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« Reply #15 on: May 19, 2009, 08:46:22 PM »

I was nervous every time - until I said to DP as we went out - lets just have fun!  I know it sounds corny but its true - and it worked.  We danced as if we were at a social and, yes we did way better....
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« Reply #16 on: May 19, 2009, 09:05:41 PM »

Speaking of nerves...I'm terribly nervous about public speaking. People always assumed that since I am a ballroom dancer, I'm a natural performer and enjoy doing things infront of a large crowd. But that is not the case with me speaking in public. So I wonder how does dancing infront of thousands of people improve your ability to perform infront of a large crowd in general?
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« Reply #17 on: May 19, 2009, 09:59:53 PM »

so you are my natural opposite!  I am happy to talk to the throng of thousands - but terrified to dance for one Smiley  (least I used to be...).
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« Reply #18 on: May 19, 2009, 11:53:06 PM »

Speaking of nerves...I'm terribly nervous about public speaking. People always assumed that since I am a ballroom dancer, I'm a natural performer and enjoy doing things infront of a large crowd. But that is not the case with me speaking in public. So I wonder how does dancing infront of thousands of people improve your ability to perform infront of a large crowd in general?

I hate public speaking with passion. However, I love competitive dancing and performing.

One thing I've noticed that even though I don't get nervous to the point that I cannot perform, I do have enough adrenaline going, that I sort of "take off" on my other half and lose some of the connection to him.
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« Reply #19 on: May 20, 2009, 12:46:25 AM »

I can be a wild child on the dance floor too.
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« Reply #20 on: May 20, 2009, 04:26:49 AM »

Having only done two comps I am not sure sure if I can be calm yet.. but we will see we do our next one in two weeks, so hopefully we will be undercontrol  Tongue
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« Reply #21 on: May 20, 2009, 09:17:41 AM »

just when I thought I finally had it under control - something small would throw me right off - once it was a shoe buckle that would not close another time just seeing a judge that I can't stand... stupid things
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« Reply #22 on: May 30, 2009, 12:28:00 AM »

well we have one week to our next comp so will be interesting to see how the nerves go this time... We are more familiar with our routines but it is the timing that goes out the door when you are nervous...
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« Reply #23 on: June 15, 2009, 09:39:45 PM »

heck .... I LOVE love love being the center of attention. heheee
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« Reply #24 on: June 15, 2009, 10:25:30 PM »

well I do to. as long as I know what I am doing. I dont look nervous and this time again we were fine.  We are show ponies  as well  Tongue
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« Reply #25 on: June 15, 2009, 11:03:43 PM »

well I do to. as long as I know what I am doing. I dont look nervous and this time again we were fine.  We are show ponies  as well  Tongue

heck ... i could care less if I fall flat on my face. as long a people are having a good time. natural nut here. heheee
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« Reply #26 on: June 15, 2009, 11:17:11 PM »

heck ... i could care less if I fall flat on my face. as long a people are having a good time. natural nut here. heheee

I did just that...fall flat on my face. It was so much fun.  Roll Eyes Should I be saying that?
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« Reply #27 on: June 17, 2009, 01:22:38 AM »

My partner was trying to help me in a quick turn to spin in the jive and accidentally pushed me so hard I fell backward onto the floor.  Quickly got up but told him next time just to be there only. 
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« Reply #28 on: June 17, 2009, 03:32:10 AM »

My partner was trying to help me in a quick turn to spin in the jive and accidentally pushed me so hard I fell backward onto the floor.  Quickly got up but told him next time just to be there only. 

LOL! Let me think.....I think I fell on my face during fallaway slip pivot into overspin double reverse spin. Somehow the girl was still standing by the end of that, and giggling at me. Yea it was on a comp floor too! And we made the final after that little episode and placed 3rd.  Grin
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« Reply #29 on: June 17, 2009, 03:43:59 AM »

where did you slip? i can't imagine through the fallaway slp pivot or the overturn double reverse that there is anywhere that one does not have enough weight over their feet not to slip - unless it was going into the overturn double reverse?

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