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« Reply #30 on: April 22, 2009, 03:48:23 PM »

Daniel Shapiro & Katya Kovalyova couple 256 at Nationals

he is a FABULOUS lead! His floorcraft I thought was stellar! He knew the meaning of space between couples.
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« Reply #31 on: April 22, 2009, 04:56:05 PM »


I did notice that a lot of the Youth couples were especially horrible at floorcraft, no matter how well they ranked.  I think the dancefloor is losing the whole idea behind ballroom dancing: I could count on one hand the number of "gentlemen" I met on that dance floor.  Okay, maybe two hands, but still, out of 1000 competitors, that's not many.
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Ballroom dancing started as a man and a woman out on the floor with other couples enjoying moving to the music.  Now its a man and woman in combat with other couples on the floor and being a gentleman or lady or even the music is secondary to the completion of the routine at all costs.
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« Reply #32 on: April 22, 2009, 05:13:02 PM »

Can't agree with you more Rugby.  It just seems to me that when couples have to act mean and nasty on the dance floor, it just shows their insecurity and inability rather than how good they are.  However, one can only fault them so much since their teachers appear to encourage this as "how to win" a competition at "all costs".  I remember when I started off it was drilled into my brain by my Russian drill-sergeant coach that any couple on the floor in our path has to be dealt with harshly.  It would drive him INSANE when I would avoid and navigate around other couples or drop my frame in order to avoid elbowing somebody. 
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« Reply #33 on: October 05, 2009, 09:34:31 PM »

SG--- It is a fine line to maintain your space--both physical and energy wise and not "shrink down". Any ideas on how to accomplish this?
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« Reply #34 on: October 05, 2009, 09:52:52 PM »

we are usually the tallest couple on the floor and that also presents problems.  The tendency is to make sure you don't run over anyoe - but that means that we are dancing defensively and many of the very short couples are able to be very assertive and aggressive.  DP tried just dancing through but after disposing of a couple of wayward couples that also did not work.  Now he has become much better at standing his ground when we have the right of way - and what we find is that other couples are now also giving us space. Its a learning curve though....
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« Reply #35 on: October 05, 2009, 10:04:40 PM »

Elisedance I noticed your floorcraft at Kingston. Both of you did very well to avoid the crowds. I congratulate you both. Once in a while it is good to establish your space with shorter couples. Usually your elbows are a good match for their foreheads.
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« Reply #36 on: October 05, 2009, 10:26:55 PM »

I don't think it is stressed enough that you are likely to get marked down for deferring too much as well as for colliding. 
And thanks for the complement Smiley
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« Reply #37 on: October 05, 2009, 10:58:39 PM »

Elisedance I noticed your floorcraft at Kingston. Both of you did very well to avoid the crowds. I congratulate you both. Once in a while it is good to establish your space with shorter couples. Usually your elbows are a good match for their foreheads.
isn't that the truth.  We used to dance against this pig of a man - he still dances but in a different age division.  I don't know how many times I came away with bruises and almost concussion.  He used to aim for anybody close by with his elbows.  He was known for it but because he was who he was he got away with it.  He doesn't do it as much any more but he drags his partner around like a sack of potatoes.  Not a pretty sight. - mummsie
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« Reply #38 on: October 05, 2009, 11:15:10 PM »

SG--- It is a fine line to maintain your space--both physical and energy wise and not "shrink down". Any ideas on how to accomplish this?
I think the line is very fine, but I also think that it should never be crossed and contact with another couple should never be made.  In most other sports it's called a foul.  I think floor craft is an art in an of its own. 
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« Reply #39 on: October 05, 2009, 11:33:10 PM »

The angriest I've been while dancing wasn't as a result of inconsiderate couples or attempts to sabotage my dancing, but of my coach himself. Won't tell you exactly what happened, we'll just say we had a bit of a disagreement when he tried something he shouldn't have. I was so unbelievably angry at him during the lesson that followed that I decided not to return.

A couple of months later, I was competing and saw him there. My partner and I won the event in which some of his couples were competing also. What did I do? I caught his eye, smiled, and gave him some sign language. Smiley
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« Reply #40 on: October 06, 2009, 04:56:48 AM »

cant say I have ever been angry on the dance floor. but I wont say never say never...because it might happen in the future but, it is not in my nature.... Shocked
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« Reply #41 on: October 06, 2009, 05:12:08 AM »

hey, we want to compete with you Smiley

Fraid I am prone to anger sometimes - its hard to evoke in me but dreadful when it comes out.  Fortunately it has not on the dance floor.  In Standard I think its more of a hazzard for the lead since its usually about floor craft.  there are moments though, like a heel in your shoe ..........Shocked
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« Reply #42 on: October 06, 2009, 02:51:06 PM »

Dancing angry  Shocked Huh Dancing has always brought a smile to my face. I have a difficult time imagining being angry while dancing.

I was knocked unconscious one time while competing. Shocked I ended up with a concussion but I didn’t get angry. I guess I was just not supposed to finish the competition.  Tongue


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« Reply #43 on: October 06, 2009, 07:49:02 PM »

Dancing angry  Shocked Huh Dancing has always brought a smile to my face. I have a difficult time imagining being angry while dancing.

I was knocked unconscious one time while competing. Shocked I ended up with a concussion but I didn’t get angry. I guess I was just not supposed to finish the competition.  Tongue
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What about Tango? Do you get angry in Tango?
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« Reply #44 on: October 06, 2009, 08:12:14 PM »

Dancing angry  Shocked Huh Dancing has always brought a smile to my face. I have a difficult time imagining being angry while dancing.

What about Tango? Do you get angry in Tango?

Why would I get angry in Tango Huh It is the softest dance of them all.  Cheesy I do use a lot of light and shade but I do tend to get a little dramatic Wink but not angry.
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