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Date Posted: 09:35:13 02/11/18 Sun
Author: with others, more inside
Subject: No, you've got your thinking all mixed up. If you are an adult dancer, you've twisted it all. Champ dancers already earned moving up, haven't they? Just like those moving UP into new levels. It's a process going upward. The five year rule sets a level ground for "adults"
In reply to: AdultDancer 's message, "How is it fair for kids who just moved to open to be competing against kids who have been in open for 10 years? Or open kids at feis to be competing against world champions? Seems like the adults are embracing this 5 year rule because they want “champ rounds” without the competition." on 03:04:11 02/06/18 Tue

Dancers move up throughout their years of competing, don't they? It's an accomplishment and usually for most, it is a process that takes years (three, four, ten - but years)

Those who come into dancing later in life do not have that, do they? Someone who is, say 26 and learns to dance, discovers competing, and then begins a shorter process.

However by a scenario presented here, A World Champion level dancer could dance against an adult who's just entered the world of ID, and compete - let's think about this for a moment. Levels of accomplishment? Experience? Technique garnered? Who is at an advantage and who is not?

Talk about having "champ rounds without the competition" -- who is most likely going to win at that point? This is where the previous poster's thoughts are twisted up.

Having a guide to follow of being out of dance for five years or more is sound. The dancers who've left at 18 or even 20 are on a more level field with those who've never danced before - for Adult Competitions.

Here's the thing, those dancers who've left and come back - there's no rule that they can't compete in the regular and-over comps. However, if they compete adult, then they can't compete in the regular comps (at feiseann or regionals, etc) AND that was what this was all about.

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