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    What I Learned At My Last Comp

    I learned that placing 1st in five dances out of six doesn't mean a whole lot when there are only three couples in the heat. But my partner and I were quite happy with our results. ;)
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    Read any good books recently?

    I just finished Way Of The Peaceful Warrior. Now I'm starting with Millman's No Ordinary Moments.
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    Dance sneakers?

    I've had a pair for about a year now and I wouldn't trade them for anything. I wear them for lessons and practice and they are quite comfortable. I have a pair of hard orthotics that I wear inside them and they give me all the support I need.
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    What would really happen if you were the last person on Earth?

    If I were the last man on earth I would finally win my category in the waltz. :D
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    The next time someone says they can't dance ...

    The next time someone says they can't dance I think I'll just smile and nod.
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    Haters of Dancesport - "Real" Latin American Dancing

    Tell a European that you like football, they will think, "great!" Until, of course, they realize that you mean NFL football, then they turn up their noses at you. Latin and South Americans can turn up their noses all they want about how we dance, but as one philosopher put it, "no one is...
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    Are social dancers intimidated by competitive ones?

    :applause: I'm not worthy, I'm not worthy! :)
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    Are social dancers intimidated by competitive ones?

    I can tell you've never played organized sports. ;) Gamesmanship has always been a part of competition. But ... you have better have some game and bring it to the floor or you look like an idiot when all is said and done.
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    Today I am wearing... club

    Blue jeans and my "World's Greatest Lover" sweatshirt. ;)
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    Cracked Windshield

    Must have been a NASCAR pit crew member. ;) Did you check to see if you had four new tires and a full tank of gas?
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    How much do Dance Teachers really get paid?

    This is exactly what I would tell someone that was thinking of getting into real estate here in Las Vegas. Go to school, get your license and then sign on with a large, chain company like Century 21 (my old company) or Re\Max or the like. Work for them for a couple of years, getting the free...
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    Visible minorities in ballroom dance

    I think you might be seeing things a little wrong here. When I think of the events and such at the studio I go to, I realize that if I didn't pay attention to the bulletin board, the printed calendar on the counter or to the website, I would miss out on a lot of things myself. I just danced at...
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    Mary Murphy dancing mambo!

    She's good. I take coaching lessons from her champion 9-dance partner, Jim Desmond. He's good too.
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    Don't ever sleep on your hand...

    I know how you feel. I used to race high-speed go-karts and after a night of racing and gripping the steering wheel, my fingers would be buzzing like they had bumblebees in them. This could last for two or three days after the races. It does eventually go away. I sometimes get the same...
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    Why some women are not asked to dance

    Bad breath. :doh: