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    Uncontested heats - how to be sure there will be competition at the competition

    Same. Nearly every comp I've been to has this in their rules and no one ever does it. On the pro-am side, it's usually conflicts with the pros that prevents them from doing it - multiple students in multiple levels for multiple pros makes it all very complicated.
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    Happy and/or Random Thoughts #3

    So random - just came back from a meeting to 2 different messages from people I don't actually know all that well asking if I am doing hair at a comp in a nearby city this weekend. (I'm not.) One followed up asking if I'd do it here before they go. (Maybe. I'll call them after work.) When...
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    Whining Thread #2

    Why is it so hot in my office today?
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    Whining Thread #2

    And now my car needs new brakes. Sigh. Hopefully my kettle dying was the 3rd major repair/replace (because things come in threes)... 'cause I cannot handle another repair/replace that stretches into 4 digits without completely losing my sh*t. Silver lining: the "your brakes are completely...
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    First competition.

    These may help: https://www.danceforums.com/threads/big-guy-has-doubts-about-competing.47719/ https://www.dance-forums.com/threads/first-pro-am-comp.7238/ https://www.dance-forums.com/threads/clothes-for-a-first-competition.47047/...
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    how are your lessons going? thread II

    First lesson back post comp... refreshingly normal. No conversation part 2, no accusations, no crying, no fighting.... just video and excitement, pride and plans (pro) / peeking through fingers and explanations of tipsy weekend video-watching to desensitize (me). Then some fixing of bits...
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    Best Compliment(s) You've Ever Gotten On Your Dancing

    From a pro at my recent comp: "You're a beautiful dancer. We were dancing against you, and I wished we weren't, because I was trying to watch you while we were dancing. Your extension - your head looks like it is going to float away." From another dancer, same comp: "I saw you warming up, and...
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    how are your lessons going? thread II

    You don't need an excuse to do what is right for you. I'm on a break right now. My explanation: "I'm taking the week off. See you next week." (He might not, but that's a whole other story.) The last time I didn't take advantage of a coaching opportunity: "I'm going to pass, but thank you for...
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    Black Gowns (and other ways to shoot yourself in the foot)

    I wanted to revisit this, as I just competed in all black. Unstoned, even. Apparently, we pulled focus just fine ;) The dress also got more compliments in a single competition than I think I have ever gotten on all my dresses combined. It's leading me to believe that maybe, sometimes, in the...
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    Too much routine reliance

    Tough. For even minor changes, you have to decide what you want to change, research options, try out options, pick the new choreo and then rehearse it until it is performance/competition ready - preferably enough that it happens without you consciously thinking about it. I just competed a new...
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    pre-competition disorder

    LOL. You have no idea how much agonizing went into me being able to express myself like that. I'm terrible about putting me first, and setting boundaries, but I'm working on it. And @RiseNFall I think much the same... but giving him that point cost me nothing and it really didn't matter to me...
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    Viennese Waltz: The Close Body Contact is Insane

    For me the difference is whether it's a one-off or a recurring incident. A one-off, you apologize and excuse yourself immediately - leave with no explanation, claim a bathroom break, fake an injury, whatever - no worries. Embarrassing, yes, and inappropriate, yes, but I realize it happens...
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    pre-competition disorder

    So, we didn't manage to connect for coffee, but spent almost an hour on the phone. The conversation went around a bit, as it tends to do, but I am getting better at not letting him derail me, so we got somewhere. (He likes to counterattack with 'I'm offended that you're upset/by what you are...
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    Viennese Waltz: The Close Body Contact is Insane

    Try this for a similar discussion: https://www.danceforums.com/threads/how-do-deal-with-a-situation-where-you-dance-partner-turns-you-on.47057/ Short answer. It happens. We all deal. Also, the VW position isn't any different than the typical standard hold... not sure why it's bothering you...
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    pre-competition disorder

    We don't agree on a specific quote, but I know the anticipated number of nights in a hotel and the method of travel before I agree to go (it was one, and car, in this case). Aside from that, I know how he calculates per diem and dances, so I can estimate pretty accurately. I'm still furious...