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« Reply #15 on: June 01, 2010, 06:24:16 PM »

Nah, start thursday night and finish sunday morning Grin
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« Reply #16 on: June 02, 2010, 11:12:09 AM »

Nah, start thursday night and finish sunday morning Grin

ROTFL now that is one heck of a party. In my young days too old for that. Love the way you think though
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« Reply #17 on: June 03, 2010, 10:48:55 PM »

I like our parties to be on Friday, because Dance World's are on Saturday.   Grin
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Well, last Sunday, it was the Indy 500.  This Sunday, probably mowing the lawn.   Tongue
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« Reply #18 on: June 04, 2010, 04:09:03 PM »

My preference is Fridays. Although, I think the event organizers need to consider all that's going on. When we lived in NY (Eastern LI area), most organizers held events once a month (i.e. 3rd Friday, or 2nd Wednesday), but there was something to do every night of the week because there were so many of them - and not necessarily studios, most were just renting out party space somewhere once a month. Out here there's not as much choice, so weekly party works better. The first studio we had in town had its party on Thursdays, because another place 30-40 minutes away had theirs on Fridays. It was not as convenient because we still had to get up early next day. Then when another studio opened, they had theirs on Friday (and guess what, the attendance was great, not that many people were driving 35 minutes to dance at a social anyway). So since then we always had our socials on Friday unless it is some sort of special event.
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« Reply #19 on: July 19, 2013, 03:58:58 AM »

I think the poll is long gone, now, but I'll chime in late and vote for Fridays only.

The only studio I've ever attended that had in-house weekly parties had them on Thursday.  Attendance was generally pretty poor, because so many people had to be at work on Friday bright and early. Being out and dancing until 10 or 11 on a Thursday night was no fun, especially since, at the time, I was working full time and had a young child in school, so I had to be up quite early on Friday mornings.

Fridays are perfect because many (most?) people who work a standard nine to five day job are free the next day, so staying out a bit late is not a problem.  Also, Friday nights don't overlap with most people's weekend routine -- shopping, kid's games, etc.  

I'm also going to draw a line in the sand and say that, unless you live in a very densely populated, dance-intense area, one dance party per week is probably as much as most communities can support.  Twice a week, I think, would be overkill, in most places.
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« Reply #20 on: July 19, 2013, 09:58:04 AM »

Oh I gotta chime in here with a general question: why is Saturday night so ignored?  It's a traditional party night - no work the next day (for the most part), and lots of time to get spruced up in one's dancing best!!!!!   It would seem to me that if one is committed to ballroom dancing, Saturday night would be the perfect night!

Second choice: Friday.

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« Reply #21 on: July 19, 2013, 02:26:39 PM »

For me the issue is that I have a lot of non dance obligations on Saturdays
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« Reply #22 on: July 19, 2013, 02:46:59 PM »

Yup, used to be THE dance night - but I guess now its recognized that other things take priority so best to use fri or wed (or sun)...
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« Reply #23 on: July 19, 2013, 04:09:04 PM »

Yes.   Saturdays used to be date nights that often involved (bad) dancing. Now they are family nights.
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« Reply #24 on: July 19, 2013, 06:06:33 PM »

I suppose it would depend on one's living situation.  And one's commitment to dancing.  I have just the opposite situation in that I have things to do during the week with working and all, and the dance places being far away to drive comfortably on a work night.  I also need to be  in bed by 10:00 - 11:00 at the latest during the work week.  And, for now, the job pays for the dancing - so go figure.
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« Reply #25 on: July 19, 2013, 08:08:44 PM »

I used to love my Friday night social is was the best way to end the week. alas there is no good ones on now, for my style of dancing, I know night clubs are available....but not my scene
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« Reply #26 on: July 19, 2013, 08:38:42 PM »

I suppose it would depend on one's living situation.  And one's commitment to dancing.  I have just the opposite situation in that I have things to do during the week with working and all, and the dance places being far away to drive comfortably on a work night.  I also need to be  in bed by 10:00 - 11:00 at the latest during the work week.  And, for now, the job pays for the dancing - so go figure.


This is why I was not fond of the  Thursday night parties.
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« Reply #27 on: July 20, 2013, 04:27:09 AM »

I think that there are couple of other things at play, here.  Dances anywhere are going to gravitate toward the nights of the week when the most people show up, or else the dance organizers will eventually go out of business.

Two.  I've never seen a ballroom social dance that even remotely suggested anything romantic. These are places just to dance, for the most part.  Not saying that people don't meet there or that couples don't go there for an occasional date.  But, for the most part, we're not talking a hook-up targeted meat market, when we're talking ballroom dance.

At least in my part of the world, Saturday night is date night.  Date night and ballroom socials, for the most part, don't mix.  I don't think it's as much about commitment to dance as much as having other things to do that are equally important.  Especially if you have a spouse or SO who isn't into the dance scene, weekends might be iffy for ballroom socials.  Ironically, that's what I liked about Thursday night parties.  They left me free to spend weekends with husband and son. Just my hare-brained analysis. *shrug*
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« Reply #28 on: August 08, 2013, 05:10:34 AM »

It may be ballroom on the surface - bit I don't think if you scratch it.  One day I went to a social with slacks and almost sat out the whole night.  Next time with a short skirt and I hardly sat down.  Somehow I don't think it was the sight of ballroomable legs Cheesy
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