View Full Version : How do some of you stay consistent
04-04-2007, 07:05 AM
How do some of you stay consistent as far as havin ur off nights and on nights? I was talkin to Graph about this but it seems like its either hit or misss for me, if im on then i can destroy all night, if i feel off, i feel like i cant even move.
WHat do u think will help?
ye man same goes for me...wen i have off days...my days are HELLA OFF.
usualy tho its when im not feelin music. But for me in order to stay consistent, i constantly listen to music...and while i listen to music..i practice in my head. That is- invisioning myself dancing to it. Also i try no to get stressd bout dancin, i try to have most fun w/ it as i can in a stress free environment ;]
04-04-2007, 11:51 AM
Yeah, I have to say my off days I don't feel like moving at all. It's not that I don't wanna dance, it's that I don't feel it. Makes me sad.
I think what happens is I start thinking about my dancing too much, and get too self conscious is when I start going into an off period. My popping becomes less spontaneous and more rehearsed so it feels like I'm just throwing around moves and not really dancing.
Taking a break works sometimes, but not dancing depresses me. Maybe you guys too :lol: So I put on something I usually wouldn't dance to, to mix things up. Maybe a rock song, maybe something classical. Ask someone what they'd think it'd be weird seeing you dance to. Helps with innovation too!
To actually get myself back on my game though, I just walk around outside, and do some botting stuff, trying to make other people smile laugh. I dunno, something about that is reassuring. It's makes me feel that I'm not doing anything wrong, it's just that something whether it's my mood, waking up on the wrong side of the bed, or the weather even, that's just throwing me off, and that everything'll get back to normal eventually.
Haha, feels like I'm just rambling now, but I hope this helps someone.
04-04-2007, 12:04 PM
i think frantick is the most consistent kat i have seen so far... ask him!
i cant give my opinons for this...but somebody told me.. even if ur not feelin it.. act like ur feelin it.. that might work..
04-04-2007, 02:34 PM
For me, toughing through off days helps me learn the most. I'll just work on something small! :)
04-04-2007, 04:57 PM
Yeah i have days like that..but im sure that comes with being only 2 months in to this Popping thing.....Somedays ill be on fire like dancing and comming up with all kinds of moves but other days its just like i cant think of anything and I keep doing the same things.....
But one thing i noticed that helps is what Kaimo said....One day i was having an off day so me and my buddy took a trip to a nearby town and did some mimeing and waving all over town......suddenly i was dancing like a machine!...i just felt so good about my dancing and that's what got me back on track....
04-04-2007, 06:02 PM
If im not feelin it i just continue to go thru my music till i find somthing that make s me groove harder then i kind of build off that but yeah i have that problem somtimes too
04-04-2007, 07:46 PM
ALL poppers are either bi-polar or OCD! They go through episodes of creativity!
04-04-2007, 08:09 PM
Great topic... wish I had something useful to add.
04-05-2007, 10:38 AM
my off days are usually problems with me setting up performance expectations
instead, im workin on no expectations, and just enjoying the people n music at that moment
04-06-2007, 11:12 AM
I rarely feel it if I practice once in a while, but if I keep practicing everyday for a few hours then it does become more consistent for me. I'd feel it more often. I think it's about keep your body warmed up nicely AND healthy as well. The days when I'm feeling it, it feels like I have complete control of my arm. The days I don't, it's like they're dangling everywhere. So exercise more if you can. Give that a try and see how it goes :D
04-06-2007, 09:01 PM
tetris i think your trippin cuz your one of the sickest dancers i know...as far as for me. i suck and im a beginner so im always off and theres always something i can learn..but usually being sober helps me the most..or taking one hit of some good bud calms me down and helps me focus...but i dont know if ill ever be able to be consistent...
04-27-2007, 05:33 AM
BAD MUSIC MAKES ME WANNA GO HOME.
WETHER IN A CONTEST OR PRACTICE.
ALSO GETTING DOWN AFTER BEING UP FOR 15 - 16 HOURS NO REST.
THE BEST THING THAT MOTIVATES TO STAY CONSISTENT
ARE SEEING DANCERS GETTING DOWN
VIDEO OR LIVE
AND MY FAVORITES SONGS TO GET DOWN TOO
04-27-2007, 08:39 PM
well if i don't practise i don't rekon my skills will degenerate. I rekon if i stopped dancing altogether for 10 years (given i'm still as fit as i am now) i could pick up exactly where i left off.
What makes me consistent is that i don't consider danicng as a chore, it dsn't give stress it relieves stress. It's not like me playing piano where i have to force myself to play every fucking day dancing is totally different i want to dance!
04-29-2007, 07:07 AM
Just do the same old shit (a routine?), to the same music hahaha
04-29-2007, 12:18 PM
Think about all your problems, bottled em up deep inside and then go take a shit. Yes. Imagine each problem coming out of your system. And after your done, you look at your problems and say out loud "Bye bye forever" and you flush it away. Be one with the flush sound as it takes away all your problems.
I havn't tried this yet but I'm about to.
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04-29-2007, 07:33 PM
yeah just take a fatty dump ahah..
yeah bad music makes me wanna stop dancing too...
05-11-2007, 12:10 AM
Other than music, what usually determines whether I'm "on" or "off", is how much sleep I got the night before. Unfortunately, good sleep is a rare thing in college. Sigh.
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