pre-competition disorder

#45
My kids have a comp tomorrow night and do not appear to be the least bit anxious. On the other hand, I can feel my pre-competition anxiety disorder kicking in. Its definitely time to get out the chardonnay and check the gown for missing stones and when that is done I will sort hairpins.
 

samina

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#48
You have once in your life time chance tonite. Barricci is coming alone for his lecture and he needs a partner for his feather step demonstration. Come and Say Hello to your friends.
what... he is back in nutley??? one of my life regrets was missing that nite w/ GG & luca...
 
#49
what... he is back in nutley??? one of my life regrets was missing that nite w/ GG & luca...
Yes, Luca will be in Nutley tonite 7-8:30 pm. It looks like this trip was unplanned because I had not seen any announcement flyer. If you miss this one, you may have to wait another three yrs. I listened to his seminar 3 yrs ago at another studio in NJ. When I saw him again at a brief visit, I asked him, "Do you remember me?" He said, "Yes, how can I forget you?" I don't know what I did to him, but he evidently has good memory. His lecture is usually very good; you can hear a pin drop.
 

samina

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#50
hmmm... i have practice with pro at that time... but the last time luca was supposed to lecture for an hour, i believe the reports were it when nearly into the wee hours, lol.
 
#51
hmmm... i have practice with pro at that time... but the last time luca was supposed to lecture for an hour, i believe the reports were it when nearly into the wee hours, lol.
Well, come with your Pro. Baricci is actually more help to pros than small dancers like me.
 

danceronice

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#53
*sigh* I'm not disordered about the comp (though I had a minor "TELL ME WHERE I HAVE TO BE ON TUESDAY" fit tonight, and was reassured I will know where to go) but I am already having panic attacks about the flight. Next year I am driving if it's east of the Mississippi and I don't have time for a train. It's not worth the mental anguish.
 

latingal

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#54
pre-comp disorder...spasms of confidence issues two or three weeks prior, a couple of days (two weeks before the comp) where I couldn't dance to save my life, and then...I'm fine.

go figure....
 

fascination

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#55
*sigh* I'm not disordered about the comp (though I had a minor "TELL ME WHERE I HAVE TO BE ON TUESDAY" fit tonight, and was reassured I will know where to go) but I am already having panic attacks about the flight. Next year I am driving if it's east of the Mississippi and I don't have time for a train. It's not worth the mental anguish.
agree...and you'll get there FASTER;)
 
#56
pre-comp disorder...spasms of confidence issues two or three weeks prior, a couple of days (two weeks before the comp) where I couldn't dance to save my life, and then...I'm fine.

go figure....
I had the same thing - but unfortunately during my first three comp dances. I had a chocolate-dipped brownie and it fixed it!
 

fascination

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#58
one nice thing about having a bad comp is that it so decimates one's ego that there is no confidence to be lost...just a calm resolve...as a pro once said to me "they've finally reduced you to a fine powder"
 
#59
one nice thing about having a bad comp is that is so decimates one's ego that there is no confidence to be lost...just a calm resolve...as a pro once said to me "they've finally reduced you to a fine powder"
I think I've decended to the slurry state.

You are right though - once everything that can go wrong has gone wrong where's to go but up? Of course, its being sure you've actually reached that heralded nadir....
 

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