Recent content by Sania

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    Sprucing up my Standard gown - sewing questions!

    Meh - Those dresses were super heavy, and had mega shoulder drapes in addition to the feathers - they tended to overwhelm the dancer inside Not that you couldn’t have a much lighter more attractive gown with feathers on it nowadays…
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    IDS vs. Ray Rose vs. Aida Latin Shoes

    Interesting! Did they finally start listening to their customer base? I will probably stay with the IDS Flavia, as the fit is perfect for me and the price is quite reasonable too. I would be very interested to hear if you try the new Ray Rose style and what you think, as I recall that we had...
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    emotions in ballroom dancing

    I always feel that I am channelling John whenever I MC - or even sometimes when I DJ for socials :)
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    Need to know if these songs work for my upcoming recital

    Waltzes - dark waltz - Victoria Tocca version - you will need to slow it down Una furtiva lagrima by Izzy Il Gladiatore- Russell Watson - ultimate ballroom album 13 (I think)
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    Need to know if these songs work for my upcoming recital

    Hella good by no doubt is a killer cha cha
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    Professional Hair/Makeup Prices

    I've had Stefan - his work is beautiful
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    IDS vs. Ray Rose vs. Aida Latin Shoes

    You should be able to return to them if you ordered from England
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    ballroom music and technology - what works best?

    Just bought music mills - Will be interested to check it out, as I occasionally DJ for socials
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    Why do you dance (competitive ballroom)? Why you compete?

    You're not paying $1000 for 10 minutes of dancing - you're paying $1000 as the culmination of a focused process of several months of work, personal growth, etc. I need a goal to focus my dancing and competition works beautifully. But it also gives me an opportunity to perform with heightened...
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    Standard Shoes - court only?

    Totally concur! The need for straps can be a foot shape issue, not poor technique. I like the kind with the diagonal straps – I think they're quite pretty and very comfortable
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    Whining Thread #2

    Or Texas ;) I also have cats so I would never complain about car hair on your practice attire :)
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    Standard Shoes - court only?

    My feet are very narrow at the heel and wide across the toe – I cannot even wear pumps in street shoes without walking out of them – so I have a strap on my standard shoes
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    IDS vs. Ray Rose vs. Aida Latin Shoes

    I have and like the IDS heel which is flared. I haven't tried the elite.
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    Happy and/or Random Thoughts #3

    That's how I feel about my winter clothes here in Texas :)