Silly things non-dancers say

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

  1. Hedwaite

    Hedwaite Well-Known Member

    Another "Well, I've never HAD a dance lesson, but guys have led me through waltz and some other stuff I don't know for a little while" says the Easter Egg who took it upon herself to register for Level Two. God, we'd be so rich if we had a nickel for every time...
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  2. Hedwaite

    Hedwaite Well-Known Member

    Also, again with the "Why aren't you married" for myself and the guy I dance with. "Because it's none of your d*mn business, that's why" is not an acceptable answer, but it would feel so good. I don't know why it's so important to people outside a partnership to see who's sleeping together and who isn't. It's really scandalous if we each dance with other semi-regular students or partners. "But doesn't your partner mind?" I always wish one of us could answer "Maybe, but this whole patriarchial oppression thing makes it difficult to concentrate on more than sandwich-making." *benign shrug & smile*
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  3. Joe

    Joe Well-Known Member

    Aside from the solo format, and the fact that the "stars" don't actually pay the pros, it kind of is. The pro teaches the amateur "star" to dance, and dances with them in the competition.
  4. debmc

    debmc Well-Known Member

    I think it is very different. In DWTS the pro teaches the star to dance a particular choreography that they may call 'foxtrot' or 'rumba', but they don't actually teach the star how to dance a foxtrot or rumba..if that makes sense. At the end of the show I always wonder if the star truly knows and understands the basic patterns and technique that a particular dance entails, or do they just know the particular routine that often is very dissimilar from the dance it is representing.
  5. Hedwaite

    Hedwaite Well-Known Member

    A lot of pro-am partnerships are like that though, debmc- people think they're learning "the dance", but they then have difficulty dancing with other people who don't know their choreography. It's one of the bigger negative stereotypes OF pro-am dead horse-beating on this board.

    But back on topic, you know:
    When non-dancers try to explain something, do a terrible job at it, but since it's such a small community you know exactly which dancer did what. "That woman- she did her hand weird, kind of like this... what's that mean?"

    "Oh, that's so and so- she took lessons from such and such for x years, and that's the style of this and that..." and you have to break off because you've already lost 'em.
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  6. Generalist

    Generalist Active Member

    That seems like a good question to me!
  7. Generalist

    Generalist Active Member

    At many of our local studios instructor trainees have never done dancing. The only requirement is that they pay tuition. Most of them never dance outside their studio so they are insulated to the reality that they will probably never be qualified to teach dance lessons.

    I have seen "instructors" that are so pathetic they can't even dance to the most simple of waltz music. God help those people who walk in the door and ask for a dance lesson!
  8. Joe

    Joe Well-Known Member

    I think TC is too busy pulling up old treads and merging threads to get married! ;)
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  9. Terpsichorean Clod

    Terpsichorean Clod Moderator

    QFT :cool:
  10. Hedwaite

    Hedwaite Well-Known Member

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