Newsletter: Volume #2: Issue #19
to Dance Data !
13, 2010: Volume 2,
are back from San Jose and I am happy to report that all of our hard
work has paid off. Claire and I, Joe's Ams, both took 1st Place Overall
in our Newcomer Division. We danced Triple Two, Night Club, Waltz, Cha
Cha , Country 2 Step and West Coast Swing. In 5 weeks we are adding
East Coast Swing. A big thanks to Joe for all of his hard work and
tremendous teaching ability. Joe made finals in the Advanced/All Stars
WCS Jack and Jill and I placed 1st in the Novice/Intermediate Country 2
Step Jack and Jill.
The next event that we will be going to is
Paradise, in Pomona, Oct. 15 - 17, 2010. We will be competing and
teaching a class at noon on Saturday. On Sunday we get on a plane for
For those of you in the southern Ca. area interested in Hustle, Debra Hampton will be
teaching at Lisa Kay's Studio on Saturday,
if you haven't booked your hotel room, you should do so now! Call
954-922-1600 and make your reservation under the Love to Dance Group.
There are rooms available for the 16,17,26,27,and 28th.
If you are a beginning dancer, or
someone that really wants to take their dancing to a higher level, then
this site is for you! Remember, Members
have access to EVERYTHING that we do! All dances are broken
down, step by step,
available to you whenever you want to practice. I know how frustrating
it can be to try and remember what you learned in dance class, go home
and want to practice and then find out a week later that you have
practiced it all wrong! Don't let that happen to you! You can now download and view Night Club and Country Two Step to your computer
and watch them full screen. West Coast Swing is coming soon!
Tuesday Night Class Videos, Wednesday Night Class Videos, The Ballroom Workshop Re-Caps, and
The Borderline Re-Caps.
Hope all is well and sunny in your worlds.
I find it difficult to believe
Communities can be worse than a High School Campus. You would think
that by the time we all graduate from High School and College, that we
not only have earned a degree, but that we have learned how to be
socially gracious. People dance for many different reasons, some just
for the pure joy of dancing, others to meet someone of the opposite sex
and others just to make new friends. Exercise and being in a social
environment are high on the list as well.
If you are a new
dancer, beware of getting roped into the social gossip circle. There
will always be those that like to gossip and talk about other people,
some of it may be true, some of it not, but most of it really is none
of our business. Protect yourself by NOT getting involved. It is much
more fun to take a spin around the dance floor than to get caught up in
"As the Dance Floor Spins Drama"!
Dancing is a Subjective Sport
Dancing, just like any other sport is very subjective.
There are many highly trained instructors for every dance. Whether it
is Waltz or West Coast Swing, Country 2 Step or Foxtrot you will find
that certain aspects of the dance remain the same no matter where you
learn to dance and that others will differ.
Every dancer and instructor hears, communicates and
interprets information in a different manner. As a dancer we should all
be continually working on updating and improving our own personal
skills. In doing so, we should expose ourselves to as many instructors
as we feel comfortable. You will find that there are differences in
opinion upon just how and when your body should move and how a dance
should be danced. My advice to you would be to focus on what the
instructor is saying while in their class and to give what they are
saying a chance. Just because you have always done something a certain
way, does not mean that there isn't a better more efficient way to
achieve the same results. If after giving what you learned a chance,
and it still doesn't work for you, then feel free to continue to do
what you were doing before going to the class.
I have found that in every class, workshop or private
lesson that I have taken, there has been at least one very crucial
point made by the instructor that has impacted my dancing in a positive
way. I haven't always agreed with what they are saying, but I have
always attempted to at least give it a chance. I have also
realized that sometimes it isn't What the
instructor says, but How they say it. You may
have heard the same thing over and over and just never been able to
grasp what you have heard and apply it to your dancing and then someone
else says the exact same thing in a different way and all of a sudden
it makes sense.
Dancing in competition is no different than
learning to dance in that it is also very subjective. You take two
dancers dancing the same routine side by side and some of the judges
will prefer one of the couples dancing over the other. They could be
doing exactly the same thing, with the only difference being a head
tilt or the way one of them holds their hand. Personal preference is
going to influence everyone, including the judges. There is no absolute
right or wrong way to dance. Everyone interprets music differently, so
learn your basics, become proficient and allow yourself to dance to the
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and share your dancing stories with me.
I'd love to hear
trials and triumphs!
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, Joe Tschirhart 's Tuesday Night Classes , Saturday Workshops. and Wednesday Night Country Two Step.
Currently the price for membership is only $9 per month,
once we switch over to the full sized screen, the membership price will
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LOVE my Boots!
If you have any
questions regarding style or size, I think I've
finally got it down!
have ballroom, Latin and practice Very Fine Dance Shoes.
Ladies and Mens.
will be sending out
information regarding cruise docs, itinerary, what to where, etc. later
this week! We are getting close to sailing! Anyone still hoping to join
us can call me for prices and availability.
Bay Dance Fling - Sept. 2-5, 2010, San Jose, Ca.
Bridge Town Swing - Sept. 16-19,
2010 Portland, Oregon
Boogie By The Bay - Oct. 7-10,
2010 Burlingame, Ca
Mountain Magic - Nov. 4-7, 2010
South Lake Tahoe, NV.
Cascade Classic - Nov.19-21,2010
Halloween Swing Thing - Oct. 28 -
31, 2010 Orange County, Ca.
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