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« Reply #15 on: April 10, 2010, 12:54:29 PM »

I feel like I know nothing now.  How the heck am I going to fake arrogance at a competition?!  Shocked  I need some of whatever those couples are taking.
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« Reply #16 on: April 10, 2010, 04:15:25 PM »

Well, why don't you judge dancers by how little they are driven by preconceived ideas?  Then you will feel the best of the bunch Smiley
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« Reply #17 on: April 10, 2010, 04:23:51 PM »

What a great way to think about it Elise!  Thanks!!!
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« Reply #18 on: April 11, 2010, 02:25:52 AM »

Its an Act...you have to believe you can do it otherwise you will never sell it.

Last year when we had been dancing a few months someone came up to us and said you look good but are not a winner you dont walk onto the floor like a winner they judges wont look at you!.

So now we walk on like we are the winners Shocked and he said it looks much better
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« Reply #19 on: April 11, 2010, 11:37:07 PM »

Walk to the floor with confidence as I am already the winner is different than talk trash about other couples off the floor.
I've heard many times that I should act like a winner when I even place the first step on the floor. I agree with that.

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« Reply #20 on: April 12, 2010, 01:08:50 AM »

Walk to the floor with confidence as I am already the winner is different than talk trash about other couples off the floor.
I've heard many times that I should act like a winner when I even place the first step on the floor. I agree with that.



We often read and write that but does it really work?  Our strongest senior couple walks onto the floor with confidence but there is no air of 'I'm the best' about them at all.  I think thats true of the north american senior champs too.  You feel they are confident but they have no aura of invincibility at all - they just dance better than anyone else.

I wonder if its a myth that you should or need to act like you are the winner in order to win.  I wonder if it puts some judges off....
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« Reply #21 on: April 12, 2010, 03:49:20 AM »

I think therefore I am.

Don't seek to be, just be.

Don't think... do!

are all sayings that come to mind here.
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« Reply #22 on: April 12, 2010, 04:04:14 AM »

I want to say 'don't even write it' but realized I can't Cheesy
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« Reply #23 on: April 12, 2010, 09:10:35 PM »

Arrogance
Boldness
Conceit

Why call all that negative energy to yourself? How about:

Attitude
Beauty
Confidence
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« Reply #24 on: April 12, 2010, 09:51:03 PM »

Yin and Yang
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« Reply #25 on: April 13, 2010, 08:13:29 AM »

Arrogance
Boldness
Conceit

Why call all that negative energy to yourself? How about:

Attitude
Beauty
Confidence
Wow!!!
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« Reply #26 on: April 13, 2010, 06:28:19 PM »

Arrogance
Boldness
Conceit

Why call all that negative energy to yourself? How about:

Attitude
Beauty
Confidence

I don't think that expresses nearly the same thing. I define the terms as such:
Arrogance: Belief that you dance better than anyone else on the floor
Boldness: Showing no fear or hesitation
Conceit: Belief that you are a good dancer in general (without the need to compare to anyone else who may be on the floor)

They are only negative in excess. How do you define your terms? For me...

Attitude: This can be anything really, so it doesn't speak to me
Beauty: I do like beauty, but that can mean too many things, too
Confidence: I would equate this with Conceit
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« Reply #27 on: April 13, 2010, 08:41:09 PM »

Arrogance
Boldness
Conceit

Why call all that negative energy to yourself? How about:

Attitude
Beauty
Confidence

I don't think that expresses nearly the same thing. I define the terms as such:
Arrogance: Belief that you dance better than anyone else on the floor
Boldness: Showing no fear or hesitation
Conceit: Belief that you are a good dancer in general (without the need to compare to anyone else who may be on the floor)

They are only negative in excess. How do you define your terms? For me...

Attitude: This can be anything really, so it doesn't speak to me
Beauty: I do like beauty, but that can mean too many things, too
Confidence: I would equate this with Conceit

I'm not sure you are being totally fair to drj - I think she had a point, but a lot of it depends on culture and context. 

For me the most interesting word in this context is 'ambitious'.  The word means the same thing in terms of 'action' in england (where I am from) and in the US but to call someone 'ambitious' in Europe is to critisize them (willing to tread on their peers) whereas its a complement in the US (striving for success).  The same goes for all the words above: you can interpret them as you said but surely you must admit that there is an undercurrent of meaning as inferred by drj.  Or may be I'm hopelessly culturally adrift Cheesy
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« Reply #28 on: April 13, 2010, 09:26:42 PM »

I wasn't meaning to imply there is no negative undercurrent in those words... There is. What I meant was that the suggested alternatives aren't positive counterparts because they don't mean the same thing. Tthey're alternatives completely rather than replacements.
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« Reply #29 on: April 13, 2010, 09:28:48 PM »

Ah, I see.  Well, though I liked the spirit in drj's post, you are of course right.  Sort of like a leftbrain-right brain argument Cheesy

Any idea for better ones?
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