February 14, 2012
I have studied and practiced ballroom dancing with my partner in London, Shanghai, Saigon, Salzburg, Bangkok,and alone in Kazakhstan. I manage (but don't teach) a Sunday class which has good quality and cheap ballroom dance lessons in Colliers Wood in South London, where I live. You can see this class in our other web site in 'meet up'
Live music is a plus from a band that isn't 'tired'. I think the dancers should dress up. The guests are as much part of the show as the entertainers, and this is something most of today's punters don't realise. It's fun to go to a place where one is not afraid to ask others to dance, and one doesn't get the 'maybe later' or 'not with you' kind of reply. And better still if you can go to a dance where the majority can dance. It seems partnered dancing is far more popular as a spectator sport than as an activity, which is sad. This web site is an attempt to help change that.
I think slow foxtrot is the most elegant and fun dance if one can do it well, and I wish I could do it better. I like jive, slow waltz , quickstep, rumba and ballroom tango, but it's whom one is dancing with, rather than which dance one is doing, that makes it more or less exhilarating.
Yes. I'd rather nothing at all than a photo of a doll or a supposedly humorous illustration
Ballroom dancing is great fun, but only doing lessons and never going to dances or balls seems a bit pointless. I found I was spending more and more time trying to find venues. I believe many other dancers have the same dilemna, thus this web site
Tries to be genuine, but gets it wrong sometimes