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« Reply #15 on: April 27, 2009, 01:41:35 AM »

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the lady should respect that, and not force the issue.
I do not know of many ladies that enforce such attitude upon me  Lips sealed

Oh, I've known a few.  Namely the ones who want to do body contact with a very hips-forward posture, and expect the lead to bodily push them around the floor.  Talk about the proverbial bag of cement.     Tongue
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« Reply #16 on: April 27, 2009, 01:42:20 AM »

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My teacher was Dutch and he was not shy about telling us a few truths
Ahhh us Dutchies are renowned for not holding back and calling a spade a spade. gets us into trouble every time lol  Cheesy
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« Reply #17 on: April 27, 2009, 02:04:38 AM »

Oh, I've known a few.  Namely the ones who want to do body contact with a very hips-forward posture, and expect the lead to bodily push them around the floor.  Talk about the proverbial bag of cement.     Tongue


That is a technique used in the "Traditional School of Thought" (the hip forward contact). One of my teachers used to call that action for "rape".
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« Reply #18 on: April 27, 2009, 02:10:08 AM »

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Ahhh us Dutchies are renowned for not holding back and calling a spade a spade. gets us into trouble every time lol  Cheesy

I loved it, being from northern Europe myself. It was easy to understand and easy to do, as you said no walking around the bush. It was to the point and very few misunderstanding would ever happen with him (and by the way my parents loved him as well).

I am sure he got in trouble from time to time.....I just never saw it.
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« Reply #19 on: April 27, 2009, 02:15:00 AM »

I think that ballroom dancing is an up close and personal thing and people should be aware that other body parts are going to be in close contact. Having said that I think that the  women is the one who is charge of this,

I halfway agree... if the man does not want to get into body contact (which he may not want to for any number of reasons), the lady should respect that, and not force the issue.



The lady should politely decline to dance with a man who doesn't want to dance properly, imo. And vice versa. I refuse to dance with a woman who expects me to lead by twisting my arms in all kinds of directions. That is tiring and makes me look like a weak dancer.
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« Reply #20 on: April 27, 2009, 09:19:09 AM »

... I'm on the big side when it comes to that yet unnamed body part, ...

Pancreas?
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« Reply #21 on: April 27, 2009, 09:36:07 AM »

the Panceras would be a named body part.  OTOH the little flappy thing under your tongue might qualify as an unnamed one...

maybe thats what she meant...
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« Reply #22 on: April 27, 2009, 09:45:34 AM »

What is the little flappy thing under your tongue called?

Seriously, though, I don't think many social follows are taught not to thrust their hips into their lead.  They see correct technique but aren't sure how to translate it.  I am guilty of doing that when I first started, too. 
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« Reply #23 on: April 27, 2009, 09:48:10 AM »

Contact sport?.....try Ballroom Dancing
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« Reply #24 on: April 27, 2009, 09:58:34 AM »

I think that ballroom dancing is an up close and personal thing and people should be aware that other body parts are going to be in close contact. Having said that I think that the  women is the one who is charge of this,

I halfway agree... if the man does not want to get into body contact (which he may not want to for any number of reasons), the lady should respect that, and not force the issue.



The lady should politely decline to dance with a man who doesn't want to dance properly, imo. And vice versa. I refuse to dance with a woman who expects me to lead by twisting my arms in all kinds of directions. That is tiring and makes me look like a weak dancer.


I think the more you learn about dancing the more picky you get who you want to dance with...its nothing personal, just gets frustrating if you cant do it properly
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« Reply #25 on: April 27, 2009, 10:00:34 AM »

What is the little flappy thing under your tongue called?

Seriously, though, I don't think many social follows are taught not to thrust their hips into their lead.  They see correct technique but aren't sure how to translate it.  I am guilty of doing that when I first started, too. 

It is called the frenulum of the tongue  Cheesy
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« Reply #26 on: April 27, 2009, 10:02:16 AM »

Are we having a French kiss or what?
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« Reply #27 on: April 27, 2009, 10:07:38 AM »

as you said no walking around the bush.

I could go SO many places with that, but I'll refrain...
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« Reply #28 on: April 27, 2009, 10:10:00 AM »

as you said no walking around the bush.

I could go SO many places with that, but I'll refrain...


Yes you could say, walking around Tasmania
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« Reply #29 on: April 27, 2009, 11:11:05 AM »

What is the little flappy thing under your tongue called?

Seriously, though, I don't think many social follows are taught not to thrust their hips into their lead.  They see correct technique but aren't sure how to translate it.  I am guilty of doing that when I first started, too. 

It is called the frenulum of the tongue  Cheesy

thanks, was never sure!
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