Recent content by ballroomboilergirl

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    DF: the movie!!!

    This is a game my friends and I always used to play...we hypothesize who would play us if someone made a movie about our lives, what kind of movie it would be, etc. So I thought it would be fun to imagine what a movie about DF would be like! In my humble opinion, I don't think the movie...
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    Keeping the cost down

    Hahahahaha...as a broke college student I am the EPITOME of someone who has to watch the cost of their dancing :lol: You know what I did to offset all my dancing expenses? I took on another job :shock: This is not unheard of on my team...we are all such dance junkies that we all work stiffs...
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    Is there any hope for me???

    Welcome to the forums, turtle!!! I too am a freshman in college...not far from you, at Purdue University! :lol: I'm also a member of the Purdue Ballroom Dance Competition Team, which is made of college students that dance competitively against other college teams across the country. In fact...
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    Hustle music

    I absolutely LOVE Hustle...it's my favorite "fun dance" (I compete, so a "fun dance" to me is any dance that is held at comps that has no definite syllabus or skill level) So if anyone ever wants to talk Hustle, I'm here!!! :D Luckily, I keep a pretty good collection of Hustle music to...
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    New Never-ending Word Game

    Swing Kitten, though, watched movies starring salsachinita doing delicious undulations. She typically made three tantalizing gestures. First, lifting her leg while balancing a full glass of bubbly champagne on her forehead as well. Second, shaking shimmying shoulders spin spontaniously amidst...
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    Summer Dance Plans

    No big dancing plans for the summer as of yet...I'm still wrapped up in dancing this semester! :-P Probably just taking a lot of rhythm and latin lessons back home in Indy with Dan and Nicole, and hopefully a few standard and smooth lessons with Gert Roslender as well, since I won't be all...
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    Making the most of partner practice

    I posted this test in a thread a long time ago, but I don't think very many people read it...anyway, here it is again, I think it really applies to getting the most out of working with a partner... Earlier in the semester I attended a workshop for new competitiors held by my faculty...
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    Tips on Maintaining Connection

    Dave and I have run into a proverbial wall as of late: we altogether lack connection. You know, that certain tension both parties maintain in their hands, arms, and body that ensures effective lead and follow. Sometimes we start out with good connection and then lose it the minute we do...
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    Puerto Rico

    Has anyone ever heard the song "Puerto Rico" by Vaya Con Dios? Its a really haunting american style rumba that I have absolutely fallen in love with...one of the couples on my team is doing an exhibition rumba to it at our spring callout this Thursday. Anyway, I managed to find it on Kazaa, but...
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    competition feedback

    I agree for the most part Vince...MOST judges do not, as they are incredibly (and understandably) concernced with preserving their professional credibility. Who wants to hire a crooked judge for their comp? :roll: In fact, at the comp my team hosts, three of the judges are also three of...
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    How to choreograph a routine

    I personally don't use routines YET (our head coach likes the Newcomer and Bronze couples to learn sound lead/follow techniques before jumping into choreography), but the members of my team that do usually have Dan, one of our coaches, choreograph something for them. A few have choreographed...
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    A Place to Vent

    Ugh. This is quite possibly the BIGGEST issue I have come to have with ballroom dancing. Again, it sucks being the youngest member of a college ballroom dance team, especially when you can't go out salsa dancing with everyone after practice :cry: I agree totally with SwinginBoo...we need...
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    I'm back...anyone care to update me?

    Hahahaha...no, nothing like it Jen, thank goodness! :lol: Callouts in general are basically informational meetings that clubs hold just to get people interested in their organization and let them know what they're all about. I personally think our callouts are the best on campus...we hold them...
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    How old are you?

    I feel for all you 18 (and under!) year olds out there, for I too (and Neodevin, who is 13 hours my senior :lol: ) am in the A range...but only for 21 more days :D Trust me: when you are the youngest person on a collegiate ballroom dance team, you count down the days until your next birthday...
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    I'm back...anyone care to update me?

    Hey all, sorry I haven't posted all week...this was the first week of the second semester of classes for me :shock: Plus I am starting a new job and the team has been practicing for our spring callout, which is Thursday...its so weird, 4 months ago I watched the team at their fall callout and...