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« on: March 22, 2010, 10:15:26 PM »

Good evening all,
I help 'host' a table for ballroom dancers at a local club in Toronto (Westway, Sunday nights - ask for Graham).

My wife and I are purely social dancers - level Huh?? (How do you grade a social dancer? Ask Elise, I've danced with her once or twice). Anyway, we are both popular dancers with all levels of dancers from beginner to gold and championship level (by their own definition) and can cope with or challenge just about anyone we dance with. We dance around within our group as well as amongst other tables (it is social after all). I only dance lead in International, wheras my wife can also follow some American style. Others in the group dance more American style.
We often have 10-15 at the table. No studio is represented, just people we have met in the dance world over the years.

Want to dance? Come on over - no partner required.
We have leads at all levels as well as follows. We are friendly and encouraging to all.

(Last night we had 16 people at the table - 7 men and 9 ladies, one of who leads very well. Age range from mid thirties up to low 70's).

My wife and I dance at several locations, always happy to meet up and socialise.

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Adelaide South Australia

« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2010, 10:21:24 PM »

Welcome Graham

We always love to learn about opportunities to dance...Good Luck

Until last year we were social dancers and I dont think you grade social dancers persay, everyone is on the floor because they love to dance .... Tongue

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« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2010, 10:26:22 PM »

Welcome Graham; we might just take you up on that offer one night Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2010, 11:34:33 PM »

 Hello Graham and welcome on board.

Everyone tries to rush up through the syllabus levles and think once they are at the top they have arrived.  What they don't realize is that by doing this it is like skimming through a book, you may get the gist but you will never understand the story.
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« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2010, 03:14:40 AM »

And hello again Smiley

And a very fine dancer you are too.  This is a terrific idea you have - in essence a roving social club.  I have a partner now but I well remember the loneliness of desperately wanting to dance and going to a social club only to sit there all evening without even dancing once.  Or worse, being the person picked on by the non-dancer (I mean the man that had never learned a single step).  As I understand it, what you do is in essence guarantee a group and hence dances for that group.

I wonder if anyone else here does anything similar?

Nice to have you here Smiley

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