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« Reply #15 on: January 18, 2010, 11:44:35 PM »


that is not true, just depends on where you dance and L generally only dances at one place, other providers ofter modern only, but five of the main providers offer mostly new vouge. It is easy to learn and you can get way more people on the dance floor without great difficulty.. It is very under-rated as a style. I would love to take it to the world...Great way to get people social dancing.  Tongue

Yeah, good point.

A couple of the other studios (the social ones) mainly do sequence. But the competition studios do Modern.

I guess it seems like, compared to other places, Adelaide does lots of sequence dancing.
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« Reply #16 on: January 19, 2010, 01:32:17 PM »

Sequence looked like good fun, I have to say that I wasn't very good at picking up the routines  Roll Eyes

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« Reply #17 on: January 19, 2010, 11:06:10 PM »

1. Entertainment - if judges are entertained by your dancing you are much more likely to be recalled/ receive placing, i have often heard from judges that they do not want to be taught while there judging, but rather to enjoy themselves
2. Technique - this is pretty self explanatory
3. Movement - movement shows something to judges, i'm not quite sure what exactly, but i believe it shows good technique and also brings an entertaining aspect to the dancing. It is likely to catch the judges eye, and after all isn't that what you want?

In my opinion, I don't think at medallist level the judges care about entertainment. To be honest (harsh sorry), medallist competitions are the most non-entertaining thing one can sit (stand for adjudicators) through, and I've been told by a number of them through conversation that they're bored flowerless judging medallists.

Techique I agree, pretty self explanatory.
Movement is something they always look at, whether medallist or level 5.
Timing is critical at any level, especially at medallist level to show they understand the dance and the music they're dancing to.  
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« Reply #18 on: January 20, 2010, 01:33:49 AM »

1. Entertainment - if judges are entertained by your dancing you are much more likely to be recalled/ receive placing, i have often heard from judges that they do not want to be taught while there judging, but rather to enjoy themselves
2. Technique - this is pretty self explanatory
3. Movement - movement shows something to judges, i'm not quite sure what exactly, but i believe it shows good technique and also brings an entertaining aspect to the dancing. It is likely to catch the judges eye, and after all isn't that what you want?

In my opinion, I don't think at medallist level the judges care about entertainment. To be honest (harsh sorry), medallist competitions are the most non-entertaining thing one can sit (stand for adjudicators) through, and I've been told by a number of them through conversation that they're bored flowerless judging medallists.

Techique I agree, pretty self explanatory.
Movement is something they always look at, whether medallist or level 5.
Timing is critical at any level, especially at medallist level to show they understand the dance and the music they're dancing to. 

Lol.

So if the medallist has good technique, good movement, and good timing, AND they entertain the judges, they're practically a shoo-in
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« Reply #19 on: January 20, 2010, 01:43:01 AM »

Lol.

So if the medallist has good technique, good movement, and good timing, AND they entertain the judges, they're practically a shoo-in

Everything is relative though ... ...
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« Reply #20 on: January 20, 2010, 04:25:30 AM »

all the lower level dancing including registered dancing level 1 & 2  they are also concerned with technique not the top line and being flamboyant. So if you do it all you would be a good candidate to win
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« Reply #21 on: January 20, 2010, 05:50:16 AM »

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« Reply #22 on: January 20, 2010, 05:56:55 AM »

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so where did the third dragon go???  I'm rather attached to them - I think I adopted them as grand-dragonlets

I think it is still developing, they disapear fro awhile before they come back.   sad that I know this  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #23 on: January 20, 2010, 06:00:55 AM »

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so where did the third dragon go???  I'm rather attached to them - I think I adopted them as grand-dragonlets

I think it is still developing, they disapear fro awhile before they come back.   sad that I know this  Roll Eyes
Maybe I can babysit?  Roll Eyes
(now we better get BOT before the school maam comes Tongue Cheesy)
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« Reply #24 on: January 20, 2010, 03:44:09 PM »

all the lower level dancing including registered dancing level 1 & 2  they are also concerned with technique not the top line and being flamboyant. So if you do it all you would be a good candidate to win

The top line being good gets more preference than technique in the lower levels, and then in the higher ones its expected to be good

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« Reply #25 on: January 20, 2010, 07:42:18 PM »

all the lower level dancing including registered dancing level 1 & 2  they are also concerned with technique not the top line and being flamboyant. So if you do it all you would be a good candidate to win

The top line being good gets more preference than technique in the lower levels, and then in the higher ones its expected to be good

Zac

Hmmmm.....I'm thinking that if the medallist is partnered by a registered dancer, his/her topline would be better than those partnered by another medallist who doesn't hold his/her frame. Doesn't that give an unfair advantage?  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #26 on: January 21, 2010, 12:31:46 AM »

I think so, even though they should judge the individual  I think they are drawn to the package...
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« Reply #27 on: January 21, 2010, 01:00:31 AM »

Yea, especially since dancesport is a visual sport and judges only have 15seconds on each couple to decide.
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« Reply #28 on: January 21, 2010, 06:29:37 AM »

all the lower level dancing including registered dancing level 1 & 2  they are also concerned with technique not the top line and being flamboyant. So if you do it all you would be a good candidate to win

The top line being good gets more preference than technique in the lower levels, and then in the higher ones its expected to be good

Zac

Hmmmm.....I'm thinking that if the medallist is partnered by a registered dancer, his/her topline would be better than those partnered by another medallist who doesn't hold his/her frame. Doesn't that give an unfair advantage?  Roll Eyes

Medalist comps sound very much like our pro-am ones except that ours are long term partnerships.  But the same issue applies - if you are dancing with a past world champion and the other lady has Joe Burpville who learned dancing off his set of excellent videos - well, you are going to loose even if you are the better dancer. 

But thats the nature of pro-am - wealth is a real factor.

Who decides which partner a medalist gets to dance with?  Is it your instructor or is the pro assigned at the event?
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« Reply #29 on: January 21, 2010, 06:48:42 AM »


Who decides which partner a medalist gets to dance with?  Is it your instructor or is the pro assigned at the event?

It depends. If a medallist has a regular partner (like me!) then they'll dance with them. If not, they'll get a willing person from the same studio (usually) to partner them.
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