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« on: May 13, 2009, 05:33:38 PM »

Ever experienced a train wreck during a comp heat?  Post it here!   Cheesy

Last year, an instructor and I were dancing a solo in a comp where I had on a jacket and a fake shirt collar and sleeves.  At one point I was supposed to rip out the sleeves and collar, and then remove and toss off the jacket.  The sleeves were held in with two-sided tape, which unfortunately stuck to the inside of the jacket sleeve when I pulled the fake sleeves out.  Then the jacket stuck to my shirt and wouldn't come off.   Angry  This was the same dance in which my partner was supposed to do a slide; somehow she didn't get herself turned quite right and wound up with a floor burn on her rear end.   Shocked
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« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2009, 06:08:08 PM »

 Cheesy Wardrobe malfunction! 

Can't think of any epic performance issues yet.  That means only one thing: the worst is yet to come!!! Undecided
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« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2009, 08:25:44 PM »

Me neither yet. but I have done it where my steps are not correct and look at my partner like I am a deer in the headlights! I must stop doing that.
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« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2009, 08:39:38 PM »

I think most women end up with at least one 'I got my heel stuck in the hem of my dress' story. 

Mine was at my last comp during the QS and my heel got stuck behind the metal tape that serves to spread the hem right at the beginning of the heat - of course I felt like I looked totally idiotic and then realized we were approaching the nightmare scatter chasse side and there was no way I could do it.  So I managed to get my partner to hold off for a moment while I discretely shook the heel free.  Fortunately it came off and I was proud of how I had pulled it off without notice.

then came the video - and amazingly al the time I danced wiht the heel impaled in the skirt I looked fine where as when I shook it off it looked totally rediculous..  I don't know where the judges were looking cause we won the heat Huh
we need a topic on 'the art of competing' to complement this one....
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« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2009, 01:45:05 AM »

Boy do I know the feeling of the heel in the skirt.  In the jive my heel got caugt up in my dress.  All I could do was hop on one foot to the music for a few bars until I could get it loose and hope the judges didn't notice I only had one leg.  I think I did not only a great stork impression but kept time to the music to boot.  If that could win me something I don't know what should.   
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« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2009, 01:49:15 AM »

You both have done well, not to injure yourselves. I know of people that have fallen over and broken or cracked limbs (mostly arms) due to mishaps like that...
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« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2009, 09:22:58 AM »

In smooth waltz @ Emerald Ball about 6 years ago, I hit an explosion line. When I got to Tango, my teacher kept looking at my chest and raising his eyebrows. I just couldn't get it till I looked down and saw my dress was UNDONE!

I signaled with one finger "just a minute" to John DePalma--he was laughing. I excused myself from the floor, pinned it closed, and continued to dance!


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« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2009, 12:44:29 AM »

In smooth waltz @ Emerald Ball about 6 years ago, I hit an explosion line. When I got to Tango, my teacher kept looking at my chest and raising his eyebrows. I just couldn't get it till I looked down and saw my dress was UNDONE!

I signaled with one finger "just a minute" to John DePalma--he was laughing. I excused myself from the floor, pinned it closed, and continued to dance!




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« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2009, 12:46:20 AM »

I was in a social dance where one heel caught in the side of my other shoe. went down and nearly drag the guy I was dancing with on top of me and I can tell you he was not little.

another time heel gave way and nearly did the splits, acutally hurt my knee that time it was black and blue

Danger sport this dancing! Shocked
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« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2009, 06:05:43 AM »

In smooth waltz @ Emerald Ball about 6 years ago, I hit an explosion line. When I got to Tango, my teacher kept looking at my chest and raising his eyebrows. I just couldn't get it till I looked down and saw my dress was UNDONE!

I signaled with one finger "just a minute" to John DePalma--he was laughing. I excused myself from the floor, pinned it closed, and continued to dance!




and - how did you do? 
bet you got all the judges attention Wink
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« Reply #10 on: May 19, 2009, 04:20:08 PM »

I was in a social dance where one heel caught in the side of my other shoe. went down and nearly drag the guy I was dancing with on top of me and I can tell you he was not little.


As long as you did a nice hand flourish or pointed the toes on the way down all is good.
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« Reply #11 on: May 19, 2009, 08:43:53 PM »

...and splints are, I believe, in fashion this year....
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« Reply #12 on: May 20, 2009, 07:01:23 AM »

I was in a social dance where one heel caught in the side of my other shoe. went down and nearly drag the guy I was dancing with on top of me and I can tell you he was not little.


As long as you did a nice hand flourish or pointed the toes on the way down all is good.

OF COURSE  Shocked
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« Reply #13 on: May 20, 2009, 10:44:51 AM »

Heat: intermediate silver waltz.  The heat has just begun and we're dancing down a long wall, and as we get to the halfway point, my partner whispers to me, "Isn't this heat a split floor?"   Shocked  I realize that I have no idea if it is or not!   Embarrassed  So I abruptly rotate a twinkle, and we proceed to cut across the middle of the floor.  Turns out it isn't a split floor.   Roll Eyes  We won that heat, but I had to endure ribbing from David Hamilton (who was judging) about it.   Cheesy
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« Reply #14 on: May 21, 2009, 09:15:50 AM »

Heat: intermediate silver waltz.  The heat has just begun and we're dancing down a long wall, and as we get to the halfway point, my partner whispers to me, "Isn't this heat a split floor?"   Shocked  I realize that I have no idea if it is or not!   Embarrassed  So I abruptly rotate a twinkle, and we proceed to cut across the middle of the floor.  Turns out it isn't a split floor.   Roll Eyes  We won that heat, but I had to endure ribbing from David Hamilton (who was judging) about it.   Cheesy


At least it ended well Smiley despite the ribbing
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