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American Style Music
Posted by terence2
5/24/2016  12:40:00 AM
I`m attempting to update my American style music library. Need suggestions for Amer. style FT.. W.. T..

Re: 1st Comp--dresses on a budget?
Posted by ballroomchick
5/23/2016  12:32:00 PM
@ saracheah

I have a few Latin and Standard dresses that fit American size 0.

I also have some NDCA approved youth dresses.

I only do shipping within the U.S.

If interested email me....

I'll leave this address up for a few days.

Took the address down. Let me know if anyone else need it.
Need a female practice partner - Kitsap County, WA
Posted by otakudance
5/21/2016  12:12:00 PM
I've been out of the game for the last couple of years but want to get back into the swing of things. I need a female practice partner in the Port Orchard/Bremerton area that I can meet with once or twice a week to practice my steps and teaching techniques with. I'm trained in American ballroom, latin and salsa.
Re: Worst part of dance?
Posted by jocelyne
5/21/2016  6:41:00 AM
That's something I would have said too. I'm a bit of a perfectionist so I get frustrated very easily.
User name
Posted by jocelyne
5/20/2016  10:04:00 AM
Is there a way to change my username?
Re: jon canning
Posted by socialdancer
5/20/2016  9:54:00 AM
Jon used to produce and sell his own CDs and I believe he has sold all the copies he had of this album.

His old web page no longer exists. I believe he is working on a new one but it does not seem to be working yet.

AFAIK he will not be producing any new CDs but will hopefully be offering downloads.

Best bet is to contact him via facebook,

Re: anyone ever have fusion of big toe (MTP) joint
Posted by Karen
5/19/2016  8:49:00 AM

My scenario is almost exactly yours. I had a bilateral MTP fusion on 1/20/2016. I did both at the same time which I do not regret. Recently I have had some pain in the joint above the fusion and I was wondering what sandals people find comfortable. I am not concerned with heels. I have not worn heels for years. Any shoe or sandal suggestions would be appreciated.

Also stay Positive EVERYONE!!!

Hesitation Change
Posted by Dancingfunhappyfeet
5/18/2016  11:29:00 PM

I am wondering if it is possible to dance "reverse turn with hesitation"
Re: 1st Comp--dresses on a budget?
Posted by saracheah
5/18/2016  7:35:00 PM

Hello! Do you happen to have any junior or youth ballroom gowns? Also, will you be making a facebook page with the costumes on sale?
Re: Worst part of dance?
Posted by TundraDancingGal
5/17/2016  4:11:00 PM
Feeling like everyone but you understands a new figure and that somehow the instructor just started speaking a foreign language. Then you bite your lip, fight back the tears and remember eventually it will make sense, and just keep trying.
Re: Timing of turns
Posted by Waltz123
5/17/2016  10:17:00 AM
Hi Larry,

We will definitely need some clarification on what kinds of turns you're thinking of, since there are so many possibilities, and the technique can vary so much from one turn to the next.

There are the basic turns in the smooth and standard dances that you take in closed position (e.g. Left Box / Reverse Turn in Waltz), various underarm turns of free spins in Swing, Lindy and Jive (e.g Underarm Turn to Left, American Spin), Spot Turns, Switch Turns and Walkaround Turns in the Latin dances, and even generic 3-step turns, twist turns, chaine turns, etc that can apply to any dance, just to name a few.

Give us some context and we'll try to help you with some information and exercises.

Jonathan Atkinson
Re: Timing of turns
Posted by linorosano
5/17/2016  7:56:00 AM
Tango shoes sale (www.tangorium.com)
Posted by ciandgn
5/17/2016  4:09:00 AM

I want to buy shoes. where can i buy?? i found a website. Here is very cheap and quality but i amnot sure whether reliable webiste?

Website name: www.tangorium.com

They are selling tango shoes, tango clothes, tango events, women and man tango shoes

Who knows anythings about??

Re: Timing of turns
Posted by Aurora012
5/16/2016  8:42:00 PM
It depends on the dance. I can speak for American style dancing. But for example the chacha the turns are on the 2,3 and not the ones. I am sure some turns for some dances start on a 1 but certainly not all. I hope I explained it OK. If you watch the videos on here they will show you what move is to what count and you can see that not all turns are on the 1.
Re: Modern Ballroom Music Source
Posted by jocelyne
5/16/2016  12:01:00 PM
Thank you for this. I am in the process of trying to match songs with dances.
Re: Worst part of dance?
Posted by Lily
5/15/2016  4:29:00 PM
It's when you are a beginner and you are scared to dance with other people say if you were girls you are nervous to dance with a boy and if you are a girl you are nervous to dance with a boy.
Re: Worst part of dance?
Posted by twaldowski
5/14/2016  1:39:00 PM
For the leader: followers who grip my fingers, followers who don't engage in the movement, followers who don't maintain tone.

For the follower: leaders who pull on the arms, leaders who don't move their body, leaders who contact the no-go areas.
Re: Worst part of dance?
Posted by Joe M.
5/14/2016  12:41:00 PM
Probably the worst part of taking dance lessons is the initial fear of getting started. Then once you start expecting too much too soon. Practice, practice, practice makes for good progression, even if you have no dance partner to practice with i.e. doing the patterns solo. You could spend 50 hours on practicing rumba's cuban motion in the box step (once you get the jest of it from an instructor) and then soon thereafter incorporate it into the rest of the rumba patterns you've learned. Then the hip motion would come easier to learn in the merengue, cha cha, salsa, & bachata.

The worst part of being a dancer is not enjoying ballroom dancing to the fullest... with the progressions you've made. They'll always be better dancers than you at whatever level dancer you become and it can be easy to be dis-content / envious of others. Enjoy the moments and be thankful for them all.
5/21: Official House Coalition Dance Parade After
Posted by REDness
5/13/2016  11:21:00 AM
Saturday Night, May 21st, Starting at 8pm right after Dance Parade/Dance Fest

The Official House Coalition Dance Parade After Party!

2 rooms of music with Djs:

-Ali Coleman (Voice of Voice)
-Beast621 (Tainted Love, Redness Events)
-Nadeeah Eshe & Montana (Spirits in Motion)
-Des Uno
-And this years Dance Parade Grand Marshall KS360 aka Kwikstep (Behind the Groove)

$5 all night with Dance Parade wristband, bandana, t-shirt etc.
$10 general


27 Park Place


REDness: RED@theREDness.com
Luis Vargas: loftkidluis@gmail.com
Ali Coleman: djalicoleman@gmail.com

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Re: Arthur Murray Stinks
Posted by ballroomchick
5/9/2016  12:09:00 PM
How many private lessons a week in that month are you taking?

If I could get my 12 lessons a month in for that I would be happy. I pay a bit more that than that, but under a grand.
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