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« Reply #15 on: October 08, 2010, 10:13:21 PM »

He!  I'm busy learning to UN-compete Smiley
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« Reply #16 on: October 09, 2010, 12:54:18 PM »

Well, if this morning is anything to go by, I'm right about myself - I really am not a competitor.  It worked....
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« Reply #17 on: October 09, 2010, 03:31:02 PM »

I am in spirit an all-three-er... but currently mostly hitting up the "expressor" side of things.

But, there's that other dimension which is such a drive... *connection*. The synergy of connection... with the Other, and with the natural forces, that's for me the heart of it all, the great unifier.

Mebbe we need to add a few more voting options. Smiley
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« Reply #18 on: October 09, 2010, 03:59:14 PM »

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If I added any more we would never get more than one vote in each!

The intent was to idenitfy your DOMINANT motivation, not your spectrum.  THe latter is boring - sure we all do it for eveything but what really drives you, thats whats interesting.

In my case its even more so because one force drives me and the other does the opposite - undermines my dancing.  But it seems I am unique here that way.
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« Reply #19 on: October 12, 2010, 11:28:00 PM »

I think I am definitely a competitor and performer, but an expressor.
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« Reply #20 on: October 13, 2010, 05:19:46 AM »

I think I am definitely a competitor and performer, but an expressor.
I don't quite understand the 'but'...
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« Reply #21 on: October 14, 2010, 02:01:19 AM »

I dance because I can't not dance.
So I'll have to go with all three, I think. I know, though, that when I dance in my mind, it is to express.

I really like this. It seems to me though, from reading your post, that what you say is in your mind is actually in your heart. In which case, you know the answer. Like me.
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« Reply #22 on: January 19, 2011, 01:42:07 PM »

Winning is awesome( who doesn't love to win?), but it's not all about that... even if there were no competitions, I would find some way to perform because I love it! Cheesy I LOVE performing! There more people to watch the better! Smiley
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« Reply #23 on: January 19, 2011, 09:52:16 PM »

then you are a natural Becca - I think its the best reason for dancing, well that and being in the arms of the one you love of course....
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« Reply #24 on: February 23, 2011, 03:04:15 AM »

Even though I said all three the most important is the expression.  It is letting the music move me.  I am the singers voice in action.  Every waltz or rumba or what have you should be danced differently according to the music, singer and feeling of that particular song.  Of course being the follow it is a little harder to do this in Standard than I can in Latin.  To me it is after my competing is done that I will learn to become a real dancer.
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« Reply #25 on: February 23, 2011, 10:31:27 AM »

To escape a life of drudgery and disappointment....
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« Reply #26 on: February 23, 2011, 11:22:15 AM »

I polled for all three (winning, performing, expression), but I would say that my single, **current** driving force for dancesport is knowledge and awareness.

I sound so New-Age or something with my most recent posts, lol  Undecided
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« Reply #27 on: February 23, 2011, 12:02:06 PM »

I polled for all three (winning, performing, expression), but I would say that my single, **current** driving force for dancesport is knowledge and awareness.

I sound so New-Age or something with my most recent posts, lol  Undecided

..which sounds like self discovery, and thats always a good thing.
The challenge is to put this into a context that you feel good about....

But I ask: why do you have to do dancesport for 'knowledge and awareness'; while I undertand working on the dance part, I don't see where the sport comes in?
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« Reply #28 on: February 23, 2011, 12:22:39 PM »

I sound so New-Age or something with my most recent posts, lol  Undecided
I found myself thinking, "that's why you're here GreenEyes26".  Just thought I'd share.

What's more interesting to me is that what I used to consider "New-Age" is actually not. 
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« Reply #29 on: February 23, 2011, 02:09:00 PM »

What's more interesting to me is that what I used to consider "New-Age" is actually not. 

Which is, of course, why its called that.  Totally consistent, in a delighful, bizzarre oxymoronic way...
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