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  (01/16/2009 20:08 wh)

Our dancing universe is both smaller and larger...

--- Commentary (by Walter)

Our dancing universe is both smaller and larger than you may think. Sounds contradictory? Well it just depends on your point of view.

For several years, when I first started dancing Ballroom, I took lessons from a closed studio. My view of dancing was limited to what happened at the studio. The lessons and social dances were very good and I was lucky to have some very gifted instructors but the view was still limited.

 After awhile I was invited to a USABDA dance and from there to several open studio dances. My dance universe was expanded but still Ballroom.

I was introduced to Country Western dancing by Amy Dryden (then Amy Silva) and found many new dancing friends. I still had my Ballroom friends at the Friday night studio Ballroom dances but now I had another group from the Saturday night C/W studio dances. Remember the Rhinestone? There were some great dancers who came out there as well.

After a few years my dancing now included Swing and Latin. Each style came with a new group of dancing friends. There was a few dancers who danced at many different venues but everyone else didn't. After a few trips to some UCWDC Country Western events I discovered how advanced these dancers were and I wondered why most Ballroom dancers ignored this style of dancing. I also noticed how many C/W dancers were also taking Ballroom lesson in order to improve their technique.

The result of all this potpourri of dancing styles in my dance universe is our Sunday night dance. If it's couple dancing it fits in our dance universe. You want a polka then we will play one. Request a shag & you get one. If I have the music for it or if you bring it we will play it. Judy and I, like many other dancers, have our favorite dances and or not so favorite ones. Our favorites may not be yours and the other way around but that doesn't make one dance or style better than the other.

We are very fortunate that the studio owner feels the same way we do about social dancing and is willing to rent us the studio. The only other venue in the area where you get this kind of social dance mix is Country Bootleggers in Yorktown. (see our links).  No other venue in the area actively supports this mix of couple dancing styles in their social dances.

So, how large is your dance universe? Are your only looking in one direction? Where is your point of view? If it's a little centered why not expand a little. Come out and try our dance this Sunday.

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