2013 USA Dance Nationals - LA

Bailamosdance

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#22
I'm looking forward to it. Many of our amateurs are easily better than the pros (and after all, turning pro is simply a declaration and not a skill level lol). Lets see what pros show up to compete against our best ams...
 

Mr 4 styles

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#23
Many of our amateurs are easily better than the pros (and after all, turning pro is simply a declaration and not a skill level lol
of couse i understand that that is apparent everywhere you go

but do you want to dance salsa against emmauel and liana ??

Lets see what pros show up to compete against our best ams...

i bet none as there is no purse( i think)
 

Daphna

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#25
Am working on a purse, won't be huge but hopefully it will be something, and before I hear the yells asking "and what about everyone else who has supported USA Dance for so long" am working on that also.
 

Mr 4 styles

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#26
Am working on a purse, won't be huge but hopefully it will be something, and before I hear the yells asking "and what about everyone else who has supported USA Dance for so long" am working on that also.
no purse!!! let the "pros" dance for the love of it like we do!!!!!
 

Mr 4 styles

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#27
who needs a purse!! the reward of winning the salsa comp is vast!!

you get to travel to the 11th ranked murder capital of south america ( caracas is number one btw)

on the bright side the cali style of salsa is a blast so you can learn it if you dont know any


hint : no dile que no por favor

some "humor" intended;)
 

Bailamosdance

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#29
USA Dance loves 'stars' and is not so enamored with, as Daphne puts it, the 'everyone else'. Let's hope that offering prizes starts with our National amateur divisions and lastly goes to the folks who not only do not support any USA Dance functions but show up to win an event to go to another event...
 

Akita

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#31
I'm looking forward to it. Many of our amateurs are easily better than the pros (and after all, turning pro is simply a declaration and not a skill level lol). Lets see what pros show up to compete against our best ams...
Oh yeah. At Ohio Star this year, we were watching am/am open Standard (which the Wrights won) in Battelle on Friday afternoon with maybe a hundred people total in the giant ballroom. A dress vendor came in to watch, sat beside us and after about 30 secs, exclaimed, "Holy Cow! This dancing is amazing! How come people aren't in here watching?" Answer - because it's "amateur". The next day, after Pro Standard had danced at night, one of the judges commented to me that he thought the quality of dancing was higher in the am/am open Standard than in the Pro Standard on Friday night. :)
 

debmc

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#33
I think the threads have been merged, but in response to the first post of "Things to do in LA"... if you can rent a car, driving up the coast on Pacific Coast Highway and stopping for lunch at one of the restaurants on the way overlooking the water in Malibu, strolling on Santa Monica Pier and beaches, having breakfast in Venice Beach on the boardwalk and people watching, window shopping in Beverly Hills, real shopping in West Hollywoood or Westwood Village, Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica, renting a bike and biking on the bikepath that stretches alongside the beach for as far as you can. Time all your excursions well though because rush hour traffic in LA is horrible!
 

Joe

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#34
Oh yeah. At Ohio Star this year, we were watching am/am open Standard (which the Wrights won) in Battelle on Friday afternoon with maybe a hundred people total in the giant ballroom. A dress vendor came in to watch, sat beside us and after about 30 secs, exclaimed, "Holy Cow! This dancing is amazing! How come people aren't in here watching?" Answer - because it's "amateur".
Actually, people weren't in there watching because it was senior.
 

Bailamosdance

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#37
'over 35' is called senior 1 in the amateur world.

Even in the amateur world, senior dance is under appreciated, tho. Since senior events outnumber 'adult' events 4 to 1, and contribute many times the amount of dues and fees at comps, but are usually marginalized by promoters (putting their events in the afternoon, or using a second string judging panel) many senior competitors are absent from some bigger events, since they collaborate and discuss where to go to be treated well... which makes them sometimes invisible to thedance public. However, on the world stage, Senior dance is a big deal - events with over 200 Senior couples competing are not unusual in Europe. And yes, the standard is very high -
 

Mr 4 styles

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#40
yeah there is a difference in quality

senoirs are often married or in a relationship the passion and caring for their partners shows through much more than some 18 year latin speed demon who makes faux faces at the audiece coz his coach told him too

so he has a triple pirouette who cares its not ballet

sick with a cold.. humor tends to darken then sorry
 

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