Discussion in 'General Dance Discussion' started by twnkltoz, Mar 21, 2012.
Oh my gosh! Those are hilarious!
The one I always get at uni is:
"I wouldn't consider ballroom dancing a sport."
Oddly enough they always bail when I offer to show them how to do a basic jive to improve their judgement
Do you throw your partner up in the air?
this from golfers... and bowlers...
And NASCAR drivers
Yes, when she misses the lead for a develope.
How is this one not here yet?! "Did you win?"
Uh... no? yes? sort of? Do you consider fourth place out of eight in open "winning"? Oh but wait, let me explain what the levels are, and how heats and scoring works....
Nowadays I usually go with "I did better than/worse than/about as well as I thought I would".
My "now" mom in-law who saw mi dance rhumba before I married my husband. I over heard her saying: "Tell your gf to stop dancing like that. And the clothes, don't let her wear anything like that."
I was a bit offended but just ignored her.
Just say yes. They'll never know the difference. *grin*
This is so true! Thanks for the tip with "I did better/worse than I thought I would", I'll try that next time.
The winning one is so true...
Especially in collegiate, 'no, I did not come 1st place out of 60 or so couples...'.
They're usually happy with 'I made a semi/final'.
Saying you got through 4 rounds just sparks confusion.
Any day now I'm expecting Miss Silly to flood this thread with the choicest bons mots.
"Wow, you're practically a pro!"
Haha, I wish...have you *seen* a pro dance?!
Side note, when people ask what the winners get at competitions, saying that all you receive is a ribbon just feels very silly.
Yes, this is so true!
I mean the same people that say this would look at you like you are a morron if you say your friend has been playing football for a year and therefore is a pro. Yet, if you go to dancing conpetitions you are automatically seen as a pro. Even trying to explain, that I'm competing in Beginner doesn't help. Just ridicolous :/
I have had the same experience. When non dancers hear that I ballroom dance and compete they usually say... "oh, you must be a pro now!", and then I try to explain that I am an amateur, dancing proam, the different levels of proam, all the reasons why I am not nor will ever be a pro, and they say something like "oh, I know you could be a pro. Just have more confidence" !
Oh, I LOVE it when my non-dancer friends try to give me advice about dancing.
"It's all salsa."
I live in a place where the most popular partner dance by far is salsa. The next is probably tango, and people know it because it's an English word...it's not like they know anything about the actual dancing.
I remember I was playing Libertango on my laptop one day, and someone started telling me about how it sounds like a salsa, and all the music sounds the same. Like, Astor Piazzolla's Libertango? Seriously? I didn't even know where to start from...
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