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« Reply #60 on: June 14, 2013, 09:24:05 AM »

Seniors can compete in the adult section if they want to, well at least here in my part of Australia. I think most of the time it's a disadvantage to them competing against people who are in their early to mid 20s and are in their physical prime. But I don't think there is a rule that prevents them from competing adult. However at larger competitions, senior couples have a choice to compete in adult or the senior sections but not both.

10 more years until I can compete in senior!  Tongue
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« Reply #61 on: June 14, 2013, 09:43:41 AM »

I suppose that's not so different from other fiercely competitive sports (I'm thinking abut ice skating for example.) Competitors may be at the top for a few years, but then there's really no outlet for all that talent, other than exhibitions.
seems a waste n'est pas?




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« Reply #62 on: June 14, 2013, 10:09:21 AM »

Seniors can compete in the adult section if they want to, well at least here in my part of Australia. I think most of the time it's a disadvantage to them competing against people who are in their early to mid 20s and are in their physical prime. But I don't think there is a rule that prevents them from competing adult. However at larger competitions, senior couples have a choice to compete in adult or the senior sections but not both.

10 more years until I can compete in senior!  Tongue

I suppose that's  to keep the size of the heats under control as much as anything else.
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« Reply #63 on: June 14, 2013, 08:33:34 PM »

Seniors can compete in the adult section if they want to, well at least here in my part of Australia. I think most of the time it's a disadvantage to them competing against people who are in their early to mid 20s and are in their physical prime. But I don't think there is a rule that prevents them from competing adult. However at larger competitions, senior couples have a choice to compete in adult or the senior sections but not both.

10 more years until I can compete in senior!  Tongue

Hmmm then i will bebelligable for seniors III & IIII  Grin
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« Reply #64 on: June 14, 2013, 08:38:54 PM »

Seniors IIII - all you have to do is stand up and then curtsy.  You won.
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« Reply #65 on: June 14, 2013, 08:41:42 PM »

Seniors can compete in the adult section if they want to, well at least here in my part of Australia. I think most of the time it's a disadvantage to them competing against people who are in their early to mid 20s and are in their physical prime. But I don't think there is a rule that prevents them from competing adult. However at larger competitions, senior couples have a choice to compete in adult or the senior sections but not both.

10 more years until I can compete in senior!  Tongue

Hmmm then i will bebelligable for seniors III & IIII  Grin

Hehe!   I wasn't going to say anything, but now that you mention it, SW may be a tad out of place to be complaining about qualifying for seniors ten years from now. I'm pretty sure that nobody else in this thread has that problem.  lol.
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« Reply #66 on: June 14, 2013, 08:43:50 PM »

Seniors IIII - all you have to do is stand up and then curtsy.  You won.

Well not in Europe....they are amazing, masters/seniors III are bettr than our seniors I
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« Reply #67 on: June 14, 2013, 09:05:45 PM »

The best waltz I've ever had in my life was with a gentleman who was at least eighty. 

There's a really good book called Younger Next Year that talks about seniors (not dance Seniors, just older people) who do extreme sports in their 70s,80s and 90s.  If an 82 year oldman can complete the Iditarod, I'm pretty sure a Senior  III can dance.

Let us know when you get there, Q.  Wink Smiley
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« Reply #68 on: June 14, 2013, 10:33:05 PM »

yup, let us know Grin Grin
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« Reply #69 on: June 14, 2013, 10:50:48 PM »

Well when I get there I will let you know still have a few more years before I am eligible Cheesy
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« Reply #70 on: June 15, 2013, 08:52:09 PM »

I'll come and watch with my walker...
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« Reply #71 on: June 15, 2013, 09:12:56 PM »

It doesn't matter if random people take seniors seriously, IMV, as long as seniors take themselves and their dance seriously.    So phooey on other people's prejudices and expectations.  Dance and let the chips fall where they may.
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« Reply #72 on: June 15, 2013, 11:58:20 PM »

...Dance and let the chips fall where they may.
when you are old, thats a real worry....
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« Reply #73 on: September 25, 2013, 11:48:25 PM »

In Canada the mass majority of competition dancers are in the Senior categories.  In Ontario alone there are more Seniors than all the other ages combined.
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« Reply #74 on: September 26, 2013, 05:12:31 AM »

In Canada the mass majority of competition dancers are in the Senior categories.  In Ontario alone there are more Seniors than all the other ages combined.

we have the same in Australia It is the seniors are keeping the sport going.
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