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Sunday Dance Information Email 12-18-03

  (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,

Last Sunday night the weather was wet, cold and windy but we still shared a
dance evening with many of you. We are reminding everyone about our
December schedule as listed below.

Lesson and Dance schedule:
December 21st - Cha-Cha
December 28th - No Dance - USABDA dance at the Pavilion
January 4th - 25th - Country Two Step
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]]] Dance Tip: Defensive Dancing:
All of us that drive know about defensive driving but how about defensive
dancing?? In researching this subject I found several different concepts of
defensive dancing.

As related to poor dance hall conditions, defensive dancing allows you to
be more comfortable when you surroundings are not. The technique is the
same as for any other venue where you need to dress for the climate.
Dancing is an activity and a smart dancer should dress in layers and keep
them handy for between the dances. Some floors are tile on concrete and not
so easy on the feet. Nothing can eliminate the shock transmitted through an
unforgiving floor but cushioned inserts can make it bearable for longer
period.

As related to partners with poor lead/follow technique defensive dancing
will allow you to finish a dance without serious injury.

--- Rough lead;
When faced with a lead rough enough to hurt, ladies are advised to excuse
themselves and sit back down. If the lead is not that bad then the lady
should not try to out muscle the man. The better defense is for the lady to
anticipate where he is leading and get there first. Then sit down and don't
dance with him again and warn the other ladies.

---- Heavy Lead and heavy follow:
The terms heavy lead or follow have nothing to do with the dancer's size
and everything to do with technique. To understand how to counteract a
heavy lead or heavy follow the dancer needs to figure out why it happens.

Men have a heavy lead due to at least three reasons.
1. Leading at the wrong time (too early or too late)
2. Leading through the complete move.
3. Not adjusting to the lady (ignoring her part of the conversation)
Once the lady figures it out she may be able to drop a few hints or ignore
either the problem or the man.

Women have a heavy follow due at least three reasons.
1. Thinking too much.
2. Poor turn technique.
3. Making the man support them or move them through a turns and moves.
Again, once a man figures out what is causing the heavy follow he can tell
her instructor, who may take care of it (and keep the man out of trouble)or
just put up with it or not dance with the lady until she improves.

It's worthwhile to note that a poor floor and/or dance shoes with mess up
footwork and contribute to a heavy lead and heavy follow every time.

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]]] Web Site of the week:
http://users.erols.com/arthurmurraydc/a.htm
ALEGRIAS
ZAPATEADO
Both of the above are dances and are listed on the above site. There is a
pretty comprehensive list there with a brief description. I never knew so
many dances existed. Learn them all and you just may set a record.
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]]] Song of the week:
Neil Diamond is an unlikely candidate to record a Two-Step but "Sleigh
Ride" does the job pretty good. It is on his Christmas Album II and is a
nice medium tempo suited for dancing. Great Christmas song also. Sleigh
Ride was originally composed in early 1948 for orchestra by Leroy Anderson.
Lyrics were added by Mitchell Parish in 1950. Thanks to Cherie for the tip
and use of her Neil Diamond CD.
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}}} Friday 12-19-2003 - "DanceSport VA" Christmas Party!! 8:00pm until
11:00pm includes food, fun and dancing plus a professional show. Music by
Roberto - $15.00 per person in advance (Reserved
Seating)DanceSportVA_Onnie@cox.net 473-3267 www.dancesportva.com for more
information

}}} - Saturday 12-20-2003 - "A Time to Dance" Social Dance featuring a
Mambo lesson from 8-8:30 and
general dancing 'til 11 pm. Refreshments are included - 490-8999
www.atimetodanceonline.com for more information

}}} - Sunday - 12-21-2003 - "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 483-9410
for information.

}}} - Coming up soon - Tidewater USABDA BIG New Year's Eve event - See link
below
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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/
Jerry Porter's Blakely's info distribution list  gporter5@cox.net Jerry
will pass along information as he finds it out.
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Walter & Judy Schultz
Home - 483-9410
www.TwoStepTidewater.com
classic2step@gmail.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, Three Hours of 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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