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« Reply #15 on: July 01, 2013, 09:40:32 PM »

Pro-am stuff really stinks, a lot of the time, IMO. But a lot of people think it's better than the alternative. *sigh*
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« Reply #16 on: July 02, 2013, 04:45:43 AM »

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« Reply #17 on: July 02, 2013, 07:27:09 AM »

Reassessing can be a good thing. You might go in a different direction,or you might choose to recommit. 

I suppose moving to a bigger ballroom scene is not an option?
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« Reply #18 on: July 02, 2013, 08:52:55 AM »

Not sure if I could do so, I have heard from too many dancers that they cant practice and practice is what makes you better. unless you can find a practice partner.
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« Reply #19 on: July 02, 2013, 08:59:49 AM »

Or pay one.

Fivers or fittys**  for ballroom dancers?  Might be a nice source of income for college students.






** Both are freelance websites where people offer services for a low fee.
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« Reply #20 on: July 02, 2013, 05:45:11 PM »

Or pay one.

Fivers or fittys**  for ballroom dancers?  Might be a nice source of income for college students.






** Both are freelance websites where people offer services for a low fee.
I think that's not a good way to spend dance budget, but obviously there are people who disagree. Personally I wouldn't pay anyone except my pro to practice with me.
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« Reply #21 on: July 02, 2013, 06:59:53 PM »

Oh yeah.I see why you say that. OTOH some of the college teams have fairly high level competitive dancers who, as full time students, probably wouldn't say no to an extra fifteen or twenty bucks an hour.
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« Reply #22 on: July 02, 2013, 08:11:38 PM »

Oh yeah.I see why you say that. OTOH some of the college teams have fairly high level competitive dancers who, as full time students, probably wouldn't say no to an extra fifteen or twenty bucks an hour.
I agree with TTD.  Which is one reason I call it pro-am partners - you dance with that one pro and practise with someone else might teach you about the general skills of following or a new step or two - but it really does very little for your actual dance partnership. 
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« Reply #23 on: July 03, 2013, 02:43:11 PM »

Oh yeah.I see why you say that. OTOH some of the college teams have fairly high level competitive dancers who, as full time students, probably wouldn't say no to an extra fifteen or twenty bucks an hour.
It doesn't matter to me what college students won't say no to. What matters is what I am willing to spend money on. And IMO, it is much better to pay for 1 lesson with the pro I'm competing with than for 4-5 hours of practicing with a college student.
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« Reply #24 on: July 03, 2013, 02:47:41 PM »

Sure, at your level.  Cool Most ballroom dancers aren't at your level, at least around here.  I suspect that there are lots of people at lower levels for whom dancing with a college competitor who's at gold or open (? I forget the college comp levels)  would be a huge step up.
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« Reply #25 on: July 03, 2013, 02:50:37 PM »

ETA:  I do hear what you are saying, though.  It's important to know what is important to you, dance-wise, then make buying decisions based on that.

Bottom line: It's hard, when you don't have a dance partner. Almost anything you do is going to involve a trade-off. *sigh*
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