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phoenix13
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« on: June 26, 2013, 03:35:58 AM »

Anybody?

I was halfway through my first pro-am comp when I started questioning the meaning of "top" in the context of pro-am dance.  Up until then, I'd always been naive enough to think it meant best.  After then, my definition was more like "the people who spent the most money today."   To me, good dancers win scholarships; rich dancers win top student.

Hmm.  But if you think about it from another angle, top teachers and students bringing in money is not necessarily a bad thing,really, as log as everybody understands the terminology.  Top students help win their teachers revenue, which gives teachers incentive to stay n the business.  Top teachers and studios bring in revenue, which gives organizers incentive to stay in the business.  Right?  Sorta?

In your opinion, are top teacher/student/studio awards a good thing for pro-am dance?  Why or why not?  If not, what arrangement,if any,do you think should replace it?
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« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2013, 12:54:48 AM »

I call them "quantity awards". And I see them as a form of kickback from the comp organizers. But as far as I'm concerned, this type of award can stay or go, they're not my goal.
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« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2013, 01:09:25 AM »

Yeah.  Kind of like those perfect attendance awards when you were in elementary school.  Nice enough if you earned them, but not related to academic achievement.
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