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 on: May 30, 2015, 06:18:49 AM 
Started by elisedance - Last post by elisedance
I hope not. Personally, though I may only drop by every so often now, i hope PDO stays as is. It's still my number one place to go when I'm missing dancing. I love going back through the old (and any new) topics and getting back into the dancer frame of mind. And reading up on how the PDO family is going, those that still drop by. Family, to me, that's what we are, though we may not catch up often, when we do it's always fun.

Hi BW, I feel the same way but its hard to justify the costs (I have to pay for the internet hosting; we don't have advertizing) if no one drops in and posts here.  Curiously, after weeks of no one we just had two new members sign up - I hope they follow up and say hello - I'm a bit tired of just hearing my echo!

And now we are back again because this is far more satisfying that elsewhere... Just hope we can get a few more to return and those coming in as guests to participate.
By the way, sorry I missed your post I don't know why it didn't register...

I've been a bit absent myself - I'm an admin on FB-violinists too and that has 12,000 members (but obviously not all active) so it takes rather a lot of my spare time.

 on: May 30, 2015, 06:15:35 AM 
Started by elisedance - Last post by elisedance
I can think of a few couples in the US that continued to compete later than most. Some switched partners a time or two (or more) during their careers and then later went on to dance Pro/Am which to me seems a heck of a lot more physically exhausting than Pro/Pro.  Especially for them men doing round after round, dance after dance at different levels with many different ladies ... UGH...

Not for the faint of heart - which is why the top pros have a 'stable' of just a few top females.  They can charge a lot and not dance too much!  When I competed with Anton we had the problem that the pro-am championship was often close to the pro one - and he would worry about exhaustion (yup, I made him work!!  Smiley ) so we avoided comps where they were scheduled together.

 on: May 30, 2015, 06:13:04 AM 
Started by phoenix13 - Last post by elisedance
I've read that there are two sources of the smell - one is, yes, your feet but the other is the glue that was used to stick the insole in place.  This can break down and produce a ghastly odor.  I'm pretending mine is due to the latter Cheesy

 on: May 30, 2015, 06:11:34 AM 
Started by dancinginthemoonlight - Last post by elisedance
Admirable - but of course you have to have the resources and time to pull it off.  I wonder if any women marry solely to get a partner Smiley

 on: May 30, 2015, 06:10:12 AM 
Started by phoenix13 - Last post by elisedance
It may be in my blood, but that's where its staying for now.  I'm afraid I got jaded - most of the time you have to blinker yourself to the harsh reality that dancing is a first and foremost a business.  Or course thats true for most of the arts, without business you could not support the pros that keep it top rate but few arts have our version of pro-am which is its own kettle of fisn...

 on: May 30, 2015, 06:08:00 AM 
Started by elisedance - Last post by elisedance
I wonder if there are more written in russian - seems that danceport is so much more popular over there; just look at all the comps on DSI

 on: May 30, 2015, 06:06:35 AM 
Started by elisedance - Last post by elisedance
And how did your favorite couple do?  Anton Lebedev and Anna Borsch, the Canadian standard champs, came in 16 - which was 4 higher than last year.  Another 4 years they should come in 1st Cheesy

 on: May 30, 2015, 06:05:23 AM 
Started by elisedance - Last post by elisedance
Well the big news wasn't really in the results (were there ANY surprises?? More below...) but in the retirement of 8 year latin champions. 

But how can the results be so consistent comp to comp?  Are the dancers abilities that set in stone and that reliable even if they have a good or a bad day?   I just find it too repeatable to be the only factor.

 on: May 29, 2015, 12:04:32 AM 
Started by elisedance - Last post by QPO
indeed. I feel the Arunas and Katusha will do the same thing this year. let someone else have it and concentrate on their teaching.

 on: May 28, 2015, 11:55:29 PM 
Started by QPO - Last post by QPO
I heard Michael and Joanna are retiring from competition. They have their farewell letter on the web.

Riccardo won't show up in the early rounds.  I think they join only in the quarter-finals since he's with the same partner as last year. 

Ok that makes sense. well he may have a chance to be the champion now! seems to go that way. I wonder if Arunas  and Katusha will retire as well

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