I'll kick this thread off with:
1) One Christmas time in Boston, I went to a swing dance venue that had long been my favorite ( Swing City www.wannadance.com
). I danced with this one woman, who was fun as all get out and very sweet to boot. It happened that she had these battery powered X-mas lights in her hair. Every time she would spin or twirl, I had to snap my head back to avoid being hit by this strand of lights in her ponytail :lol . I still laugh about it to this day!
2) At the same venue, I ask a very enthusiastic, energetic young beginner woman to dance. Hooo boy! Before I could blink, I feel like I'm riding a wild bronco more than dancing! I kid you not, she was going absolutely nuts and yours truly while trying to maintain his cool is having a devil of a time even trying to lead. YIKES!! (in Dr. McCoy voice-"I'm a swing dancer Jim, not a bronco buster!")
3) At another swing venue in Boston, I danced with this one woman that had LONG fingernails, almost like the talons on a Hawk or a Great Horned Owl. Not only was she a bit, well, over-energetic, but also was holding on with a near-death grip, with those "talons" digging into my hand . I kept my cool, but later I said to myself bemsuedly "Was I just dancing with a person or a bird-of-prey?"
4) At a good friend's wedding: I was a "Penguin" in the wedding party (QUACK QUACK QUACK QUACK - like Burgess Meredith ). At the reception, when the bridal party's turn came to join the happy couple on the dance floor, I quickly found out that I was the only person in the wedding party that could actually dance
. The woman I was paired up with laughingly warned me ahead of time she was an avowed non-dancer (said she drove her husband nuts when he was trying to teach her). Anyway, I did the best I could to lead and she was a good sport about it. It was hard though, but I had to give myself a little talking to inwardly to not look down on those who didn't know how.
5) One night in Atlanta, I did a particularly ferocious and fun cha-cha with this one woman, and at one point, we broke apart for some "shines" as it were, well wouldn't you know it, this woman breaks out into a HILARIOUS Elaine Benes dancing impersonation while keeping rhythm and yours truly is just HOWLING with laughter I nearly lost my place!
NOTE: For non-Seinfeld watchers, Elaine Benes (played by Julia Louise Dreyfuss) had this, shall we say "UNIQUE" style of dancing that didn't exactly endear her to her cohorts.
But in any case, that is ome cha-cha I will NEVER forget as long as I live! This woman had personality and spunk and then some, great dancer and VERY funny! If ONLY she wasn't married.
6) And VERY recently, I danced with an EXACT duplicate of Sarah Palin, I couldn't have made thiis up!
How about y'all?