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Two Step Tidewater News

As of 11-15-2007

  (01/16/2009 ws)                                                                          

Hello Dancers,

The social dance last Sunday was a wonderful dance. Judy & I had a great time with all our dance friends both new and old.
This Sunday night Clive Stevens, co-owner of DanceSportVA will be teaching the Triple 2-Step.
Please make plans to join us.
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Some Dance Photos are now on-line - http://classic2step.phanfare.com/
Turn the sound on and use the Slide Show option.
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Our November schedule can be found here http://www.twosteptidewater.com/Monthly_Schedule.htm
Tuesday night group classes at RPM dance will be continuing next week on the 20th
Wednesday night group classes at DanceSportVA will miss the 21st and pickup again on the 28th.
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~~ No group classes are scheduled for December ~~
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Our Featured Web site is one put up awhile back by Andy Stein. http://www.protopage.com/tango-nn
Andy has done a great job of getting a group of Argentine Tango enthusiasts together in the area.
From time to time he makes a trip to our Sunday dance and is one of the reasons the Argentine Tango is on our song line up each week.
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Also, while we were visiting Pennsylvania we found out that a dear friend of the dance community,
Ed Cagley, had passed away. Ed and his wonderful partner and wife Dot were always the first we looked for when attending a dance event. Along with all the wonderful memories of Ed here is a tribute to him from another fan.
 http://www.pepperdance.com/ed.html
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~~ Friday, November 16th, Judy & I are going to head over to the Newport News Moose located on 60th Street in Hampton (off Aberdeen). The cost is $5.00. If you are not a member of the Moose we can sign you in as our guests. We plan on being there around 7pm. The music is all CW with this Friday being their oldies night. There is plenty of room and good music.
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~~ Saturday, November 17th, 2007
DANCESPORTVA 5th ANNIVERSARY PARTY
8 - 11:00 pm
Formal Attire
Refreshments and light hors d'oeuvres served
$15 per person
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"Smartness runs in my family. When I went to school I was so smart my teacher was in my class for five years. "
~~ Gracie Allen ~~
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>>>>>>>> More dance schedules at the bottom of this page <<<<<<<<<<
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A week from this Saturday, November 24th Judy & I will be representing DanceSportVA at the Tidewater USA Dance.
We will be teaching the Night Club Two-Step and providing two performances. Judy & I will be dancing a Night Club Two-Step. Also, Walter & our student Kathy Rowse will be dancing a Rumba/Foxtrot mix. Come join us.
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The song of the week is a nice Triple Two-Step. "Bubba Hyde" Performed by Diamond Rio
http://diamondrio.com/music/audio.html
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Our tip of the week is about your dance position relative to your partner and the room. The tip is from my point of view (as usual) but applies to both the leader and follower. This is related to smooth dance styles (Waltz, Foxtrot, etc.) My position relative to the room will determine what direction that I am moving and what pattern I will be dancing.

If I am positioned diagonally positioned facing toward the center of the floor with a wall or corner at my back and planning to move forward I will be usually dancing a left turning pattern (reverse turn). I will be planning to execute the turning movement once my weight is centered over the ball of my left foot. In order to make this turn work best and do so without making an end run
around my partner I need to make sure she is set up to rotate toward the inside of the turn. If I take my left foot strongly forward while squared up to her or even worse, with my left side forward I will have a very difficult time making my rotation. As I begin to move forward onto my left foot I need to bring my right side forward. If my frame is good my partner will drive backward on her
right foot but also clearing a straight ahead path for me. The end result is a cleaner and easier rotation for us both.

Conversely, if I am diagonally positioned facing a wall and moving toward it I will need to make a right turning pattern (natural turn). Everything is backward from above. In addition, since many patterns start with the man's left foot I must dance one measure to change to my right foot. This can be a Twinkle step (Hover) which is what we usually use in American Style Smooth.

Although my position on the floor will determine what pattern I am dancing I have my position to my partner to also consider. If the pattern calls for an Outside Partner position I need to make sure my left side is toward my partner not away from her. She will need to do the same. While in outside partner position and with my left side rotated just the right amount toward my partner my right hand will be positioned so that our top line will be lined up properly. If I rotate my left side away while in outside partner my right hand will move out away from my center. Since my partner is attached she will move away from my center as well.

Anyway, that's enough to think about tonight. More next week.
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~~ Saturday, November 17th - Roberto at Country Bootleggers Dance Studio
Dance starts @ 8:00 - 11:30pm to "Roberto's Music"
$10.00 per person
Soft Drinks & Snacks will be provided!
Country Bootleggers Dance Studio is located @ 7201A George Washington Memorial. Hwy. (Rt.17),
Yorktown   (757) 898-1922
For directions or information visit www.countrybootleggers.com
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~~ Upcoming events & workshops at DanceSportVA

CHRISTMAS PARTY!
Saturday, December 15th, 2007
8 - 11:00 pm
Dancing and refreshments!
$20 per person - A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Salvation Army.
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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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"A committee is a group of the unprepared, appointed by the unwilling to do the unnecessary. "
~~ Fred Allen ~~
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Thanks again to all of you for supporting our classes and social dances.

Walter & Judy Schultz
Home - 483-9410
http://twosteptidewater.com
Our Public Calendar Link is on our home page of our web site
Dance Instructors fluent in:
Country-Western, Swing, Latin and Ballroom
Contact us for scheduling lessons, information or directions
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