General Dance Discussion > So ... how was your dance weekend?

Discussion in 'General Dance Discussion' started by pygmalion, May 16, 2004.

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  1. Sabor

    Sabor New Member

    newbies, intermediate and advanced.. they all would be intimidated (if in different ways/aspects) if it in their nature to do so.. i think its essentially a personality trait .. and its common ofcourse

    besides.. i actually am intimidating in a number of ways.. i know that.. but its how i'm made.. not by bad intention.. altho i'm refereshed by people who aren't so easily affected and enjoy dancing with them sooo much more
  2. mamboqueen

    mamboqueen Well-Known Member

    Hey - good for you! Have a fun time. (Kinda silly to say, I *know* you will!)
  3. luh

    luh Active Member

    this weekend i had a dance with a new follower, and it was one of the best dances that evening.
  4. Sagitta

    Sagitta Well-Known Member

    no dancing this past weekend. :-( (But bought a scooter! ;-))
  5. africana

    africana New Member

    wow sag that's brave!
  6. luh

    luh Active Member

    BDAY - and I'm gonna go dancing - i hope i'm gonna get a bday-jam! :)
    oh- and on the way i'll get the driving licence.
  7. leftfeetnyc

    leftfeetnyc New Member

    I had a wonderful and horrid dance weekend.

    I went off to a competition and Friday night a dancer I really trusted and respected (he's intermediate, I'm novice....swing, not ballroom) decided mid-dance to offer me advice. It turned out to be very tactless, rude and insulting, more a criticism than advice.

    Having been frustrated lately, off I went to the bathroom, cried. Went to my room, cried.

    Woke up in the morning with fierce determination, and proceeded to to do very well in the prelims and make finals. The few people who heard the story all came to my rescue saying I was doing well (including some pros) and that it was an issue he had with his dancing, not me.

    Proceeded to place 5th overall, came home jumped a plateau level and have two local pros willing to work with me more than they have.

    From my understanding, some of the sabatoge/cattiness isn't uncommon to ballroom (based on everyone telling me Strictly Ballroom is pretty accurate) but in swing it is uncommon to have such blatent attempts at putting fellow dancers down. On the plus side, if I do well my next two competitions I get to move up a division.
  8. Sagitta

    Sagitta Well-Known Member

    porquoi? porque? Why?
  9. Sagitta

    Sagitta Well-Known Member

    Aha! Now I know why MQ said what she did in the happy b'day thread. :)
  10. RIdancer82

    RIdancer82 New Member

    I think it sounds fun!:)
  11. RIdancer82

    RIdancer82 New Member

    You sooo don't even want to get me started on guys like that!!! :mad:
  12. Sagitta

    Sagitta Well-Known Member

    semahani RI. Glad that you did well in comp. :)

    Now me I'm having a ball. Friday a little dancing and a performance tonight in Binghamton at a charity casino night. Get in free (usually 50 dollar tickets) to perform..and can do a little gambling/eating/dancing... I'm looking forward to this.
  13. RIdancer82

    RIdancer82 New Member

    Went to the Johnson & Wales dance last night. There was a good showing of the other RI and MA teams and it was alot of fun! Planning on taking it easy tonight though, since I don't want to overdo it just yet and risk making my back worse instead of better.
  14. Sagitta

    Sagitta Well-Known Member

    I agree now... I think by the time I am done I'm going to have bruises all over. But it will be worth it.
  15. Sagitta

    Sagitta Well-Known Member

    Yeah. definitely not. Speaking of backs my right is aching from lifting my scooter my over and over!! All 341 pounds of it.
  16. Indiana_Jay

    Indiana_Jay Active Member

    What happened to your back, RI?
  17. jhpark

    jhpark Member

    Friday was rather blah, but Saturday was rather good.

    I'm still at the point where my dancing is more dependent on the ability of my follows than I'd like it to be. I guess that'll change with more experience.
  18. RIdancer82

    RIdancer82 New Member

    I injured it about a month ago helping my friend move her couch. I didn't think it was serious so I kept dancing anyway. (even though it was painful and virtually impossible for me to execute things correctly) Apparantly I really overdid it last weekend though and couldn't walk on monday morning. So I finally went to the doctor and found out that I had inflamed the major nerves in my back and was dangerously close to getting pinched nerves.... not strained muscles like I originally thought. So, I took the week off from dancing (with the exception of that dance) and will probly take most of this week off as well to play it safe. But, it's feeling soooooo much better now!!!!

    The no dancing thing has been driving me absolutely crazy though!!!!
  19. Sagitta

    Sagitta Well-Known Member

    Had a good time last night...though realized that I must practice my ballroom dancing...
  20. Sagitta

    Sagitta Well-Known Member

    Might get a chance to doa little AT tonight...

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