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MusicChica
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« Reply #15 on: May 29, 2009, 01:41:28 AM »

Yer darn tootin'!

And if anybody besides myself, dream, and cornutt can decipher that (okay, and maybe Becca), we'll all know you're not a Yankee! Cheesy
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« Reply #16 on: May 29, 2009, 07:56:31 AM »

... wonder if it was the same as in england ... slang for, well one of the words you can't write here !
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« Reply #17 on: May 29, 2009, 10:59:24 AM »

... wonder if it was the same as in england ... slang for, well one of the words you can't write here !

I recall it being used here in the '60s.  But then it fell out of use, until the first Austin Powers movie.   Cheesy
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« Reply #18 on: May 29, 2009, 01:02:10 PM »

Still alive and well in certain parts of South Carolina, where the shag is the state dance!
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« Reply #19 on: May 30, 2009, 12:13:25 AM »

 brings grinding to a whole new level... Shocked
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« Reply #20 on: May 31, 2009, 11:08:11 PM »

Yer darn tootin'!

And if anybody besides myself, dream, and cornutt can decipher that (okay, and maybe Becca), we'll all know you're not a Yankee! Cheesy

wait wait wait ... Um ... I am a yankee by birth (for the record) but I can translate that. (because of a west virginian for a father....LOL)  Wink
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emeralddancer
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« Reply #21 on: May 31, 2009, 11:09:14 PM »

brings grinding to a whole new level... Shocked

OM I almost fell off the chair reading this .... heheee Grin
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« Reply #22 on: June 03, 2009, 10:31:30 AM »

One more thing.....GIRLS!  Grin
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« Reply #23 on: June 03, 2009, 01:55:19 PM »

I know that this will not make sense at first -  but I got into dancing because I learned how to speak Spanish in 1986.

Lived, studied and worked in Spain off and on over a period of 6 years.  While in Seville, tried to learn Sevillanas (flop). Guess it wasn't the time to learn how to dance.

I love the language, the culture, and the music.  Discovered salsa music around the year 2000, loved it, but couldn't dance to it.

So, I signed up for a class.  One of the instructors also taught ballroom and ran a weekly social.  I went to check it out.
When I saw people dancing the waltz around the big ballroom - I was hooked!

I had to learn how to dance like that! 

Lost 40 pounds in the first year that I danced. Made a bunch of new friends. Brought so much joy into my life.

With multiple benefits like this - I am here to stay

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« Reply #24 on: June 03, 2009, 02:04:26 PM »

I know that this will not make sense at first -  but I got into dancing because I learned how to speak Spanish in 1986.

Lived, studied and worked in Spain off and on over a period of 6 years.  While in Seville, tried to learn Sevillanas (flop). Guess it wasn't the time to learn how to dance.

I love the language, the culture, and the music.  Discovered salsa music around the year 2000, loved it, but couldn't dance to it.

So, I signed up for a class.  One of the instructors also taught ballroom and ran a weekly social.  I went to check it out.
When I saw people dancing the waltz around the big ballroom - I was hooked!

I had to learn how to dance like that! 

Lost 40 pounds in the first year that I danced. Made a bunch of new friends. Brought so much joy into my life.

With multiple benefits like this - I am here to stay

 Smiley




DF that is awesome. Very interesting way to. like it.  Grin
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« Reply #25 on: June 16, 2009, 09:15:35 AM »

so many different stories about getting into dancing. and the good thing is we all found it. and how it has changed our lives for the positive.  I better stop or I will sound like I have started a religion  Wink
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« Reply #26 on: June 16, 2009, 09:20:40 PM »

Carrying on from the other thread. What made you start dancing.


Our dancing life started once we closed a 7 day a week business. My daughter was taught some dancing at school for her graduation and I mentioned to V that I would like to try dancing as I had followed it for many years. I did do it for a very short time when I was 13 and loved it, but got scared off (another story).

I tired to find the group that taught my daughter and eventually found them as she could not remember what they called themselves.

We went along on our first night and the dance that they were showing was a old time dance called Glengarry swing...and V said oh I am not doing that, I said that is find we just do the ones that you feel comfortable with.  Everyone was very friendly, helpful and encouraging...They taught so many dances in one evening I thought there is no way we are going to remember them all. So we then started to do two beginners classes in a week and we were off now three and half years later, we have just done our first competition.

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This is my story (and I'm sticking to it)
One evening I was sitting in front of the television minding my own business being a veggie when out of the blue this hand wrapped itself around my ear and a voice sad, follow me.
The hand had the force of the jaws of life and there was no way I could escape its grip, so I got up and followed the voice to the car.

For a brief moment I got the impression that something good, funny or tasty was awaiting me at the end of the ride, so I felt kind of happy about the hand around my ear.
We drove for about 15 minutes when the hand made me stop at a parking next to an community hall where music was played and loud happy voices shot into the night. I thought that it was a party, maybe a surprise party for me but then I remembered that my birthday was 4 month ago.

"Come on get out of the car" the voice of the hand commanded "and get inside".

I followed the hand and looked inside the hall to discover to my horror that there were people inside moving their bodies in what appeared to be uncontrolable spasms. I was shocked, but remembered my training and was ready to help these poor people, by administering first aid.

"Hi" another voice said, "You are here to dance?" "are you new?"

Dance, new, hi? no, no, no. I'm here because the jaws of life that are wrapped around my ear took me to this place. The voice, an elderly lady, looked at me, looked at my wife and said sure honey, its $12 for the two of you and have fun.

Now, almost 4 years later  we have competed successfully in 4 competitions of which one interstate, 720km away from where we live, and I love it to bits. Sad that I never had the chance to do it earlier in my life, or if I had the chance, would I have done so?
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« Reply #27 on: June 16, 2009, 09:23:30 PM »

so many different stories about getting into dancing. and the good thing is we all found it. and how it has changed our lives for the positive.  I better stop or I will sound like I have started a religion  Wink
The church of the last day dancers?  Great name
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« Reply #28 on: June 17, 2009, 10:47:52 AM »

V apparently the hand likes your ear. Do you at least use it n any of the dances you do? hmmmmmmmmmmmmm?
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Vagabond
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« Reply #29 on: June 17, 2009, 08:19:27 PM »

V apparently the hand likes your ear. Do you at least use it n any of the dances you do? hmmmmmmmmmmmmm?
It tries, but I have been able to avoid it most of the time Smiley
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