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    College Competitions for Amateurs

    the competition I was speaking about is called the Cackalacky Beginner Challenge and it is being held Feb 4, 2017 in Raleigh (NC State) in the Talley Student Union building. I presume it is okay to post the information here. You can find the information on Facebook. It will be beginner and...
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    "Doctor Shoes" Gratitude thread for December 2016

    I would like to start a gratitude thread for this Holiday Season. Here's why: Life for me has changed dramatically since 2013 when I liquidated my business, sold my belongings, packed my bags and moved 750 miles to start a new life. It has continued to change this year. I see now that...
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    College Competitions for Amateurs

    Thanks all for your replies; all graciously received and gratefully acknowledged (ell be it in sum). I am in Raleigh and have not competed or done any showcases since I left Massachusetts (December 2013). Dancing in Boston was such a great experience I was spoiled. There is actually a...
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    College Competitions for Amateurs

    How popular are the college competitions for non student amateurs? I am in the North Carolina and my only experience was in New England. I would love to see competitive amateur dancing more active in the south but not sure how it will be received. My other motive is I am considering dancing at...
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    best pro-am competition in Boston

    Dean, you should never be required to wear a tail suit, especially if you are new. If you are newcomer, I believe the entry to BBC&C for newcomer also includes 2 free single dance entries, if you are dancing newcomer. Just an afterthought.
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    Shoe recommendations for problem feet

    you can also send me the information on what you have bought for brands, styles, and sizes. I may be able to help. Private message me though. (ttlead@comcast.net) is my email.
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    Shoe recommendations for problem feet

    I am not running my store anymore (at least for now) so I cannot really help but as far as wobbly (ankle stability) I can tell you that you should only dance in a shoe that offers an arch strap ( wraps around the arch of the foot). Many women try to wear the strap around the ankle and it does...
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    best pro-am competition in Boston

    Hmmm, Boston is up and coming for competitions and regretfully I moved to North Carolina this year. They are all good competition but I can tell you that the BBC &C (Boston Ballroom Conference and Competition) has grown every year and last September it moved into the Park Plaza. The venue is...
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    Reviews on men's standard shoes?

    The shoe needs to fit the foot. Very Fine are good if on a budget *(sorry Dr Dance that you had a bad experience) but you must be the upper line not the cheapest. Go with their CD line only (Competitive Dancer). Ray Rose Windrush are great if you want patent leather, Supadance good but prices...
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    pre-competition disorder

    you may have decided it was "important" that you do well. I rarely get nervous now because I just tell myself it is not that important. Get nervous about surgery, major dental work but tests, competitions, new experiences? Those should be savored and enjoyed; like a date with a hot new partner...
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    Julia Ivleva fund

    Have added a link on our home page to a U Tube video of Julia and Igor dancing to Nirvana at the OSB. Pretty creative but funny to see them all punked up while dancing a Quick Step. RIP Julia. Here is the video link. I hope adding this link is okay, Dance Forums. It is not advertising.
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    Julia Ivleva fund

    I want offer my deepest condolences to Igor and Julia's family. I am very saddened by this news. We have dedicated our home page to the memory of Julia and her life. We have truly lost one of our great dancers in the prime of her life. All advertising has been removed from our home page and they...
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    Donating Dancesport Wear to College Teams

    We are unable to give away additional merchandise as we have already gone over budget but I am more than happy to offer ridiculously low prices on the practice wear I have in stock. If any teams are interested in maybe 30% off my regular prices you may private message me and I can send a list of...
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    Collegiate Competition Attire

    yeah, Larinda, me too. :rolleyes:
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    Collegiate Competition Attire

    Sure Joe, I guess he could have danced in his favorite furry slippers or a pair of flipflops too. I wouldn't recommend that either.