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    What justifies the high spending cost for learning to dance to you?

    When I take dance lessons, the goal is to improve my dancing so my dancing with everybody gets better. My observation is that what often happens when someone prepares for a showcase, the lessons on their limited budget are focused on learning the choreography for that showcase and just enough...
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    What justifies the high spending cost for learning to dance to you?

    I was dancing a Viennese waltz with the instructor during the practice time after a group lesson. "You should do a showcase." "No." "Why not?" "It doesn't fit my value equation." End of discussion.
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    Holland America does not have ballroom dancing

    We don't get to order business owners to operate the way we like. But they don't get to order us to patronize their businesses. You should "vote with your feet" by canceling your cruise with Holland America and book on other cruise lines.
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    How to deal with slick shoes

    I am the same on this, the soles of my dance shoes are pretty smooth. I do the sidewalk bit, but only if the floor is exceptionally fast or if it has garbage that needs to be scraped off. One place locally gets its sidewalks used the most, as they either have too much wax on it or they haven't...
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    exposing too much when dancing

    Exactly. I chose another female who I thought would have a bit of experience and already had some sort of trust relationship. In one case her dance instructor who is female and in the other case the wife of the exposed one's dance instructor. An additional aspect was avoiding my own...
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    exposing too much when dancing

    If later on you have some constructive thoughts on alternatives to what I did and doing nothing at all, please share them. Otherwise, I'm OK with what I did.
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    exposing too much when dancing

    I've done a bit of dance photography. On two occasions when reviewing my shots after the event, I was able to determine that the ladies I was shooting did not have dance panties on. But I doubt that anyone in the audience noticed, the human eye is a bit slower than a camera shutter at 1/60th...
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    Surviving the apocalypse

    All you need is some WD40. Then you'll be able to fix anything. If it doesn't move and should, apply WD40. If it moves but shouldn't, apply duct tape.
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    Annoyed at influx of newbie couples to the dance scene

    In dance classes that rotate, couple who think they shouldn't rotate complicate the rotation. Usually they're don't even have enough consideration to make sure that the rotating people know to skip them. They also don't progress as well as those who rotate, and can interfere that way. As far...