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Old July 7th, 2016, 03:49 AM   #1
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Smile Five Year Plan?


Anybody have any 5 year plans?

I have a 3 year plan or idea.

I think in 3 years I could become a National Champion or place and hopefully I could qualify, first.

But it might surprise you in what I think I could Win, show or place in…LOL!

1) Honestly, I can never ever seeing me winning, placing or showing in Dance.

a) The reason why is because there are just a ton of older Good Dance Skaters.

b) Almost everybody I see at Fountain Valley Dance Teams seems like older skaters. I haven’t even figured out what dances they are skating ….lol!

c) Everything comes in good time…lol!

d) And when I look at all the older skaters skating team dance they are very good if not excellent. And don’t even look at the solo dancers. They are out of this world.

e) So, no matter how much I practice or how long I skate, I could never ever see myself beating them.

f) But I hope if I get a dance partner someday I could give that person the thrill of competing in Team Dance. I would give it my best effort.

2) But it's amazing, the place where I think I could win show or place at Nationals is in Novice Men singles.

3) In Southern Ca I saw one Novice man competing and he was good. Heck if I entered competition tomorrow, I would place 2nd….LOL!

a) And in California I’m betting there are no more than 2-3 Novice Men Singles Skaters.

b) At Nationals in old Youtube videos you see maybe 6 Novice mens Singles Skaters.


c) And the content is simple. It’s the max requirements for sophomore B skater is, which you cannot do anything better than a single axel, double mapes and toewalley and that is all the content the Novice Men seem to have at Nationals.

d) So, my 5 year plan is to win, show or place in Novice Men Singles, three years from now.

e) I think in couple weeks, I could see if I could hit an axel. And hopefully in a couple of months, I want to try a double mapes and double toewalley.

f) If I show promise in two months, I think in 3 years the dreams becomes a possibility it not a reality.

I will tell you a Secret. I really feel my freestyle is God inspired. If I get good it's because God wants me to get good. Why? I have no idea, but I think it will because God wants me to spread his good word.

g) We all need goals. Those are mine.

And Dance, well that is all up to the pros at Fountain Valley. I can only be as good as they make me. I think they want to make me good, but let me tell you, they could never be as good as God!

Larry O and Happy Dreaming!

P.S. Dawn encouraged me to start taking private dance lessons right away. Who knows maybe this week?

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Old August 14th, 2016, 07:17 PM   #2
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Old August 28th, 2016, 03:22 AM   #3
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The Novice division. I believe that was introduced about 20 years ago. That was before my time. I had to compete with many younger skaters in the Junior division. Now, I can skate in the Veterans division.

Good luck, larryoracing!
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Old August 28th, 2016, 08:08 AM   #4
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Smile Gee did you play the organ at Nationals, this year?

The only reason I ask is your "avatar?" suggests you play the organ for skating rinks? Do you know Dominic/Former Organ player for at least Regional Competitions for 40 years.

Your "Avatar/" looks like the guy who played the organ for this years National Dance Events..lol! I watched the last few days "online". You look like the organ player...LOL!


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The Novice division. I believe that was introduced about 20 years ago. That was before my time.
I think 40 years ago "Novice" was equivalent to "Sophomore" events which was invented/came along in the early 70's. I skated "Sophomore" in the Early 70's.

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I had to compete with many younger skaters in the Junior division. Now, I can skate in the Veterans division.
Did you skate "junior", like one division under "Senior", which means you must of won in like a "Sophomore" event, which means you are pretty good...LOL!


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Good luck, larryoracing!

I"m sure you noticed if you watched the Veteran's Dance events at Nationals that these skaters are awesome. Being a former skater I can tell just how good they are. I suspect many are National Champions, Teachers and people who have been skating recently for many years. They are really good!

I don't expect to challenge them in any form or way, but if I make it to Nationals in singles. I would like to see if any other Veterean Dance Skaters skate Novice Mens Singles of Novice Ladies Singles. If they don't then I can say I beat the Veteran Dance skaters in my own way...LOL!

And thank you and hope to see you compete someday. I'm sure you are very good!

Larry "O"
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Old August 28th, 2016, 02:46 PM   #5
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I have met Dominic Cangelosi when I was in Nationals. In my avatar is Ralph Brown playing at Holiday Skating Center in Delanco, New Jersey. I started skating there over 30 years ago on Thursdays and Sundays which were the nights that he played.

Yes. There were plenty of Sophomores and it was very competitive. I had to practice every day to keep up in dance and figures.

Veterans was a point of reference to my age. I have not competed in years. It is be a lot of work for me to get back in. If I do decide to compete, I will most likely be at Novice.

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Old August 31st, 2016, 10:50 AM   #6
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I want to have enough knowledge to teach the very basics of art skating. That would be ultimate goal of going to classes myself.

Right now all trips at my house are canceled by the Kings orders (that's me). This is due to some weird and dark magic called finances. From what I understand that is enchanted little pieces of paper causing more restrictions than smashed up tree pulp could without help. These restrictive little imps have even transcended the mortal bounds of trees and living things and infect the electromagnet spectrum world wide.
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Old October 3rd, 2016, 08:48 PM   #7
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1) At first when I got back into skating. Skating at Fountain Valley Skating Club, I was appalled at skating only forward dances, but I have come to the conclusion you have to learn 6 dances to compete.

Skate 3 dance in Eliminations and 3 dances in the Final round.

That takes a little bit of stamina. And if you skated backward dances you might get tired and run out of gas.

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There is no backward skating in all those but... Oh dear! I better work on those back crosses.

You can always skate backward dances, but do you really think you have to stamina to compete on a large floor and be able to do six dances for a competition without running out of "gas/enegy/get tired" ?


Sincerely,

Larry Otani
Backwards makes you more tired?

I find forwards makes me more tired.

Well actually, neither makes me tired, but I don't know the dances. So they may make me tired, not sure.
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