Dancers Anonymous > "I hope you dance.."

Discussion in 'Dancers Anonymous' started by MissAlyssa, Sep 5, 2003.

  1. MissAlyssa

    MissAlyssa New Member

    I found this while browsing the net and I thought it was awesome. If you haven't heard the song "I hope you dance" I suggest you download it, it's a really great song.

    I hope you dance...
    "I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the ocean,
    Whenever one door closes I hope one more opens,
    Promise me that you'll give faith a fighting chance,
    And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance...

    I hope you dance..."

    From the song "I Hope You Dance"
    As performed by Lee Ann Womack


    "We are the decent people of the world. We live in all nations, we live
    under all the flags that fly...

    We believe that this is a beautiful universe and that it is made for
    love and not for hate; for peace and not war; for freedom and not
    slavery; for order and not riot; for compassion and not violence; for
    happiness and not misery.

    We believe that there is only one war to be waged in the name of human
    decency, and that is the war against all the common enemies of man...
    hunger, disease, poverty, ignorance, crime and failure.

    We believe that every child should have the chance to grow up in an
    atmosphere of faith, not of fear.

    We believe that the ultimate decency is to help mankind and never harm
    mankind, to lift mankind and not degrade mankind, and to respect the
    dignity of all people as individual human beings.

    We the decent people of the world stand for the kind of life that will
    be good for all of the people, all of the time, everywhere..."

    Wilferd A. Peterson

    To read the unedited version of this essay, please visit:
  2. Spitfire

    Spitfire Well-Known Member

    A good night club 2 step song. :D
  3. pygmalion

    pygmalion Well-Known Member


    That is a great song. To me, at least as much for the words as the music.

    Also, how about "The Lady in Red" for nightclub two step? I know a guy who does a killer NC2S routine to that song. Gorgeous.
  4. Vince A

    Vince A Active Member


    Great song . . . and great dance!

    Spitfire, pygmalion:

    You both mentioned NC2S . . . I'd like to get DanceMentor to list it under one of the dance forum . . . I say the Swing Forum since it is done a bunch around here in the Swing events, venues, dances, etc.

    I consider it Swing Slow Dancing!

    What do you think?
  5. pygmalion

    pygmalion Well-Known Member

    I think that's a great idea. NC2S is a dance whose time has come. It's getting more and more popular around here, especially in country bars. And I like it, because it replaces the old "grab and grope" that a lot of guys like to do to slow songs. Under swing is as good a place as any. I do think they're related.

    I was also thinking that it might be nice to set up a place where performers/competitors could exchange experiences or ideas. It looks like these forums have four basic groups of people (1) serious, but social dancers (2)competitors and performers (3) scholars/researchers and (4)teachers . Sometimes they overlap;sometimes they don't. What do you think, Vince?
  6. Vince A

    Vince A Active Member

    Sounds great to me! How about a pre-group . . .before #1 . . . those that do not dance/beginners/newcomer . . . somewhere along these lines???

    Swing is where I think it should go . . . I always dance the NC2S at Swing events. Maybe a thought or two from d nice???

    I believe they (DanceMentor and SDsalsaguy) are discussing an idea based an exchange of experiences, etc, which would include performers, judges, etc.
  7. SDsalsaguy

    SDsalsaguy Administrator Staff Member

    As quick follow up to Vince's comment, this IS something in the works...and believe me, it'll be worth the wait!

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