Category Archives: short takes

  • This is priceless!

    Posted on April 18, 2013 by lauraet in Linktastic, short takes.

    Tweet Via the comprehensively excellent “Questionable Advice” Tumblr, questionableadvice.tumblr.com

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  • Short Take #6: Tradecraft

    Posted on August 4, 2011 by lauraet in short takes.

    Tweet “Coordinated covert offensives involving two teams are a lot like ballroom dancing: you have to synchronize your steps, time your moves, and always put your partner first.” –Michael Westen (Jeffrey Donovan) of USA Network’s Burn Notice

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  • Short Take #5: Conscientious Objector

    Posted on July 17, 2011 by lauraet in short takes.

    Tweet Scene: We are once again watching So You Think You Can Dance.  Mary Murphy is shrilly bleating singing the praises of Sasha & Alexander’s paso doble. Mary Murphy to audience: Can I get an “Olé”? Daniel to MM: No. (Here’s the paso doble, and here’s DLDancers in-house favorite Melanie dancing a great tango with […]

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  • Short Take #4: NappyTabs

    Posted on July 2, 2011 by lauraet in short takes.

    Tweet [Scene: We are watching SYTYCD.  A routine by Tabitha & Napoleon D’umo is introduced.] Daniel: I love NappyTabs! Laura: Me too! They are the second greatest husband-and-wife team in the dance world. Daniel: Who’s the first? Laura: . . . .

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  • Short Take #3

    Posted on April 13, 2011 by lauraet in short takes.

    Tweet Skimming the Gumbo Dancesport Championships registration information, I came across the following warning about the importance of being on deck in a timely manner: “THE COMPETITION WILL NOT BE DELAYED.” Eep!  Okay, Gumbo, we get it. No need to get all caps-locky.  We will be on deck 2 heats in advance, we promise!

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  • Short Take #2

    Posted on March 1, 2011 by lauraet in short takes.

    Tweet Driving back from Saturday’s lesson we passed a tow truck with the company name “Got’Cha Towing & Vehicle Recovery.” I couldn’t help myself–read it as an interrogative: Got Cha? Just don’t ask me if I’ve got mambo, Viennese, or quickstep.

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  • Short Take

    Posted on January 29, 2011 by lauraet in short takes.

    Tweet “90% of competition takes place in about 6 inches, which is the distance between your ears.”–Jason Dungjen, 1998 U.S. pairs figure skating champion I love this quotation; it sums up my philosophy about competition.

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