Salsa > Gee, you're good -> the art and science of compliments

Discussion in 'Salsa' started by brujo, Jan 6, 2004.

  1. dancin_feet

    dancin_feet New Member

    This has been a new experience for me, receiving compliments for my dancing. Over the last couple of months, it has been unbelievable with exam marks and my presentation this last weekend. I have never received so many compliments and fanatastic feedback in my life!! I'm still not sure how to take it, I just answer with a simple "Thank you" and if they did a routine as well I back it up with something great about theirs as well. So far it has been very generalised, but we have an official "critique" of all the routines this weekend, and I know I can rely on the Dance Director of the studio to give me specifics.

    I have always known that I can hold my own on the dancefloor, but the last few days have just blown me away! I'm still coming to terms with it. I guess the biggest thing is to not let it inflate my ego, but to use it to increase my confidence in what I can do. At the same time I am very critical of myself, so I guess showing that side too much isn't ideal either. I'm just doing what I love to do. If that shows through in the way I do it, so much the better. If my confidence increases, then I can help others with more ease as well.
     
  2. Sakura

    Sakura New Member

    T'was very nice, JS! :wink:

    It's definitely awesome that you've gotten such a great influx of compliments! This must mean that you're really doing great! :D

    Though I must say: let your ego inflate at least a little bit! =^_~= Every ego needs to be stroked once in a while! (...Maybe mine is so big because I pet it every day... *evil laughter* :twisted: )

    More confidence in doing what one loves is always probably one of the best things that can happen [in doing what one loves]! Congrats again, D_F!

    Sakura Kitty :kitty:

    (PS- How did your competition go?? I'm curious to know!)
     
  3. jamaicanspice

    jamaicanspice New Member

    THURSDAY NIGHT IS SALSA NIGHT AT THE HILTON, KINGSTON IN JAMAICA!!!!!!! YEH!!! *starts thinking of what to wear* hmmmm :lol: WAAHOOO!!! GOSH! wish you guys could be here!!
     
  4. dancin_feet

    dancin_feet New Member

    Have a look at the "Well, I did it!" thread in General section, Sakura.

    ** Gently pets ego ** :twisted: :lol:
     
  5. jamaicanspice

    jamaicanspice New Member

    :lol: :lol:
     
  6. Sakura

    Sakura New Member

    *nods and grins* I must go see that!!! :D Ah, ha!! I see you are petting your Ego! See, isn't it great?! *pets hers and smiles as it purrs* Ahhh, instant gratification! :lol: 8)

    Actually, this wasn't by dance, but I had a snake pay me a *lovely* compliment tonight! And before any of you go, " :shock: :shock: :shock: WHAT?!!" I'll explain: I was over at my friend Zack's house for an end of the year bonfire with a bunch of friends, and towards the end, near about 9:30, we went inside. Well, his little sister and brother have snakes, and they let me hold them!!

    Point: I. LOVE. Snakes!!!! :D :D :D :D :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: They're so soft and smooth, and cuddly, and cute!!!!! :D

    Well, anyway, I asked his sister to let me hold her snake, Charlotte, again, and after a little bit, she asked to take her back to her cage; so, begrudingly, I complied.... The funny thing is, is that after we finally got Charlotte all the way on to her hands, she turned around and zoomed right back onto mine!! *beaming* I felt sooooo happy! She also wouldn't leave my hands the first time I had her; cause my friends Alex (girl) and John wanted to hold her, but she wouldn't go onto their hands! :twisted: :D :D :D :banana: :banana: :banana: I'm sooo happy!!!!

    Sakura Kitty :kitty:

    (PS-I'm also rather happy 'cause my 'niichan (older brother) just bought me some Coca-Cola in the bottles! =^____^=

    PPS-Have fun on your Salsa Night, JS! I wish I could be there too! :cry: :D )
     
  7. dancin_feet

    dancin_feet New Member

    Animal compliments are the best, aren't they? You know they are always genuine. Though snakes are one of those creatures I would be happy to never come across in my lifetime *shudder*.
     
  8. Sakura

    Sakura New Member

    *nod nod* Definitely! :D 8)

    :shock: :shock: :shock: Awwwww! Why not?!?! Reptiles, *ESPECIALLY* Snakes, are the best! :D :D

    Sakura Kitty :kitty:
     
  9. dancin_feet

    dancin_feet New Member

    I much prefer cute and fluffy ...... :wink:
     
  10. Sakura

    Sakura New Member

    :cry: :cry: Snakes are cute....!!!!!!!! *sniffle* You're gonna make them feel bad! :wink:

    Sakura Kitty :kitty:
     
  11. squirrel

    squirrel New Member

    Snakes are ok... at least you know what to expect of them ! :roll:

    I don't like octopus... all those arms around me while I dance... grrr... :x :evil:
     
  12. Sakura

    Sakura New Member

    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

    Sakura Kitty :kitty:
     
  13. jamaicanspice

    jamaicanspice New Member

    :shock: hmmmmmmmmmm :roll: sounds like a couple guys I've seen at the club :?
     
  14. Sakura

    Sakura New Member

    :lol: , JS! Btw, awesome new avatar! :wink: I love it! :twisted: 8)

    Sakura Kitty :kitty:
     
  15. jamaicanspice

    jamaicanspice New Member

    8) *with an Audrey Hepburn drawl* thank you dahlin'...I picked it up on the way in the other day...thought it looked rather smashing on me 8) :wink: :D
     
  16. Sakura

    Sakura New Member

    *is suddenly reminded of the Carol Burnett Show's take on Gone With The Wind* Like the Curtains, eh? :lol: :lol: :wink:

    Sakura Kitty :kitty:
     
  17. jamaicanspice

    jamaicanspice New Member

    exactly dahlin! 8) :lol:
     
  18. Sakura

    Sakura New Member

    *laughs -- then continues with a light southern drawl* There are those days when I find myself wantin' to be back home in the South; my beloved Tennessee, I know She misses me! *draws out a fan and sighs while fanning* :roll: :roll: 8)

    Sakura Kitty :kitty:

    (PS- "I wish I was in the land of cotton; old times there are not forgotten: look away! Look away! Look away, Dixie Land!"

    Funny that this was actually written by a New Yorker either just before or right at the start of the Civil War. When the South adopted the tune, this man reportedly said, "...I'll be damned if I wrote it..."

    :D This Non-sensible, Tid-bit of the day was brought to you by my mass of Civil War knowledge! Back to Dance topics now...)
     
  19. jamaicanspice

    jamaicanspice New Member

    *image comes to mind of salsa being danced back in the days of the Civil War*

    oh my 8) *continues with Audrey Hepburn voice* what a simply splendid idea my dear!! Can you imagine the absolute shock of it all!! :lol: :wink:
     
  20. Sakura

    Sakura New Member

    :lol: :lol: :lol: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: That's a *GREAT* image! *slight southern drawl* I do believe that is a great idea, ma'am! But could you imagine tryin' to do Latin hip motion in those great, big dresses?!?!? :shock: :shock: :shock: I feel sorry for the leads who would be trampled to death by the skirts when doin' spins! :lol: :twisted: :lol: :twisted:

    However, I do declare that it might be fun to do at least once, when given a wide birth and a good Gentleman. *fans herself* :wink:

    Sakura Kitty :kitty:
     

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