Monthly Archives: March 2010

  • Coming soon: Spring Soirée!

    Posted on March 27, 2010 by lauraet in dance events.

    Tweet Daniel and I will be at this event along with Paula and some other people from our group.  We’ll be helping teach some informal lessons and get the dancing going.  It should be a great evening; the ticket price includes a seated dinner with steak and salmon as well as live music in a […]

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  • Cherry Blossom Ball 2010

    Posted on March 20, 2010 by lauraet in dance events, social dancing.

    Tweet Last night’s Cherry Blossom Festival Diamond Ball was even more lovely than expected. I always forget how pretty the Macon City Auditorium is and how nice it is to see everyone in black tie. Of course, the snacks from Satterfield’s, Janeane’s, and Nu-Way don’t hurt, either! Everyone looked gorgeous and the bands–Celebration and the […]

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  • Backward & Forward

    Posted on March 14, 2010 by lauraet in dance events, social dancing, USA Dance.

    Tweet Looking backward, last night’s USA Dance monthly social was big fun.  Excited as always to see some new faces.  Our chapter is hoping to grow to 100 members this year–if last night was any indication, I bet we’ll get there. Looking forward, next Friday is this year’s Cherry Blossom Ball!  It’s one of my […]

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  • Relevant Statistics

    Posted on March 12, 2010 by lauraet in lessons.

    Tweet From our overnight trip to Atlanta on Wednesday/Thursday… Miles driven in teeming rain: approximately 90 (to ATL on Wednesday) Miles driven sans teeming rain, thank God: another 90 (back home on Thursday) Lessons with Eddie: 4 (2 per day) Routines learned: 2 (tango, foxtrot) Total wine expenditure: $20 (for only 2 glasses–“thanks,” California Pizza […]

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  • We can also walk and chew gum simultaneously.

    Posted on March 9, 2010 by lauraet in social dancing, USA Dance.

    Tweet How hard is it to count to 4 while walking in a circle?  Just ask everyone who learned a new line dance from Dianne Kent at our USA Dance chapter’s Valentine’s Day dance last month: A lot of ballroom dancers who consider themselves “serious” won’t go anywhere near a line dance.  We are serious […]

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  • Jumpstart into Ballroom–from Paula East

    Posted on March 8, 2010 by lauraet in behind the curtain.

    Tweet I seem to be on an “advice for beginners” roll this week, maybe because I am always interested in sucking new people into the ballroom world.  Especially when those people are my friends. Extra-especially when they’ve been saying for years that they plan to start lessons, RIMA. (and also CRYSTAL.) Our friend & instructor […]

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  • Let’s talk about shoes

    Posted on March 7, 2010 by lauraet in behind the curtain.

    Tweet I love to talk about shoes! Wearing ballroom shoes rather than street shoes really does make a difference.  Ballroom shoes are purpose-built for dancing, so they are easier to move around in.  They help you do the rise & fall in waltz or roll through your feet in rumba, for example.  The suede soles […]

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  • Two left feet?

    Posted on March 6, 2010 by lauraet in Uncategorized.

    Tweet It happens all the time when I meet new people.  They find out that we are ballroom dancers, and they say something like this: “I would love to dance, but I’ve got two left feet!”  A popular variation is “My wife wants us to learn to dance, but I’ve got two left feet!” These […]

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  • Spring Break!

    Posted on March 5, 2010 by lauraet in behind the curtain.

    Tweet 2010 has been so busy thus far that I’ve been guilty of tragic website neglect.  But luckily for our readers (both of you, ha ha), this coming week is Spring Break at Macon State.  I plan to catch up with lots of posts, including video of Dianne Kent leading our USA Dance chapter in […]

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