Ballroom Dance > I think I'm becoming a YouTube addict

Discussion in 'Ballroom Dance' started by FancyFeet, Mar 31, 2013.

  1. FancyFeet

    FancyFeet Well-Known Member

    Help, I think I'm becoming a YouTube addict!

    I'm currently partner-less, meaning I'm dancing less than I would like... and to fill the gap, I've apparently selected to use YouTube. Hooray that there are endless dancesport competitions to watch online, but I'm becoming worried that this will also mean I'm never going to stop because the videos never do!

    Right now, I could be out enjoying the fact that spring has FINALLY arrived here (seriously, I saw a patch of grass yesterday!) or doing my taxes, but instead I'm online, watching videos.

    Will you be my support group?
  2. Steven123

    Steven123 Member

    Same here. Usually if I am watching dancing videos, it is just social dancing videos though. Just me. In addition to the dancing videos, I am also watching a lot of videos of animals doing cool things. Youtube is the best. There are also a lot of instructional videos on youtube for other aspects of life too . . . like math and political stuff and other stuff like that too. But sometimes I feel like I need to do something else with my life besides watch youtube 24.5 hours a day. Do you have a similar feeling?
  3. latingal

    latingal Moderator Staff Member

    LOL...hang in there you two. It is tempting to view life through a YouTube lens, but I agree - ya' need to go out and there and do it yourself!! :)
  4. debmc

    debmc Well-Known Member

    I watch way too many dance clips/videos on YouTube as well! I start by just looking for one thing I know, I've watched an hour or two of dance congress presentations, competitions, supershag clips, etc, etc. :)
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  5. Terpsichorean Clod

    Terpsichorean Clod Moderator

    A number of local studios have wifi now. So if yours does, too, take your laptop and watch YouTube there.
  6. smidra86

    smidra86 Active Member

    Its ok. I was watching YouTube videos before I started competing and then I got a partner and kept doing it. It never stops, because the vids never do. And then you drag your partner into it and he watches them and is like, we need to do this in our routines. And seriously, a lot of our routines are YouTube created-ish. Well all the choreo is from an expert choreographer and we play around with stuff from YouTube that we really like and want to try.
  7. dlliba10

    dlliba10 Well-Known Member

    My partner and I have two videos that we constantly go back to when we're in need of a boost of inspiration. I also obsessively try to upload all my dance videos so that there's a record online and a library to refer to (and a way to see my progress). And can spend hours on Youtube. I'm right there with you.
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  8. billman

    billman Active Member

    We also check out youtube. Some great ideas for showcase routines. Plus our proposal video on on there! lol :D
  9. Mr 4 styles

    Mr 4 styles Well-Known Member

    I steal err borrow liberally from you tube vids for showdances!!

    you tube rules watch foreverrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
  10. FancyFeet

    FancyFeet Well-Known Member

    Well, it's at least clear that I'm not alone in my addiction :)
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  11. Mr 4 styles

    Mr 4 styles Well-Known Member

    not even close!!!!
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  12. ajiboyet

    ajiboyet Well-Known Member

    I pay quite heavily for I'm always conscious of Youtube activities...
  13. 5678dance

    5678dance Active Member

    Similar to dlliba, i also have two vids that I always go to for a pick-me-up, as dlliba well knows...... :D
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  14. 5678dance

    5678dance Active Member

    oy vey. now you guys set me off. i'm leaving this site for youtube nowGOODBYE
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  15. dlliba10

    dlliba10 Well-Known Member

    Ooooh! I think I'm going to go watch one of them now, it's been a few weeks. ;)
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  16. debmc

    debmc Well-Known Member

    It's my nightly ritual...grab the iPad or laptop, check DanceForums, then start looking at YouTube dance videos....
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  17. Mr 4 styles

    Mr 4 styles Well-Known Member

    rookie !! I run those two on a split screen:eek: getting my alerts while watching pros dance..

    HELLLPPP MEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  18. ajiboyet

    ajiboyet Well-Known Member

    Okay, you need YA meetings.
  19. Mr 4 styles

    Mr 4 styles Well-Known Member

    " hi im mr 4 styles and im a....wait.... they just put up the Heritage pro smooth final BBL...":D
  20. FancyFeet

    FancyFeet Well-Known Member

    It's quickly becoming mine too!

    (As an aside, I now completely understand why they've blocked YT at work. I'd never get anything done, because once I start, I'm likely to be watching for HOURS.)

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