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« on: May 15, 2013, 12:41:27 PM »

Or does it have no effect?   I remember several years back, when DWTS was announced, the ballroom dance community was so excited to speculate about how greater exposure to the general public would help dance overall.  Ballroom wouldn't be relegated to boring old people on PBS on Sunday afternoons anymore. More people would see what ballroom is all about and want to join.

That's what we thought.  Well.  Now it's been years.   Overall, what impact, if any, do you think that dance (especially ballroom dance) has had by being widely available on TV?  Has it had a positive impact, a negative impact or none?  Has it done anything to clear up stereotypes about dancing?  e.g. Has having Emmitt Smith, a famous manly-man football player, dancing a beautiful quickstep helped?  Has traffic at your studio changed?

And I forgot to ask -- what dance-related TV shows are on in your area?  Do you watch?

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