If there are any eateries close enough to get high traffic from the comp, the organizers should give them a heads-up. A lot of places will change their hours for a big event - heck, one of our local Dunkins used to open early for our team when we were leaving at 3am for comps. Even if they are normally open, they might be able to bring in more staff for those days.
Actually, jean was in charge, but if she is leaving the post this late in the game, I doubt that I can do much for this. Perhaps someone in the la area who knows the area can help. She did mention that there would be a hospitality table. Is that still happening?
Presumably that extra 20 minutes between the quarters and semis of heat 143 (compared with the time alloted for pretty much all of the other quarterfinals) is where they'll run the quarters of heat 144 if necessary. I'm guessing they had to leave themselves that space in the schedule just in case.
Do not take it personal. I am just annoyed at the fact that the seniors seems to end up much more often with back to back heats as we do not spend as much energy as kids. None is talking that we do not need the cross training and the endurance training, but when it gets to the show time, I would like to have 15-20 min to get the oxygen back to my brain, so I can enjoy the next round. It is biology 101: it takes time to recover from physical activity and one can decrease the time but not to zero minutes.
Now when I have to drop from the events because they ended up back to back USA Dance comp becomes expensive. 150 bucks for one events is too much to travel for. Just saying, try your best to space out the hits, when possible, because some people really do try, and some just brush back with the lectures about endurance training.
Well, if u are in one event in champ, you are guaranteed 20 mins between events. If u do interleaving events, be prepared to do back to back. We do 2 techniques and sometimes we had to not only do Latin and then Standard with 20 mins between, but also change costumes and warm up.
Best thing is to do endurance training. J we are 10 yearsnoldermthanu, and we do endurance training a lot, so that we do not feel there is a problem at a comp. in fact, when other couples are not ready to dance the next round, then they have lost their competitive edge to us. This is also why quickstep is the last standard dance.... If you,don't have the enrgy, you don't get the mark!
Bad negotiating, apparently. You figure that daytime would be free and that nighttime finals would be charged (USA dance does not think that senior events are important enough for evening, even going so far as to place a new event that has no qualiification requirements and only 4 entrants immediately into Saturday night) but not streaming the majority of the events (which coincidentally are mostly senior and jr events) sends a strong message as what is considered 'top tier'.
I think we should not get that negative, live streaming is really great thing going on for USA Dance, in a future we may get day events too, and what are you worring about, you are doing S2 Standard, right? Baby steps, lets see how it goes this time