Tweet Getting ballroom dancing, under the name “DanceSport,” into the Olympics has been one of the goals of USA Dance since it was formed as the United States Amateur Ballroom Dancers Association in 1965. In 1997 the IOC recognized the International DanceSport Federation as the worldwide governing body for DanceSport and in 1999 the USOC […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Tweet We certainly hope so, since the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame is such a good friend to us dancers. Our instructor Paula East is “professional dance consultant” to the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame. Each month on the first Friday of the month (Macon’s designated “enjoy the downtown nightlife” day) she hosts a dance […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
Tweet Daniel couldn’t make it to Paula‘s class last night, so I went on my own. It was a great class–Paula and Jim are really pushing everybody to work on technique and styling. We worked on rumba and cha-cha and Jim drilled us on Cuban motion and on the different types of chassés (he called […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Tweet Just finished updating our slightly neglected CafePress shop with some new products and designs. Now it is neglected no more! You and your partner can struggle for control of your dancing without saying a word by wearing “Shut Up and Follow” (for leaders) and “Lead Better” (for followers) shirts. Also, a lot of people […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
Tweet Daniel is working 7 nights a week right now, our teachers have been on a break, and I had to go to New Orleans for a conference last weekend. Hence, little to no dancing going on unless you count the moves we threw down in the bars on Bourbon St. last Friday. I hate […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Tweet Just finished knocking together this new design for the site. The theme is Atahualpa; header image photos by Jerry Lucas, assembled by yours truly using SUMO Paint. Special thanks to Brandon Thompson for the idea of customizing a “desk”-style layout and for encouraging me to make us a favicon.Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
Tweet Big thanks to Larry at goRoundTown Middle Georgia for inviting us to be listed on the site blogsRoundTown. Please visit the site and give us a rating–and check out some other great local blogs while you are there.Continue Reading... No Comments.
Tweet At Saturday’s USA Dance monthly social, I complimented Joyce Newman (top local tanguera) on her amazing shoes. They were open-toed sandals with skyscraping stiletto heels, unbelievably flattering on the foot. The fabric was the real attention-getter: brown silk with white polka dots. “Joyce,” I said, “I just love your shoes.” “Thank you,” she replied. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.