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Sunday, September 15, 2013

100 Things to do at a Dance Competition, other than compete

100 things to do at a Dance Competition, other than compete.

( listed in no particular order)

1. Be kind to yourself.

2. Tell a friend she's beautiful.

3. Say hello to strangers

4. Greet your deck captain.

5. Find a way to help others

6. Cheer for others.

7. Stay until the end of awards

8. Allow for someone else to go ahead in the line. 

9. Hold an elevator door.

10. Loan a program when needed.

11. Invite a friend to dinner.

12. Make a Newcomer feel welcomed.

13. Thank an organizer.

14. Give judges their space

15. Be happy for somebody.

16. Avoid OVER - dress shopping

17. Acknowledge youth competitors

18. Give credit wherever you can

19. Take a moment to do something silly

20. Pick up a tab

21. Share items in your emergency kit.

22. Buy your partner a coffee

23. Take 10 minutes to be quiet

24. Find time to stretch

25. Drink water

26. Take a moment to just listen to the music

27. Stay and spectate for a division that's not your own

28. Give your front seat to a newcomer

29. Show enthusiasm for the success of others 

30. Smile

31. Go to bed early

32. Do something spontaneous 

33. Spend an hour with your cell phone completely OFF

34. Thank the hotel staff

35. Have breakfast 

36. Take your dance partner out to lunch

37. Thank the registrar 

38. AcKnowledge the MC

39. Give energy for applause

40. Help a man to pin his number

41. Explore the hotel

42. Take a moment to check in with the outside world.

43. Like a friends photo on Facebook 

44. Share the success of others

45. Take pictures with friends.

46. Help someone to find success in results, regardless of placement. 

47. Try something new.

48. Dance a Peabody

49. Notice effective habits of others

50. Acknowledge those who finish behind you.

51. Wave hello at an old friend 

52. Learn a great story from someone who's been dancing longer than you.

53. Have a glass of wine

54. Take a few minutes to quiet the mind.

55. Support charitable causes that the event has to offer.

56. Thank a dancer who watched  your heats.

57. Reward yourself with something fabulous!

58. Eat something healthy

59. Get a massage

60. Observe something new 

61. Comment someone on their dress.

62. Give a hug.

63. Dress up for the evening session

64. Repeat number 53

65. Arrive early 

66. Stay late!

67. Be happy where you're at

68. Spend an hour in comfy shoes

66. Organize your hotel room closet

67. Bring a snack from home 

68. Send a postcard 

69. Adventure outside the hotel

70. Warm up

71. Practice 

72. Cool down

73. Eat a meal in Silence 

74. Take time to think

75. Greet someone outside the competition bubble 

76. Consider someone's advice

77. Avoid the results book.

78. Take a nap!

79. Make your own coffee

80. Eat a piece of chocolate

81. Make a wish for the future

82. Take a moment to remember when you started

83. Make a list of things you are thankful for.

84. Order pictures!

85. Give someone an unexpected present

86. Eat a cookie.

87. Take a group picture 

88. Look out the window.

89. Observe what's going on in the back row.

90. Thank your videographer 

91. Give your partner the benefit of the doubt

92. Take a bubble bath

93. Withhold judgement

94.  Dance like no one is watching

95. Make Art

96. Refrain from talking loudly in the elevator

97. Don't point at people

98. Compliment

99. Stop Obsessing

100. Have fun!

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