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Sunday Dance Information Email 03-25-04

  (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,

Judy and I once again thank all the dancers who came out to our Sunday
dance last weekend. We are thankful that there are so many who enjoy the
mix of Country Western, Ballroom, Swing & Latin. It was suggested that we
add in another mixer dance similar to the Barn Dance. Cherie is working on
it and if you have any  suggestions send her a note at
dancedivaonline@hotmail.com

This coming Sunday is the last Sunday we will be teaching the Foxtrot
lessons. In April we start with West Coast Swing. If you already dance WCS
please come in at 6:30 anyway as we will need good leaders and
followers to help out the new dancers.
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Dance tip:
This week we decided to go back a little bit and look over some previous
dance tips. Since Judy and I have had the pleasure of introducing many
people to dancing through our Chesapeake Parks & recreation lessons we
thought this would be helpful.
From February 2003: Things I have learned in dancing: by Walter

When I first decided to take up dancing it was because the few good dancers
I noticed a parties seemed to be so confident and having such a great time.

Looking back, I'm not sure if they were truly good dancers or just looked
good to me, a non-dancer. I was one of those who avoided parties and school
functions if they involved dancing. I had no idea what a Ballroom dancer
was or looked like. With all this in mind I was like countless others who
decide to learn how to dance. I thought that you went into a studio, took a
few lessons that involved memorizing some steps and you became a dancer.

So, to get back to the main subject. What I learned in dancing:
First I learned that dancing is much more complicated that I imagined.
Then I learned that I never will be done with learning. Once I became
enlightened the fun began.
I learned that taking lessons would get a person nowhere unless practice
was involved.
I learned that as a rule all dance students had a beginning and mostly were
pretty helpful to others.
I learned that as different as the dances seemed at first, they become more
similar over time.
I learned that unless you use patterns and moves they are soon pushed back
into the cobwebs of forgotten memories.
I learned that although you memorize steps you cannot recall them fast
enough to react while dancing. Soon we depend on reflexes, muscle memory
and habit to make us dance. It becomes more and more automatic.
I learned that dancing develops your confidence and reflexes and balance
and circulation and muscles.
I learned that I have many more friends than before.
I learned to study dancing and try to pick out the skills necessary to
lead, socialize, teach and maneuver on a social dance floor.
I learned that dancing is two way communication between the leader and
follower.
I learned that it's the little things that count the most when working on
dancing skills.
I learned that my dancing looks much worse on video tape than I want. And
finally, during the last few years, I learned to view dancing as a happy
activity. Not one to get too uptight over.
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Song of the week:
I don't dance Argentine Tango but I'm told that this song I played at our
dance not too long ago is a pretty good one.

On John Williams' "Spirit of the Guitar" Album released in 1990 under the
Sony label is a song listed as "tango" Now some of the time when a song is
listed for a dance I am skeptical. However this one is pretty good. The
song title is "Verano Porteno" and composed by Astor Piazzolla.

It does meet my criteria that a dance song must be easy to listen to. For
those of you that enjoy classical guitar you will enjoy this music.
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Web Site of the week:
http://www.twosteptidewater.com/dance_tips_menu_two_step_tidewater_virginia.htm
This week I am linking to our web site and the "Dance Tips" page. Although
some of the listings are not actually tips but also my rambling, Will
Harper still posted them to our site. In retrospect some are insightful and
some are not but I enjoyed going over them again. Hope you do also.
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Dance Schedule this week:
Friday 03-26-2004 - "Country Bootleggers Dance Studio" in Yorktown,
Included lesson 8:30 to 9:00. Dance 9 to 11:30pm - $5.00 includes
refreshments For information call 757-898-1922 www.countrybootleggers.com

Friday 03-26-2004 - "Dancing by Knight" studio - Class from 7:30 - 8:30 in
Rumba taught by Janice then  followed by a party from 8:30 to l0:30.  The
cover charge is $6.00 at the door and it includes the class and party.

Friday 03-26-2004 - "DanceSport VA"  8-10:30 pm, Includes 1/2 hour lesson -
$8.00 per person. For information contact them at 757-473-DANS (3267)

Saturday 03-27-2004 - "Tidewater USABDA" Held at  Norfolk Knights of
Columbus Hall in the Ocean View section of Norfolk 7:30 - 8:30pm  Group
Lesson - 8:30 - 11:30 Dancing to DJ A Step Above (Alan Hedgpeth)
Cost: $10 ($8 for members, $5 HS/College Students with school ID, $0 Dance
Instructors)

Saturday 03-27-2004 - "A Time to Dance" Social Dance 7:30 Beginner Cha Cha
lessons, 8pm Cha-Cha variations then dance until 11:00. Refreshments
included - $8.00 per person Call 490-8999 for information.

Saturday 03-27-2004 - "Rhinestone Renegades" Dance Party at The Newport
News Moose #1119
2307 60th St., Hampton, VA (which is located off Aberdeen Road)  DJ's are
Dan & Sharon Ross Admission is  $4.00 contact David Williams at 851-3975 or
Diane Norris at 898-3641 for information or email
rhinestonerenegades@cox.net  Guests are welcome but Moose membership rules
apply to this function

Sunday 03-28-2004 -  "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.

Sunday 03-28-2004 - "DanceSportVA" This Sunday is a Tea Dance March 28th
3-6pm - $8.00 per person

This weekend !!! Mid-Atlantic Dance Jam: http://www.atlanticdancejam.com/
Easterns Website:  http://www.DanceEasterns.com

Roberto's Week: http://www.geocities.com/robertoinc/
Tidewater USABDA: http://www.twusadance.org/
Peninsula USABDA: http://www.twosteptidewater.com/usabda-pen.htm

A Time to Dance: www.atimetodanceonline.com
Tidewater Swing Dance Club - http://www.tidewaterswingdanceclub.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/
The Banque: http://www.banquecountrywestern.com/
Blakely's: www.blakelysva.com

There are many dancing activities available all during the week and far to
many to list each week. Please check the links above and the links listed
on our web site www.TwoStepTidewater.com for many more places to   dance.
If your favorite local place is not listed it's because no one sent us the
information. Please fix that problem by coming to our dance, sending us the
information and supporting our dance as well.
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The good Lord didn't create anything without a purpose, but mosquitoes come
close.
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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.twusadance.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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