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    Re: Dance Related Compliments...

    Originally posted by Jayne

    Anyone overheard any bizarre or interesting comments
    Once heard 'er on the other end say, "ooh, it's just like jive innit?" (?)

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    Dance Related Compliments

    After trying very hard to musically interpret a track I was told by my partner, with a big smile --
    "well that was very -er -er THEATRICAL" to which I could apparently, append my own ending

    Disaster
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    Re: Re: Dance Related Compliments...

    Originally posted by fruitcake
    I had a lovely comment from avery (very) attractive man, he said I ws a joy to dance with.
    He said the same thing in an equally sincere manner to my friend./
    And to my other friend.
    Hmmph!
    Fruitcake


    but maybe all three of you were a joy to dance with.....

    One of the nicest thing I've ever been told was last week when someone said that I 'dance from the heart'. Which is a very nice way of actually saying your style and technique are crap but you 'feel' the music.

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    That reminds me - I got a comment a while ago; "have you done drama classes?"

    One question: how do you compliment your partner after a dance? I am guilty of just saying "thank you" and finding another partner - I am sincere in my thanks, I appreciate every movement within the dance, I smile and enjoy it through-out, what do I need to add when the music has ended? "very nice, thank you", "lovely, thank you", ... anything other than a simple "thank you" seems to make it patronising or insincere. {or it does from my end }

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    Originally posted by Gadget
    One question: how do you compliment your partner after a dance? I am guilty of just saying "thank you" and finding another partner - I am sincere in my thanks, I appreciate every movement within the dance, I smile and enjoy it through-out, what do I need to add when the music has ended? "very nice, thank you", "lovely, thank you", ... anything other than a simple "thank you" seems to make it patronising or insincere. {or it does from my end }
    [rant]

    What is it with people?

    How do you smile?
    How do you pay someone a compliment?

    These things are not formulae, to be done by rote.

    If it's not real, it's bullshit. I suppose beginners in overload can be excused for asking such questions, but otherwise.... gahhhhh.

    Bullshitters drive me crazy.

    Bahhhhhhh


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    Last edited by ChrisA; 11th-May-2004 at 12:28 PM.

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    Originally posted by Gadget
    One question: how do you compliment your partner after a dance?
    Howsabout: "Can we have another dance later, perhaps?"

    SpinDr.

    Hmmm, for an all-purpose sincere compliment: "I've never seen anyone dance like that before."

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    Originally posted by spindr

    Hmmm, for an all-purpose sincere compliment: "I've never seen anyone dance like that before."
    Would that always be a compliment perhaps depends on where the stress comes in the sentence

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    Originally posted by Gadget
    anything other than a simple "thank you" seems to make it patronising or insincere.
    So if you don't feel it, don't say it! I'm hopeless at being specific about any compliments I give. it usually comes down to something like "that was lovely" "wonderful", "brilliant", "fantastic" or, (very rarely) "amazing" but they are always meant. Often I might be lost for words, especially if I've been on the receiving end, e.g. after we'd had a couple of dances, a dance goddess said to me "Ooh Greg, that was so perfect!" I was struck dumb, though I was walking about 2 feet off the floor for the rest of the night!
    (And wild horses (or Lippizaners?) won't drag the identity of that dancer from me!)

    Greg

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    Originally posted by ChrisA
    [rant]What is it with people?[/rant]
    perhaps my wording is wrong...
    Personally, I may say complementary things about people, but the words are not intended as a complement - just an honest opinion regarding their dancing.
    I seek enjoyment and pleasure from dancing and I seek to give it through dancing: not through verbal pleasantries.

    I think that complements said for just saying something nice at the end of a dance are a bit meaningless - I am dancing with you; for three minutes we have a connection. I hope that my enjoyment comes through that connection as much as I feel my partner’s. What needs to be said other than “thank you”?


    I've never seen anyone dance like that before!
    that's a compliment?!? {}

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    Originally posted by Gadget
    - just an honest opinion regarding their dancing.
    I think we need to go back to the dictionary here.

    Compliment - 1) a remark or act expressing respect, admiration, etc.
    2) to express or show respect or regard for, especially by a gift.

    So in my book, if you don't mean it, it's NOT a compliment!

    Greg

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    Originally posted by Gadget

    I've never seen anyone dance like that before!
    that's a compliment?!? {}
    Course it is. Ive been on the receiving end of that and 'no one else dances like you' before and i always take it as a compliment, i dont want to be the same as someone else

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    Originally posted by Sheepman
    So in my book, if you don't mean it, it's NOT a compliment!
    Did I say that I didn't mean anything I said? My (original) question was prompted by all the complements flying about - Are my partners thinking that I am not appreciative of them by my short "thank you"? My follow-up's were an attempt to justify myself

    Originally posted by Dreadful Scathe
    ... i dont want to be the same as someone else
    So why do we keep giving our money to Franck for then? OK I don't want to dance like everyone else, but there are definitely a few folk I would like to be able to dance like

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    Originally posted by Gadget

    So why do we keep giving our money to Franck for then? OK I don't want to dance like everyone else, but there are definitely a few folk I would like to be able to dance like
    You want to dance more like them or be as good as them, but you dont want to be them - surely you want to remain an individual but be the best dancer you can be ? There something unique about everyone, that should be brought out in their dancing too!

    You learn how to dance at Ceroc but you dont learn to dance. Is that obscure enough for you ?

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    "What sort of dancing are you doing?" - I have gotten that line every 6 months for my entire dancing career.

    Now I just say "Zouk" then lead 4 drops.

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    Originally posted by JamesGeary
    "What sort of dancing are you doing?" - I have gotten that line every 6 months for my entire dancing career.

    Now I just say "Zouk" then lead 4 drops.
    Brilliant

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    Originally posted by Dreadful Scathe
    You want to dance more like them or be as good as them, but you dont want to be them...
    nope: I just warp various moves and tallents from various dancers so I can dance better. Only pick and choose the best bit's of course - sort of a Frankenstein's Dancer. (...actually, that's not a bad mental image of my dancing... )

    You learn how to dance at Ceroc but you dont learn to dance. Is that obscure enough for you ?
    naaa, don't be silly, we can surley muddy the watters even more
    You learn how to dance to music at Ceroc; but not how to dance, how to dance to the music, or how to listen to the music while dancing to it.



    Oooh, can I learn "Zouk"? it sounds cool

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    Originally posted by Gadget
    Oooh, can I learn "Zouk"? it sounds cool
    Ceroc has never taught me how to 'Zouk' either.

    Now theres a word to put in a t-shirt - ZOUK

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    Originally posted by Dreadful Scathe


    Now theres a word to put in a t-shirt - ZOUK

    shouldn't it be ' put ON a t-shirt' Arms and chest are what you put in a t-shirt ( and of course out the appropriate holes !!) so I suppose the chest and abdomen are really 'in' the t-shirt.

    Or perhaps little blue smurfs are different

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    Originally posted by Bill
    shouldn't it be ' put ON a t-shirt' Arms and chest are what you put in a t-shirt ( and of course out the appropriate holes !!) so I suppose the chest and abdomen are really 'in' the t-shirt.
    Got a better idea for a t-shirt. 'I'm with this pedant'...and make sure Im standing next to you





    I is right next to O on the keyboard look..LOOK

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    Originally posted by Dreadful Scathe
    I is right next to O on the keyboard look..LOOK
    Shouldn't that be 'LIIK' ?

    Talking of T-shirts, just visited www.tshirthell.com again - seriously considering getting a couple for certain individuals I know.

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