So you switched all the single saber swings with tavion, desann, and staff swings? I imagine that did take awhile.
I'm using Dragon to do all my animations too.
If you make a stance it is possible to start from the default pose, I did that for my Secret Apprentice stance, but I would recommend loading up a stance from JA and editing it to what you want. That way you don't have to deal with correctly position the feet on the floor. That's what I do for my run animations. I keep the same leg animations and just edit the torso to what I want.