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« on: July 09, 2010, 04:44:14 PM »

This is to carry on from ee's other thread.  After you answer that one come here and elaborate a bit.

So why do you compete and what do you hope or want to get out of it?
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« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2010, 07:33:23 PM »

It pushes me to a new level, it sets a terrific joint goal for my partner and I - these are all factors.  However, I would not be honest if I did not also say I compete to win.  its part of my nature (one I'm not particularly proud of but its there anyway).  If I ddi not compete to win then I would not be disappointed when we loose - and I'm surely that....

I'd like to get it in ballance though (and I think it is gradually) - so that competition is equally about winning and about competing for the atmosphere, the challenge and the neat people I meet.
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« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2010, 06:47:34 AM »

because I was tremendously flattered to be asked
because the nature of my lessons (and dancing) changed dramatically when I said yes
because I am by nature a hambone/showoff and this is a great excuse to indulge in that
and let's not forget the sparkly dress  Wink

primarily, though, for the joy of it; as Byron said, All who joy must share it/Happiness was born a twin

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« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2010, 03:19:52 PM »

It's fun, I enjoy the challenge and like having goals to work towards.  Since I started competing I have also discovered my inner show-off  Grin

(And I love to have an excuse to cover myself in rhinestones).
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« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2010, 06:14:47 AM »

It's fun, I enjoy the challenge and like having goals to work towards.  Since I started competing I have also discovered my inner show-off  Grin

(And I love to have an excuse to cover myself in rhinestones).

I am so with you on that!
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« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2010, 10:21:41 PM »

I have heard so many people, including myself say that they compete because they are competitive but why are we competitive.  Is it because we have an inferiority complex and we have to prove something to ourselves, that we can be good at something (that's me), or to everyone else.  Maybe it is due to a superiority complex and you want to show everyone just how great you are.  Maybe you have a physical issue like too short, too tall, a disability etc. and so you want to show it does not matter and you can win anyway.  So, I ask you to really think about it, are you the inferiority, superiority or physical issue competitor and what makes you want to compete regardless of what in?   
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« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2010, 12:58:48 AM »

It is a challenge for me to "perform" .
I enjoy the learning - it is kid of like a "test" to see how much better it gets.
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« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2010, 02:09:12 AM »

It is a challenge for me to "perform" .
I enjoy the learning - it is kid of like a "test" to see how much better it gets.

I agree, it about growth and improvement in your dancing....
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« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2010, 02:30:44 PM »

because I was tremendously flattered to be asked
because the nature of my lessons (and dancing) changed dramatically when I said yes
And - I was interested in the possibility of competing and performing, but didn't think I was good enough. So I needed an external push.
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« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2010, 01:01:37 AM »

because I was tremendously flattered to be asked
because the nature of my lessons (and dancing) changed dramatically when I said yes
because I am by nature a hambone/showoff and this is a great excuse to indulge in that
and let's not forget the sparkly dress  Wink

primarily, though, for the joy of it; as Byron said, All who joy must share it/Happiness was born a twin



And let's not forget the beautiful and glamorous comp makeups:)
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« Reply #10 on: October 31, 2010, 06:21:07 AM »

Because I wanted to be part of that world.
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« Reply #11 on: October 31, 2010, 06:40:16 AM »

Likewise, ee.

Though also not.

I started competing because I was asked if I wanted to...I thought "why not?" and went along with it. Then I was enthralled.
I saw how good the top dancers were, and I wanted to become that good.

But really, my main motivation for continuing is to get to a high enough level that I'm allowed to wear pretty sparkly dresses.

That's pretty much it.
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« Reply #12 on: October 31, 2010, 07:11:09 AM »

well, I'm there - and yes, it is worth the effort Cheesy
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« Reply #13 on: November 01, 2010, 06:05:22 PM »

It is great to get to the point where you can wear the sparkly dresses until you hit the reality of having to pay for them, then they can be a hassle.
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« Reply #14 on: November 01, 2010, 08:27:35 PM »

Pay-de-way-de-day-day.
Did you say something? Roll Eyes

Love my new sparkly dress...
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