General Dance Discussion > You Know you are Addicted to Dancing when...

Discussion in 'General Dance Discussion' started by DanceMentor, Apr 13, 2003.

  1. LDD

    LDD Member

    ^ THIS!!! Only difference for me is job instead of college. Love this thread. The amount of craziness here just boosted my dance fever even more!
  2. Loki

    Loki Well-Known Member

    Before looking at possible transfers or other job opportunities, I check how it might affect dancing.

    Different studio? How many studios nearby? Have to miss things because of a longer commute / different hours? Comps in the town or nearby? (I'm not so addicted that I'll fly cross-country for a comp unless there are other reasons for going, although spectating at Blackpool is on the bucket list.) Social venues?
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  3. LDD

    LDD Member

    LOL that's exactly me. I'm going for an interview tomorrow and if the working hour ends too late for my dance class which is at 7 pm, I'll give it a miss.
  4. FancyFeet

    FancyFeet Well-Known Member

    When your studio switches the schedule for group classes around (and adds a few), and you spend hours making a colour-coded schedule mapping out how busy the floor will be to try and revise your weekly practice times... and when you can only find room for about 5 hours total while respecting the guidelines/rules about practice length and day-job imposed time of day constraints, and no workable space for your second lesson, you take the charts to your pro for input and advice... and while explaining the situation to him, you have a not-so-little meltdown, complete with crocodile tears.

    (This may or may not have happened yesterday. Meltdown partly influenced by late-night exhaustion and a healthy dose of PMS, but still... poor pro :oops:)
  5. GGinrhinestones

    GGinrhinestones Well-Known Member

    You see a staged photo of two ballroom dancers dancing on a beach and all you can think is, "oh my goodness, she's going to RUIN her shoes!"
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  6. j_alexandra

    j_alexandra Well-Known Member

    It snows 2" between 6 am and 9 am and you clear off a 300 foot driveway so you can make it to your 10 am lesson. Instead of staying warm inside.
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  7. RiseNFall

    RiseNFall Well-Known Member

    A couple of days ago I was out doing errands while it was snowing and began to realize that road conditions were getting questionable. Do I cancel my lesson later in the day? No! I immediately called the studio to move it enough earlier that I could get there and home safely. I still haven't managed to finish the errands I was in the middle of….
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  8. scullystwin42

    scullystwin42 Well-Known Member

    We need our own meme! image.jpg
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  9. scullystwin42

    scullystwin42 Well-Known Member

    Or alternatively:
  10. Squall

    Squall Member

    Ballroom dance students be like

    What broken leg
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  11. ralf

    ralf Active Member

    As I frequently say: If you're cold, you're not dancing enough!
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  12. Sabriel

    Sabriel New Member

    You close the fridge with an arabesque
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  13. MaggieMoves

    MaggieMoves Well-Known Member

    Guilty, especially last winter!
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  14. Lioness

    Lioness Well-Known Member

    On the other side...spending 5 nights a week in Australian summer in a studio with no air conditioning...

    DP and coaches have all learned how much I can sweat, lol.
  15. MaggieMoves

    MaggieMoves Well-Known Member

    When you're looking at wedding venues not by overall capacity or price per person, but the size of their dance floor. :D
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  16. Loki

    Loki Well-Known Member

    Amazing how small most floors are at weddings. But the centers are usually occupied by clots of unattached young females shimmying for the unattached young males who are circling the herd, so dancing on the carpet is not unusual anyway.
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  17. MaggieMoves

    MaggieMoves Well-Known Member

    Entirely true @Loki , which is why my dance floor will be huge!
  18. DWise1

    DWise1 Well-Known Member

    You avoid a terrible accident with grace.

    Between two shopping malls, we have a bridge. One day during Xmas shopping, we had heavy rain. I got to the other side and was walking across the waxed and polished marble floor to the escalator when my foot hit a wet spot and immediately my foot slipped out from under me and I was going down.

    I remained calm throughout. Immediately, my supporting leg softened and I descended by folding my supporting leg beneath me. My butt never hit the floor, but rather I extended my arm out to steady myself -- finger-tip control with my palm never contacting the floor.

    Without my dance experience, I have no idea how that would have played out.
  19. Loki

    Loki Well-Known Member

    Knew a blackbelt who was run off the road on his motorcylce. When he hit the ground, his training kicked in and he rolled through the impact. He was convinced that saved him from a broken neck.
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  20. Mr 4 styles

    Mr 4 styles Well-Known Member

    You book a second comp before you have even danced the first one
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