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« on: October 03, 2010, 07:09:41 PM »

My recent thought made me think of who else fits into each catagory for dancesport:

Competitor - you dance to win. 
Performer - you dance to get audience approval
Expressor - you dance for an internal need

Please do fill out the poll...
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« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2010, 01:59:48 AM »

Interesting - not one comment yet!
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« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2010, 02:31:02 AM »

was not sure if you were suppose to leave a commnet. But I believe that true dancing champions are all three of these qualities. they could not do one without the other Tongue
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« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2010, 02:40:28 AM »

Surely we all have all three - but thats is a bit of a cop-out.  Maybe I should have made it 'what drives you most?'.  
There I changed the rules Cheesy  But you are free to change your vote.
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« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2010, 02:59:54 AM »

Used to be all 3 in the amature days, but now since I'm not doing amature, winning or not weighs much less.
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« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2010, 03:10:02 AM »

I'm not sure.

I dance because I can't not dance. I don't particularly like performing, but at the same time, I'm not very good at expressing. When I compete, winning is always a plus, but I compete because it's a way to dance more, and to also have something to work towards.

So I'll have to go with all three, I think. They're all reasons why I dance, but they come out in different ways, at different times.
I know, though, that when I dance in my mind, it is to express.
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« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2010, 02:36:34 PM »

How odd: noone competes with the primary goal of winning!  So much for the myth...
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« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2010, 04:30:03 PM »

This is a hard question. I have to think about it.
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« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2010, 09:34:12 PM »

How odd: noone competes with the primary goal of winning!  So much for the myth...

Or we just don't want to admit it  Lips sealed
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« Reply #9 on: October 04, 2010, 09:52:26 PM »

How odd: noone competes with the primary goal of winning!  So much for the myth...

Or we just don't want to admit it  Lips sealed

I tihnk you are right.  I know several members here for whom competing - not nessarily winning - is their driving force for dancesport.  To be honest, I thought that was also true for me so the recent revelation is quite an eye opener.  I have to look at myself a bit more closely!
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« Reply #10 on: October 04, 2010, 10:33:50 PM »

When I think I cant win when competing I will use performance as my goal. My vote is expressing and winning but not in that order of importance
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« Reply #11 on: October 05, 2010, 07:03:28 AM »

When I think I cant win when competing I will use performance as my goal. My vote is expressing and winning but not in that order of importance

very good priority
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« Reply #12 on: October 05, 2010, 08:17:47 AM »

I have only been to one competition so far, so my opinion might change down the track. But, the way I feel about it is similar to an arcade game. I like to keep score, even if I'm just trying to beat my own record. It makes the game more interesting. If I play the same game without keeping score, it gets boring very quickly.

I would imagine it's like climbing trees or mountains. You do it because they are there and you want to see how far you can get. Cheesy
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« Reply #13 on: October 05, 2010, 08:45:05 AM »

I have only been to one competition so far, so my opinion might change down the track. But, the way I feel about it is similar to an arcade game. I like to keep score, even if I'm just trying to beat my own record. It makes the game more interesting. If I play the same game without keeping score, it gets boring very quickly.

I would imagine it's like climbing trees or mountains. You do it because they are there and you want to see how far you can get. Cheesy
Well, it seems you are then motivated by the competition itself.  OTOH still noone has voted for that Huh
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« Reply #14 on: October 08, 2010, 08:28:18 PM »

Learning to express---and learning to compete
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