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 […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
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 […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
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 […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
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 […]Continue Reading... 3 Comments.
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 […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
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 […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
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 […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Tweet John Bohannon, creator of Dance Your Ph.D., presents a modest proposal at TEDxBrussels:Continue Reading... No Comments.
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 […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
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 […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.