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« on: November 23, 2009, 02:45:11 AM »

Can you hire a dance partner for the evening?  Or maybe for regular practise sessions or even to take a lesson with?

Its not common exactly in Toronto (I can't say 'here' cause I'm still in Columbus!) but its quite possible.  I actually wonder if it makes more sense for a single dancer to hire a practise partner (the rates are always lower) to review lessons with than to take more lessons.  Of course, it assumes the practise partner is at the level to at least do the steps...
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« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2009, 12:07:57 PM »

Can you hire a dance partner for the evening?  Or maybe for regular practise sessions or even to take a lesson with?

Its not common exactly in Toronto (I can't say 'here' cause I'm still in Columbus!) but its quite possible.  I actually wonder if it makes more sense for a single dancer to hire a practise partner (the rates are always lower) to review lessons with than to take more lessons.  Of course, it assumes the practise partner is at the level to at least do the steps...

I know this is very popular in some parts of the world. I have also heard that many dancers in New York do this as a means to pay for their own dancing. 
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« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2009, 04:07:47 PM »

I'm pretty sure that if an amateur did this in Ontario (except the elite) they would loose thier status and be declared pros.
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« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2009, 06:03:20 PM »

Taxi dancers, supposedly common in ny/nj area and san fran area, particularly among asian ballroom dancers.

I'd be happy to hire out as a practice partner if anyone in Chicago area wants to pay me to dance.  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2009, 08:57:54 PM »

I'd fly you to toronto  Lips sealed
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« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2009, 08:08:07 AM »

I hear it is big in Sydney as well with the Asian ladies.....they pay quite substatial amounts of money to dance with them for the evening. I was going to hire V out for the week-end... Shocked
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« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2009, 08:11:32 AM »

I hear it is big in Sydney as well with the Asian ladies.....they pay quite substatial amounts of money to dance with them for the evening. I was going to hire V out for the week-end... Shocked

Great idea - put a coin machine on his back - drop in a dollar, get 3 minutes dance Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2009, 08:34:10 AM »

I think the stakes should be higher...I five dollar note for three minutes might be good.
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« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2009, 09:11:54 AM »

maybe you should stand next to him with a neck-band tray and a cash register on it...
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« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2009, 09:18:31 AM »

i've done this. totally normal in my area (nj). love it. wouldn't hesitate.
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« Reply #10 on: November 27, 2009, 09:29:33 AM »

mind indicating how much it costs?
(I thought about it but couldn't find anyone suitable)
(wait a mo, I DID do this once many years ago - with a top senior amateur who was broke - but we kept the payment aspect secret...)
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« Reply #11 on: November 27, 2009, 09:30:02 AM »

Oh, $20/hr back then....
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« Reply #12 on: November 27, 2009, 12:08:29 PM »

mind indicating how much it costs?
(I thought about it but couldn't find anyone suitable)
(wait a mo, I DID do this once many years ago - with a top senior amateur who was broke - but we kept the payment aspect secret...)

i guess depends on the pro's rate. in this case... his hourly, just like a lesson, with a two-hour minimum.

i've also hired a pro with another dancer, to share his time at a social.
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« Reply #13 on: November 27, 2009, 01:16:00 PM »

Like an escort of the opposit sex?  Shocked Shocked Shocked Lips sealed
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« Reply #14 on: November 27, 2009, 01:42:56 PM »

See there's a caree option for you SW Smiley
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