General Dance Discussion > Silly things non-dancers say

Discussion in 'General Dance Discussion' started by twnkltoz, Mar 21, 2012.

  1. twnkltoz

    twnkltoz Well-Known Member

    I am so little apartment has bamboo floors throughout. The living room is just big enough for spot dances and AT.
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  2. Dancing Irishman

    Dancing Irishman Well-Known Member

    Though I'm also guilty of dancing while cooking (gotta love baking things for an hour!)
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  3. coanamilove

    coanamilove Member

    "Dancing is easy, anybody can do it at the get go..."

    "you don't have to be fit to dance"

    And my all-time favourite:

    "why do we need dancing, when it's just for fun?" yes, somebody actually asked me that once.. lol..
  4. j_alexandra

    j_alexandra Well-Known Member

    Heel turns in the kitchen. I thought it was just me. Sister!
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  5. twnkltoz

    twnkltoz Well-Known Member

    What does this even mean?
  6. twnkltoz

    twnkltoz Well-Known Member

    "Any sport you can do in a tail suit isn't a sport."
  7. Signature

    Signature Member

    Coworker: (after seeing a video of me dancing with my wife) "How long did the two of you work on that routine?"

    Me: "That's not a routine. We were making it up as we go."

    Coworker: "Really?" (pause) "You're joking."

    Me: "If we were doing a routine, do you think we'd pick 'Sledgehammer' as the song?"
  8. twnkltoz

    twnkltoz Well-Known Member

    LOL I was watching an awesome video of a WCS J&J on YouTube. It was invitational, so it was pretty mind-blowing. There were several comments from idiots who don't know anything about dance saying it was fake. Um...exactly how is that to have been faked?
  9. Signature

    Signature Member

    A conversation with a (non-dancer) friend a few weeks before his wedding...

    me: "Is there going to be dancing at your reception?"

    friend: "No. We'd be too embarrassed, especially with you and your wife there."

    me: "What? Why? It's not like we'll be sitting on the sidelines critiquing how you're doing."

    friend: "I know. But you're so much better than us."

    me: "We didn't let that stop us from dancing at our reception."

    friend: "But there wasn't anybody who was a better dancer than you at your reception."

    me: "About a quarter of our guests were better dancers than us."

    friend: "But they weren't that much better than you."

    me: "One of our guests is in the swing dance hall of fame. His wife is a four-time international champion. In terms of skill, I'm closer to your level than I am to theirs."
  10. Hedwaite

    Hedwaite Well-Known Member

    They can always make excuses so much more easily than the choice to just "be quiet" and apply themselves in class.

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  11. letsdance101

    letsdance101 Active Member

    Friend: have you ever gotten a 10???

    Me: what in the world are you talking about?

    Friend: you know like a 10? I would probably get a 3 hahaha

    Me: what?

    Friend: like on dwts! With their score cards! Has a judge ever given you a 10?

    Me: well no considering it doesn't exactly work that way
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  12. cornutt

    cornutt Well-Known Member

    I'm going to start using that for particularly ridiculous choreography: "Oh yeah, you get a 10 for those backflips in your waltz routine."
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  13. Hedwaite

    Hedwaite Well-Known Member

    Ugh, DWTS.
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  14. Signature

    Signature Member

    I had this conversation with a brand-new dancer (an older man) while he was watching the studio owner (another older man) and a younger partner demonstrate something for some students.

    New dancer: "As a dance teacher he must get a lot of action from women."

    Me: "He's married."

    New dancer: "I bet he can get a lot on the side."

    Me: "As far as I know, he's completely faithful to his wife."

    New dancer: (pointing at the younger dance partner) "Is that his wife?"

    Me: "No. That's his daughter."
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  15. Hedwaite

    Hedwaite Well-Known Member

    Zachary Quinto said it best at the Toronto Fan Expo- to paraphrase his rebuttal to someone's fanfic question: "Really, that says more about what YOU think about and who YOU are than it does me."
  16. SwayWithMe

    SwayWithMe Well-Known Member

    A friend, looking at a comp picture: "Are you dancing with a mannequin? He looks so perfect!"

    Erm... Ok... because that wouldn't be at all odd on a floor full of people with actual live human partners...
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  17. dancelvr

    dancelvr Well-Known Member

    *From my 10 year old nephew after watching me at a comp*

    nephew: Aunt Sue?
    me: Yes, (nephew)?
    nephew: When are you going to be a professional dancer?
    me: *laughter* Oh, never sweetie. But, the journey is so much fun!
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  18. Aura

    Aura Active Member

    This is one I've definitely gotten more than once.

    Person X: "So, how long have y'all been dating?" (referencing a male friend that I also dance with, or even my teacher)
    Me: We're not dating.

    The most amusing part of conversations like this is watching their incredulous expressions: "Really, are you sure you aren't an item?" I believe I'm quite sure.
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  19. Wannabee

    Wannabee Well-Known Member

    "My favorite dances are the freestyles" referring to watching DWTS.

    Non-dancer: "You could be on DWTS".
    Me: "I'm not a celebrity"
    Non-dancer: "You could be one of the pros"
    Me: :rolleyes:
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  20. Caroline Skipper

    Caroline Skipper New Member

    In response to my statement that ballroom is great exercise and I dance at least 12 hours per week,,,"Wouldn't it cost less to go to a gym?"
    This is the 2nd most frequent quesiton I get. DWTS question is by far the most common.

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