Ballroom Dance > funniest thing a coach has ever said about your dancing

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  1. twnkltoz

    twnkltoz Well-Known Member

    I have a coach who describes the tucking action of samba in such a way that I cannot write it here because it's a PG site.
  2. latingal

    latingal Well-Known Member

    Yea, my pro will be showing me something and say "spread your legs" which of course I do, and then he looks at me and says "well that was easy".... :beye:
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  3. stash

    stash Well-Known Member

    When learning foxtrot I had my coach say something similar to me but it wasn't pg... lol

    Though this weekend we had a lesson and the pro said to a couple spots in our cheorography: "That kinda looks like spaghetti"LOL. What he really meant was, that wasn't very clear. Our tango is no longer spaghettified now :p
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  4. RumbaLucia

    RumbaLucia Member

    Foxtrot - "OI MADAM!!! That should be a heel turn EVERY day of the week and TWICE on Sundays!!" !!!

    On considering giving us a particularly tough set of Quickstep moves - "Hmmm, I'd better just check my insurance before I do this, because you are going to end up flat on the floor at least once!"

    On nearly being swung into the middle of next week when I stopped suddenly in Foxtrot - "Dear God, woman - when you suddenly drop anchor it is like trying to shift the Titanic!"

    :eek: lol
  5. canismajor41

    canismajor41 Active Member

    "you know just enough to be dangerous."
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  6. missmimsy

    missmimsy New Member

    Here are some of my favorites from one of my coaches.

    "Pretzels are more malleable than your legs!"

    "Girls, you need to do a kinky leg thing."
    Guys start laughing.
    "I didn't mean it like that!"

    "This is the pillow meter. Falling asleep on one side, ferocious tiger on the other. I am falling asleep. I want to be eaten by a tiger."

    "At the end of this dance, one of you must die."

    He stood there staring into space with his thinking face on. Then he looked at me, cocked his head, and said, "Do you want to be the witch?"
    Of course, I said yes.
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  7. LT

    LT Member

    This reminded me of one I got... coach was trying to get me to relax my legs to work on swinging action... after several attempts to verbally help me achieve this, but not seeing any change on my part, he asks, "Are you relaxed?" I say, "Yes." Then he squeezed my thigh... Then he has a look of surprise and exclaims, "You have thighs of steel!" :oops:

  8. cornutt

    cornutt Well-Known Member

    She turned me into a newt!
  9. NonieS

    NonieS Well-Known Member

    I got better...
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  10. SDsalsaguy

    SDsalsaguy Administrator Staff Member

    Did he? ;)
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  11. FancyFeet

    FancyFeet Well-Known Member

    Yesterday's gem:

    "Well, if your Viennese is as terrible as your foxtrot, then I'm very happy."
  12. dlliba10

    dlliba10 Well-Known Member

    About a year late, but I finally watched the movie and understand this quote. ^_^
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  13. stash

    stash Well-Known Member

    You are screaming at each other, it's time to learn how to talk quieter to each other. (talking about connection)
  14. Dr Dance

    Dr Dance Well-Known Member

    Vince Lombardi the famous football coach when a player once suggested that football was a contact sport:

    "No. Ballroom dancing is a contact sport. Football is a collision sport."
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  15. MaggieMoves

    MaggieMoves Well-Known Member

    During an Argentine tango routine:

    "Come closer to me... Now open your legs a bit more." I was already flushed red by the time he started to say, "I wish all women were that easy."

    He and I around a lot though.
  16. star savage

    star savage New Member

    i once went for a free intro lesson with a teacher and we were doing standard waltz and he said "how can someone who is such a good dancer dance so badly?" didn't seem like a smart thing to say to someone who is trying you out! :)
  17. FancyFeet

    FancyFeet Well-Known Member

    Referring to my next competition:

    Pro: "If you dance at it the way you do here [in lessons], you will be good. Except not last week... that was well..."

    Me: "Terrible?"

    Pro: (Laughing) "Yes."
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  18. Dr Dance

    Dr Dance Well-Known Member

    Teacher in a group class who partnered with me briefly to dance a complex cha cha sequence. After my execution was good, he asked:

    "Well... how'd I do?"
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  19. RiseNFall

    RiseNFall Well-Known Member

    Well, regular teacher not a coach, and during a social dance at a party. I somehow not only hit him in the chest on a turn, but caught the placket of his shirt. While I was apologizing profusely he said something sternly that I had to ask him to repeat. I had heard "the number one rule" and "your dance teacher" and thought it was going to be something along the lines of "the number one rule is to not damage your dance teacher." What he actually said was, "the number one rule is to not undress your dance teacher."

    I warned a visiting coach that I tend to create new errors on the path of fixing one error even more than most students. After working on something a bit, she said,"Hmm, you really are quite inventive about finding new ways to do something wrong." Later on, she said, "Well, it's good to not try to work on too many things": i.e. one fix was taking a very, very long time.
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  20. s2k

    s2k Well-Known Member

    Two months ago, our new coach upon seeing our cha cha:

    "No judge will.... urhm, how you say?...ah, 'appreciate'... that kind of movement in cha cha."

    Humiliation level 80 UNLOCKED.
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