Log In



   Stay logged in?

Forgot Password?

User Status




Recover Password

Username or Email:

Change Image
Enter the code in the photo at left:

Before We Continue...

Are you absolutely sure you want
to delete this message?

Premium Membership

Upgrade to
Premium Membership!

Renew Your
Premium Membership!


Premium Membership includes the following benefits:

Don't let your Premium Membership expire, or you'll miss out on:

  • Exclusive access to over 1,620 video demonstrations of patterns in the full bronze, silver and gold levels.
  • Access to all previous variations of the week, including full video instruction of man's and lady's parts.
  • Over twice as many videos as basic membership.
  • A completely ad-free experience!


Sponsored Ad

+ View Older Messages

Re: First competition -- freaking out!
Posted by Lauren Paul
9/10/2018  8:19:00 PM
Well, this is it! Competition this week!!

My strategy is to look good (I have two high-end custom dresses, overkill for my newcomer category but this was something I could control plus I love sparkles) and try to enjoy. I have discovered that in my lessons when I do something wrong that I thought I understood, it shakes my confidence and often the rest of the lesson is not good. I have been working on interrupting that cycle.

Thank you all for your advice and support!
Re: First competition -- freaking out!
Posted by seraphina.13
9/11/2018  8:47:00 AM
Best of luck to you -- let us know how it turns out!
Re: First competition -- freaking out!
Posted by Lauren Paul
9/11/2018  9:28:00 AM
Thanks, Seraphina!
Re: First competition -- freaking out!
Posted by Ladydance
9/12/2018  4:35:00 PM
Looking good is very important and so much fun! Good luck!
Re: First competition -- freaking out!
Posted by nloftofan1
9/14/2018  9:28:00 AM
Everybody makes mistakes. How you recover from them matters a lot (Remember Al Pacino's line in "Scent of a Woman": “No mistakes in the tango, darling, not like life. It's simple. That's what makes the tango so great. If you make a mistake, get all tangled up, just tango on.”).

Best of luck. Enjoy it.
Copyright  ©  1997-2023 BallroomDancers.com