..you paid $6.01 for it on Ebay
..you cut 30 linear feet off the petticoat when hemming it
..it’s too big to fit in your closet!
See You on the Floor!
Saturday’s Legacy was an amazing amount of fun. With beautiful dresses and debonair bow ties, the Legacy folks come out with a great sense of style and spirit. Though some of my pictures did not turn out well due to lighting and movement, I wanted to share those that did and assign those folks one of the
Sometimes, the beauty of a dance is found in its simplicity. One such dance is the Nightclub 2-Step. Though it is an outsider to the standard ballroom dances, it finds its way into most studio dance mixes. Its slow beat and simple style can create some wonderful dance moments. The Nightclub allows me to understand the song’s tone better because I am not so overwhelmed by complex variations or intense speed. It’s easier to move within the music as we linger just slightly on the slows and fall back into the quick quicks.
Another wonderful part of the Nightclub is the opportunity to concentrate on my part as the follower. In this slow, poetic dance, I enjoy trying to achieve mirrored perfection with my partner. Snug in his frame, I tune in to his gliding steps and fluid style. I try to avoid any anticipation or independence on my part as this will spoil the magic.
In addition, if you happen to be as fortunate as I am to dance with the love of your life, this dance can be very romantic. It can create whimsical moments that bring a wink or hug as you walk off the floor. In the world where I live, a few minutes of whimsy and magical is a great gift.
Simple. Poetic. The Nightclub 2-Step.
See You on the Floor
So, it won’t be the perfect spring evening tonight but we know how to fight the cold and rain, don’t we? We will be enjoying each other’s company and dancing to great music. Who knew that Paul Anka is still recording amazing foxtrots? But that’s only one of over 50 songs selected for our guests tonight.
We have a special treat tonight since Mary Lawson, ballroom dancer AND PHOTOGRAPHER is bringing some of her beautiful pictures to display for us. Some will match our spring theme and all will impress you with their beauty and prospective. Feel free to browse or purchase as you choose.
Come join us. A great floor. BYOB. Cozy atmosphere. 8-11 pm tonight at the Warehouse in Murfreesboro.
See You on the Floor tonight!
Thank God It’s Spring! I mean that in the most literal translation. We have had lots of rain and cold weather and I do thank God that I have Iris blooms in my yard and green leaves on my massive, 50-year-old maple trees. So, let’s bring out the pastels and floral prints at Legacy this Saturday night. We’ll celebrate the arrival of spring in the way that we celebrate everything else – by dancing.
8-11 pm BYOB 21 and up Pastel, Floral attire suggested
at the Warehouse in Murfreesboro
See You on the Floor!
This Saturday, 8pm at the Warehouse. Dance attire, no theme. $10 p/p
I have a few new videos including Miranda Lambert’s Mama’s Broken Heart.
Tom has added some new music, including a new Foxtrot sung by Nora Jones that was featured on the Oscars.
You are going to LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!
Can’t wait to See You on the Floor!
Who didn’t love the overweight, slouch of a guy that entered the doors of Cheers on a daily basis? The irony that such a sluggard would be the most popular patron of the bar was a clever comedic twist that appealed to viewers. We loved the fact that even Norm belonged in this place “where everybody knows your name.”
As dancers, I think that we share that Cheers mentality. We enjoy walking in the door of our favorite venues and greeting our friends to the left and right. We feel welcome when we are there and feel missed when we are not.
A couple of weeks ago, when we went to a different dance venue, I realized how much this means to us. Plans for the evening were to have a date night, so we had no expectations for socializing. But, after almost 2 hours of dancing, only one person had spoken to us. Even people we dance with at other events never bothered to look our way or even nod that they noticed us. I had to admit that I missed the familiarity of our usual dance venues. I missed being known; I missed the belonging.
Even though we spend most of our time on the floor dancing, I still want to be like Norm. I want to be somewhere “…where everybody knows your name.” Though I could never imitate his sedentary life style, I do appreciate NORM’s ease as he savors his acceptance. Thanks, NORM, for the philosophical life lessons we all learned through the years of Cheers. I hope we can apply that to our dance events as we make everyone feel welcome.
See You on the Floor!