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Practice Survey - Spring/06

 

NAME *

ADDRESS *

E-mail Address: *

Age *

                                                

Are you currently a: *

                                        

How long have you been dancing? *

                                     

Do you or did you compete? *

                                                        

If yes, how often? *

                                     

What level are you currently at? *

                                            

Have you ever competed in a Championship? *

                                              

If yes, how often? *

                                         

How often do you practice?

 

Once a week
Twice a week
Three times a week
Everyday
Never

 

Where do you practice?

 

Dance floor at home
Carpeted floor at home
Dance Studio/Gym
Anywhere

 

Do you practice alone?

 

Yes
With Mom
With friend(s)
With teacher
With someone else

 

How long are your practice sessions?

 

15 - 30 minutes
30 - 60 minutes
1 - 1 1/2 hours
More

 

Do you practice to music?

 

Yes
No

 

If you use music which CD do you use?

 

High Cut Above
Leap & Rocks
Strictly Time
FUSTA
If none of the above, please specify:

 

 

Do you practice non-highland music?

 

Always
Occasionally
Sometimes
Never

 

If using non-highland music, please list your favourite pop songs you dance to:

 

 

Do you use different music to warm up or cool down?

 

Yes
No

 

Do you practice in front of a mirror?

 

Yes
No

 

When you practice do you work on individual steps, movements, or the whole dance?

 

Individual Steps
Movements
Whole Dance
Combination of all

 

Do you wear your gillies when practicing?

 

Yes
No

 

Do you have a sword to practice with?

 

Yes
No
Yard sticks work fine

 

Do you warm up properly before practicing?

 

Yes
No
Somewhat

 

Do you have a cool down routine after practicing?

 

Yes
No
Somewhat

 

Do you have notes from class or your teacher to guide you in practicing?

 

No
Class
Teacher

 

Do you have set goals for your practice sessions?

 

Yes
No

 

Do you notice a difference in your performance when you have practicing?

 

Always
Sometimes
Rarely
Never

 

What stretches, if any, do you use?

 

 

Do you participate in any other activities that would help your highland?

 

Yes
No

 

If Yes, What

 

 

Do you use weights at all in your practicing?

 

Yes
No

 

If yes, please explain how

 

 

Do you take your practicing seriously?

 

Always
Sometimes
Rarely
Never

 

Do you dance longer dances (ie an 8 step fling) to improve your conditioning?

 

Always
Sometimes
Rarely
Never

 

What motivates you to practice?

 

Wanting to dance better
Mom
Teacher
Friends
Medals

 

What do you dislike about practicing?

 

It is boring
I'd rather be doing other things
Nothing
Everything
Other: Please specify:

 

 

Do you practice more often as a competition approaches

 

Always
Sometimes
Rarely
Never

 

COMMENTS: Please add your personal comments on practicing, include tips if you have any that other dancers and teachers would be interested.

 

 

Do you have any suggestions for future survey topics?

 

 

* Required

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

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