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QPO
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« on: April 24, 2009, 07:37:50 AM »

Perhaps you can tell us what are your dancing goals, what needs to be improved, what your  aspirations are...it may inspire others
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« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2009, 10:25:54 AM »

Well I am happy to go first.. my goal personally is to become a much better follower...One of the reasons for competing is to challenge myself regularly to improve and get better and the best way is to judge it against others (for me that is)

Our goal as a partnership is that in our first year of competing we can move out of the lowest level (for us is level 1) and dance level 2.
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« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2009, 10:28:36 AM »

my current dancing goal is to get to level 2 either adult or youth before the australian championships in december

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« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2009, 11:29:57 AM »

OOOOOO good topic!

My goals

this year 2009 to do at least 2 comps. (1st one competing in standard. the 2nd I would like to compete 10 dance)
ALSO to volunteer and work more in the ballroom industry.
to keep learning and opening my mind to all the positive for both dance and my personal life
to continue to let go of my ego
to continue to help in anyway that I can and to find joy in all things
to meet PDOers in FL or AZ or AU or wherever we plan a trip! Wink


for 2010
I would like to do 4 comps. 1 each quarter (with the last quarter being OSB)
I would like to be competing at full bronze level.
I would like to have my pro and I take a few coaching lessons in NYC
ALso again to continue to volunteer and work in ballroom industry

may have to revisit this
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« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2009, 01:40:04 PM »

I think as with anything, you need to have long term goals and short term goals.

My short term goals are the issues I am working on - such as fixing some footwork issues and improving endurance.

I don't put plans to compete in a particular competition under a long term goal list. They're just plans.

My long term goals are unclear. I really want to focus on the bigger picture and what I would like to achieve at some point. And I really do not know what is a reasonable long-term goal for a 36-year old pro-am dancer who is presently competing in silver smooth and standard, and sometimes tries open standard.

It's like that infamous job interview question - where do you see yourself in 5 years? I really hated that one and never had a good answer to it.
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« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2009, 02:05:15 PM »

It's like that infamous job interview question - where do you see yourself in 5 years? I really hated that one and never had a good answer to it.

well, here's the wrong answer: lean forward, look the interviewer in the eyes and say: 'In your chair.'

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« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2009, 02:08:11 PM »

Dancing goals: win 4 major competitions in schollarship including OSB by the end of the year and compete in Blackpool with DP next.

Yes pretty funny eh?  But I actually believe in setting out-of-reach goals - and before you reply I am never discouraged by not achieving them. 

OTOH I might well be discouraged if I set reasonable goals and didn't make them Wink
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« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2009, 02:37:41 PM »

Dancing goals: win 4 major competitions in schollarship including OSB by the end of the year and compete in Blackpool with DP next.

Yes pretty funny eh?  But I actually believe in setting out-of-reach goals - and before you reply I am never discouraged by not achieving them. 

OTOH I might well be discouraged if I set reasonable goals and didn't make them Wink

That's an interesting approach, can you elaborate? Why do you think setting out-of-reach goals is better than setting some reasonable ones?
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« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2009, 09:01:26 PM »

I think there is a difference between a goal and aspiration .... I believe a goal is something that is achievable but and aspiration is something that you would like to do but but out of your reach for the moment.

So an aspiration for me would be to go to Blackpool and give it a go (in Masters Section) but that will have to be in two years time as we have only started competing this year. Need to have two/three years under my belt to put myself up for Blackpool.
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« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2009, 09:07:02 PM »

I have several goals:

To be the best dancer I can be...to the best of my ability
To go back to competition next year, time and money permitting
And, there are several instructors' students I'd love to beat in competition.  These girls are good and to be able to be on the same dance floor as they are would be amazing!
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« Reply #10 on: April 25, 2009, 06:40:14 AM »

I think there is a difference between a goal and aspiration .... I believe a goal is something that is achievable but and aspiration is something that you would like to do but but out of your reach for the moment.

So an aspiration for me would be to go to Blackpool and give it a go (in Masters Section) but that will have to be in two years time as we have only started competing this year. Need to have two/three years under my belt to put myself up for Blackpool.

You can divide it like that I suppose but I would rather not.  I strive for a goal whether or not it is achievable - to call it an aspiration woudl be (to me) to accept that it is unachievable and then I would not try.

I have had many goals in my life that others would say were only aspirations.  For example if I had said 5 years ago that my goal was to compete in open with the top pro in Canada that would definitely have been an aspiration and not a goal by your definition.  But for me anything that is possible is fair game as a goal.  An aspiration would be something that is truly not reachable - for example to be a professional champion.  Its just not an achievable goal at my age.
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« Reply #11 on: April 25, 2009, 02:05:42 PM »

So back to long-term goals - how about making a final at a major competition such as OSB or USDSC?
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« Reply #12 on: April 25, 2009, 09:18:54 PM »

Oh I SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO want to do that! Making the finals/ winning at little competitions is okay, but wouldn't it be WONDERFUL at a HUGE comp?!  That's one of my goals.  Open Smooth at OSB (Pro-Am of course..) Cheesy Practice Practice Practice.... etc. LOL Cheesy
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« Reply #13 on: April 25, 2009, 09:48:46 PM »

Well I've always wanted to dance in the evening program in a Championship.....oh wait...done that already! =P

We'd like to just enjoy dancing from now on!  Grin
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« Reply #14 on: April 26, 2009, 04:14:01 AM »

My personal goals are to improve my footwork, general technique, and following ability (I tend to anticipate)

As a partership, we'd like to eventually get to a registered level (we have plenty of time for that - we'll probably wait until we are out of uni and earning decent money), and to stay dancing with each other for a very long time.
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