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    Beating your friend at dance

    Welcome to the DF forum @johannliebert. I have not seen posts about hip hop on this forum... yet. There could be some. (I did not search.) But I like your spirit and the idea of thinking in terms of a year and the challenge you have set for yourselves. I wish you - and her - luck.
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    Ballroom VLOG(s)

    Obligatory kitten footage at 0:53 Thank you @KMAtkinson Every ballroom vlog needs a kitten.
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    Looking for developers to help with a new, open-source, and free competition management system

    I'm suggesting that not every user would want to use the full stack. If you design the system, or set of systems, such that others can write their application on top of it then you might have more users. Conversely, if your UI turns out to be more useable, and allows data draw from other back...
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    Looking for developers to help with a new, open-source, and free competition management system

    Yes, model the data and be sure everyone sees that the same way. Like I am sure others have, I've gone thru in my mind all the 1:1's the 1:n's and the n:n's, what the FK's and PK's would be, how to handle outlier cases without breaking the data model. And each perspective would need to...
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    Looking for developers to help with a new, open-source, and free competition management system

    I suggest developing separate systems which each do only one piece and use each other thru web services: Registrar (account/membership*/eligibility*, event entries, billing/payment), Scrutineer (heat lists, on-site add/drop, merging/splitting heats-on-the-floor, deck captain lists, lists for...
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    Looking for developers to help with a new, open-source, and free competition management system

    Or, maybe he really just likes coding. You know? Coding is fun. And group coding projects can be fun (... and not, sometimes). The big advantage I see to an open project is it is more likely to offer its API to interface with other systems, such as a global results ranking. Say, for hypothetical...
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    Exercise/Diet Support Group

    Yes @Wannabe Triple Threat. Agreed on both counts. When I was regularly working out, outside of dance, the strength did help a lot. And not carrying the extra weight helped. This time around the workout buddy idea backfired. Ended up spending all my gym time teaching them dance instead of...
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    Exercise/Diet Support Group

    Yes good advice, spot on. Thank you @RiseNFall. I'm remembering now how this goes, having been thru this cycle many times. And actually having done the exercise will really feel like reward enough. I'm now remembering years ago when I needed to resume exercising that my first small goal was...
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    Exercise/Diet Support Group

    How to get past the "I should exercise" and even the "I want to exercise" to the actual "I exercised today"? Once I fell out of the exercise habit I have struggled to climb back into the saddle, so to speak. Well, since it included cycling, I suppose literally as well. I actually do enjoy...
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    How tight should practice shoes be?

    I buy my leather practice shoes firm, not pinching tight but not at all loose. Then as the leather gives with age I wear a thicker sock, rotating the old pair as backup (to keep in the car in case I forget my newer ones.) I wear a 5 in the Supadance 1026 but my newest shoes are Diamont, more...
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    Sprucing up my Standard gown - sewing questions!

    I suggest the front be tacked-down if lying below the neckline. Having the back strands swing free is a good plan. I like this idea. I agree with @bia.
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    First competition.

    and I forgot to say you two look great! Well done.
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    Ballroom VLOG(s)

    Enjoyed episode #14 seeing you two compete. Well done. :)
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    First competition.

    Yes I can believe that is normal for your first competition. Stride length matters less than how you stride, such as footwork, timing, alignment, body position, especially at pre-bronze. Later you'll have more swing to your stride and the fun of that will show in your face. :) (Speaking only...
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    What I Learned At My Last Comp

    Learned at last weekend's comp: (1) Our stamina is gone, not just mine, of which I was aware, but also partner's. 11 Standard events, 10 of which were in a row, had us breathing more heavily than earlier in the season. I know why that is for me, as I have been training a lot less. But my...
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