Recent content by Leggie

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    Unconventional Dance Music

    Off Mark Knopfler's album Shangri-La - Postcards from Paraguay - a samba, I feel.
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    Why the weird reaction??

    That's true. Add to that the common perception of Ballroom/Latin dancing being something old people did (past tense), and you get to see why mainstream people don't appreciate the full sense of the art. Education is required...once they've been in a situation where knowing how to dance would be...
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    Falling

    In this case, since it was performed on the spur of the moment, we didn't have any fish handy - I think the nearest thing we had to fish was salmon mousse. While that might have made it even more interesting, we just press-ganged a couple of dance cards into service in place of the absent...
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    Falling

    I've fallen when performing the Norwegian Fish-Slapping Dance (incidentally, dancing that to a Boston Two Step is so much more interesting!); however, if you know the dance, you'll know that that's deliberately done. Does that count? :)
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    Problem Asking a girl to dance

    Agreed. I generally stay off alcohol when at a dance, for precisely those reasons. I don't know exactly how much it would affect my dancing, but I don't intend to find out! My advice would be, trust yourself. Try not thinking about it! Just walk up and ask her. Easier said than done, I know - I...
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    Becoming An Instructor

    Thanks for the reply! Unfortunately I'm not very near a city - and the nearest one only has one ballroom dancing studio. That's where I started dancing, and, to be honest, I'm glad I'm not learning there any more. After leaving there, the teacher that I arranged group lessons with has proved to...
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    Song Association Game

    Somebody To Love - Queen
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    Becoming An Instructor

    Hi again...excuse the bump, I'm sorry if it's not allowed here. Is it really true that nobody has any comments or suggestions, though?
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    Song Association Game

    Hotel California - The Eagles
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    Song Association Game

    Pretty Woman - (who was that by again?)
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    Foxtrot routine; Quickstep additions!

    At the ball I will be attending on Saturday, I'd like to be able to dance the Foxtrot and introduce more variety into my Quickstep. I had a couple of Foxtrot (International Style) lessons a long while back. Can anyone advise on a simple set of steps that are (fairly) easy to lead, and will see...
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    Ball Dance Music List

    mumsie - I'm no fan of the Boston Two Step either. In fact, the whole sequence set is one I'd have preferred to replace with a Latin set. Unfortunately, I had to put the set in at special request - although I suspect not very many will actually know the sequences. Thanks anyway for your...
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    Ball Dance Music List

    Here's the dance list for the ball I am organising the music for next weekend: Set 1 (Ballroom) Waltz: Snowball* - True Love / Around the World Quickstep - Let's Face The Music And Dance / I Whistle A Happy Tune / You're The Cream In My Coffee Tango - La Cumparsita / Tango Please...
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    Song Association Game

    The Times They Are A-Changin' - Bob Dylan
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    Song Association Game

    Mr. Blue Sky - Electric Light Orchestra