Showcase chat...

Discussion in 'Ballroom Dance' started by samina, Apr 25, 2007.

  1. Peaches

    Peaches Well-Known Member

    *pout* I don't wanna dress up! *pout*

    Why can I not just wear my jeans and a cami? *pout, stomp*
     
  2. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    maybe you can;) ...maybe you SHOULD...and punk the hair all out
     
  3. wooh

    wooh Well-Known Member

    My last showcase I wore jeans and stoned a t-shirt. It worked for the routine. (Although if I do that routine again, I'm going to find me a black skirt like in that Nirvana routine at OSB.)
     
  4. samina

    samina Well-Known Member

    nice!
     
  5. wooh

    wooh Well-Known Member

    Of course, now I need a non-ballroom place to wear a stoned AC/DC shirt!
     
  6. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    nah, just be in the ballroom more often...comp groupie
     
  7. NielsenE

    NielsenE Active Member

    :)

    VW, vaguely Elizabethan/Tudor era, hence the Shakespearean dandy-esque outfit
     
  8. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    lol, that would have been my THIRD guess
     
  9. little_mouse

    little_mouse Member

    Just agreed [read "paid for"] to doing a Paso Doble. Not knowing any steps at all, it will be interesting to see how far I get.
     
  10. LucyDiamond

    LucyDiamond Active Member

    Last night's lesson was at the studio where pro and I will be performing our cha cha showcase. Our routine starts with us sitting in chairs side-by-side. We were able to figure out our starting place on the floor and how far back the chairs should be from the audience. We also realized that during the dance the chairs could get moved so we need to be aware of where they are for our ending. I'm sure my pro brought this up because one time during practice I wasn't paying attention and when we were supposed to sit back down I missed the chair entirely and fell on my behind. I don't think he wants me to do that again. :shock:
     
  11. LucyDiamond

    LucyDiamond Active Member

    Paso is a fun dance.
     
  12. little_mouse

    little_mouse Member

    we have that usual espana cani music, but since the theme of the event is motion pictures, which soundtrack would be a good one for a paso?
     
  13. LucyDiamond

    LucyDiamond Active Member

    There's a version of Espana Cani from Shall We Dance that might work. It's 2:12 in length.
     
  14. samina

    samina Well-Known Member

    lmao... omg, thank goodness that didn't happen this week, huh? LOL
     
  15. samina

    samina Well-Known Member

    in our showcase choreography last night, pro said, "hey, let's do a lift!" i thought... omg... how's this gonna work... but the mechanics of it were so cool! he told me what to do, and once i went for it, i came down & said, "omg, are you okay?" and he said, "perfect... you feel like 20 lbs!"

    i'm just amazed at how he's able to leverage the momentum of my upward motion.

    now i've gotta revisit splits & leg lifts & such so that i can cultivate decent form for the lift. i don't want to look like a troll up there, y'know?

    ;)
     
  16. Peaches

    Peaches Well-Known Member

    Lesson this morning was more of the QS showcase. My pivots stink. Really, really badly. I've tried conveying this thought...he seems to think it won't be a problem.

    Currently fighting over how to end the damn thing. He wants to end with a drag. Hells no. I haven't found a way to get him to back down, and I can't shake the thought from his head enough to get him thinking about a different thing to do. Meanwhile, him "forcing it" and me fighting him on that makes for much amusement.

    And aggravation...did I mention the aggravation? At least the aggravation is two-sided.
     
  17. Sandcastles

    Sandcastles New Member

    My pro and I are into week three of our cha-cha showcase. Dancing to Nelly Furtado's "Promiscuous". Holy Batman it's FAST. He's really challenging me with silver and gold choreography and I love it. I've competed only once so far at the Novice and Pre-Bronze levels, so my technique is lacking, but he'll get me there. When I get frustrated with a new step he reminds me that he only taught it to me 5 minutes ago, relax. LOL

    Have no idea what I'll wear, but the showcase isn't until late June.

    My biggest problem is the hair. I just to not look good with the slicked back wet look. ugh.
     
  18. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    maybe try short and saucy
     
  19. Sandcastles

    Sandcastles New Member

    Short and saucy - you mean cut my hair? Not ready to do that. A wig? Might be too distracting.
     
  20. Nik

    Nik Member

    I'm working on one but have no idea where to start... and uhhh the shows tonight.
     

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