You know you're addicted when:
Any and all money (i.e. my $40 a month allowance) goes to buying yourself more lessons. (I'm also buying my shoes with that, which means, :cry: :cry: no more two lessons a month for me for THREE months! :cry: :x :cry: )
You wish you were older so you could get a job for more money for more lessons.
You practice your steps in any open spaces that you can. (I do mine at swim practice when I'm on runs to the training room. I practice my walks/locks for Cha Cha.)
You begin to speak more about dance than anything else that you were previously addicted to. (It knocked out anime and band/music... Until I realized that the people around me just don't get it... :wink: )
You dream about the day you'll be able to go to a real dance.
You dream about the day you'll be able to compete.
Is that a good enough list?! *laughs* And Vince, I'm sooooo jealous! You actually have a dance floor in your own house! I have to practice in my kitchen/computer room, which is about 8" x 4'5! *sighs* Anything for dance....... =^__^=
Sakura Kitty :kitty:
...you find yourself thinking, "I wish I had a Girlfriend so I'd have a regular dance partner to practice those really tough moves with...."
....you think this...
I knew i was addicted when I spent nearly 3 months building a 20x12 dance studio in my third-car garage equipped with a "floating dance floor" (see other post on this), mirrors, sound system, and fans everywhere.
the past week while my car was in the shop the only thing i removed from the trunk to put into the loaner car were two pairs of dance shoes - or just the fact that i always have at least two pairs of dance shoes in my car.
I realised that I was addicted when the weekly studio party was cancelled due to a power outage in the area and I hung up the phone and realised that I was shaking! Thought about ringing them back and offering to hook up a power cable from my place to the studio (I live 6 kilometres away). Impossible, I know, but it crossed my mind!
You sneak in dance steps while you're shopping at the grocery store when the aisle is clear. You're especially addicted if you don't care if there are other is the aisle as you dance smooth with the shopping cart as your partner. :lol:
When you spend an ABSURD amount of spare time (sleepless nights) creating a really LARGE dance related website from scratch when you really have NO CLUE how to create a webpage...www.dancersdreamland.com.
Yeah, well I can tell that I'm going to be *really* sore tomorrow, my back aches, my knee feels a bit tweaked, and I can see that I'm not walking entirely straight at the moment…hopefully all things that my chiropractor can help straighten out tomorrow afternoon.
As far as practicing, my old partner (Janelle) and I are reprising out old Rhythm routines for a comp here on campus in 3 weeks. Given that we only started working on this a little over a week ago, and that we haven’t done these routines or competed in almost two years, we needed the practice. More than this though, psychologically I *really* needed to go dance with her…
:shock: I'm glad to hear that you're okay SD! But, *smiles* ah, the mark of true devotion! =^__^= I probably would have done the same thing (provided that I had a real partner -- I'm assuming that this is either a competition thing or something you've formed through your years of dance. I only dance with my teacher, which isn't a bad thing! :roll: ) much to the dismay of my parents... :wink:
Did you get hit from the front (in your car)? If you did, and your knee hit the dashboard, you could have a PCL (Posterior-Cruciate-Ligament) injury. Sorry, that's a bit of my Sports Med. terminology/knowledge being put to use there.... I hope you don't mind my mentioning it. It's nothing terribly serious, like an ACL (Anterior-Cruciate-Ligament) tear (I'm sure you knew what that was... ), but I thought it might be worth bringing up. Hope you feel better soon!