Recent content by JohnK

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    Video production on DWTS II

    I'm all for keeping this show "exciting" enough for the non-dancer, but there are enough controversies and subplots in this venue to keep it that way without the spastic videography. I suspect even the non-dancer would enjoy the action more (without realizing why) if the coverage had more...
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    Video production on DWTS II

    I've enjoyed all the couples' (with one recent exception, and only half of the couple) efforts so far on both seasons of DWTS; it's great our sport is getting prime time coverage! What is a little frustrating is the video coverage of the dances - "jump-cut" editing, cute (and getting passe)...
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    NYC Dancing w/the Stars Promotion

    Were you dancing in a group, or just the 2 of you, in one place or a "rotation"? How many dancers actually showed up? Did the public give you a good reception? The gig sounded like they would dispatch solitary couples to a single location for the duration of the shift;
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    NYC Dancing w/the Stars Promotion

    Alemana, re: the permits thing, were you referring to this (DWTS) promotion? Buzztone has not been forthcoming with information on the "high traffic locations", I've been wondering if this means hotel lobbies, subway platforms, or street corners. Any of those, I suspect, require...
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    NYC Dancing w/the Stars Promotion

    LA sounds a LOT better than NYC!
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    NYC Dancing w/the Stars Promotion

    My gf got wind of (and signed us up for) a promotion being organized in New York City related to the upcoming Dancing With The Stars season opener. They are looking for intermediate and up dancers for a one-day thing this Wednesday. The operation is being managed by "Buzztone"...
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    Focus

    Hi mamboqueen, I may be late to the party here, but I have to empathize with your son, I grew up with the same issue, and have been quietly compensating for it ever since. So I need to offer a perspective here, please take it with a grain of salt, I am not a professional, just a male adult of...
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    Tango on PBS

    FYI for all fellow dance addicts (I'll apologize in advance if this has already been posted) - I happened on an announcement for: Tango: The Spirit of Argentina to be shown Monday, March 7 on PBS Station WLIW (New York). Check your local listings for possible re-broadcasts. Here...
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    instructors' salary

    What is a "floor fee"? I assume it's what an independent teacher is charged for use of studio facilities and is passed on in some fashion to the student. How much is a "typical" floor fee? Do they differentiate if you have exclusive access to the studio vs sharing it with other instructors...
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    Surviving the end of a dance relationship ...

    Very wise and compassionate outlook, Renee (I'm talking about your long(er) post, not the Haagen-Daz spinoffs)!
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    Has anyone built a dance floor in their house?

    I've been thinking of doing something so my girlfriend and I can practice for an upcoming showcase. I have a (indoor/outdoor) carpeted basement, and was thinking of laying down some of the melamine coated particle board sheets available at Home Depot. Tough surface, similar "slide" to wood...
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    Christmas songs...

    Check out http://www.beegieadair.com/ Very smooth jazz trio, very nice arrangements of classic Christmas music (she has 3 Xmas albums, not sure if they share some songs or not). Some nice Foxtrot's and at least one Waltz. Her website provides audio samples. She might be a good...
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    Need help finding a gift...

    Thanks for the tips! Still pursuing the jewelry idea. The CD idea sounds great, except I don't know what songs she likes, just that we enjoy dancing together to just about everything.
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    Need help finding a gift...

    Hi folks, one of my favorite partners has a birthday coming up fast (just found out), and I'd like to get her something dance related, just a little "thinking of you" kind of thing. Am looking for a brooch / pendant / lapel pin of a dancing couple, something OTHER than the rhinestone ones some...
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    Resoling Shoes

    Where do you get the suede to resole? Is there a special "type" of suede to be used, or can I cut up an old "hippie" jacket :roll: and use that?