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« Reply #105 on: May 16, 2013, 08:37:13 AM »

well as you know I organise comps and we are having one in a few weeks. everyone enters at the last moment so that is a worry, when I ask abut entries to ours the other day the person collecting them had only received 1. which I believe was mine Undecided
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« Reply #106 on: May 16, 2013, 09:34:03 AM »

well as you know I organise comps and we are having one in a few weeks. everyone enters at the last moment so that is a worry, when I ask abut entries to ours the other day the person collecting them had only received 1. which I believe was mine Undecided

That's odd.  You do non-profit, relatively low-cost, comps, right?  For some reason, I assumed that those would not have been hit as hard as more expensive comps.  Hmm.   Undecided
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« Reply #107 on: May 17, 2013, 04:35:51 AM »

I think one factor is the decline of the big TV shows DWTS etc. 
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« Reply #108 on: May 17, 2013, 07:09:27 AM »

Yes.  The novelty of those shows is wearing off.  So, presumably, there are fewer new bodies coming through the door.  Apparently, the DWTS producers are thinking of revamping the show to appeal to a younger audience.  Maybe that will help.
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« Reply #109 on: June 02, 2013, 09:45:24 PM »

Yes.  The novelty of those shows is wearing off.  So, presumably, there are fewer new bodies coming through the door.  Apparently, the DWTS producers are thinking of revamping the show to appeal to a younger audience.  Maybe that will help.
... or maybe that will take all the ballroom out of it.  We'll have parachute dancing and fire dancing and maybe butt dancing - but not ballroom Tongue
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« Reply #110 on: June 02, 2013, 10:06:44 PM »

From what I've read, the goal is to get younger "celebrities" and thereby attract younger viewers.  I think that the show itself is in decline but it has a core of faithful viewers -- middle aged ladies, if the water cooler conversations at work are anything to go by. I speculate that the producers won't be doing themselves any favors by getting celebs that their core viewers don't recognize.  The only way young celebs would to attract younger viewers would be if they had the cash to attract A-list celebs. (Which kind of defeats the purpose of reality TV - entertainment on a budget.)  Other than that, eh.  Just admit that the show has outlived its popularity and move on to something new.
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« Reply #111 on: June 03, 2013, 04:00:45 AM »

OK - RIP DWTS; long live Huh

Whats the next TV dance show?
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« Reply #112 on: June 03, 2013, 05:32:35 AM »

well I dont understand why they cant do that with normal regular viewers as well. So you think you can dance dacnes not use celebrities. we had a show here that did it with normal dancers and it worked well, but sometimes the costs is too high as it was not a commercial TV station that ran it.
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« Reply #113 on: June 03, 2013, 06:40:12 AM »

Nothing lasts forever, and the blush is definitely off this rose. *shrug*  There are also copycat dance competition shows to contend with.  I think the next season will be pivotal. The format of the show is set to change back to one night only -- no resullts show. Maybe streamlining will help the show survive. Smiley
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« Reply #114 on: June 03, 2013, 06:43:01 AM »

Maybe got to the point of squeezing dance out of a stone.... best to move on...
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« Reply #115 on: June 20, 2013, 01:03:44 AM »

The SYTYCD here in Canada died a swift death.  Pulled under water and drowned due to politics, ego and greed. 
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« Reply #116 on: June 20, 2013, 01:17:14 AM »

We won't have to worry about competitions up here soon enough.  We lost well over 100 more competitors this year and added to the ones that have already left we are like a sinking ship with nobody bothering to try and bail or make repairs. As for competitions the battle of egos and pride is killing them off just as quickly.
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« Reply #117 on: June 20, 2013, 01:30:28 AM »

We won't have to worry about competitions up here soon enough.  We lost well over 100 more competitors this year and added to the ones that have already left we are like a sinking ship with nobody bothering to try and bail or make repairs. As for competitions the battle of egos and pride is killing them off just as quickly.

perhaps its a catharsis -when there is no more pot to fight over the diners go elsewhere - opening things up for a renaissance...
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« Reply #118 on: June 20, 2013, 05:31:24 AM »

We won't have to worry about competitions up here soon enough.  We lost well over 100 more competitors this year and added to the ones that have already left we are like a sinking ship with nobody bothering to try and bail or make repairs. As for competitions the battle of egos and pride is killing them off just as quickly.


Hi R!  Nice to meet you.  Smiley

You mentioned ego damaging dancesport in two posts.  I don't know what you mean.  (I'm not from Canada, so I'm pretty ignorant about the goings on there.)  Are there any particulars that you're comfortable sharing?   Cool
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« Reply #119 on: June 20, 2013, 11:32:55 AM »

I was at Colorado Starball last weekend, and they were filming a new reality show which apparently will focus on pro-am competition, at least in some episodes. The TV people followed 2 pro-am couples competing in silver smooth on Saturday (they were also filming some stuff on Thursday and Friday, but I wasn't there). I have no idea what it will be called, or when it will be aired, but I think it will be on TLC channel. TV people were a nuisance, however. Everyone I talked to was happy to see them gone on Sunday.
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