Category Archives: in other news

  • Who takes the lead?

    Posted on May 15, 2012 by lauraet in dancing in the media, in other news.

    Tweet My Twitter-mate Caitlin Doran posted a link earlier today to this article in Canada’s National Post.  The article reports an incident in which a woman was asked to leave a jive class after trying to switch to the leader’s role and “lead her male partner.”  The instructor contends that the student was asked to […]

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  • How to Buckle Ballroom Shoes

    Posted on April 28, 2012 by lauraet in behind the curtain, in other news.

    Tweet Last night at our dance a young lady asked me how to buckle ballroom shoes.  “I Googled it,” said the young lady, “and I couldn’t find anything!”  She had a pair of shoes that had been sitting in her closet for at least a year, unworn, because she wasn’t sure how to operate the […]

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  • WE R FAMUS SHAG DNCRS

    Posted on April 20, 2012 by lauraet in faaaaaaaame!, in other news.

    Tweet Say it with me: Not really! But last night Daniel and I went to the Macon Shag Club (motto: “It’s Not What It Sounds Like”) for the first time and were very warmly welcomed.  Shag is a much-loved dance in the Carolinas and the South more generally; we have not yet begun to learn […]

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  • One month till showtime

    Posted on April 13, 2012 by lauraet in behind the curtain, Dancing Stars of Central Georgia, in other news.

    Tweet Well, sports fans, it’s spring break at the Madison Studio and my parents are in town this week (Hi, Mom & Dad! See you again in June!), so not much dancing going on here at DLDancers HQ.  Nevertheless, because I am just that kind of hard-working bloggiste, I am bringing you some updates.  With […]

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  • How the other half lives

    Posted on April 3, 2012 by lauraet in behind the curtain, in other news.

    Tweet Dear readers, I have a secret. I am not a professional dancer. In fact, because of USA Dance’s rules about amateur competitions, I am explicitly, stridently, and vocally Not A Professional Dancer. But lately I’ve been impersonating one for a couple of days each week and here’s what I’ve learned: being a professional dancer […]

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  • D and L, Dancers

    Posted on February 22, 2012 by lauraet in in other news, teaching.

    Tweet Monday night we learned that one of our dancers is fluent in American Sign Language, a topic in which Daniel and I share a real but largely hypothetical interest.  After comparing notes on some signs (the ones we’ve picked up from watching ABC Family’s Switched at Birth are correct, but utterly random–“Ferris wheel”?) and […]

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  • Black Swan: WHAP!

    Posted on February 2, 2012 by lauraet in Ballerina Corner, dancing in the media, in other news.

    Tweet Last night, thanks to the mysterious appearance of the HBO channels on our cable lineup, I finally watched Black Swan.  I approached the movie with extreme trepidation: because I get creeped out really easily and I don’t like to be startled, several people had told me I shouldn’t see it at all.  But I […]

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  • PowerPoint or DANCERS?

    Posted on November 30, 2011 by lauraet in dancing in the media, in other news.

    Tweet John Bohannon, creator of Dance Your Ph.D., presents a modest proposal at TEDxBrussels:

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  • The Beat

    Posted on September 17, 2011 by lauraet in in other news.

    Tweet Here, these should keep y’all busy for a few minutes till I have time to write a proper post. “Hip Hip Chin Chin” became one of my favorite songs because of this: . . . and now this is popping up on Twitter: Twitter also says it’s National Ballroom Week.  Around here that is […]

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  • Dance as protest

    Posted on June 4, 2011 by lauraet in in other news.

    Tweet NPR’s Scott Simon presented a commentary this morning about a planned meet-up/protest today at the Jefferson Memorial.  Today’s event follows an appeals court ruling in May that upheld the National Park Service’s arrest of a woman and her friends in 2008.  They were arrested for silently dancing at the Jefferson Memorial in celebration of […]

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