Pro Am where Am is the male

Discussion in 'Ballroom Dance' started by 123N, Oct 25, 2005.

  1. saludas

    saludas New Member

    This reminds me of the old joke (and I'll try to paraphrase it and put it into this context):

    How many ladies does it take to dance Championship Level at the competiton?

    Eight - one to actually do it, and seven other folks sitting at a table saying "I'd do it, but I can't find a partner'...
     
  2. mamboqueen

    mamboqueen Well-Known Member

    I'd be one of those 7, no doubt. fascination?? *LOL*
     
  3. Medira

    Medira New Member

    I'll join that group! *still searching and still haven't found him yet*
     
  4. redhead

    redhead New Member

    off topic: saludas, what style/what level do you dance?
     
  5. saludas

    saludas New Member

    why do you ask? what is yours?
     
  6. Dancefever

    Dancefever New Member

    I have heard the terms and phrases like, "this is my am partner" or "this is my pro partner". I think that the seriousness of dancing by student to compete deserves a particular title.
     
  7. mamboqueen

    mamboqueen Well-Known Member


    So, we'll be the ones fighting around the table next year at Ohio over the one available am guy who just split up with his partner.


    Did I mention I once took karate? :p
     
  8. saludas

    saludas New Member

    I do not agree that a proam student has a 'partner', as this implies equality.
     
  9. mamboqueen

    mamboqueen Well-Known Member

    I disagree. Not all partners are equal in am relationships either.

    And I think sometimes people put too much meaning into the word "partner". If someone asks me who my partner is, I say "I compete with my teacher." I think it's a little bit of splitting hairs sometimes...
     
  10. redhead

    redhead New Member

    out of curiosity. But if it's a secret then by all means keep it to yourself.
    i've espilled the beans on this forum before :)
     
  11. saludas

    saludas New Member

    Good for you!!
     
  12. mamboqueen

    mamboqueen Well-Known Member

    Wha? I didn't take it out of context!
     
  13. Dancefever

    Dancefever New Member

    I hear excuses and rationalizations and you have totally disregarded the fact that an am's dancing is personal, especially to the am.

    But, if I hear something else you are saying, because the student chooses to compete, they are in effect a public figure and subject to public scruitiny. Is that a correct assumption?

    Maybe I think the unavoidable is avoidable, with a little effort.
     
  14. mamboqueen

    mamboqueen Well-Known Member

    Bingo! Dancing is personal if it's in your house, IMO. If you're in public, and people are paying to see you...fair game. Good, bad or indifferent.

    In any event, we could all sit here chatting about how wonderful every dancer is....but to what point? It would be a little shortsighted to think every comment about your dancing or mine was going to be positive. And like Alemana said, I don't really think anything here was insulting or mean-spirited.

    Edit: I'll qualify this by saying that someone's personal life should be off-limits, but their dancing life (either by way of performance or competition) is fair game.
     
  15. saludas

    saludas New Member

    Public is public - the fact that someone dances for the public makes them critque-able. Remember, people AWANT to be seen... otherwise, they'd never get into the rhinestoned dress...

    Dancefever, also, the very fact that someone chooses to post on this public internet forum means that they accept the fact that their opinions and persona will be challenged and discussed - that's why they are here. If they wanted privacy, they simply would have not posted.

    Public figures pay publicists thousands of dollars to get their clien'ts names out before the public in good and bad contexts - have you never heard the saying 'there is no such thing as bad publicity'? Hey, this is their 15 minutes of fame...
     
  16. Medira

    Medira New Member

    Hehehe, we probably will be!

    Did I mention that I can bench press more than double my weight and leg press triple? ;) :p

    [​IMG]
     
  17. mamboqueen

    mamboqueen Well-Known Member

    Okay, but given you're only 80 lbs., that's not *that* impressive.

    giggle....
     
  18. alemana

    alemana New Member

    NEXT UP ON THE WORLD WRESTLING FEDERATION


    Two ballroom followers, desperate to snag the only available lead within 500 miles, will THROW IT DOWN IN THE RING tonight on WWF!

    SEE how ladies with latin hips can throw roundhouse kicks!

    THRILL to the high-energy aggression that comes out on the "four and one!"

    WATCH as their respective coaches battle it out ringside IN RUSSIAN!


    THIS IS ONE FOR THE RECORD BOOKS FOLKS!
     
  19. mamboqueen

    mamboqueen Well-Known Member

  20. Medira

    Medira New Member

    *falls over laughing*
     

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