Recent content by novellsk8

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    A dancer's list of resolutions - 2015

    Good job RiseNFall! I like that idea - will start keeping track of practice and lesson sessions as well. :)
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    A dancer's list of resolutions - 2015

    Thanks Jiwinco for your response (and everyone else!) This is extremely helpful. :)
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    A dancer's list of resolutions - 2015

    As always, spoken with much wisdom. Thanks Fascination and Rels 77. I think I have gotten a good sense to the answer of my question. Budget is a wide range - and I think it will be too tough to put a range to it. It really is personal preference and depends on how much you can afford, and how...
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    A dancer's list of resolutions - 2015

    Thanks for your note Zhena. Yes I totally agree with you - and please, in no way did I ask or intended to ask how much money other people have available. To clarify, I wanted to understand what is a realistic budget for someone who would like to compete, takes dancing seriously but yet, do not...
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    A dancer's list of resolutions - 2015

    This is great! Btw - I would like to take a poll from all seasoned dancers (esp pro-am dancers), what's a realistic annual budget (or what have you been incurring)? Now, I know this is going to vary drastically and depends on multitude of factors, such as # of lessons, coaches rate, pro-am vs...
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    USA Dance Nationals 2014

    Thank you very much everyone! This is such a great community :)
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    USA Dance Nationals 2014

    Thanks for all your responses. To help clarify - he is a pro. So... i am still not sure which is nationals for pro-am that competes with a pro. Also, where/ how can i get familiar with the various dance bodies USDA, vs others?
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    USA Dance Nationals 2014

    Hey all, sorry i am trying to find some information relating to Nationals.... Are there pro-am or is it just am-am? I.e. Manhattan Amateur Classic (since the name suggested that it may just be Amateurs only)... but again, i dont know. If anyone could shed some light that will be greaT!!Thanks all
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    wondering if ill ever find the right partner

    Hello - what type of partners are you seeking for? (i.e. what level, gender, location, height preferences and goals?)
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    How are your practices going?

    Hello, how long does it usuallytake you and your partner to get accustomed to a routine? I.e. from time of learning to be very comfortable with it. I know it's subjective, but would be great to know. thanks!
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    The Wonderful World of Ballroom International Samba

    This is the perfect thread of the perfect day! 7 years ago when I first started Intl Latin and with a partner, Samba was my least favorite. I think mainly because we were rushing through it to make it in time for competition and I think partly too becuase of the instruction... After quitting...
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    Meet up in NYC?

    Hey FoxTrotExtrovert! Welcome to DF :) CCDance and I met up yesterday and it was great!! We had quite a bit in common and found a new friend :) Where do you dance?
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    Coaches and Lessons

    Thanks !! This is very helpful. I am going to start trying a group lesson female coach. I just spoke to another dancer yesterday who also mentioned the same thing. It's great to hear from allof you experienced dancers out there! :)
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    Capitol Dancesport 2014

    Good luck everyone!
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    Coaches and Lessons

    Wow, thanks everyone!! This is very helpful. I have just requested for my 45 mins private lesson to be increased to 1 hour, and I like the idea of having non-consecutive lessons. To answer your questions, I do solo practices whenever I can. Still learning the ropes but hope to be better...