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Discussion in 'Dancers Anonymous' started by pygmalion, May 15, 2004.

  1. Sweetboots

    Sweetboots New Member

    New here- did not learn anything about dancing until late in life, but enjoy it immensely- such a great way to exercise! That being said, am looking for input on what is considered to be acceptable social dance behavior for couples vs what I think is acceptable. Have read all the links I could find through searches - maybe I'm being old fashioned?
  2. cornutt

    cornutt Well-Known Member

    Welcome! There are a lot of us here who first danced as adults, so you definitely aren't alone.

    What exactly do you mean by "acceptable social behavior for couples"? If you are talking about dancing with different partners, it's pretty much a given at the venues I've danced at. Of course, if a couple wishes to not dance with anyone else, that is their prerogative. But if they do dance with others, no one will think any worse of them. A big part of social dancing is dancing with different partners.
  3. Sweetboots

    Sweetboots New Member

    Dancing with others does at times allow me to learn new steps, which I love - I'm not saying " NO dancing with others, you're here with ME" kind of thing. It's the anything goes because it's "just dancing" approach that counts me out. There is nothing available as guidelines that either support or refute my perspective. You can read that in a social dance setting, one should not dance with another more than 2 consecutive dances before going on to the next person. I think if you're with your SO, twice is enough with that one other person for the evening, period, if not in a teaching setting. Spread the wealth! That's just my version of logic-
  4. nessundorma

    nessundorma New Member

    Hello, DF'ers!

    A ginormous thank you to everyone contributing to this site. Your posts have provided so much context, perspective, information and food for thought. I have been dancing for about three years now in a tiny, mainly social, dance community. Sometimes it feels like a struggle to cobble together enough instruction, but your posts have provided a valuable adjunct to that instruction and, more importantly, a wonderful perspective on all those little doubts and worries that can so easily undermine a beginner. My humble thanks to all of you, and especially the moderators, who have made this site a daily read for well over a year now. Hugs from this nearly anonymous reader.

    As for me, I'm a social dancer, still a newbie, who loves her little community, loves to learn and loves the athleticism, precision, artistry, creativity, focus, etc. of dance. Or maybe I should just say I love dance itself!

    Happy dancing to all of you!!
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  5. Mr 4 styles

    Mr 4 styles Well-Known Member

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  6. Angel HI

    Angel HI Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the DF. Completely unimportant, but Nessun Dorma is one of my top 2 fav arias of all. Enjoy.
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  7. Santosh Desai

    Santosh Desai New Member

    Hello Members, Friends Nice, here on dance forum ..I am Santosh Desai from Indore, India. I am a professional Kathak dancer, choreographer and teacher. I love dance and it is my passion. My whole life is revolving around dance.

    I think we are going to share many interesting stuffs and information about Indian classical and western dance. Nice to meet you all and Joining This forum Waiting for your reply...
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  8. raindance

    raindance Well-Known Member

    Welcome to Dance Forums! I am not familiar with Kathak dancing, and many of our members may not be either. Can you tell us a little about this type of dance? Did you start dancing as a child, or not until you were an adult?
  9. Santosh Desai

    Santosh Desai New Member

    Thank you .. Kathak dance is traditional dance, the word katahak is derived from sanskrit word "Katha" means telling story...This dance developed in middle was generally played for praying lord Krishna ...
    after some time it was accepted by courts of North India Kingdoms.
    This dance contains many hand movements and foot steps played on the rhythm of tabla and other traditional Indian musics and Laya-Tals..
  10. Xelebes

    Xelebes Member

    Hello, I'm Xelebes. Raver and swing dancer here from Canada. I also do country dance but that is usually done at cousins weddings. I'm one of those dweebs who will avoid going to classes or seeking instructors because. . . I don't mix well with classrooms. So I remain an amateur and am happy with that.

    I also make my own music. Mostly techno but do experiment with country and swing with it.
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  11. Taritz

    Taritz New Member

    Hello everyone!

    Lindy Hopper from Sweden here, hope to see you all on the dance floor soon enough! ;)
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  12. Larinda McRaven

    Larinda McRaven Site Moderator Staff Member

  13. cornutt

    cornutt Well-Known Member

    Nice to meet you, Taritz.

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