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Sunday Dance Information Email 09-11-03

  (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,
Summers almost over (maybe) but on Sunday nights we are heating up the
floor with Cha-Cha. We sure enjoyed seeing all the dancers show up for our
first class on this exciting, energetic dance and with the cooler weather
we had more dancers enjoying themselves rather than sweltering.

Our Cha-Cha series continues this Sunday with a basic lesson at 6:30 and
another hot Cha-Cha pattern at 7:00.
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Our Song of the week is "Four Beat Mambo" recorded by Tito Puente, Mongo
Santamaria, Willie Bobo and Carlos "Patato" Valdez on the 1955 "Puente In
Percussion" Album or more recently, on the Carnival Album (released in
1999) This is one hot all percussion Mambo. If you want to try to Mambo to
this one come out next Sunday night and ask for Tito.
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Our Related Web Site of the week is a Web page about this great musician
who has recorded so much great listening and dancing music. The Life and
Legacy of Tito Puente is a recorded program available on line by clicking
on the "Listen Now" next to the words Second Hour located near the top of
the page. It was recorded on January 12th 2001. Click on the below link to
view this page. If you like Latin music this is a great find.
http://archives.theconnection.org/archive/2001/01/0112b.shtml
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Dance Tip;
We have met many new dancers through our Chesapeake series this week and
would like to share some of the dance lingo with them. New dancers have a
hard enough time learning how the feet, body and brain all work together
and can't possibly figure out the lingo at the same time so here is a short
not all inclusive dance term list.

LOD - Line of dance. This is the counter clockwise direction that dancers
travel around the floor.

Dance Frame - Your dance frame is your posture, arm, hand and head
position. This what allows you to communicate to your partner. Your dance
frame should be positive but relaxed enough to allow you to enjoy dancing
but not so relaxed that you lose connection with your partner.

Connection - The part of your frame that attaches you to your partner. The
fewer connection points the more important the connection.

Latin or Cuban motion - The technique used while dancing that transfers
weight from one side of your body to the other achieved by bending and
straightening of the knees while dancing and showcases an exaggerated hip
and leg sway from the rib cage down. Causes a great amount of pain in new
dancers. Looks real cool when done well.

Balance - The ability of the dancer to maintain an upright and controlled
position of the body whether moving, standing or turning.

Foot Position - Five basic foot positions used by dancers to define the
position of the feet on the dance floor. Ask a teacher or experienced
dancer to show you. This is from Ballet.

Floorcraft - The skill used to avoid bumping into other couples and dancing
without pause when boxed in by slower dancers.

Dance Position - The position of the man and lady in relationship to each
other when dancing. Usually Open, Closed, Shadow or Shine.

Quicks & Slows - Quicks are steps taken in one half the time as slows.
Slows are taken in twice the time as quicks. Neither refers to the size of
the steps only the speed taken to step from one foot to the other.

Rise & Fall - The continuous changing of body elevation through the use of
the feet, ankles, and legs. More pronounced in Waltz. Less in Two Step
(hopefully)

Rock Step - A shifting of weight back and forth from one foot to the other,
without moving the feet and danced with one foot forward of the other.

Tempo - The speed of a dance or a piece of music, measured in measures per
minute or beats per minute.
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From the mail box this week:
}} Monday - 09/08/03 - Already started last Monday is two WCS series taught
at Country Bootleggers in Yorktown by Steve Buttice - Check the web site
for details. And only for TSDC members a reminder about the October field
trip with only a few slots open - http://www.tidewaterswingdanceclub.com/

}} Friday - 09/12/03 - "DanceSport VA" - Social dance - 8:30 until 10:30pm
preceded by an included lesson 8:00 - 8:30, Cost is $5.00 ?? Call 473-3267
for information

}} Saturday Morning 09/13/03 "A Time to Dance" 9:30 - 10:30 AM - Dance Fit
with Wanda Odango call 519-9212 for information.

}} Saturday 09/13/03 - Peninsula USABDA "Fabulous Fifties" Wear your best
Fifties outfits. There will be a mix of mostly Fifties music. This means
more swings and rumbas than usual. Suzanne Joyner will be teaching a Swing
lesson that night. Members $6.00 Non-Members $8.00 Students $3.00 Held at
Douglas High Dance Studio - 2603 West Mercury Boulevard Hampton.
Refreshments served.

}} Saturday 09/13/03 - "A Time to Dance" Studio There will be a 1/2 hour
group class in Cha-Cha 8 pm - 8:30  Studio dance party from
:30-11:00pm  -$8.00/per person for both lesson and dance.  Refreshments
served. Call 490-8999 for information.

}} Sunday - 09/14/03 - "A Time to Dance" 6:30pm to 10pm - Walter & Judy's
social dance - lessons (2) included. Mix of Ballroom, Swing, Latin and
Country Western. Refreshments served $5.00/ per person Call 490-8999 for
information.

}} Wednesday 09/17/03 - "DanceSport Va"  - Intermediate Hustle Class 8-9pm
Taught by Denise Miller $10/class. Country Western & Swing Social Dance
9-11pm $5.00 per person samdenisemiller@cox.net for info

 

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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