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Sunday Dance Information Email 01-30-03

  (03/21/2013 wh)                                                                          

Odds and Ends for this week's dance action in Tidewater

Hello Dancers... From our Weekly Newsletter

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Hello Dancers,

Groundhog day during this winter will wind up being almost as important than
last Sunday. Let's hope for good news from Punxsutawney Phil this year!

Thanks to all the dancers who came to our dance last Sunday. We were amazed
at the number who showed up in spite of it being Super Bowl Sunday.

This week we will be changing the lesson times. At 6:30 we will start off
with a basic Cha-Cha class. Then, at 7:00 we'll switch to a West Coast Swing
intermediate class. At 7:30 the dance starts.
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As an update on some past and future dance events.

Regrettable we had to make a hard decision and missed last Saturday's USABDA
dance. We attended the Tidewater Swing Dance held at Amy's studio last
Saturday instead. The music there was great and the crowd was very
enthusiastic. We renewed our membership and plan to attend as many of their
dances as we can. We wish we didn't have to choose between Swing and USABDA.
Both are great amateur groups and both need our support.

The Banque in Norfolk has a new format on Tuesdays and it's great for swing
and hustle dancers. The owners went out on a limb to switch from
Country-Western this one night but the dancing has been great. There is
still plenty of room on the floor as the word is not out to the whole dance
community yet. You better wear ear plugs as the music is very loud. Again we
are forced to choose between a good dance venue and the excellent classes at
"A Time to Dance"

We are getting ready for Williamsburg in a couple of weeks. The Friday night
swing dance is shaping up to be a party not to miss. Get a room at the
Marriott and don't leave until Sunday afternoon. There will be non-stop
dancing, workshops, and competitions.
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In light of the upcoming Atlantic Seashore Dance Faire....
Things to do and plan for at C/W events

1. The number one detail is to plan in advance. This comes right out of the
Steve Buttice playbook on surviving weekend events. You have to check the
schedule as soon as possible. Check the web for the estimated schedule now.
2. Another of Steve's survival tips is to shift your day to plan around
workshops and nightly dancing. You may need to take a mid-day nap to get in
all your sleep hours but that's how you survive.
3. Plan your meals well. If the schedule shows non-stop workshops during
lunch pack a sandwich and take it with you. There seems to be plenty of
drinking water out but it's smart to pack a bottle of water anyway.
4. Know your limitations on workshops. I can't remember complex patterns
without lots of repetition so I opt for the technique classes. Some workshop
instructors have a reputation for fast paced classes. Others teach almost a
full routine in a one hour class. If you are like me and forget easily stay
clear of them. There are plenty of other workshops to choose from. Remember
that many instructors who are not so "famous" are great to learn from also.
Sometimes even better.
5. If you plan to compete in the future, sit and watch the competitions. You
can learn allot about presentation and appearance just by watching others
dance. See who would catch your eye if you were a judge. You may not be able
to pickup any cool moves by watching but you sure can tell what not to do.
6. If you are a lady plan to ask men to dance. There are just too many lady
dancers in the ballroom and if you want to dance you won't get to by sitting
around waiting. Men, you need to ask as many different ladies to dance as
you can get away with. You will really find out what leading is all about.
7. Look at what the vendors are offering. The clothes, shoes, music, videos
and jewelry are for dancers. This is almost the only place where you can see
it all at one time. If you find something you like but can't afford check
back several times. Some of the vendors put stuff on sale later in the
weekend.
8. If you like the event ask about buying a pass for next year. Some of the
event directors will sell next years weekend passes at very good prices.
Just keep in mind that few offer refunds even for sickness. Also check out
hotel reservations for next year.
9. Concentrate on what you like best but try to experience the entire event.
You may find something more interesting than you would have thought. Walk
around the hotel during the event. Don't get stuck in one area. You may find
a something going on that you weren't aware of.
10. Dress in comfortable clothes and shoes. If you stay up for the late (3
to 4am) swing dances you need comfortable shoes. If you are staying in the
event hotel put out a change of clothes and take a break during the night.
11. If you liked the event find the event director and thank them. They hear
many complaints during the weekend and a little praise goes a long ways
toward making their day a little more bearable.
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See you out dancing...

Walter & Judy Schultz
Home - 483-9410  Cell - 718-3632 - Studio - 490-8999
www.twosteptidewater.com

Country-Western, Swing, Latin and Ballroom

Dance every Sunday night unless notified 6:30pm to 10pm
Held at "A Time to Dance"
Executive Cove Center -  5600 Va. Bch Blvd - Va. Bch
1/2 Block East of Newtown Rd.
Look for Executive Cove Center sign

$5.00 per person
Basic Lessons and Smoke Free Dancing
Drink and munchies provided

 

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Roberto's Week: http://www.geocities.com/robertoinc/

Tidewater USABDA: http://www.twcusabda.org/

Peninsula USABDA: http://www.twosteptidewater.com/usabda-pen.htm

Atlantic Sea Shore Dance Faire: http://www.atlanticdancefaire.com/

A Time to Dance: www.atimetodanceonline.com

Amy's: http://www.geocities.com/amysdance

Country Bootleggers: http://www.countrybootleggers.com/

DanceSport VA: www.dancesportva.com

Doug High Dance Studio: http://www.dhdancestudio.com/interest.htm

Dancing by Knight: http://www.dancingbyknight.com/
Mid-Atlantic Dance Jam: http://www.atlanticdancejam.com/
Easterns Website: http://www.DanceEasterns.com

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If you know of a studio or group that hosts showcases, workshops and other special events please keep me informed by e-mail and I will try to post the events on this newsletter. Due to lack of time I cannot list all the regular group classes and studio parties on the newsletter. However, we will link to them on our web site www.TwoStepTidewater.com

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Remember, support the good dance venues! Clean, well run clubs, Studios, Competitions, USABDA and any other decent dance place need support to continue. Check our web site and our long range planning information today. We offer a listing of places for couples to dance. If you know of others,  Mail it to us:      ( Walter & Judy Schultz or Will Harper)  

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Walter & Judy Schultz

Home - 483-9410  Studio - 490-8999

www.twosteptidewater.com

Walter & Judy Schultz

Country-Western, Swing, Latin and Ballroom

Dance every Sunday night unless notified 6:30pm to 10pm

Held at "A Time to Dance" (Note:  We are NOT "A Time To Dance, we only rent space for our parties from them  Check our links for them)

Executive Cove Center - 5600 Va. Bch Blvd - Va. Bch

1/2 Block East of Newtown Rd.

Look for Executive Cove Center sign

$5.00 per person

Basic Lesson, Three Hours of Smoke Free Dancing

Drink and munchies provided

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Any other ideas???   Mail it to us:     ( Walter & Judy Schultz or Will Harper

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