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« on: April 16, 2009, 07:14:56 AM »

I think this needs a topic of its own.  What are the oddest/weirdest and worst things you've experienced or seen on a comp floor?
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« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2009, 07:19:24 AM »

LOL Love it! I was waiting for someone to start something like this, only cause I think I've started enough random threads today.

Ok, my moments of laughter.....falling over on the dance floor AFTER music stopped, spun the girl out, and courtseyed! I think somehow I tripped over my own foot trying to walk over to my girl.  Shocked
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« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2009, 07:26:24 AM »

Heh...One competition I was at there was a jazz showcase, and a group of girls walked out on to the floor. Unbenownst to the lead - her boob tube top had fallen down. Kudos to her, she danced the whole thing with it like that, even though at some stage she must have realised.
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« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2009, 08:18:47 AM »

The show must go on :-)


Heh...One competition I was at there was a jazz showcase, and a group of girls walked out on to the floor. Unbenownst to the lead - her boob tube top had fallen down. Kudos to her, she danced the whole thing with it like that, even though at some stage she must have realised.
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« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2009, 10:57:12 AM »

watching Daniel Shapiro & Katya Kovalyova at Nationals and ALL the near misses he missed and looking good doing it.

They were the on the edge of your see holding your breath moments and a collective gasp from audience with an audible ah after knowing that he did not collide.
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« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2009, 12:46:49 PM »

I think the biggest "oops" I had when the bottom layer of my skirt got caught in the snap panties when I used bathroom during a break and I did not notice and danced my next event like that. And when I got off the floor, someone told me. Now I always check my skirt after the potty break.
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« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2009, 12:57:11 PM »

I think the biggest "oops" I had when the bottom layer of my skirt got caught in the snap panties when I used bathroom during a break and I did not notice and danced my next event like that. And when I got off the floor, someone told me. Now I always check my skirt after the potty break.

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« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2009, 02:23:35 PM »

My DW stepped on her hem during a waltz, and ripped it out.  We danced most of that waltz with a strip of cloth several feet long dangling behind us.   Shocked  I kept having to step over it. 
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« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2009, 02:26:52 PM »

At another comp, I went up to our room for something in between heats.  On the way back, I was stretching in the elevator.  It was a high-speed elevator, and when I turned my head the wrong way, I got a terrible case of vertigo.  I got off the elevator and staggered back to the ballroom, holding myself up against the wall the whole way.  Then I had to go out on the floor and dance a waltz.  To this day, my instructor still says it was the best waltz I've ever danced.   Shocked
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« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2009, 03:47:10 PM »

My DW stepped on her hem during a waltz, and ripped it out.  We danced most of that waltz with a strip of cloth several feet long dangling behind us.   Shocked  I kept having to step over it. 

I put my heel through the hem - which because of a metal ribbon could not rip through -kept me impaled on my skirt half way through an open qs - despite many attempts to shake it off.  Approaching the last side I realized that there was no way I could do that series of scatter chasses and step hops without falling over so we did some jumps in the corner and I finally shed the link - I thought quite impercetably.

Fortunately, I had a video.  Whats amazing is that the half of the floor I danced while attached to the skirt you can't tell a thing - but the jumps in the corner are hilarious.  Oh, and we won the QS... maybe the judges liked my jumping energy Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: April 16, 2009, 10:08:20 PM »

worst thing happened to me a few years ago - similar thing in quickstep.  Why does it always happen in quickstep.  We were doing some scatters down the floor and my heel got stuck in my dress only I couldn't unstick it or put my foot down at all, so I hopped the entire length of the floor while he tried to do the scatters until the music stopped.  My husband thought I was just messing up the routine as usual so it wasn't until we actually finished that he realised.  :-D  I think that was the start of my hate affair with quickstep which still goes on today.  - mummsie
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« Reply #11 on: April 16, 2009, 10:11:36 PM »

My DW stepped on her hem during a waltz, and ripped it out.  We danced most of that waltz with a strip of cloth several feet long dangling behind us.   Shocked  I kept having to step over it. 

I put my heel through the hem - which because of a metal ribbon could not rip through -kept me impaled on my skirt half way through an open qs - despite many attempts to shake it off.  Approaching the last side I realized that there was no way I could do that series of scatter chasses and step hops without falling over so we did some jumps in the corner and I finally shed the link - I thought quite impercetably.

Fortunately, I had a video.  Whats amazing is that the half of the floor I danced while attached to the skirt you can't tell a thing - but the jumps in the corner are hilarious.  Oh, and we won the QS... maybe the judges liked my jumping energy Smiley

I have my skirt thing on video, too. You can tell that something is wrong with the skirt when my back faces the camera. FWIW, I won that event.
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« Reply #12 on: April 16, 2009, 10:46:06 PM »

It shows how professional you all are that none of you fell and the show went on....I hope I can remain cool under such adversity.
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« Reply #13 on: April 16, 2009, 11:29:22 PM »

It shows how professional you all are that none of you fell and the show went on....I hope I can remain cool under such adversity.


ups.  Tongue

on one championship, it was a first round. we danced cha cha, and i went backward in lock step (while my partner was apart from me) and a guy behind me put his foot on my way. i finished on my butt in front of 5000 people.  Embarrassed   

and that was some beginner couple whom didn't know where to turn and how to turn. i was so angry, that after we finished dancing - he heard my voice. 

thank god that that was the end of his competition.
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« Reply #14 on: April 17, 2009, 01:56:00 AM »

That would be my biggest fear falling over in front of all those people, but if someone else did that too me..well I cant do anything about it.

Pick myself up and dust myself off.
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