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 91 
 on: June 07, 2014, 10:56:17 PM 
Started by QPO - Last post by Rugby
In the long run you need an organization to help with the structure of the comps etc. and to create and keep the rules.  You also need it to keep track of what is going on and who is doing it as well as the results etc.  Either we need a third organization or clean up the two we have. 

 92 
 on: June 05, 2014, 06:03:47 AM 
Started by phoenix13 - Last post by elisedance
what I am finding lately is that they seem to have you on and off the floor quite often and then a big gap!. That is hard work to have to fire yourself up again!. I now have a nice warm tracksuit and that has help to keep me warm. And my Dark 90% chocolate for a quick buzz not too much sugar but enough.  But after all that energy output yesterday I am flat today because I gave it 110% Tongue
Good point about maintaining the 'urge'.  I never really noticed that; perhaps I'm terrified all the time Grin


Interesting I am never terrified I love to get out there and perform. a bit of butterflies the night before but on the day all systems go!.
Then you are a natural!  I've always had performance anxiety when I try something new but after a few exposures it goes away - I'm certainly used to dancing now (least I was; its been a while since I competed so it may have come back...).

 93 
 on: June 05, 2014, 03:02:04 AM 
Started by phoenix13 - Last post by QPO
what I am finding lately is that they seem to have you on and off the floor quite often and then a big gap!. That is hard work to have to fire yourself up again!. I now have a nice warm tracksuit and that has help to keep me warm. And my Dark 90% chocolate for a quick buzz not too much sugar but enough.  But after all that energy output yesterday I am flat today because I gave it 110% Tongue
Good point about maintaining the 'urge'.  I never really noticed that; perhaps I'm terrified all the time Grin


Interesting I am never terrified I love to get out there and perform. a bit of butterflies the night before but on the day all systems go!.

 94 
 on: June 04, 2014, 05:00:37 AM 
Started by QPO - Last post by elisedance
I'm sorry to admit but I never looked this up before Sad but just did now.  The WDSF has its history and structure documented on its site:

http://www.worlddancesport.org/WDSF/History/How_It_All_Started

According to this its an entirely democratic organization with openly elected (limited term) leadership, including its president, and governing body. However, although there are 4 year elections, Detlef Hegemann was the president for 33 so I guess there are no term limits (usually added to stop an organization becoming static).  It would be great if they added a two-term limit to keep the organization dynamic.  I can see no indication whether the leadership is paid or not.  It would seem hard to run such a large organization if they were not.

On paper it looks great - but I think it a shame that there has been so much friction with the other international bodies - I can't judge this as I know too little about it but maybe the WDSF (and WDC) could learn more from the Freedom to dance movement...

 95 
 on: June 04, 2014, 04:34:41 AM 
Started by QPO - Last post by elisedance
WDSF is a not for profit group run by Amateur volunteers for Amateurs ...

Is it really?  I had no idea - the people who run it are entirely unpaid?? 

 96 
 on: June 03, 2014, 11:18:05 PM 
Started by QPO - Last post by Rugby
WDSF is a not for profit group run by Amateur volunteers for Amateurs whereas the WDC is a for profit mainly run by dance teachers.

 97 
 on: June 03, 2014, 05:48:38 AM 
Started by elisedance - Last post by elisedance
Wow how interesting -  then again if I had to think of all them I would probably be too scared to take a step!  The only 'contact points' I am aware of all the time are my left and right hand, the rest happen really as they might.  That doesn't mean I am not aligned to the man in many ways but they are of decreasing importance.   Probably my most important non-hand alignment point is my sternum - but I hesitate to call it a contact point as mentally its not about that at all.

 98 
 on: June 03, 2014, 03:56:08 AM 
Started by elisedance - Last post by Rugby
What I meant on contact points were the 6 contact points on the body, regardless if on man or woman.
Without having a picture I will try and describe it then below put these with the 9 Positions.  

Contact Lines:

1.) Inside Line on R side of body         (To right of the spine)
2.) Middle Line                                 (Between Inside Line and Outside Line)
3.) Outside Line                               (Outside edge of body as used in Outside Partner)
4.) Back Line                                   (Just behind on the back of the R side of the body)
5.) Inside Line of L side of body           (To left of spine)
6.) Middle Line of L side of body           (Between Inside Line and Outside Line)

If you put these with the 9 Positions of dancing it makes a huge difference in knowing where you are to your partner in the different steps.

9 Positions are:                       Contact Lines are:

1.) Closed Position                           Contact Line is Man's Inside line of R side to Woman's Inside line of R side
2.) Promenade Positions                   Contact Line is Man's Outside line of R side to Woman's Inside line of L side
3.) Contra Promenade Position           Contact Line is Man's Inside line of L side to Woman's Outside Line of R side
4.) Outside Right side Partner            Contact Line is Man's Outside line of R side to Woman's Outside line of R side
5.) Outside Left side Partner              Contact Line is Man's Outside line of L side to Woman's Outside line of L side  
6.) Cross Body Position                     Contact Line is Man's Back line of R side to Woman's Back line of R side
7.) Same Foot Lunge Position             Contact Line is Man's Inside Line of R side to Womans Outside line of L side or Man's Inside line    
                                                   L side to Woman's Inside line of L side                                                  
8.) Fallaway Position                         Contact Line is Man's Outside line of R side in to Woman's Inside line of L side
9.) CBMP to Left In Line with Partner   Contact Line is Man's Middle line of R side to Woman's Middle Line of R side

 99 
 on: June 02, 2014, 07:56:10 AM 
Started by elisedance - Last post by elisedance
[Q: moved your message to the new 'contact points' topic]

 100 
 on: June 02, 2014, 07:52:08 AM 
Started by ttd - Last post by elisedance
yes the dress I wore yesterday is longer but it is falling apart which is most disappointing I am going to have it re-gigged. the skirt apparently looks fabulous on the floor  Embarrassed
My first dress has gorgeous black lace work on the bodice but the satin skirt wore out (and never worked very well: it was too heavy to move).  So I had the skirt replaced with a red one with a few ostrich feathers - worked pretty well I thought.  It was also a bit shorter so less prone to heel catches.

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