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« Reply #15 on: August 08, 2012, 10:32:31 PM »

I'm average height. But based on what you're saying I might as well not even bother taking that into account in choosing where I might want to move next, and just look at pro-am options. I have to wait 3-4 years before I can actually move somewhere anyway. My two top picks at the moment are Kansas City and Denver. The next logical choice is greater NYC area (for employment reasons), but I am not very keen on moving back there.
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« Reply #16 on: August 09, 2012, 05:23:40 AM »

why not check them out on dancepartner.com?  The site is very miserly but you can at least look for partners without cost. They have a 'trip' search where you can set the city temporarily as your base.

If you haven't used it it takes a bit of getting used to but its well worth it as they have a lot of selection factors including dance style and level.
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« Reply #17 on: August 12, 2012, 08:40:41 PM »

eternal problem. I wish you all the best in finding someone.
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« Reply #18 on: August 19, 2012, 09:16:03 AM »

Well, one definitely has a greater chance of finding an am partner in the greater NYC area. The dance scene is much bigger there. However, I spent 8 years of my life in its vicinity, IMV it's not a nice area to live in and an increase (but not a guarantee) in am partnership prospects is not worth the trade-off. Even a guarantee of an am-am partnership is not worth it.
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« Reply #19 on: August 21, 2012, 03:01:20 AM »

Well, one definitely has a greater chance of finding an am partner in the greater NYC area. The dance scene is much bigger there. However, I spent 8 years of my life in its vicinity, IMV it's not a nice area to live in and an increase (but not a guarantee) in am partnership prospects is not worth the trade-off. Even a guarantee of an am-am partnership is not worth it.
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« Reply #20 on: August 21, 2012, 09:37:16 AM »

Well, one definitely has a greater chance of finding an am partner in the greater NYC area. The dance scene is much bigger there. However, I spent 8 years of my life in its vicinity, IMV it's not a nice area to live in and an increase (but not a guarantee) in am partnership prospects is not worth the trade-off. Even a guarantee of an am-am partnership is not worth it.
... but still tempting eh?... Undecided
To relocate to NYC? No. In fact I have already made up my mind that I will stay in Midwest.
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« Reply #21 on: May 07, 2013, 11:21:21 AM »

What an interesting thread  This is the first time that I have heard anyone talk about pro-ams that prefer to stay pro-am because am-am is too much of a pain in the butt.  lol.  That's a perspective I hadn't considered.
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« Reply #22 on: May 07, 2013, 04:32:34 PM »

What an interesting thread  This is the first time that I have heard anyone talk about pro-ams that prefer to stay pro-am because am-am is too much of a pain in the butt.  lol.  That's a perspective I hadn't considered.

there are a lot of them - they are dedicated, competetive, independent  (and usually rich).  But you don't wanna mess witih these mammas... Cheesy
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« Reply #23 on: May 07, 2013, 05:21:07 PM »

I've usually run into people who at least pay lip service to wanting to find an amateur partner.
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« Reply #24 on: May 07, 2013, 05:51:39 PM »

I've usually run into people who at least pay lip service to wanting to find an amateur partner.
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« Reply #25 on: May 07, 2013, 06:36:42 PM »

Yeah.  I would think that looking for an am partner is more common.  I was actually quite surprised to hear that there are people who don't want the hassle of an amateur partnership.
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« Reply #26 on: May 08, 2013, 01:27:10 AM »

Depending on your partner it can be a great experience or a pain-in-the-ass.
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« Reply #27 on: May 08, 2013, 01:58:26 AM »

Depending on your partner it can be a great experience or a pain-in-the-ass.

That makes sense.   I'd just never heard anyone tell that side of the story before. Cool
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« Reply #28 on: May 08, 2013, 06:46:36 AM »

This is a bit off tangent - but since we are talking about pain in the ass for am/am partnerships...

I think being a good partner is a learning process (not the dancing skills. But the whole bunch of interpersonal/communication skills), or a trial of failures. We learn and hopefully become a better partner for the next partner. It is kinda like dating. You learn through each relationship.

I could see that having a pro partner solves alot of problem - less drama, to start with...unless you start one as a student. Less argument, which equals to more time focusing on dancing. And much less work to go through to find a pro partner than to find an am partner (from what I have read, if you start dancing as an adult, actually, after college, and if you are a female, basically you can throw the whole idea of finding an am partner outa the window...almost).

I think as far as inter-partner things go, it could reduce to lower level - it is sorta a learning experience, imho.

I could see that "practicing" with your pro could be far more efficient in terms of work done per hour rate, since (hopefully) you only have to work on yourself, instead of two people both trying to figure out what went wrong. But for me, unless the efficiency is 4~8 times higher than practicing with an am, I would stick to an am. Beside, I am a male, I am suppose to have better luck to find a partner Tongue.
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« Reply #29 on: May 08, 2013, 06:53:40 AM »


I could see that having a pro partner solves alot of problem - less drama, to start with...unless you start one as a student. Less argument, which equals to more time focusing on dancing. And much less work to go through to find a pro partner than to find an am partner (from what I have read, if you start dancing as an adult, actually, after college, and if you are a female, basically you can throw the whole idea of finding an am partner outa the window...almost)..

I agree to what you've said, but especiallt this.  Good partners are hard to find.
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