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« on: May 15, 2013, 01:08:38 PM »

We all know the stereotypical dancer's build -- thin and willowy for women, often petite as well.  For men -- thin but with obvious muscle definition.

Question:  If you are a competitive dancer, do these images affect your results?  Meaning, can you place well even if your body doesn't look 100% the part?     Any examples or counterexamples?

And does it matter where you compete (am/am, pro/am, syllabus, open, pro?)

And, while we're on the subject, does family of dances (standard, Latin, etc) make a difference?  And does height count?
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« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2014, 08:41:53 AM »

I believe good dancing out weighs most of this but there does come appoint when you are too big and it does not look good. Dancing is a visual sport and being very big would change the way you move.
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