

Consequently it will take them a lot longer to reach the next level of skill.
必然的に、彼らが技術の次のレベルに達するのにずっと長い時間がかかります。



原文


1.5 On The Importance Of Dancing With Beginners

While there is no question that dancing with a better partner will make you *look* good, and that with such a partner you can concentrate more on styling details and so on because the lead and follow doesn't need so much attention, it is not the best way to practice lead/follow skills.
If learning leaders only dance with accomplished followers and vice-versa, they won't develop great leading/following skills, because they won't *need* to. Now let's suppose that YOU are a great leader or follower. What happens if you dance only with other great dancers? Your lead and follow skills will gradually *deteriorate* -- because you're not working them very hard. After some months without exposure to beginners, you may be surprised to find that you can't dance with them very well, even though they seem to do okay with other beginners.

You learn how to dance better by dancing with more experienced partners.
But you learn how to lead/follow better by dancing with less experienced partners. Your skills are put much more to the test dancing with a beginner than with an experienced dancer. It is easy to lead/follow a great dancer.
All your weaknesses as a leader/follower show up with beginners. Dance with them and ask yourself why each incorrectly led/followed figure didn't work and when you figure it out, work on incorporating the fixes into all your dancing! You cannot become a good dancer by dancing _only_ with the same person.

Dancing only with each other, you will become good at dancing with each other with all the mistakes and bad habits that become "correct" for you.

There is a certain type of character (leader) that one encounters again and again if one has been dancing for any length of time: the guy who only wants to dance with the best followers because he believes they are the only partners who can match his high skill level. Often what is REALLY going on is that only the best followers can compensate for his mistakes or idiosyncrasies. They make him look good. But the guy continues to think he's the tops because he insulates himself from feedback. *Dancing with poor to average followers is a good reality check.* If none but the best can follow your leads, I respectfully suggest your leads could use some work. (Kelly Buckwalter has expressed a similar idea in her classes). Also, that kind of thinking ultimately harms their dancing. I've seen guys overestimate their ability and abandon the study of technique FAR too soon. Consequently it will take them a lot longer to reach the next level of skill.


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