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« Reply #15 on: January 03, 2010, 01:02:45 AM »

But the Uni thing is over now right? 
And what was the outcome BTW??? I didn't hear the end of the story..... or maybe you don't know yet?
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« Reply #16 on: January 03, 2010, 01:05:11 AM »

But the Uni thing is over now right? 
And what was the outcome BTW??? I didn't hear the end of the story..... or maybe you don't know yet?

Yep..the Uni thing is over now!

I submitted the thesis on the last day of november and meant to have my defence 2 weeks later, but unfortunately the university has been on strike since early december, then it was X-mas......I tried to email the head of the department, the course co-ordinator and the admin. No reply!  Angry I'll go speak to them when people go back to work again, god knows when!  Angry
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« Reply #17 on: January 03, 2010, 01:08:51 AM »

But the Uni thing is over now right? 
And what was the outcome BTW??? I didn't hear the end of the story..... or maybe you don't know yet?

Yep..the Uni thing is over now!

I submitted the thesis on the last day of november and meant to have my defence 2 weeks later, but unfortunately the university has been on strike since early december, then it was X-mas......I tried to email the head of the department, the course co-ordinator and the admin. No reply!  Angry I'll go speak to them when people go back to work again, god knows when!  Angry

Thanks for the update - and sorry for the frustration.  That is very tedious since it means you can't plan.  Actually, you can but it does give you an excuse not to Cheesy
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« Reply #18 on: January 03, 2010, 02:01:01 PM »

I started dancing at the age of, if I remember right, 41.  I had never done anything remotely resembling it before -- no gymnastics, no ballet, no nothing.  I was sick through most of my teen years and not very athletic, and I had no prior training in any type of performance art.  Further, as a young adult dancing in the clubs, I was told repeatedly that I was incapable of dancing.
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« Reply #19 on: January 03, 2010, 02:22:56 PM »

I started dancing at age 4 Cheesy Cheesy A Baby in a tutu... lol
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« Reply #20 on: January 03, 2010, 04:05:25 PM »

so we expect great things from you Becca.  No pressure OK?
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« Reply #21 on: January 04, 2010, 01:14:22 AM »

I started dancing at age 4 Cheesy Cheesy A Baby in a tutu... lol

my daughter started at 4 and stopped by 10....More because the dance school closed and we moved and it all got too hard. I am sure if she really wanted to continue I would have look for something.
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« Reply #22 on: January 04, 2010, 10:07:22 AM »


my daughter started at 4 and stopped by 10....More because the dance school closed and we moved and it all got too hard. I am sure if she really wanted to continue I would have look for something.

Did she ever get back in it, maybe as an adult?
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« Reply #23 on: January 04, 2010, 01:49:48 PM »

I think we may have to hold off on that answer Roll Eyes
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« Reply #24 on: January 04, 2010, 03:32:02 PM »

I started young the route most take here in the US. Ballet, tap, jazz. Around 3 or 4 and did it until I was 17. (I SOOOOOOOOOO wanted to be a classical ballet dancer in a company...sigh) I stop because
1. I apparently had boobs (big ones ... er rather to big) and thus ballet dancers did NOT have large chests. (teacher said this and like an uneducated and very hurt teenager acted rashly and stopped) when leads me to
2. within acting rashly and stopping got married had kids. Put dancing (any kind) on hold for 18 years.

Got into ballroom at 36/37. It fit a need for the classical side of me. Love it so much. I can not imagine stopping. When I do not have lessons, it is almost like a physical pain because I want to dance, to learn. I am good and can be better.

Struggling to continue now because of people being so frigging mean and hurtful. I just can not seem to get out of this. I am really just so very tired of the industry and the politics. Really has no place at all. It disgusts me.

But again keep coming back to it hurts to much to give up.

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« Reply #25 on: January 04, 2010, 05:45:45 PM »


my daughter started at 4 and stopped by 10....More because the dance school closed and we moved and it all got too hard. I am sure if she really wanted to continue I would have look for something.

Did she ever get back in it, maybe as an adult?
she mentioned it but has been at uni for four years...so I will see what she will do I would like her to take up something, I think she would enjoy it.
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« Reply #26 on: January 04, 2010, 07:02:27 PM »

I started young the route most take here in the US. Ballet, tap, jazz. Around 3 or 4 and did it until I was 17. (I SOOOOOOOOOO wanted to be a classical ballet dancer in a company...sigh) I stop because
1. I apparently had boobs (big ones ... er rather to big) and thus ballet dancers did NOT have large chests. (teacher said this and like an uneducated and very hurt teenager acted rashly and stopped) when leads me to
2. within acting rashly and stopping got married had kids. Put dancing (any kind) on hold for 18 years.

Got into ballroom at 36/37. It fit a need for the classical side of me. Love it so much. I can not imagine stopping. When I do not have lessons, it is almost like a physical pain because I want to dance, to learn. I am good and can be better.

Struggling to continue now because of people being so frigging mean and hurtful. I just can not seem to get out of this. I am really just so very tired of the industry and the politics. Really has no place at all. It disgusts me.

But again keep coming back to it hurts to much to give up.



Can you change schools? I dont know if this one is good for your soul.....  You are the customer after all ,not that they should tell you flasehoods but if you are feeling that bad is this good for you. On the other-hand are they just saying it in a way that is more abrupt and you are too sensitive... it is all about perception.

something to think about
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« Reply #27 on: January 04, 2010, 08:21:10 PM »

Struggling to continue now because of people being so frigging mean and hurtful. I just can not seem to get out of this. I am really just so very tired of the industry and the politics. Really has no place at all. It disgusts me.

But again keep coming back to it hurts to much to give up.
I know this might not be the answer you are hoping for, but a very wise lady told me ones that
"Nobody can hurt you, unless you allow them to do so"
There is something within yourself that you must address to be able to shrug their remarks and attitudes pointed to you off. It's hard believe me I know but in the end it will be better for you.  Undecided
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« Reply #28 on: January 04, 2010, 08:39:35 PM »

I started young the route most take here in the US. Ballet, tap, jazz. Around 3 or 4 and did it until I was 17. (I SOOOOOOOOOO wanted to be a classical ballet dancer in a company...sigh) I stop because
1. I apparently had boobs (big ones ... er rather to big) and thus ballet dancers did NOT have large chests. (teacher said this and like an uneducated and very hurt teenager acted rashly and stopped) when leads me to
2. within acting rashly and stopping got married had kids. Put dancing (any kind) on hold for 18 years.

Struggling to continue now because of people being so frigging mean and hurtful. I just can not seem to get out of this. I am really just so very tired of the industry and the politics. Really has no place at all. It disgusts me.

But again keep coming back to it hurts to much to give up.




Your life story is so similar to mine except I came back to ballroom dancing when I was about 28 years old ..... people has been mean and hurtful to me too. Telling me that I am way too old to win anything. I know that it will be a stretch for me to become pro or anything like that.

I am competing in adult division until I turn 35 which is a few year ahead then I am determined to make the ranks in the  senior division at Blackpool.

I AM still dreaming of going to Blackpool. Why not ?
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« Reply #29 on: January 04, 2010, 09:13:51 PM »

I am competing in adult division until I turn 35 which is a few year ahead then I am determined to make the ranks in the  senior division at Blackpool.

I AM still dreaming of going to Blackpool. Why not ?

Indeed, why not???  20 yrs older than you but i have the same dream...
See you there ...
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