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Re: Judging
Posted by quickstep7
7/12/2012  4:14:00 AM
Surely that is a given though! As dancing of time is a COMPLETE NO NO! First rule of dance in my opinion!
Re: Judging
Posted by iluv2dance
7/19/2012  3:51:00 AM
I had this conversation many years ago with a well known coach, I asked if she found that some couples came to her hoping to buy her marks. She replied of course, but the trouble is I've 23 top couples who I see regularly, and I can only put six into a final.
Re: Judging
Posted by phil.samways
7/19/2012  4:27:00 AM
I've come to realise that you can't 'please' a judge, because they all have different things they look for and different preferences (it may be the lady's shoulder lines or timing etc). All that can be done is to minimise anything which may 'offend' a judge. I believe that you don't earn credits in a competition - you earn debits, and the couple with the fewest debits wins.
Re: Judging
Posted by quickstep7
7/19/2012  4:46:00 AM
You are spot on. As a judge I would say this is exactly the point. We all look for different things and provided you don't "piss us off" you will do rather well.
Re: Judging
Posted by Guest
5/21/2017  5:53:00 PM
Judging. There was a time a few years ago when it was being considered that a a judge should disqualify themselves from judging their own couples. In the early in rounds this for obvious reasons would not be possible. But in the finals of a competition it would be possible. Anyway it never was enforced. But this is what can and did happen in a major
competition where i live. On past performances the winner would be between two couples. and third would be as always the same couple. One judge was marking his couple first and the other couple he was marking low. The other judge was doing the same. Guess who came out the winner. The winner was the couple who always came third. They came first.
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