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« Reply #15 on: May 18, 2009, 07:11:11 PM »

I don't suppose the great aunt is still alive?
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« Reply #16 on: May 19, 2009, 10:05:11 AM »

I wish my mother in law was still spry. LOL

she use to jiterbug, charleston, etc .... with my oldest brother in law who still does all of that.

she misses it. But being in her 80s and unsteady on her feet has not helped her any.  Sad
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« Reply #17 on: May 19, 2009, 10:50:00 AM »

I don't suppose the great aunt is still alive?
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No, she is not, but I did know her.  Apparently her dancing got her a most "unsuitable" young man, who she later divorced (very hush hush, before WWII) so she didn't talk about her dancing days that much.
However, my grandmother was in awe of her older sister and I heard about a lot of the dancing.  The middle sister was a bellydancer as well as a social dancer, so yeah, the dancing gene is in my family!
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« Reply #18 on: May 19, 2009, 07:26:34 PM »

Thats the first time you mentioned Gene!  Is he a ballet dancer by any chance? Tongue
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« Reply #19 on: May 19, 2009, 09:17:34 PM »

Oh no, Gene is my own private dancer.....
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« Reply #20 on: May 20, 2009, 04:38:18 AM »

Oh no, Gene is my own private dancer.....

Oh now that sounds  interesting Shocked
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« Reply #21 on: May 20, 2009, 10:08:37 AM »

*hee hee*
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« Reply #22 on: May 20, 2009, 11:57:39 AM »

No other dancers in my family, but I have an original Arthur Murray dance manual that my grandparents (deceased) used to teach themselves to dance. It's in original mailing envelope and was delivered in late 20s. I never saw them dance together though.
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« Reply #23 on: May 20, 2009, 12:32:14 PM »

No other dancers in my family, but I have an original Arthur Murray dance manual that my grandparents (deceased) used to teach themselves to dance. It's in original mailing envelope and was delivered in late 20s. I never saw them dance together though.

wow!!!!!!!!!! priceless!
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« Reply #24 on: May 20, 2009, 01:21:09 PM »

My father was a competitve ballroom dancer when he was younger than in his 60's got back into it and started to compete in Pro-Am.  He won all the time and was looking to do Am/Am just before the time of his death.
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« Reply #25 on: May 20, 2009, 01:23:41 PM »

My father was a competitive ballroom dancer when he was younger than in his 60's got back into it and started to compete in Pro-Am.  He won all the time and was looking to do Am/Am just before the time of his death.

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« Reply #26 on: May 20, 2009, 04:34:10 PM »

No other dancers in my family, but I have an original Arthur Murray dance manual that my grandparents (deceased) used to teach themselves to dance. It's in original mailing envelope and was delivered in late 20s. I never saw them dance together though.

That is great. No, wonder dance history is an interest of yours.
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« Reply #27 on: July 30, 2009, 05:45:20 PM »

My grandparents on both my mother and my father's sides of the family used to go out dancing all the time during the war years - my great uncle actually played clarinet for a local big band for a number of years.  In addition to that, my aunt owned a non-partner dance studio for about 40 years.  So, I started dancing when I was 2, competing at 6, teaching at 12 and so on.  It was the same for most of my cousins and my sister.  So, it's definitely in my family.

After I started ballroom, my parents decided to give it a try.  Now, they go out to lessons and socials for their date nights.  It's cute. Smiley
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« Reply #28 on: July 30, 2009, 05:50:34 PM »

I do know a family in my area though that nearly ALL members dance... I'm very envious of that situation!

If you count the pros, you know of three families like this (think of both owners in your studio  Smiley )

Most of my family dances.  Sister used to teach and manages a studio.  Parents both dance and compete, and mom owns a ballroom costume business.  And I of course dance.  Just one sister who doesn't dance.  I'm definitely spoiled.  Or blessed. 
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« Reply #29 on: July 30, 2009, 06:49:25 PM »

Me too.  Except in my case its a family of not-dancers - my father did not dance and my mother did not also.  Likewise for my 6 sibs, all their spouses and all their children, ad nauseam.

Actually, perhaps the only interesting question is where the heck did I get the bug?
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