Discussion in 'Ballroom Dance' started by ballroomboilergirl, Dec 13, 2003.
Any sharp head turn will fling glasses off, IME.
Apparently, you haven't spend a great deal of time in a nursing home. Just sayin'.
Not yet I haven't. Apparently, the attempt at tongue in cheek was lost. Just sayin'.
Well, I guess it does depend on the glasses and how tightly they fit your head. One of my friends has very sharp head turns but manages fine with glasses on the comp floor. He's been doing very well also, so it hasn't seemed to affect his placements in any meaningful way.
It's been a long time since I've danced with glasses, but mostly it just distracts me if and when they move around. More of a problem in sharper dances - tango and Latin/rhythm.
Better a lens get smooshed around your eyball than a nosepad perforating it.
I think it depends on the style. If your dancing highish level competitive dancing, there will certainly be enough motions to throw off glasses (especially in tango. I could see it happening in spins in the Latin/smooth dances as well). Not too sure about social dancing because that's not what I do.
Any turn that requires a spot results in my glasses flying off my face. Granted, I have a large head and my frames are sized accordingly, but every time I've tried to tango, for example, with my glasses on, even a head flick from closed to promenade results in my glasses flying off. In the context of executing a full turn (spiral, etc.), my coach says that my glasses flying off are an indication that I'm doing it correctly.
side note back to tattoos
Miss Kansas, in the running for Miss America, proudly displays her tattoo.
Stephen also wore hard gas perm lenses. As does my step-daughter.
I have several students who, although they do not compete in glasses, will wear them for lessons... in Smooth. And I am always amazed they do not fly off. One time I saw one girl push them back up her nose, one time.
I think in the case of my former pro, the glasses were loose to begin with ..but it happened nearly weekly..shrug....
I also dislike the lack of peripheral vision I have with glasses. I basically wear them when my eyes are tired but my pro could be forgiven for not knowing I even need them as I always wear contacts for lessons and comps.
in my part of the USA, contacts are a package deal for fitting and such, and the contacts are a quarterly cost... and probably not much more than one lesson, so not having contacts seems a nonstarter. Of course, specialized lenses up the price, but for dance, a simple pair, used only during classes or competition, can last months. Only use them when on the floor and a pair that is expected to be in your eyes daily for 2 weeks can last several months.
I think the cost might also depend on the type of prescription. I also might be a little concerned about the shelf life of a 2 week lens over several months
You should be ok to store them long(er) term in contact solution, so long as you change it every 30 days.
cool. I didn't know, as I wear my contacts everyday.
Tatts for sponsors, perhaps?
Wow. I love tats, but...um.....no.
Are those real or photoshopped in as satire or something?
The shadowing is nice but the pixelation around some of the tats plus no curvature in the KFC has me guessing they are not. Only a guess as I don't know this "billboard".
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