Except they remind of a date or two that I had with this one Russian woman . . . loved her to pieces, but everytime I showed up at her door . . . I found myself bringing along my electric razor with me!!!!!!!!!
Ahhh, the memory of being forced to do square dancing in middle school - YIKES! Hated it so violently, it was just all so corny to me. Little did I suspect I'd grow to love partner dancing years later.Still can't stand line or square dancing though.
just wonder what testosterone-charged, chick-lovin' man would choose C&W over Salsa? It's beyond me. Salsa is so..... hot! Why wouldn't a man want to salsa with a beautiful woman? It's the perfect excuse to appreciate the feminine beauty in close proximity and some contact with full permission. You would think they'd be knocking down the doors, standing in line....
I live in Texas-- specifically, Austin. I love salsa. I take four to six hours of salsa lessons every week in addition to going to clubs once a week. It is by far the most beautiful partner dance, IMO. We have a small but growing salsa community. However, here, as in many parts of the US, there are TEN TIMES more people dancing C&W than salsa almost every night of the week, including ten times as many beautiful women. I went to one of the smaller honkytonks in town last Thursday night (The Broken Spoke, for those who know Austin). I was amazed at how many younger women without dates were there (part of the reason is the 50,000-enrollment University of Texas, of course). There was also a lower male-femal ratio than in the salsa clubs. As for physical contact, some people do two-step cheek-to-cheek and chest-to-chest. Any hip-hop club has far more bumping and grinding than any salsa or C&W club, if that's what you're after.
dTas made some great points about C&W dancing. I learned to two-step well enough to get along in just two one-hour private lessons. The basic two-step is easy enough that you can have a conversation with your partner while you do it. From what I've seen after a few visits to honkytonks, the standards of dancing are just a lot lower, so women are easier to please. Most of the dancers never had studio classes, so if you have some training in maintaining a frame and leading properly, you look really good. I have several male friends who are interested in learning salsa after seeing some superb local dancers. They are single and interested in meeting women. I'm telling them to learn two-step right now, so they can go out to bars next week and have fun dancing while they start down the longer road to mastering salsa.
You definitely have a point there, Lofland. I have brought a lot of guys to my instructor's lessons to observe and they admit, gee that's a HOT dance, but it's gonna take me forever to learn it, and it usually does. A few of the guys ended up taking lessons only to drop out after six months or so. They told me they just weren't getting the hang of it or they "couldn't move like that"(the hip thing!). It takes a lot of dedication and practice to learn to dance salsa properly (and look good doing it!).
I just wonder what testosterone-charged, chick-lovin' man would choose C&W over Salsa? It's beyond me. Salsa is so..... hot! Why wouldn't a man want to salsa with a beautiful woman? It's the perfect excuse to appreciate the feminine beauty in close proximity and some contact with full permission. You would think they'd be knocking down the doors, standing in line....