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« on: January 23, 2011, 09:37:58 PM »

Had one happen last night that I haven't heard of before!   Shocked  I was dancing ECS with a lady who was wearing a clamshell-type bracelet on her right arm (what I mean by that is a bracelet that isn't a complete circle; it has an open back and it bends so you can slip it on/off your arm).  I led a step, which I don't know the name of, in which I walk into her right arm and then rotate counter-clockwise while she walks around me.  The follow is supposed to keep her arm on me until we get back to closed position.

Well, as she walked around, the open end of her bracelet somehow managed to get hung on my belt loop!   Roll Eyes  I had no idea what was happening since she was behind me; I just felt a weird yank on the back of my pants and the next thing I knew, she was stumbling and holding on to me for dear life.  I managed to get one arm in back and held her up until she could get her arm free, and then she had to retrieve her bracelet which was still caught in my pants. 

Incredibly, no one else saw this... if someone had a video, I'd be a Youtube star today!   Grin
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« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2011, 10:16:52 PM »

Had one happen last night that I haven't heard of before!   Shocked  I was dancing ECS with a lady who was wearing a clamshell-type bracelet on her right arm (what I mean by that is a bracelet that isn't a complete circle; it has an open back and it bends so you can slip it on/off your arm).  I led a step, which I don't know the name of, in which I walk into her right arm and then rotate counter-clockwise while she walks around me.  The follow is supposed to keep her arm on me until we get back to closed position.

Well, as she walked around, the open end of her bracelet somehow managed to get hung on my belt loop!   Roll Eyes  I had no idea what was happening since she was behind me; I just felt a weird yank on the back of my pants and the next thing I knew, she was stumbling and holding on to me for dear life.  I managed to get one arm in back and held her up until she could get her arm free, and then she had to retrieve her bracelet which was still caught in my pants. 

Incredibly, no one else saw this... if someone had a video, I'd be a Youtube star today!   Grin

Just for a second there you thought you were getting lucky huh?   Shocked
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« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2011, 10:41:50 PM »

Great one C Smiley  I can just see you trying to explain the Utube video to your wife - 'No, she's groping in my pants for her bracelet!"  "Shure, can't you come up with something better than that; how about she lost her ferret down there?"  etc etc..

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« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2011, 03:42:41 AM »

oops. lucky you both did not all.

I have often hooked my own shoe and tripped myself up! Roll Eyes
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« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2011, 03:32:23 PM »

that's an interesting one, cornutt! Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2011, 11:02:23 AM »

I was dancing with a lady with lots of loops on her top...one managed to hook itself on my belt buckle so whilst dancing I reached down to unhook it....and told her what I was doing..she misunderstood and asked "having I being touching you inappropriately...?"

 I replied.."Chance would be a fine thing..."

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« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2011, 12:00:42 PM »

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« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2011, 09:52:20 PM »

I had a major one at the comp on the weekend.  My dress is a two piece in that I use the whole thing for standard then take off the bottom to leave just one bottom layer to use for Latin.  I went throught all the semi-finals to get to the finals where I stepped on my dress and ripped the back seam open.  It was useable and I had to still get through a couple more rounds so I carried on.  In the next round all was well until we got knocked into and as I got around the couple I got my dress stepped on again.  This time with the seam already open it put pressure on the closure which gave way.  I had to dance the final with only using my left arm as a contact and holding my dress up and closed with my right hand.  At the end we had to stay on the floor for the next final so I closed it as best I could and thankfully it held.  Honestly if my dress came down I would have just kicked it off to the side and carried on.  Now that would have been a show. 
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« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2011, 02:53:40 AM »

I had a major one at the comp on the weekend.  My dress is a two piece in that I use the whole thing for standard then take off the bottom to leave just one bottom layer to use for Latin.  I went throught all the semi-finals to get to the finals where I stepped on my dress and ripped the back seam open.  It was useable and I had to still get through a couple more rounds so I carried on.  In the next round all was well until we got knocked into and as I got around the couple I got my dress stepped on again.  This time with the seam already open it put pressure on the closure which gave way.  I had to dance the final with only using my left arm as a contact and holding my dress up and closed with my right hand.  At the end we had to stay on the floor for the next final so I closed it as best I could and thankfully it held.  Honestly if my dress came down I would have just kicked it off to the side and carried on.  Now that would have been a show. 
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« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2011, 04:06:35 AM »

The comp before this one - DP stood on my foot in foxtrot and then got upset when I wouldn't move.  We were lucky not to go sprawling...
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« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2011, 10:47:32 PM »

Can't say you were not well grounded. Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: March 02, 2011, 02:08:20 AM »

Can't say you were not well grounded. Smiley

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and our feet were perfectly together too Grin
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« Reply #12 on: March 03, 2011, 07:09:51 PM »

I'm jealous.  Grin
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