Recent content by JoeCZilla

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    Dancing in Houston?

    Looking for places to dance in the Houston TX area between this Monday and Wednesday. Primarily WCS/Hustle and Ballroom. Also looking for work if anyone knows of anywhere in the area that is looking for a male ballroom instructor. :) Currently staying in Tomball, so within 20 miles of that...
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    What makes a good student?

    Actually practicing between lessons :)
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    How to "ditch" a partner

    Wow. Tell her you spent your yearly allowance for shoes already so she'll have to look for someone else that can afford her :)
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    Michigan Challenge 09

    Stay north of 8 mile unless you KNOW where your going.. :) Or big hotels near the airport, cant speak on those from experience though, I live 30 mins away, never needed one :P
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    Looking for dancing info in the monterey, California area.

    Hey everyone, been a long time since I've written anything here. haven't been dancing for the last 10 months or so, but going to get back into things. Was wondering if anyone could tell me about the ballroom dance scene in and around Monterey California. I may be moving to the area this spring...
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    Cost of Running a Dance Studio

    I read an article in the FADS newsletter that an instructor at one of the studios did 120 teaching hours in a single week. Now our lessons are 45mins, and they count as an hour taught, but still thats insane, like 90 actual hours. I think the article said something like he worked 7 days and was...
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    DWTS at the Disney Holiday Parade...

    Yep! Thats her... I don't know what it is about me and girls with big noses. Don't tell her I said that though! :) It's a good thing! heh... Hmm.. No i don't think that was me you talked to. You know I can't even remember if we connected in Atlanta. I don't think we did. There is another...
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    DWTS at the Disney Holiday Parade...

    Hmm, it's possible. Was it going to or from? I was there with our studio owners and 3 other teachers; a Russian couple and the instructor I was dancing with who is Mexican, and what airport? I took a few trips right around then and every airport is a blur in my head. :) I didn't think you were...
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    DWTS at the Disney Holiday Parade...

    I think I see you in the video i have, was your partners dress a light or dark green? Yeah thats too bad theres only 2 or 3 glimpses of that part of the formation :( your original spot was perfect! Darn that green dress! I'm glad though in a way that you weren't the couple next to me. I saw one...
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    DWTS at the Disney Holiday Parade...

    Aww! Well the guy that was next to me does look like you from the few glimpses you can see in the performance, ill have to look again. they didn't get many good shots of that side of the stage unfortunately. I was just saying to the others in the studio that even though you can barely see us in...
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    DWTS at the Disney Holiday Parade...

    IT WAS YOU! OMG! OMG! You were right next to us!!! You were right behind the rear left box weren't you? There were only 2 couples between that box and the left stairs, us right in front of the stairs, and you? right behind the box. Does your partner have long straight brown hair? You will have...
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    DWTS at the Disney Holiday Parade...

    O. M. G.! We were in the exact same spot! My partner and I were right in front of the left stairs, first couple. Please tell me you weren't right in front of us! The girl in the couple kept cutting over into our area and stepping on us. I wanted to strangle her! :) Now I have to look at the...
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    DWTS at the Disney Holiday Parade...

    I was there, actually everyone at our studio went. Us 4 instructors and the owner and her husband. I wish I knew some of you others were there as well, I would have liked to have met you! Where did you end up in the mass? I was able to fight my way to a spot right in front of the stage, but you...
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    Asking on a Friend's Behalf....

    As far as studios in Ann Arbor, I don't know any particular ones, but the ballroom dance team at U of M has stuff going on most nights of the week. I go to the swing class and social they have on Wednesdays when I have time, and I try to make it to most of the Sundays dances -I just got back...
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    Good Cues for Identifying Music?

    I wouldn't worry about learning much push/pull swing. I won't even teach it at our studio unless the student im instructing is really struggling with the most basic steps. It can be easier for new students to follow the even 1,2,3,4 count than the S,S,Q,Q of single time swing. It's also way too...