We have now done two comps in a row The first one was a small local comp and we did not place at all. It was so disappointing as we dance very well. We always seem to be the public favorite and the comments come back saying I dont know why you dont place you are the only ones on the floor that dance with such passion. We were so annoyed that we said perhaps we wont dance the local ones any more if they are going to judge that way.
some vindication was that on the week-end just gone we danced in Tasmania and the couple that beat us at home did not touch us interstate. But still the results did not again reflect our dancing. We made both finals for the styles that we do but placed 6 for the Standard and 5th for the New Vogue. Again I had a competitor come up to me and ask if I was happy with the results and I said well I cant see the others dance so I dont know, I thought we dance well? He said well I placed you second you danced very well. Another couple came up and said you were robbed. When we looked at the results again one of our local judges was at that comp and again marks us down over her own couples she had three on the floor and other couple that goes to her studio for lessons when they come to our state, they all got the first four marks so the best we got was 5 and then other judges from one state did the same and judges from another area all gave us good marks. So you just dont know how to take that.
I will just keep doing what I do and have to rely on our coaches, I cant see why I need to shop around have have lessons with eveyone just to get their vote. I either dance good enough or not.
Still we made two finals so I am proud of that