Why do you compete?

Discussion in 'Ballroom Dance' started by SwayWithMe, Oct 3, 2013.

  1. JudeMorrigan

    JudeMorrigan Well-Known Member

    The problem for me is that I know my defintion of "good" changes over time. In general, the trend is in the right direction, but I know that if I go back and look at the "good" photos from a few years ago ... let's just say that I find them rather less acceptable now. I assume the same will be true of my current good photos in a few more years.
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  2. JudeMorrigan

    JudeMorrigan Well-Known Member

    Awesome! There are definitely times I suspect I'd be happier had I gone that route myself. An amused note: I happened to mention my Latin background to one of the other guys at my studio once. He thought I was making a really lame joke. So I started to recite the Aeneid. His reaction turned to one of horror. It was pretty epic. So to speak. :D
  3. dlliba10

    dlliba10 Well-Known Member

    Jude, can we be best friends? Please?
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  4. JudeMorrigan

    JudeMorrigan Well-Known Member

    Sure. But I'm casting myself as the robot, even though it means you're the one who gets to go to space.

    (Ok, that way may have been a *little* too obscure.)
  5. Sania

    Sania Active Member

    I have a masters' in ancient Roman art - specializing in Hadrian. We ancient art historians hang out with classicists all the time :)
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  6. dlliba10

    dlliba10 Well-Known Member

    ........ Yeah, I'll admit I still don't get it. >_<
  7. cornutt

    cornutt Well-Known Member

    Well, if it involves going to space, I'm all in...

    One reason I compete, that I haven't seen anyone else mention, is that for me a comp is a vacation. Even if it's only a one-day local comp, that's one day when I can let myself be swept up by the flow of the event. Work, family issues, worries about the future, all of that is completely off of my mind at a comp. The pressure of competitive dancing is quite pleasant compared to the pressure that if you get a requirement or a line of code wrong, someone is going to die.
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  8. JudeMorrigan

    JudeMorrigan Well-Known Member

    Alas, I fear I was showing my age. There's a remarkably cheesy 80s movie (yes, that's repetitively redundant) called SpaceCamp that involves an astonishingly young Joaquin Phoenix who befriends a robot at, well, Space Camp. The dialog was hilarious. Had you grown up in the 80s, the whole "Max and Jinx ... friends forever" thing would have been burned into your brain. ;-)
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  9. dlliba10

    dlliba10 Well-Known Member

    Alas, 90's kid. I was raised on Power Rangers and Barney ...
  10. cornutt

    cornutt Well-Known Member

    SpaceCamp! I thought that sounded familiar. :D
  11. chomsky

    chomsky Well-Known Member

    so nice to see that "great spirits gallop together"...same here, though my competition is outside of a competition floor, lol!
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