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« Reply #30 on: February 19, 2010, 11:02:04 AM »

close but not quite...
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« Reply #31 on: February 19, 2010, 11:36:38 AM »

close but not quite...
took me a sec to realize you meant the bullish emoticon... Tongue
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« Reply #32 on: February 19, 2010, 08:13:15 PM »

I was looking at the emoticon and thinking why is it pointing to its nostrils
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« Reply #33 on: February 19, 2010, 09:10:55 PM »

I was looking at the emoticon and thinking why is it pointing to its nostrils
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« Reply #34 on: February 19, 2010, 11:17:25 PM »

Almost looks like giving "the finger". Maybe BT can explain.
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« Reply #35 on: February 19, 2010, 11:18:24 PM »

I was looking at the emoticon and thinking why is it pointing to its nostrils
LoL... yes! it does look like that! LoLz... Smiley
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« Reply #36 on: February 20, 2010, 02:28:20 AM »

I think it looks like an M&M
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so who cares if its an M&M with a rude finger stuck up its nose....
serious chocolate deprivation here...
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« Reply #37 on: February 20, 2010, 02:33:01 AM »

hey, lets get back on topic here! (BOTS myself)

Coach watched the comp over the weekend and noticed that we were deferring to the the other couples way too much - its a problem when you are tall as you are always feel as if everyone thinks you are bullies.  But apparently we were looking very 'weak' on the floor.

So during yesterdays lesson he got us to dance and while we were doing so started to hit us with a pillow, say nasty things in DP's ear and purposely bump us. I was surprized at how agressive he became!  But wow, what great training.  I think we are in for a lot more of the same anon...
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« Reply #38 on: February 20, 2010, 03:04:51 AM »

I sometimes wonder when we do that too socially we do it more. Is there a pecking order as well? (in a Comp) not only being polite being tall but also not the top peg on the dance floor.  But we stand our ground now. Shocked 
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« Reply #39 on: February 26, 2010, 10:55:18 AM »

Yes.  You will have to have DP explain that to him because its essential.  Partnerdance is surely first and formost a stylization of a relationship - its partnershp with a big as well as a small 'p'. Just look at which couples are the most pleasing to watch - they are dancing with each other and emoting to each other.

Wish we could achieve that....
Since I watch a comp with very non-technical eyes, this is one of the things which catches my attention.  There have been a couple of times where I've been watching various couples, and two partnerships have consistently placed higher than a third.  I can only assume this means their dancing itself is better.  *shrug*  But the third couple, who is a couple in real life, really seem to show that chemistry between them.  IMO, it comes through loud and clear.  The others...well, as one of the people in the partnerships told me wrt their partner, "it's a working partnership."  There is no emotion between them, and to me it shows.

...or perhaps I'm just projecting what I know onto what I see...
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« Reply #40 on: February 26, 2010, 03:33:37 PM »

see YMMDV!

I feel the same.  I want to see the dancers dance with each other rather than go through some sort of stylised puppet play...
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« Reply #41 on: February 27, 2010, 05:42:27 AM »

is there not a pecking order for selection of what you need to cover when judging someone. like if you are out of time you will go last no matter how good you look on the floor.

Your technique could be perfect in other areas, that seems to be to be the priority, stay in time and we have another thread about that  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #42 on: February 28, 2010, 06:02:38 PM »

Yes, my thoughts on this are posted in the 'What Judges Look For' thread.
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« Reply #43 on: February 28, 2010, 07:04:17 PM »

[which is where the topic sorta came from]
http://partnerdanceonline.com/index.php?topic=1280.msg71998#msg71998
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« Reply #44 on: March 01, 2010, 06:58:34 AM »

read it ta muchly Tongue
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