View Poll Results: It annoys me most when another dancer...?

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  • Stands still in the middle of the dance floor

    37 56.92%
  • Walks across the middle of the dance floor

    42 64.62%
  • Takes up too much space with travelling moves

    24 36.92%
  • Sings along to the music

    4 6.15%
  • Stamps / claps hands / yells “yeah” loudly

    20 30.77%
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    It annoys me most when someone...

    Some habits I've encountered.

    Personally, my least favourite is probably the stamping one.

    I know, it's a legitimate, traditional dance whatsit, but it just distracts me. I can work around most of the others, but I always look at someone yelling "Yee-haw", if only to practise the famous Nin(j)a deathstare...

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    Re: It annoys me most when someone...

    None of these annoy me very much. Am I being too tolerant? (Goes off to worry in case everyone votes for "singing along".)

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    Re: It annoys me most when someone...

    What's even more annoying than people taking up a lot of space doing travelling moves, is: People who do big travelling moves without first checking that there's space or looking where they're sending their partner, and end up crashing right into other dancers. This happened to me twice in the space of about 10 minutes this evening!

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    Re: It annoys me most when someone...

    Quote Originally Posted by DavidJames
    I know, it's a legitimate, traditional dance whatsit, but it just distracts me.
    I knew there was a reason I wanted to take up tap dancing...

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    Re: It annoys me most when someone...

    People walking across the dance floor carrying drinks annoys me. I know dancing is thirsty work but why can't they go round the edge? Then a dancer bumps into them and the drink is spilled and goes on peoples shoes... grrr!

    And on that note - setting a drink on the floor beside a chair, then leaving it to get up and dance - this happened at a salsa event I was at last week and of course the drink was knocked over and went on one of my (suede soled) shoes. (I think it was just water and my shoe has recovered.)

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    Re: It annoys me most when someone...

    Quote Originally Posted by Little Monkey
    What's even more annoying than people taking up a lot of space doing travelling moves, is: People who do big travelling moves without first checking that there's space or looking where they're sending their partner, and end up crashing right into other dancers.


    the most annoying one on the poll for me is the stamping - there is guy here who I think of as stompper - he is forever doing these loud stomps (sounds like a body hitting the floor from a great height ) - which is annoying enough but combine with being on odd beats ARRGGHHHHHH

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    Re: It annoys me most when someone...

    People who chew gum while they're dancing
    People who stand in the middle of the floor and have a chat after they've finished a dance so everyone has to dance around them for the next track.
    People who stand on your feet or knock into you and don't apologise.
    There are probably many more, but I'll stop now or everyone will be telling me I'm whinging
    S. x

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    Re: It annoys me most when someone...

    ... has breath like a pound of two-week old rotting steak then insists on breathing into your face while you dance together.

    ... whinges about the teacher/the music/the dance-floor/other people's dancing/the weather/the phase of the moon/the sun being in aquarius etc.

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    Re: It annoys me most when someone...

    The most nightmare-ish dancer I've ever come across, was here in Dundee when I'd just started ceroc a few years back. (Fortunately he's no longer dancing!)

    He's personal style and characteristics consisted of: Handhold with the (very long!!) nails dug deeply into the ladies' hands. A liking of bouncing in and out on the side-to-side, alternately chrashing into his partner's shoulder, and then yanking her arm out of the shoulder socket, whilst yelling "YEAH!". Sending the ladies crashing into other dancers, walls, chairs or anything else that might hurt her or others. Exceedingly bad BO, and trying to inflict this on his partner by doing far too close moves. Yelling "Oh baby!" at irregular intervals. Etc.

    I'm not sure if he quit by himself, or was in the end told to b****r off by the teacher or venue manager, as I know there were a lot of complaints about him.....

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    Re: It annoys me most when someone...

    Ok this one is quite close to the heart at the moment ...
    you set yourself up in a nice slot the dance is going real smooth your both feeling the music and are well in to the groove (ok enough mood setting), then someone cut straight accross your line ... you look over give the nina stare ....but think well honest mistake ... then as you watch the couple doing there best impresion of a tazmanian devil they creep well and truly over and over your slot .....
    End result i move away but just like a magnet were ever you go they seem to follow....
    Bugger

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    Re: It annoys me most when someone...

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon r
    Ok this one is quite close to the heart at the moment ...
    you set yourself up in a nice slot the dance is going real smooth your both feeling the music and are well in to the groove (ok enough mood setting), then someone cut straight accross your line ... you look over give the nina stare ....but think well honest mistake ... then as you watch the couple doing there best impresion of a tazmanian devil they creep well and truly over and over your slot .....
    End result i move away but just like a magnet were ever you go they seem to follow....
    Bugger
    People who don't come to the pub when they say they are going to

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    Re: It annoys me most when someone...

    Quote Originally Posted by foxylady
    People who don't come to the pub when they say they are going to
    Dannielle needed to find a tube station and we were not going to let her walk back on her own... it was after 11 by the time we got to the tube station so made a dash ...
    next time the drinks are on me and we will all go over together....
    ohhh by the way thanks for the lovely dances last night .

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    Re: It annoys me most when someone...

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon r
    Dannielle needed to find a tube station and we were not going to let her walk back on her own... it was after 11 by the time we got to the tube station so made a dash ...
    next time the drinks are on me and we will all go over together....
    ohhh by the way thanks for the lovely dances last night .
    It was late (I only just made it before last orders)..... so you are forgiven as long as next time I'm also allowed to sit on your lap....

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    Re: It annoys me most when someone...

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon r
    i move away but just like a magnet were ever you go they seem to follow....
    Bugger
    I get this SOOOOOOO many times.

    I also hate it when I (considerately) find a nice "slot" just right for WCS somewhere along the side of the floor, and some inconsiderate b*stered thinks you moving along the slot means THEY have the right to take the space you just left

    OR WORSE.... walks thru your slot crashing into your partner, or you

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    Re: It annoys me most when someone...

    Quote Originally Posted by Little Monkey
    He's personal style and characteristics consisted of: Handhold with the (very long!!) nails dug deeply into the ladies' hands. A liking of bouncing in and out on the side-to-side, alternately chrashing into his partner's shoulder, and then yanking her arm out of the shoulder socket, whilst yelling "YEAH!". Sending the ladies crashing into other dancers, walls, chairs or anything else that might hurt her or others. Exceedingly bad BO, and trying to inflict this on his partner by doing far too close moves. Yelling "Oh baby!" at irregular intervals.
    Wow, that's actually quite impressive in a weird kind of way - sort of like an Anti-Dancer. Almost tempts me to start a thread "Worst dancer you have known", but I suspect that'd be moderated into oblivion

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon r
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    End result i move away but just like a magnet were ever you go they seem to follow....
    The spooky stalking couple - (smacks head) - how could I have forgotten them?!?! Nice one.
    Last edited by David Bailey; 14th-April-2005 at 11:44 AM.

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    Re: It annoys me most when someone...

    Quote Originally Posted by bobgadjet
    I also hate it when I (considerately) find a nice "slot" just right for WCS somewhere along the side of the floor, and some inconsiderate b*stered thinks you moving along the slot means THEY have the right to take the space you just left
    I'd hate it too- at a WCS night. But at a MJ night you could argue that WCS dancers have no right to expect their slot to be reserved for them, especially when they only occupy 50% of it at any one time.
    MJ on a busy floor is dependent on people fitting the gaps that other people have just left. Otherwise you would get far fewer people on the floor. So why should WCS dancers be entitled to more room than anyone else?

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    Re: It annoys me most when someone...

    Quote Originally Posted by alex
    I'd hate it too- at a WCS night. But at a MJ night you could argue that WCS dancers have no right to expect their slot to be reserved for them, especially when they only occupy 50% of it at any one time.
    MJ on a busy floor is dependent on people fitting the gaps that other people have just left. Otherwise you would get far fewer people on the floor. So why should WCS dancers be entitled to more room than anyone else?
    hmmmm we talk about dancing in a slot for jive also ....
    by dancing in a slot you can dance very close together whithout bumping in to each other that is the point ....
    You are not reserving space it just works better on a busy dance floor and is much safer for all concerned....

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    Re: It annoys me most when someone...

    Quote Originally Posted by DavidJames
    my least favourite is probably the stamping one.
    This always has the effect making me jump out of my skin

    I also find it a little patronizing . . . . . as I find finger clicking too . . . . .

    woe betide the guy that clicks his fingers at me on the dancefloor

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    Re: It annoys me most when someone...

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon r
    Ok this one is quite close to the heart at the moment ...
    you set yourself up in a nice slot the dance is going real smooth your both feeling the music and are well in to the groove (ok enough mood setting), then someone cut straight accross your line ... you look over give the nina stare ....but think well honest mistake ... then as you watch the couple doing there best impresion of a tazmanian devil they creep well and truly over and over your slot .....
    End result i move away but just like a magnet were ever you go they seem to follow....
    Bugger
    This seems to be something that a lot of people suffer the affects of. I used to think that I had a large gravitational field around me and I was the only one that suffered like this. I would find myself boxed against a corner or edge of the dance floor looking past the couples that had squished me into this position only to see loads of completly empty dance space that the did not seem to want. They only seemed to want the bit that I was dancing on at that time.

    Now, when confronted by these tasmanian devils I now dance so that I keep myself permanently between my partner (to protect her) and them. Within a very short time one of them crashes into my immobile frame and bounces off (am a fairlly large person). I don't know why they expect me to apologise. If they crashed into a door, wall, table or other immobile object it would still be entirely their own fault.

    Nowadays I stand my ground and resist being herded. I find some clear dance space at the start of the track and dance in that space and if someone charges into that dance space then at some point we are going to collide. I will try my very best to avoid the women because they are being lead into that position by their men, but if the men have to have the experience of bouncing off of me to teach them floorcraft, then so be it. I have been herded around a dance floor by these dancers that can't end up in the same county as they started, too many times to be Mr Nice Guy any more.

    Last thing. Have your conversations off of the dance floor. Dance floor is for dancing. If you are not dancing then you have no right to be there. If you have your conversations there then I, for one, will dance like you are just not there, until you decide to either dance or get the hell off the floor.

    Darn it. I didn't wake up feeling militant this morning.
    Last edited by Chef; 14th-April-2005 at 12:12 PM.

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    Re: It annoys me most when someone...

    Of course none of us have done what the poll suggests we are all whiter then white

    Someone I know on this thread has a habit of taking about a 1/3rd of the dance floor when they dance regardless of how busy but hey they look good

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