Monthly Archives: April 2009

  • But really: is it a sport?

    Posted on April 30, 2009 by lauraet in behind the curtain.

    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 […]

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  • Is ballroom dancing a sport?

    Posted on April 29, 2009 by lauraet in dance events.

    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 […]

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  • Another great Sunday Night Dance Party!

    Posted on April 27, 2009 by lauraet in Friday Night Dance Parties, social dancing.

    Tweet Big thanks to everyone who came out for our second Sunday Night Dance Party last night at the Howard Community Center.  A good time was had by all, as they say.  Daniel’s dance contest was the highlight of the evening.  He lined up the men and women facing each other without telling them what […]

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  • Lead, Follow, or Get Out of the Way

    Posted on April 24, 2009 by lauraet in lessons.

    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 […]

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  • DLDancers.com: Now with 100% more swag!

    Posted on April 18, 2009 by lauraet in in other news.

    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 […]

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  • Dealing with Dancefloor Downtime

    Posted on April 17, 2009 by lauraet in dance events.

    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 […]

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  • New design

    Posted on April 8, 2009 by lauraet in behind the curtain.

    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.

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  • DLDancers.com now listed on blogsRoundTown Middle Georgia!

    Posted on April 8, 2009 by lauraet in in other news.

    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.

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  • Shoes as they must be

    Posted on April 6, 2009 by lauraet in behind the curtain.

    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.  […]

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  • Big dancing weekend

    Posted on April 5, 2009 by lauraet in social dancing, USA Dance.

    Tweet For a city of its size (about 100,000 people), Macon offers a lot more dance events than one would expect.  Various individuals and groups host dances every weekend of the month.  Sometimes, one dance will fall on a Friday and  one on a Saturday.  Then we all spend Sunday with big smiles on our […]

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