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Discussion in 'Tango Argentino' started by spectator, Feb 25, 2008.

  1. elisedance

    elisedance New Member

    Dance host is probably the best term but it sounds very much like a euphomism [aside: a euphomism or an euphomism - the former seems better - where are the grammar police when you need them...]. Its a verbal quagmire. As soon as you have young men, favors and possibly payment in any phrase or word, there is an immediate mental link to sexual antics of some sort.
  2. Joe

    Joe Well-Known Member

  3. bordertangoman

    bordertangoman Well-Known Member

    Euphonium: a brass instrument smaller than but resembling a tuba and having a range from B flat below the bass staff upward for three octaves

    w w w.merriam-webster.com/art/dict/euphoniu.htm for a pic
  4. elisedance

    elisedance New Member

    Know it too well - used to play one in the school band!

  5. Heather2007

    Heather2007 New Member

    Corrrrr - I would. Especially if he resembled the 'just out of the shower' Dolce & Gabbano model I saw in the magazine this morning. Quids in. Yum, Yum;)
  6. nucat78

    nucat78 Active Member

    Isn't there a group for people who are sex antics analogous to Alcoholics Anonymous?
  7. Joe

    Joe Well-Known Member

  8. nucat78

    nucat78 Active Member

    Oui. Wanted to see if anyone would catch it.

    So the license plate is waltz, foxtrot, quickstep, etc?
  9. elisedance

    elisedance New Member

    actually, its joe's longest post abbreviated....
  10. DancePoet

    DancePoet Well-Known Member

    This isn't the approach used in my area at all. A dance host doesn't need to be young, and the dance hosts are permited into a dance complimentary by the organizer in return for being certain to ask the various ladies without dance partners to dance. It is done quite honorably wiht everyone undertsanding what is happening. :cool:
  11. elisedance

    elisedance New Member

    I'm sure that is correct - and I have seen teh same term used. However, if you asked someone that was not in the dance field what it meant I can bet an alternative interpretation would cross their minds.
  12. tsb

    tsb Well-Known Member

    also for ballroom in japan.

    cultural thing. but it's not uncommon for instructors charge by the hour to accompany a private student to a dance.

    pretty nice deal except we're not allowed to accept tips and/or fraternize with passengers - but that doesn't stop some of them from slipping room keys into our pockets!

    i get work as a dance host/escort for dance events, primarily ballroom. market rate here (S. CAL) is $150/1st three hours, new year's eve events pay considerably more, but it's *WORK* - the main goal is generally limiting injury from vulcan death grips, arm-pinning shoulder clamps, and avoiding open flame when partners exhale (we're talking blotto, folks!).

    i heartily subscribe to the concept of reaching out and engaging newcomers and beginners - the goodwill generally comes round when said newcomer/beginner eventually becomes a sought after partner and remembers your kindness. but the situation in certain ballroom circles is that the majority of followers simply have not improved appreciably. in these cases like these, just getting in for free just isn't worth it IMO.

    not so long ago, males were relegated to dancing and practicing with each other to get good enough to dance with the women. i love the irony.

    but things have changed. the standards of dance etiquette are changing. but as i understand it, etiquette has always been about courteous behavior geared towards the minimizing of giving offense. so IMO, what is most significant is that the consequences of giving offense have changed.

    back when the consequences of boorish behavior included a risk of not getting invited to social events, people were more inclined to observe the niceties. nowadays, being a sought after partner pretty much mitigates any potential downside to rude or discourteous behavior.
  13. nucat78

    nucat78 Active Member

    So how do you deal with that? Seriously. Toss the key overboard?

  14. tsb

    tsb Well-Known Member

    apparently you are not aware of the "why did the chicken cross the road?" thread.

    i usually just leave the key where a porter can "find it" and return it.
  15. elisedance

    elisedance New Member

    must have missed that one. can you recycle?

    As the belgian hare said, I'm all ears...
  16. tsb

    tsb Well-Known Member

    it's a thread, years old, probably in the dancers anon. forum - a search on "cross the road" should probably unearth it. rumor has it that thread won some sort of DF award that year.

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