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Two Step Tidewater News

As of 11-08-2007

  (01/16/2009 ws)                                                                          

Hello Dancers,

Slowly, slowly Judy & I are returning to normal. Less than a week out of town and our schedule is turned on it's head.
The social dance last Sunday was as great as ever. We had lots of new people and all the familiar friends.
This Sunday night we will be teaching a Beginner Rumba lesson at 6:30. Please make plans to join us.
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Our November schedule can be found here http://www.twosteptidewater.com/Monthly_Schedule.htm

Both our Hustle and Waltz classes at DanceSportVA kicked off with a nice turnout. Our Rumba class at RPM was full of dancers while the Tango class did make our minimum. Thanks everyone.
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~~ No group classes are scheduled for December ~~
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http://www.vbgov.com/file_source/dept/mcg/BEACH%20Magazine%20Online/Document/beach_magazine_fall_2007.pdf
We would like a little help in obtaining a few extra copies of the Virginia Beach Magazine, Fall 2007 issue. On the cover, and in the inside article the magazine features Judy's Grand Niece, Annika Jenkins. If you have a copy that you would part with please let us know. Annika has requested a few extra copies and we would like to get them for her before the next family get together at Thanksgiving.  Thanks...
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"The real secret of success is enthusiasm. "
~~ Walter Chrysler ~~
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~~ Friday, November 9th at DanceSportVA ~~
Studio Practice Party hosted by the DanceSportVA staff
$5.00 per person - 8pm - 10pm
Good Music and plenty of practice time. It's always a fun and rewarding evening.
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~~ Saturday, November 10, 2007
WORKSHOPS WITH SLAWOMIR SOCHACKI
11 am - 12 pm        CHA-CHA
12 pm- 1 pm         SAMBA TECHNIQUES AND EXERCISES
Workshops each $20 in advance, $25.00 at the door
Slawomir is also available for private lessons.  Please contact the studio to schedule a private lesson
Slawomir's credits include:
First Place Vienna Open 2000
First Place Desert Classic DanceSport Festival 2004
First Place Texas State Championships 2004
First Place Polish Professional 10 Dance Championships 2005, 2006, 2007
First Place Hawaii Star Ball 2006
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~~ Saturday, November 10th at DanceSportVA - It's a party with Michelle from 8-11pm - Expect plenty of West Coast Swing.
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>>>>>>>> More dance schedules at the bottom of this page <<<<<<<<<<
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The song of the week is a nice East Coast Swing. During the last UCWDC Event it became apparent that the organization is slowly dropping the ECS. We still think it's a nice dance. Here is a good one - Max Weinberg 7 - "Baby Workout"
http://www.amazon.com/Max-Weinberg-7/dp/B00004ZDVN
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Our tip of the week is about social dance patterns, a list. What makes a good social dance pattern? What does not? For those just learning to dance and planning to attend some of the many dance parties in the area each week here is my opinions on the subject.

1 - Leadable is the first requirement. If the pattern is difficult to lead then it's not a social dance pattern. The difficulty is determining what is leadable and what is not. The way for a fellow to figure that out is to start out the dance with a few simple patterns and work up to the more complex ones. You will figure out which are leadable real fast.

2 - Use line of dance (Smooth or traveling dances) - The line of dance is the direction of flow Counter Clockwise around the dance floor. Patterns that require you to move against traffic or stop abruptly are never great when others are around you.

3 - Maintain your envelope (Rhythm dances) When dancing the Rhythm dances (Latin and Swing) every couple on the floor has a slot or dance envelope around them. The others expect your patterns to start and end within that envelope of space. If all the dancers are dancing West Coast Swing with a North/South slot and you decide to start a East/West slot either you have to adjust or the other have to adjust. If everyone uses patterns that fit in the envelope of space around them then the dances will become more social.

4 - Use your partner's movement to your advantage. Any pattern that changes your partner's direction of movement has to be done to minimize the push and pull factor. Our of our class examples is leading a crossover break in Salsa. When done from a basic it is hard on the connection. When done from a cross body lead it becomes much easier. The difference is how we use
our momentum.

5 - Be versatile. Every dancers should be able to adjust a little to their partner. Tall guys do ask shorter women to dance. Short guys do ask taller women to dance. Those that cannot make to adjustments to their frame and patterns will hurt the connection. When faced with a difference in size leave out the patterns that will not work well. Barrel rolls are hard but not impossible
however, in a social setting it's best to leave them out when you partner is taller or shorter.

6 - Be aware of your partners skill level in turning. I see too many fellows wanting to spin each lady just like they always do. Not all the ladies have the same turning ability. Many are too new to have learned the technique. This goes for the ladies as well. Some of you can throw in an extra turn. If the fellow is new it will quickly make him lose his footwork.

7 - Pay attention. When dancing on a social floor you have to choose patterns that fit well into the environment. Sunday night is a busy night with many dancers of all levels on the floor. I seldom use big, bold complex patterns in my Smooth dances early in the night. My partner may be capable but the conditions are not right.
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~~ Saturday, November 10th - USA Dance Peninsula chapter, monthly dance social At Doug High Dance Studio - 2603 West Mercury Boulevard, Hampton, VA 23666.
7:30 - 8:30pm Group Lesson -Waltz taught by Suzanne Joyner
Social Dance 8:30 until 11 PM - Music by Roberto
Light refreshments provided during dance.
Public is $12.00 - USA Dance Members is $10.00 - Students under 21 with school ID $5.00
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~~ Upcoming events & workshops at DanceSportVA
DANCESPORTVA 5th ANNIVERSARY PARTY
Saturday, November 17th, 2007
8 - 11:00 pm
Formal Attire
Refreshments and light hors d'oeuvres served
$15 per person

DanceSportVA - CHRISTMAS PARTY!
Saturday, December 15th, 2007
8 - 11:00 pm
Dancing and refreshments!
$15pp
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~~ There is a California Mix Social dance on Friday night hosted by Sam & Denise Miller. The dance is at "A time to Dance" and cost $8.00 per person. It will run from 9pm - Midnight and will feature all the club dances. For more information contact Sam or Denise through their web site - http://www.samdenisemiller.com/
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December 28th - December 31st (& Early Hours of the New Year)
~~  Tidewater USA Dance Chapter New Years Eve Event. ~~
Contact the Sheraton Norfolk Waterside (1-800-627-8042) and book your hotel room. $79.00 per night with $99.00 per night for New Years Eve only. It's a great deal. Tell the clerk you are with the Tidewater USA Dance group. Cutoff date is December 17th or when the hotel fills. Please note. this year we are not limited to a block of rooms. We can have all the hotel rooms that
are available. Even after the cut off date you can still book a room but at the normal price. Call early.

Nightly admission to 4 different Ballroom venues in the same hotel with the purchase of one Dance Admission Ticket.

To see a complete listing of the New Years Eve events please check the Tidewater Chapter web site. We have a direct link to the correct page. http://www.twosteptidewater.com/  Click on the NYE Event link
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"No flying machine will ever fly from New York to Paris. "
~~ Orville Wright ~~
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Thanks again to all of you for supporting our classes and social dances.

Walter & Judy Schultz
Home - 483-9410
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