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    slow, slow quick-quick slow

    slow, slow, quick-quick-slow.....slow, slow, quick-quick-slow

    I have lots of work to do but I checked out half an hour ago and in my head we're all taking a ballroom dancing class together....and I'm fabulous! Would you all attend an imanginary ballroom dancing class with me please? Right now everyone is just watching in my imagination and it's irritating me. I would like for you all to dance.

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    Quote Originally posted by ursus View post
    Right now everyone is just watching in my imagination and it's irritating me. I would like for you all to dance.
    No way, man. I'm too self-conscious to do that. I'd be afraid of messing up my (imaginary) steps and looking like some kinda doofus!
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    Quote Originally posted by ursus View post
    slow, slow, quick-quick-slow.....slow, slow, quick-quick-slow

    I have lots of work to do but I checked out half an hour ago and in my head we're all taking a ballroom dancing class together....and I'm fabulous! Would you all attend an imanginary ballroom dancing class with me please? Right now everyone is just watching in my imagination and it's irritating me. I would like for you all to dance.
    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    No way, man. I'm too self-conscious to do that. I'd be afraid of messing up my (imaginary) steps and looking like some kinda doofus!
    Don't be silly! You'll dance wonderfully, I'm sure. Here, just take my hands.....no that's awkward, huh? Here...you dance with ZG...well fine, RJ! Don't get your salsa-pants in a bunch, you dance with ZG. LP? Dandy? TS? Somebody, a little help here? Maister won't dance with me, can one of you fill in?
    "...I would never try to tick Hink off. He kinda intimidates me. He's quite butch, you know." - Maister

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    I would be pleased to lead Maister around the dance floor!
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    Quote Originally posted by TerraSapient View post
    I would be pleased to lead Maister around the dance floor!
    Bruno and Carrie Ann might give high marks for that (in fact Carrie Ann might start saying 'oh, that was so vulnerable....and beautiful' and get all choked up), but I doubt Len would be decieved by such a ruse for a second. No, I'll continue to hang out by the (imaginary) punch bowl not dancing and feeling socially akward..
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    My parents went out almost every Saturday night when I was a kid. It was always just "their night out" and I never questioned what they were doing or where they were going. Then, when I was 15, my brother got married and my parents danced, ballroom-style and I (along with my brother) was amazed.They were awesome! And danced to almost any pattern - including rhumba, salsa, samba, and so much more. THAT'S what they had been doing all those nights. They evidently were regular winners in local contests. I had no idea...

    I guess its in my blood, but I've never learned to ballroom dance.
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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    Bruno and Carrie Ann might give high marks for that (in fact Carrie Ann might start saying 'oh, that was so vulnerable....and beautiful' and get all choked up), but I doubt Len would be decieved by such a ruse for a second. No, I'll continue to hang out by the (imaginary) punch bowl not dancing and feeling socially akward..
    I'd be right there with you. The only dance steps I learned is what they taught the football players so they would step on their dates and kill them. Further, the group I hung out with wouldn't have been caught dead in place where people danced. That would have been way too conformist
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    ursus, you're beginning to weird me out. Did your parents drop you on your head when you were a little tike and not seek immediate medical assistance?
    Annoyingly insensitive

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    Dancing is awesome. There is nothing to be self-conscious about. Sit back and watch people dancing. It is a really peculiar thing for human bodies to do. We all look rather odd. Might as well join 'em.

    Plus it feels good! I love dancing! Give me some live music and a beer and I pretty much won't stop moving my feet for the entire night.
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    Quote Originally posted by ursus View post
    slow, slow, quick-quick-slow.....slow, slow, quick-quick-slow

    I have lots of work to do but I checked out half an hour ago and in my head we're all taking a ballroom dancing class together....and I'm fabulous! Would you all attend an imanginary ballroom dancing class with me please? Right now everyone is just watching in my imagination and it's irritating me. I would like for you all to dance.
    I do not dance. In 8th grade, my mother signed me up for a ballroom dancing class, along all three cotillions in the Orlando area, and it was the living hell of my life. Box-step? I'd rather shoot myself. No dancing, ever, not in any circumstance. No way.

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    Quote Originally posted by Zoning Goddess View post
    I do not dance. In 8th grade, my mother signed me up for a ballroom dancing class, along all three cotillions in the Orlando area, and it was the living hell of my life. Box-step? I'd rather shoot myself. No dancing, ever, not in any circumstance. No way.
    Three years dancing school, two years cotillion. Decades later I realized I don't know left from right. No wonder I suck at dancing. But I did learn the Can Can while out here with Miss Kitty.

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    I learned the waltz, and other social dances in the 5th and 6th grades.

    There was a dress code -
    boys- jacket and ties and leather shoes.
    girls - dresses with sleeves, I want to remember knee lenght; and gloves.
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    I just polished off some Guiness. Right NOW I am happy to dance and can dance awesomely well.

    And now we need some suitable dance music (you can skip ahead to about 2:30 for the good major chord progression changey part

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABF7V_jsFzE
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    ...and now we shall dance!

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    Quote Originally posted by luckless pedestrian View post
    ...and now we shall dance!

    [who had this avatar, today's trivia question on Cyburbia - winner gets a case of rice-a-roni...]
    None other than dobopoq! I like the herbed wild rice best

    We had square dancing in high school and I had a single impromptu 'training' session provided a professional ball room dancer one time at a universtiy social function. That's the extent of my dance expertise
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    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    Quote Originally posted by Richmond Jake View post
    ursus, you're beginning to weird me out. Did your parents drop you on your head when you were a little tike and not seek immediate medical assistance?
    Ha! When I was growing up, my church did things called "Road Shows". I loved them, and I learned how to dance for those. For a big fella, I gotta say I wasn't bad. OFF TOPIC: I'll bet you $10,000 Mitt Romney knows how to dance because of "Road Shows" when he was a kid.

    Quote Originally posted by Zoning Goddess View post
    I do not dance. No way.
    RJ, nobody puts baby in a corner. You better get her out there or somebody else will.....I see JNA is a dancer (I'm not surprised!)
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    Quote Originally posted by Zoning Goddess View post
    I do not dance. In 8th grade, my mother signed me up for a ballroom dancing class, along all three cotillions in the Orlando area, and it was the living hell of my life. Box-step? I'd rather shoot myself. No dancing, ever, not in any circumstance. No way.
    I'm with you. I have two left feet and no rhythm. Sucks for my other half because he is the king of the meringue.
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    Give it a try, folks!

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    I can do the mash-potato (I can mash-potato)
    And I can do the twist (I can do the twist)
    I can do the funky chicken (I can do the funky chicken)
    Mmm, do you like it like this (do you like it like this)
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    I love dancing, all kinds... I wish the hubs did as well, he just likes the dance club kind of dancing, which we are probably too old to do now, anyway.

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    Quote Originally posted by terraplnr View post
    I love dancing, all kinds... I wish the hubs did as well, he just likes the dance club kind of dancing, which we are probably too old to do now, anyway.
    Yes I am starting to feel a bit too old for that myself. I've never been as fond of dance club music as other varieties anyway, so I don't mind.
    A great solution my wife and I have found ... or actually that I have found since I can rarely get MW to dance with me.... is going to Irish pubs! Celtic music is particularly fun to dance to and the ambience is perfect for 30- and 40-somethings looking to shake their booty.
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