Ballroom Dance > Philly Festival Photos!!!

Discussion in 'Ballroom Dance' started by ChaChaMama, Apr 11, 2005.

  1. ChaChaMama

    ChaChaMama Well-Known Member

    My husband took a lot of photos Saturday at the Philly Festival that I thought members of this forum might enjoy!

    Here's a link (I'm assuming this is okay because it is not a commercial site):

    A brief guide to what's what:
    06161ff--PreChamp Latin
    06286ff--Pro Rhythm
    06407ff--Quarterfinal Amateur Open Latin
    06556ff--Semifinal Pro Latin
    06603ff--Semifinal Amateur Open Latin
    06678ff--Final Pro Latin
    06777ff--Final Amateur Open Latin

    If you have questions about who specific people are, I can supply further information.

    I hope you enjoy these photos. I think there are some great ones!

    :) ChaChaMama
  2. Dancing4Life

    Dancing4Life New Member

    Awesome pics - thanks ChaChaMama! I love Valeria's pink dress - feminine, sassy, fun!!!! Are you on any of them???
  3. Vince A

    Vince A Active Member

    Awesome shots . . . thanks for sharing!!!
  4. SDsalsaguy

    SDsalsaguy Administrator Staff Member

    Some nice photos there CCM, thanks for sharing. (And you are exactly right about the link: since it is non-commercial it is fine to post it as an active link.)
  5. dancefox

    dancefox New Member

    Mr. Carpenter's photos are stunning. There are some more on Gary Stephen's site and also some tken by VBeiswenger on the competition's site.
  6. newbie

    newbie Well-Known Member

    Is this step in the syllabus? More precisely, does the syllabus say that the left hand of the leader has to be placed there?

  7. DancePoet

    DancePoet Well-Known Member

    Wow! Nice photos!

    That woman wearing the light brown Latin/Rhythm outfit with the black highlights, what a cool costume!
  8. Nik

    Nik Member

    I think it does. :lol:
  9. Purr

    Purr Well-Known Member

    Oh, dear. :oops:

    Why are they on the floor? Is this a theater arts routine?
  10. cocodrilo

    cocodrilo New Member

    Beautiful photos! :D
  11. tiadancer

    tiadancer New Member

    Wow! Sorry to be the downer on this thread but I was actually really disappointed in those pictures, not the pictures themselves, just how immodest and sexually explicit the dresses and pictured moves were. It makes me so grateful that I am not exposed to that where I live. In our area competitions we have very strict costume guidlines that still allow for style but keep you covered so the viewer, dancer and judge is able to focus on the dancing, not all of the exposed skin. I think I saw one dress that MAYBE I would consider wearing, the rest to me looked a lot like pornography. I have been dancing a long time, but the longer I am away from competing the more my eyes are opened to how immodest it can be. I love to dance, I don't however, like to exploit my figure to try to make it to the next round and refuse to do so.
  12. Joe

    Joe Well-Known Member

    That red X sure is racy!
  13. SDsalsaguy

    SDsalsaguy Administrator Staff Member

    Aren't most things that are X rated? :wink:
  14. Nik

    Nik Member

    I would have to STRONGLY disagree with that statement. Latin is meant to be sexy. Standard and smooth are have the big gowns that cover up everything. Like rumba, the dance of love, where the couple has "sex" on the dance floor. I don't know what level of dancing you are at but its obviously not Open Latin.
  15. Nik

    Nik Member

    Oh sorry, you're from Utah.
  16. newbie

    newbie Well-Known Member

    I did'nt know that the Amish had ballroom competitions...
  17. Chris Stratton

    Chris Stratton New Member

    Open latin can be hot because of the dancing... it doesn't absolutely require trashy costumes, as various couples will occasional demonstrate.
  18. Katarzyna

    Katarzyna Well-Known Member

    Just because the photos from the comp show a lot of skin, doesn't mean the costumes are trashy...
  19. Chris Stratton

    Chris Stratton New Member

    Nor is everything that covers a lot untrashy.
  20. ChaChaMama

    ChaChaMama Well-Known Member

    Picking up on Katherine's point (I think!): does showing a lot of skin necessarily mean that someone is trashy?

    There are lots of cultures in which showing more skin is considered natural.

    In latin, the idea is to show the movement of the body, especially through the center and the hips. This does not necessarily require showing skin, but in order to optimize the visibility of the relevant body parts, you at least have to wear something rather form-fitting. And in order to see proper leg action, a short skirt or one with slits is optimal.

    A loose baggy sweatshirt (like the one I have on at this very minute!) and yoga pants are nice for lounging around the house, but wouldn't be all that impressive out on the floor.

    :) Becky

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