'06 Manhattan Dancesport Championships

Discussion in 'Ballroom Dance' started by Merrylegs, Jun 22, 2006.

  1. Merrylegs

    Merrylegs Well-Known Member

    This competition starts in one week! Who's going, what are you dancing, and when are you buying me a drink at the bar?

    I'm planning to be there for sure on Saturday night and (fingers crossed) Friday night. You'll have 2 chances to buy me a beer.

    Seriously, I'm looking at some hotel options for Friday and Saturday night and have seen some wide ranging prices. I'm guessing that the All Suite Studios on W 71st for $79/night probably comes with a free case of foot fungus and some fleas. If anyone has a lead on some cheap-o, but clean and safe, accomodations please let me know. I'm totally into sharing a room with a couple of people to keep costs down. Since I don't plan to be in the room very much at all I don't care if we're squeezed in.

    Good luck to all competitors.

    Peace out.
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  2. Katarzyna

    Katarzyna Well-Known Member

    We will be there, hope to see you there. dancing on Sat :) (will have my gown for sale too and will be wearing it :) )
    if I find you early enough after the event, wouldn't mind getting some wine (don't like beer)
  3. alemana

    alemana New Member

    i had to scratch.
  4. Chris Stratton

    Chris Stratton New Member

    interesting word choice in light of Michelle's fear...
  5. alemana

    alemana New Member

    i'm really upset about it. it's my hometown comp and the first ballroom comp i ever spectated. oh well. what can you do.
  6. Merrylegs

    Merrylegs Well-Known Member

    Well, when I did a search on sidestep.com (Wall Street Journal recommended, btw) everything from a hostel for $27/night to the Ritz for $550/night came up. I would never turn the light off in a room that cost $27/night, lordy!

    Anyway, back to talking about the comp....

  7. Merrylegs

    Merrylegs Well-Known Member

    I'm so sorry. This stinks.

  8. Chris Stratton

    Chris Stratton New Member

    I actually was at a hostel for the first several days in NY. It wasn't all that bad, though it was $29/night.
  9. Kitty

    Kitty New Member

    will be there
    dancing saturday
  10. Egoist

    Egoist Member

    Ditto
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  11. skwiggy

    skwiggy Well-Known Member

    Tritto.
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  12. alemana

    alemana New Member

    i think i may have to stop reading this thread, it's excruciating.
  13. skwiggy

    skwiggy Well-Known Member

    alemana, why did you have to scratch?
  14. GJB

    GJB Well-Known Member

    I'll be there spectating. Probably Fri., Sat. and Sun. evenings. Can't wait. Haven't seen Max and Yulia dance in a long time !
  15. Merrylegs

    Merrylegs Well-Known Member

    I'm guessing that this situation was not by your own choice. I'm sure it totally sucks. Don't feel like you have to talk about it here.

    Well, if it makes you feel any better, I'm not dancing at this comp. because I have a bulging disk in my lower back and haven't had a lesson since March. I walked in to Yankee Classic competition last week and got tears in my eyes, I miss dancing very much.

    There now. Feel better?

  16. alemana

    alemana New Member

    yes, actually. i shouldn't complain - it could be worse, i could be injured.

    not dancing because coach had a conflict. not with the time we were supposed to dance, but with practice time ahead of the comp. like, every single minute.
  17. Laura

    Laura New Member

    OUCH Michelle, so sorry to hear about your back.
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  18. Merrylegs

    Merrylegs Well-Known Member

    Thanks. It's pretty much a frickin' nightmare. I can't lift anything, I can't do anything. I just sit on my couch watching cable and drinking vodka tonics. I wonder where those extra 10 pounds came from....?


  19. alemana

    alemana New Member

    good thing there's the caveat of your Bad Back, or i'd have to take you to the gym!!
  20. Merrylegs

    Merrylegs Well-Known Member

    This would have been a good thing to do but I have a funny feeling that I'd be checking out some NYC hospitals right afterwards!

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