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« on: July 27, 2011, 05:04:16 AM »

This came up from Sam's post in 'dusting off the cobwebs' and relates mostly to competetive ballroom (since its expensive and requires partners, teachers, studios etc.).  If, for some reason you could no longer do ballroom what would your next option be?   One might think of social dancing but once you've worked with a partner its hard to get the same satisfaction from the social scene.

As a standard dancer, my thought would be AT - its a much lower investment dance form but still has the full lead-follow that I love...
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« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2011, 08:05:10 AM »

I would give them all a try. we have done some AT and would go back to it......but I think I would concentrate on teaching....I have always wanted to teach so why not teach dance.
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« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2011, 08:23:30 AM »

I would give them all a try. we have done some AT and would go back to it......but I think I would concentrate on teaching....I have always wanted to teach so why not teach dance.

thats a great idea.  I even thought of opening a studio.  I'm pretty good with people and the most successful studios here seem to be run by non-pros....
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« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2011, 08:29:03 AM »

thats a great idea.  I even thought of opening a studio.  I'm pretty good with people and the most successful studios here seem to be run by non-pros....

Want a business partner?  I'd love to be part owner of a studio.  Most indies around here are former FA or AM folks, so I'm surprised abt your non-pro comment.

Anyway, I'd dance Argentine.  Would present a different problem though in that DP doesn't like AT much.
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« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2011, 10:29:54 AM »

thats a great idea.  I even thought of opening a studio.  I'm pretty good with people and the most successful studios here seem to be run by non-pros....

Want a business partner?  I'd love to be part owner of a studio.  Most indies around here are former FA or AM folks, so I'm surprised abt your non-pro comment.

Thats rather interesting - and in need of a topic!
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« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2011, 11:35:51 PM »

We're kind of in that situation now, not competing due to lack of funds.  I'm doing exhibition and social dancing, and my DW is taking a break -- work has been hitting her hard for the past six months.  I actually get a lot of satisfaction from social dancing; it's just a different kind of satisfaction.
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« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2011, 07:24:18 AM »

We're kind of in that situation now, not competing due to lack of funds.  I'm doing exhibition and social dancing, and my DW is taking a break -- work has been hitting her hard for the past six months.  I actually get a lot of satisfaction from social dancing; it's just a different kind of satisfaction.

that I understand... I miss it but there is only so much time...
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« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2011, 07:53:02 PM »

there are always life choices to be made, and putting food on the table is the paramount one plus a roof over your head. we have said that if the price of lessons gets to high we would need to cut back....

but dance is always in my heart and I will try to help others find the joy!
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« Reply #8 on: September 07, 2011, 05:12:36 PM »

Depends.. if it's financial difficulties that are responsible for my situation I'd just get over it and find a way to get myself sorted again.  If the situation is caused by the government taking on a Saparmurat Niyazov complex or some other such scenario:

Salsa: I couldn't care less.

AT tango: Maybe see if there was some way to learn bolero.. but more likely I'd just dance tango-ish stuff solo in my living room.

Ballroom: I'd take up a 'soft' martial art of some kind.
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« Reply #9 on: September 07, 2011, 10:23:08 PM »

Ballroom: I'd take up a 'soft' martial art of some kind.

Guffaw!  That about describes it when the practise is going badly....
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« Reply #10 on: September 14, 2011, 08:58:22 AM »

I would do something that involved moving. as they say use it or loose it.
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« Reply #11 on: September 14, 2011, 12:33:00 PM »

I would do something that involved moving. as they say use it or loose it.

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That would keep you fit Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: September 15, 2011, 12:12:35 AM »

I would stay in dancing in one form or another and I would probably be more into the horses again, like I was before dancing.
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« Reply #13 on: September 15, 2011, 05:06:32 AM »

I would do something that involved moving. as they say use it or loose it.

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That would keep you fit Smiley

yes that is always a possibility......plus a few other options! Shocked
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« Reply #14 on: November 02, 2011, 11:24:43 AM »


As a standard dancer, my thought would be AT - its a much lower investment dance form but still has the full lead-follow that I love...

what on earth does THAT mean?

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