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« on: June 12, 2009, 01:26:51 PM »

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Did anyone here belong to a college team and how did this affect their later dancing?
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« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2009, 06:30:29 PM »

I haven't been through college, but when I do I will start a ballroom team if they don't have one already!
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« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2009, 07:35:28 PM »

That's how/where I started dancing seriously.

I joined up in my first year of Uni (somehow dance classes fitted in perfectly with my 30+ weekly academic contact hours). I started with Latin, it was great fun and I got to meet some of the nicest people and best teachers in town. So in my second semester I took up private lesson with one of the instructors (only to find out later that she's one of the top dancesport coach/adjuciator in the state). I started doing competition in my second year of Uni and took on a committee role in the dancesport club. In my third year, I became one of the more "senior" members of the dancesport club and taught beginner classes and also assisted in the advanced class. With my competition side of things, I elevated from bronze in second year to level 2 (Open choreography) in my third year and won the National title. The University club kindly supported my competition by sponsoring competition costs.

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« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2009, 09:22:59 PM »

I went to college in England - and there was no ballroom society, team or any other connection

there again we were into peace-love-dope and sit-ins...
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« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2009, 09:41:39 PM »

I went to college in England - and there was no ballroom society, team or any other connection

I'm rather surprised by that!
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« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2009, 01:10:58 AM »

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does sword dancing count?  Wink
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« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2009, 06:14:04 AM »

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Did anyone here belong to a college team and how did this affect their later dancing?
does sword dancing count?  Wink

sure - if you did it with a partner...
how many did you get through BTW Roll Eyes

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« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2009, 08:56:04 AM »

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does sword dancing count?  Wink

sure - if you did it with a partner...
how many did you get through BTW Roll Eyes

I'm the last man standing Wink
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« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2009, 09:08:41 AM »

I thought ballroom was hard on the feet....
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« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2010, 05:41:04 PM »

I danced for the Northwestern University team for a while. It was a great experience, but kind of funny how I got involved. I had danced and competed for a number of years, and already graduated from college by that point. I made friends with a girl at the studio where I practiced and she invited me to check out their team. I had no partner at the time, and she thought I might find one through the team. I thought, "Are you kidding? I'm nowhere good enough to dance for a competition team!" Eventually I took her up on it and was shocked to discover I was one of the most advanced people there. So now I always tell people to check out the college teams and not be scared  Grin
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