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Re: Fri. Nov. 28th-Soulgasm 9 Year Anniversary w/D
Posted by REDness
11/27/2014  8:17:00 AM
Friday Night!
Re: App for Ipad?
Posted by kgerhart
11/26/2014  5:47:00 PM
I was able to run the app, and add it to my home screen. I try to view a video instruction in the app, and it won't play. I click the arrow that is on top of the video picture, and nothing at all happens. I have an iPhone 6 plus.
Re: Strapless Gown
Posted by ladydance
11/26/2014  5:36:00 AM
I have been to many comps and I have never seen anyone wear a strapless dress. If the dress doesn't stay put, you can be pulled off the floor and told to change. I have a friend who was wearing a dress with one over -the -shoulder strap. The other side slipped down a little too low and the scrutineer told her to change. Look at ballroom dresses on ebay. There are a lot of choices and some very good prices. There is also the possibility of buying a used dress. As Clary said, you don't want to wear anything that screams 'newbie'.
Re: professional latin competing???
Posted by chacha2341
11/26/2014  1:09:00 AM
Thank u for response. Could i have any more information on these two societies please? Anymore tips on best way to find a partner? X
bursitis
Posted by RBFADS
11/25/2014  7:25:00 PM
I am an advanced bronze student and have been battling bursitis in my left hip for about 6 weeks. Steroid injections, NSAIDS, topical creams and reducing my time dancing hasn't helped. I currently am taking two weeks off from all dancing in hopes that it will help.
I plan to compete in February 2015 and need to be pain free as soon as possible. I would very much appreciate any advice from others who may have similar issues.
Thanks
RB
Re: SUBSCRIPTION RENEWAL
Posted by Administrator
11/25/2014  10:24:00 AM
Hi Taslas,

The renewal price for one year is $79, and is available up to 30 days after your original premium status has expired. This is already a discount from the normal membership rate of $99 for one year. You can also renew for 2 or 3 years to get an additional discount on the yearly subscription price. For example, if you renew for 3 years, it costs $179, which averages out to just under $60 per year.

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BallroomDancers.com
Re: Strapless Gown
Posted by Clary
11/25/2014  7:54:00 AM
One of the things that announces to everyone that you are a "newbie" is to wear a strapless dress. Invariably, the woman spends her time tugging it up, and she typically limits her movement in order to keep her dress up.
A lot of people discount the following, but my suggestion is to wear something that has the right kind of "weighted movement" - a leotard and a character skirt would work. And I DON'T mean some tired, worn-out set of practice wear. You can get some fresh and interesting selections at ballet shops or at online dancewear sites. There are some sites that specialize in ballroom/latin practice/performance wear, if you have a slightly larger budget.
Re: Salsa Dancing Confusion
Posted by terence2
11/25/2014  12:00:00 AM

Just one comment on " Following ".

The different styles of salsa are as diverse as Cuban Rumba is, to the Intern.style of Rumba .

Some styles are danced on 2 and others on 1. The Hold and frame is often different, and, comparing Cali style for e.g. to NY style, they are worlds apart. It really depends upon ones locale that will dictate the most popular style being danced .
Strapless Gown
Posted by GraceP
11/24/2014  8:54:00 PM
I'm fairly new to ballroom and don't know all the rules yet. Can one wear a strapless gown for a smooth competition or is that too promlike? Thanks in advance
SUBSCRIPTION RENEWAL
Posted by TASLAS
11/24/2014  12:33:00 AM
Please let me know your best offer for the renewal of my subscription.
Re: professional latin competing???
Posted by O.K.
11/23/2014  6:39:00 PM
First.To compete as a Professional you do not need to pass any examinations.
Why dont you enter for the British at Blackpool which is held in May every year.
Google World Dance Council. and get familiar with the bigger picture. Warning. There are two main Societies . And they are at war with each other which is a bit ridicules but there it is.Why I used the word warning is because one of the Societies if you entered the others competition. They would ban you forever to enter anything they run. Where I live that rule will not apply. It got tossed out. To be on the safe side check the situation.
professional latin competing???
Posted by chacha2341
11/23/2014  8:35:00 AM
Hi i am from uk and danced for idta! I have won several times nationwide in ballroom latin and modern sequence. I have now started to take exams as a professional through the idta to gain my teaching qualification. I do miss competing as i can no longer dance for the idta if teach but i am wondering if anyone could give me any tips and continuing to compete with another dance council? Also any tips on fimding a partner etc? I have never been given much insight into anything outside of idta. I would really appriciate any advice.
Thank you xx
Re: socializing
Posted by curious
11/20/2014  5:58:00 PM
Thanks all of you for your replies
Re: socializing
Posted by ladydance
11/18/2014  7:25:00 AM
There is no law, that allows or doesn't allow, socializing. There can be an expectation from a studio that an instructor behave a certain way, that is as far as it goes. If Ballroomchick is right and you are with AM, they make up all sorts of rules and present them as if there is some sort of legal backing. They are very good at sending offical looking (threatening) letters to keep students and instructors in line.
Re: socializing
Posted by ballroomchick
11/17/2014  11:34:00 AM
That sounds like your are from Arthur Murrays.

Why would AM instructors do this? You have paid $$$$ to do a comp with them that would have cost you 1/2 that price or less out the AM world. They want to make sure you have a goooood time to keep coming back.


Independent teachers do what they wish. Nothing wrong meeting up at event parties or group dinners with students. I know 1 guy who took his instructor to Peru for 2 weeks after they got through with a competition in South America. It was a trip of a life time for her. We all got to live the trip with them through FB photos. She has a very secure boyfriend and they are both the instructor and student are upstanding people.

What is creepy is for a student to sleep their way up the chain of dance instructors. Also an instructor who hits up students to sleep with them. Its a small world and everyone knows what everyone is doing. Think long and hard on your actions. It could very well affect who wishes to socialize with you/or who wishes to take instruction from you.
Re: socializing
Posted by Clary
11/17/2014  10:46:00 AM
Because even though there is social component to competitions, they are still a "business activity" between a vendor and their customers.
socializing
Posted by curious
11/17/2014  9:40:00 AM
Why are instructors allowed to socialize with their students during competitions if it's not considered appropriate otherwise?
Re: App for Ipad?
Posted by Administrator
11/17/2014  7:33:00 AM
It's not an icon on the web page. It's in the toolbar of the Safari browser itself. As of the last few versions of Mobile Safari, the toolbars automatically hide after a few seconds. To bring them back, you'll need to scroll the page. I think you need to scroll up, but try both directions (even if the page is not big enough to scroll).

Regards,
Jonathan Atkinson
BallroomDancers.com
Re: App for Ipad?
Posted by Tissie
11/17/2014  6:16:00 AM
I followed the link, but I never saw the icon you're talking about. Only 2 icons were "Learn the dances" and Variation of the Week. I must have missed something.
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