Recent content by chrislo

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    Ballroom's Place in Society

    Ta will read through
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    Ballroom's Place in Society

    I don't know about the US but here in the UK there are plenty of places where ordinary people go out to dance together. In these places the competitive dancers are in the distinct minority. I spend most of my Saturday nights doing just that, and once a month run a social dance. The emphasis...
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    Ballroom's Place in Society

    I have never seen any reference to the Cha Cha originating in NY or can I find one? Could you enlighten me please.
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    Ballroom's Place in Society

    I agree with Ice Bucket that here in the UK dancing is not that universal. Strictly here has made a difference. In the schools that I'm involved with there has been a rise in men learning to dance. We have had classes where we are short of women. The effect is small and most dancers tend to be...
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    Why Do Dancers Smoke?

    Why does anyone smoke? That is the question. I don't see what dancing has to do with it. It's the same as any form of addiction why do people do it. Chocolate, alcohol, or any other drug for that matter.
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    Have you ever thought about the quality of ballroom music you often listen to

    I run a monthly social dance and in that environment most people do not notice the difference in quality from a 128kbps track to a 320kpbs one. The acoustics of the hall and other factors like temperature will alter the sound to some degree. Add in a bunch of people dancing and chatting...