Newsletter: Volume 3, Issue #4; March 25, 2011
24, 2011: Volume 3,
will be sailing out of Tampa, Fla., October 30th on the Carnival Legend.
The cruise is 7 nights and will be sailing to Cozumel, Grand Cayman,
Belize and Isla Roatan.
30th Halloween Dance Cruise!
We have placed a deposit on the remaining cabins so you can still
reserve your cabin for only $25. Second payment of $275 is due
on May 30, 2011. The below costs
include all port fees and taxes, plus 1 Private Cock tail
and 1 Shared Cocktail Party. Past Cruiser's be sure to select "yes" for
renewal box. (See links for details)
1. Inside Cabin double
occupancy: Only $775 per
Inside Cabin Single Occupancy: Only $1274
3. Balcony Cabin Double Occupancy: Only $975 per person
4. Balcony Cabin Single Occupancy: Only $1594 per person
Springs Summer Dance Camp! Aug 11-14, 2011
We have purchased a table of 10 at Palm Springs Dance Camp.
By Purchasing the table at this early date, we A) Get a GREAT TABLE and
B) Get a Discount! We are passing this discount on to the first 10
people that sign up through us. The current price for a full weekend
pass is $135, if you want to be at our table the price is $125. Contact
Joe @ Joetshirt1@gmail.com to reserve your seat.
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! And yes,
the Samba Turns for
Country 2 Step are finally up!
Tuesday Night Class Videos, Wednesday Night Class Videos, The Ballroom Workshop Re-Caps, and
The Borderline Re-Caps.
Evenin' Star Dance Boots
Discounted Prices for members.
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.
Footwear and Weather
While I am sure that I have mentioned that as a dancer
you will need proper footwear, this tip pertains to the weather. In Ca.
we have been having rainy weather for the past few weeks. I am sure up
north you are getting snow. Either way there is water, puddles and wet
walkways. Most dancer's that own a pair of suede
bottom dance shoes or boots, carry their footwear into the place that
they are going to dance. They then change their shoes once they arrive.
Some dancer's prefer to wear leather soled shoes or boots. While these
shoes or boots won't be ruined by the moisture, they will bring
moisture onto the dance floor. They will slow the dancer and the floor
down. It will be very difficult to turn in wet shoes or on a wet floor.
So even if you are planning to wear your street shoes, please be
considerate and put them on once you are in a dry building!
Chicken AND the Egg!!
I suppose that you all have heard the expression;
"What comes first, the chicken or the egg?"
This of course creates the case of a circular cause
and consequence. In partner dancing you will often hear the follower
blame the leader or the leader blaming the follower; this is also a
circular cause and consequence.
In order to form a near perfect partnership in dance, one must be
willing to put forth the effort and dedication to acquire the necessary
skills to competently perform their role. This is not easy, especially
in the case that both the leader and follower are beginning dancers.
When in a group setting, rotation can be your friend. Often the level
of dancers in the class varies greatly. A new leader or follower will
find that their role is much easier with a more experienced dancer.
The danger in this is that either person can give the other person a
false sense of accomplishment. The beauty of this is that the more
experienced person can help the less experienced person "feel" how the
move is supposed to be executed. This of course is always dependent
upon whether or not the more experienced dancer is executing the move
properly or not.
That being said, we must all do our own part. Follower's go where your
leader takes you, not where you know that you are supposed to go. Your
goal is to learn to "follow". Do not compensate or back lead your
partner. Doing so will never help him to improve and perfect his
Leader's, do not compensate for your follower's. If they are not
following you, do not force them to do so. They need to learn and
improve their own technique and skills. On the other hand, you must
"lead" them. A follower needs to be led at a precise time. You need to
be clear in your lead, only move your arms and hands when you are
attempting to lead your follower. Excess movement creates noise on the
line and only confuses a follower. You will know when you are achieving
this goal when you are able to lead a competent dancer, that you have
never dancer with before through an entire dance with more success than
Dancing is a wonderful sport that should bring you joy. It is not easy
at first, but is so worth the time and effort to learn to become a
competent dancer. If you are a beginner, be gentle with yourself.
Learning to dance does not happen overnight. Chances are that the
dancers that you see and admire have been dancing for a long time, have
put in hours of practice and have taken many private lessons. Just like
any sport, the more coaching, time practicing and actual dancing that
you do will be directly reflected in your progress.
So just remember, chances are that you might be the chicken, or the egg!
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Looking for great Boots: Evenin' Stars
and share your dancing stories with me.
I'd love to hear
trials and triumphs!
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