General Dance Discussion > Help needed, re: grind confusions.

Discussion in 'General Dance Discussion' started by Titania, Feb 24, 2006.

  1. DWise1

    DWise1 Well-Known Member

    I don't think anyone wanted to admit that it looked familiar. [grin]
  2. Pacion

    Pacion New Member

    :lol: My response, so as not to hijack the grinding thread any further...
  3. mamboqueen

    mamboqueen Well-Known Member

    if there's *one* thread that needs to be hijacked...;)
  4. samina

    samina Well-Known Member

    oh, pooh, pacion... i am so loving how this particular thread's been hijacked...
  5. samina

    samina Well-Known Member

    mq... how many times have we cross-posted the same sentiment, now...?
  6. DWise1

    DWise1 Well-Known Member

    Certainly much better than "grinding".

    About 3 years ago after a WCS class, one of the newly-single guys (my own processing hadn't quite started yet) mentioned going to check out a well-known (though I hadn't heard of it yet) North county dance venue, FoxFire, expecting to do some dancing but instead "they were all grinding". I was completely confused by that remark, because all I could think of was the old "bump and grind", ie Burlesque dancers.

    I've heard since than that that place is almost pure meat-market, in which it's mainly the women on the prowl for a wealthy middle-aged husband.
  7. Oh, I heard about that place. It's in Anaheim off the 91. I see it every time I drive that parking lot of a freeway. I've alway thought it was a family restaurant.
  8. DWise1

    DWise1 Well-Known Member

    Took me a moment there. It had sounded before like it was up towards Brea and your description sounded like it was much farther south, but it's off the 91 past the 55 and starting up the canyon (my perspective is still very OC-centric; I very rarely wander out-county and the only reason I have to go up the canyon is to head for Riverside area).

    I just visited the website. It is a restaurant, but it boasts that its lounge had been named the best singles bar:
    And judging by the menu, the restaurant section is a bit too up-scale to be considered "family".

    But from what I used to see at the Atrium Club (used to also be a major meat market before it closed, though it was the women felt like prey there; every woman in dance class I ever mentioned it to would start in with horror stories) and at some singles dances, most of the women at Foxfire probably don't know how to dance anything but freestyle and even if I did find a Westie the floor would be filled with freestylists cutting our slot to ribbons.
  9. samina

    samina Well-Known Member

    i wonder if grinding could be subject to bronze-silver-gold syllabus level figures...


    how would they be judged, i wonder? :raisebro: ;)
  10. cornutt

    cornutt Well-Known Member

    So would the events be divided into "open" and "zipped"? :p
  11. SDsalsaguy

    SDsalsaguy Administrator Staff Member

  12. samina

    samina Well-Known Member

    hah! i think you actually made me blush while trying to visualize these options. <g>

    so... an unzipped fallaway reverse slip grind sounds quite interesting...
    :raisebro: :cool:
  13. cornutt

    cornutt Well-Known Member

    Need a practice partner for that? :raisebro:
  14. samina

    samina Well-Known Member

    do you study international style grinding? ;)
  15. cornutt

    cornutt Well-Known Member

    I do smooth grinding. :D
  16. DWise1

    DWise1 Well-Known Member

    But isn't it supposed to be in the rhythm category?

    I'm just trying to figure out how the frame's supposed to look.

    Just imagine the potential of CBM.

    My ballroom level? Paleolithic.
  17. mamboqueen

    mamboqueen Well-Known Member

    I've been known to grind gears.
  18. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    furiously moderating self ...but thinking very unseemly thoughts:cool:
  19. Indiana_Jay

    Indiana_Jay Active Member

  20. samina

    samina Well-Known Member

    well... i gotta say... sometimes intl standard isn't that far from grinding. i mean, everything's just... "right there". might look formal, but it ain't for the prudish. seems to me there's far more contact than in the steamier looking latin/rhythm styles...

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