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« Reply #30 on: May 14, 2013, 10:51:22 AM »

I find the idea that sexual orientation creates selfish dancer to be a bit ... different.   I am wondering, though, if men dancing for themselves is a relatively new phenomenon.  Or has it always been that way?
take a look at John Travolting in his movies - its as MZ says, definitely all about him.  Maybe also the fred astaire movies too.  But then look at dirty dancing, scent of a woman and its very different.  Wonder which the women prefer... Tongue  Interesting topic...
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« Reply #31 on: May 14, 2013, 11:20:32 AM »

Yep. That's my theory -- that it's a personailty thing.  Some people are plain self-centered dancers.  I never would have thought of Fred Astaire as being in that category. Must look at some footage of him dancing. But I think you may be right (calling to mind a couple scenes with Ginger Rogers.)    Hmm.  Youtube here  I come.
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« Reply #32 on: May 14, 2013, 12:13:33 PM »

Yep. That's my theory -- that it's a personailty thing.  Some people are plain self-centered dancers.  I never would have thought of Fred Astaire as being in that category. Must look at some footage of him dancing. But I think you may be right (calling to mind a couple scenes with Ginger Rogers.)    Hmm.  Youtube here  I come.

I can't help remembering Ginger's complaints that she was always ignored and 'had to do everything he did going backwards and in heels'.  Doesn't sound like a woman that felt valued or cherished...
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« Reply #33 on: May 14, 2013, 12:18:35 PM »

Oddly, I never took that as a complaint -- just a statement of fact.   lol.  But you'e right.  He was a bit of a showoff.

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« Reply #34 on: May 14, 2013, 09:32:47 PM »

I have come to the conclusion that some dancers are more driven than others and it can be a positive and negative... I see a couple where the women is more driven than the man and constantly goading and complaining about what he is doing...if she feels this will inspire him to do more I don't know if it works each time I see them their dancing is going backwards.

V will say things from time to time that he knows will just make me cringe and I don't get upset as I get the point he was trying to make. I am bad that in practice dont put in as much as I do on the dance floor. I give about 90% in practice and 100% on the floor perhaps I should do that the other way around.
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