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I will be teaching basic "Lead and Following" on Sunday - I was asked to cover for Adam on Sunday because he is on vacation. I will not be teaching what Adam has been teaching. Mick Jul 6, 2015 3:32 PM
Meetup details changed: Tuesday Evening Dance for Everyone. (Ballroom, East and West Coast Swing, ect.) - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/The-Nort­hern-Virginia-Social-Dance4Fun­-Meet-Up-Group/ev Mick Jul 5, 2015 11:03 AM
"Only Americans do it that way" - “ Only Americans do it that way” It was said in such a condescending way. “In Europe, China, Russia, Japan, Germany, and all of the rest of the world, everyone d Mick Jul 3, 2015 8:41 AM
More on soles - Our friend George, (From down in North Carolina.), sent us his advise on soles. (Who would have thought that dancers from that far away would join our group?) Please remember that there is more than one problem with dance floors. My problem is Mick Jul 1, 2015 10:43 AM
Practice dancing on carpet - Have you ever wanted to work on a new dance step and found yourself with no floor space big enough to practice it? I have a place to practice, but it is carpeted. I do try to practice on it at times, but my back quickly goes bad when I do. What could I Mick Jun 30, 2015 5:54 PM
Just one of the guys - Just One Of The Guys Yesterday we celebrated Mo Cvijanovic's 80Th Birthday. Mo is one of those people who everyone loves. Not o Mick Jun 28, 2015 10:18 AM
Family - Family Last evening I went to the dance at the Elks Club in Arlington, Mick Jun 22, 2015 7:30 AM
Shoes - Dance floors were once made of hard wood and the floor in one Dance Hall, pretty much felt like the floor in another hall. Today we find ourselves dancing on many different surfaces. We dance on things like carpet, or the floors in places like Mick Jun 10, 2015 1:33 PM
WANTED, GREAT LEADERS - WANTED, GREAT LEADERS Perhaps it is because on the day of my 12TH Birthday, I realized my dad was going to die-- ---- As an adult, I always found myself looking for a real ma Mick Jun 10, 2015 10:59 AM
About reserving for dances - This site is more about advertising dances, and letting people know where to dance, then it is about making solid reservations to attend the dances I list. What reserving on this site does, is,,, First you are letting other dancers know that yo Mick Jun 3, 2015 2:27 PM
Why were we created? - Why were we created? The other day I saw a neighbor, (Who happens to be blind.), talking to three ladies. I went over and down before I actually realized what they were talking about. Mick May 30, 2015 10:27 AM
Bad news comes in threes! WHAT CAN YOU DO ABOUT IT? - Still another studio dies. Dance Bethesda closes this week. (The rent went up when the nearby construction was done.) Notice of the demise of the Sunday Big Band Dances at Glen Echo came this week. (The Hot Society Orchestra will b Mick May 29, 2015 1:51 PM
PS about Hollin Hall location - I just got an E-Mail informing me that if you live close to the George Washington Memorial Parkway, or Virginia Route 400, it will be much quicker to come down the Parkway. (I don't know much about that area so I won't try to give general directions.) Mick May 18, 2015 10:25 AM
Lincolnia dances will move to new location in the middle of June - The Sunday Afternoon Dance at Lincolnia will move to the Hollin Hall Senior Center starting on on Sunday, June 21. There will be no dance this weekend, (May 24.), due to the Memorial Day Holliday. The last Sunday Ballroom Dances held at Mick May 18, 2015 10:15 AM
Price change (Lowered) for Colvin Run Dance Saturday May 2 - I listed this as being $20. My Mistake, the cost is only $15.   Ballroom Social Dance - Bill Powers & TJ Ra featuring Merengue lesson by Bill & TJ Saturday, May 2, 2015 Lesson  Mick Apr 27, 2015 3:04 PM
Partner Dancing and Balance - Partner Dancing and Balance You don't hear many Mick Apr 22, 2015 9:52 AM
A little Love Sorty for my friends - Charles and Lucy, A Love Story Charles was the most intelligent man I Mick Apr 14, 2015 11:31 AM
Free music site for oldies but goodies - Hope some of you enjoy this site. video jukebox of songs Mick Mar 22, 2015 9:05 PM
Best Ballroom Dance of the Month! - I won't be able to make this time, but this is still the best dance of the month. Below is their invitation. Dear Dancer: We hope we will see you at our next ballroom dance on Saturday, March 21 Mick Mar 15, 2015 2:07 PM
Colvin Run Dance is a go for tonight - The parking lot HAS been plowed.  Arrangements have been made with the adjacent property owners to allow parking on their plowed asphalt lots. There is plenty of safe, snow-free parking. Mike Surratt and the ECB band will be Mick Mar 7, 2015 12:34 PM
Today's Dance at Colvin Run - Forwarded message from Ed Cottrell   [address removed] 11:41 AM (3 hours ago) Mick Mar 3, 2015 3:11 PM
Please do not call the County and mention Meet-Up. - NOTICE!  I do not sponsor any of the dances, or dance lessons that are held at the Lincolnia Center. (Or anywhere else for that matter.) These dances/lessons are sponsored by the Fairfax County, and I have nothing to do with them. (Other than to let Mick Mar 2, 2015 4:35 PM
Please do not call the County and mention Meet-Up. - NOTICE!  I do not sponsor any of the dances, or dance lessons that are held at the Lincolnia Center. (Or anywhere else for that matter.) These dances/lessons are sponsored by the Fairfax County, and I have nothing to do with them. (Other than to let Mick Mar 2, 2015 4:34 PM
Hollywood Ballroom is open tonight. - I just got word that the dance is on for tonight. I will be there. I hope you will too. Mick   Mick Feb 22, 2015 3:56 PM
How easy is it to lose your favorite dance hall? - If you think the dances held on County Property are safe from your Governments budget purposals,,, You are wrong! Recently I have heard people say that there has never been any plans to cut dancing from their Counties budget. Let us g Mick Feb 22, 2015 11:07 AM
How easy is it to lose your favorite dance hall? - If you think the dances held on County Property are safe from your Governments budget purposals,,, You are wrong! Recently I have heard people say that there has never been any plans to cut dancing from their Counties budget. Let us g Mick Feb 22, 2015 11:07 AM
What's to love about this weather? - You would think that a man who had to work outside in this type of weather would have hated it. So what is to love about this cold. (There really wasn't much snow last night.) While the snow last night was a minor event, the temperature Mick Feb 17, 2015 9:45 AM
Ok, so we are snowed in for a couple of days, - You might try listening to this on your computer. http://www.tanz-radio.de/ Mick     Mick Feb 16, 2015 8:03 PM
Snow cancellations - I know the weather man has been consistently wrong this winter,,, However, even if this one is only half as bad as they say it will be, please stay home if you can. I won't be cancelling every dance that is scheduled on this site. (Pa Mick Feb 16, 2015 9:59 AM
Men needed in Leesburg for Wednesday Night dance - I will forward this just in case any guys want to help out. " Hi Mick Hope you are doing OK. Our dance in Leesburg is going well, but the first night we had 23 ladies without partners!!!!! Mick Feb 10, 2015 6:06 PM
Advanced Social Dancer - Definition - It is easy to define an advanced Competitive dancer. He has memorized a certain group of figures and routines, and therefore, he is at the Gold Level. If he has won any competition, he is a champion. In Social Dancing, it is a bit more difficul Mick Feb 5, 2015 5:25 PM
Dance History - If you want to know more about dance history than any of your teachers, start here. Believe it of not, Victor Sylvester was the most important figure Ballroom Dancing has ever known. (Why haven't you ever heard of him?) On May[masked] Mick Feb 4, 2015 11:28 AM
Meetup details changed: First Saturday Dance at Colvin Run School House - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/The-Nort­hern-Virginia-Social-Dance4Fun­-Meet-Up-Group/ev Mick Feb 4, 2015 10:13 AM
Which of our dances, is the most popular dance? - Feri's dances, (The next one is set for Friday, Jan 16.), always get more reservations than any other dance I list on this Meetup site. I always get several personal notes thanking me for letting people know about them. Maybe one day some very good da Mick Jan 4, 2015 3:39 PM
New Years Eve Dance in Falls Church - If you are going, please introduce yourself to me. I will be very close to the Dance Floor, and I will be wearing a black shirt. Mick PS   Remember that  a lady can ask a man to dance. If yo Mick Dec 31, 2014 5:13 PM
My Christmas message to my friends - I think this year I will share my personal Christmas feelings with my friends in the dance world. Every year at Christmas, (And Thanksgiving.), people ask me where I am going for the holidays. I always tell people that I like to spend Christma Mick Dec 25, 2014 10:12 AM
Seasonal suggestions - Thoughts for the coming season. New Yea Mick Dec 24, 2014 8:00 PM
Free Fun Dancing for everyone, No experience necessary. - Butch sent me a note telling us that he will have a dance this week. (Tuesday, 1:30 PM) I am going. I hope some of you will too. Below is Butch's ad, GREENSPRING SENIOR Mick Dec 22, 2014 6:49 PM
Holiday Schedules and a thought or two - Please understand that I don't get cancellation notices from most places. Please check with the folks running anything that is scheduled for the remainder of the year, as lots of things will be cancelled. (Nearly all things actually.) I Mick Dec 17, 2014 1:17 PM
A chance to experience something new and exciting - Below is an ad for the dance at Colvin Run this Saturday. I think this is a special opportunity that has something for everyone. Those who dream of competing and winning titles have a chance to learn from  a top competitive dancer. (This does Mick Dec 3, 2014 6:21 PM
The Beauty of a Woman's Dancing Legs - The Beauty of a Woman's Dancing Legs I have written about the incredible beauty of a woman's smiling eyes. Today I want to write about the beauty of a woman's dancing legs. While it is true that,--- A woman's smiling eyes, free Mick Oct 6, 2014 11:05 AM
Meetup details changed: $2 Dances Every Sunday Afternoon at Lincolnia Senior Center - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/The-Nort­hern-Virginia-Social-Dance4Fun­-Meet-Up-Group/ev Mick Sep 12, 2014 9:45 AM
What do the best male dancers say about the ladies they dance with? - What do the best male dancers say about the ladies they have danced with? Not much usually, but the good male dancers sometimes comment on  a Mick Aug 4, 2014 6:10 PM
Meetup details changed: First Saturday Dance at Colvin Run School House - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/The-Nort­hern-Virginia-Social-Dance4Fun­-Meet-Up-Group/ev Mick Aug 1, 2014 11:56 PM
But,,, A good frame is not natural - A solid FRAME is unnatural, and it needs constant work to keep it functioning. A solid frame is the heart and soul of Partner Dancing. (I am not a big believer in the current, “One frame fits all couples” theory, but you Mick Jul 21, 2014 11:50 PM
But,,, A good frame is not natural - A solid FRAME is unnatural, and it needs constant work to keep it functioning. A solid frame is the heart and soul of Partner Dancing. (I am not a big believer in the current, “One frame fits all couples” theory, but you Mick Jul 21, 2014 11:49 PM
There is no Unnatural Rise and Fall in Social Dancing -- Mick 2014 - There is no Unnatural Rise and Fall in Social Dancing -- Mick 2014 Nor should there be any unnatural leaning as you go around a corner. If you have seen competitive danc Mick Jul 16, 2014 7:50 AM
About the RSVP list - You don't have to reserve, but, it would be nice if you do. Not only because it would make me think that maybe I am doing some good here ,, ,, but, If you reserve, others will know that you are going and they might decid Mick Jun 17, 2014 12:17 PM
The Greatest Beauty in the World - The Greatest Beauty in the world Last evening I attended a "Singles Dance" that was held at the Elks Lodge in Fairfax. The music was good, the floor was dancable and the price of admission was very reasonable. What mad Mick Jun 16, 2014 9:55 AM
Why do you want to learn to dance? - There are many reasons for learning to dance. Do you know what you want from your dancing? Some of my best friends wanted to compete with other dancers. They wanted to, "Be the all they could be.", on the dance floor. Some of the ladies I taugh Mick May 15, 2014 11:49 PM
Special Battle of the Bands, (DJ's Actually) at Colvin Run on Thursday May 8 - I just got the final word. 7PM till 10PM on Thursday May 8, at Colvin Run. I will post it tomorrow. When:  Thursday, May 8 at Colvin Run What: "Test Drive the DJs"  Who: DJ Thomas Bevans from Mick Apr 27, 2014 4:14 PM
I Should Have Asked Her To Marry Me Right Then! - Just in case any of you would like to ponder what could have been, It is funny the things that pass through one's mind when he is trying to fall to sleep. (It is 3:30 in the morning.) Mick Apr 11, 2014 4:57 AM
There will not be a dance at Colvin Run next Tuesday. - Ed and Gail will be out of town so there will not be a dance on April 1, 2014 Mick Mar 25, 2014 11:55 PM
Correct date for Friday's free dance at the New Arlington Mill Senior Center. - The date I gave is correct. The dance is this Friday from 1PM till 3PM. Th e date on the flyer is incorrect! (By one day.) This dance is open to everyone and it is free to everyone. (Singles and Couples!) Mick Mar 24, 2014 12:32 PM
No dance at Colvin Run Tuesday March 18,2014 - This is what Ed sent out. From: < [address removed] > Date: Mon, Mar 17, 2014 at 7:10 PM Subject: Tuesday March 18 Dance Canc Mick Mar 18, 2014 12:04 AM
Cancelled 2ND Saturday Dance at Colvin Run - I just got this from Ed. Please be advised that there will be no dance on Saturday March 8 at the Colvin Run School House.     Dance Friends, Just a quick reminder that we will not be hold Mick Mar 6, 2014 6:53 PM
Latest news From Glide Shoes for women - This is a message I just received from Glide Shoes. I recommend them very highly. I hope that all of our ladies check them out. Mick   We will be attending the WASCA festival at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center Mick Mar 3, 2014 5:10 PM
Where to buy dance shoes for women - Glide Dance Shoes is sending their shoes to the Washington Area Square Dance on   March 20, 21, and 22. The shoes will be on sale in the area where the vendor shops are. Glide will add extra padding or arch support to the shoes they sell. Mick Feb 28, 2014 2:32 PM
Last Dance at Blob's Park will be on March 31 - I think it is worth it to try to get up there at least once before it closes. Max Blob's Park is located just off of the Baltimore Washington Parkway a                        few miles past Laurel, Maryland. They Mick Feb 20, 2014 6:16 AM
Please disregard my invitation to the dance Friday in Rockville, MD - This invitation was my mistake. Totally 100% my mistake. I was wrong. Please disregard the invitation. Please delete it from your e-mail. If you have any questions please direct them directly to me. (Not to the entire group, and not to Mick Feb 5, 2014 5:43 PM
I stand corrected! Singles who sign up for the Waltz lessons on Monday are welcome. - Concerning the $5 Waltz lessons that will begin on Monday Jan. 20, from 1 to 3 PM Two ladies have gently corrected me. I do tell people that singles are welcome at all of the events that I advertise. So what did I Mick Jan 18, 2014 7:05 PM
"The Ballroom" in Centerville has closed. - I believe Michelle is still giving lessons. Mick   Mick Jan 5, 2014 10:15 AM
Old Time Dance Positions - I thought I would send out a little dance history for Christmas. The Dance Positions below are from the Round Dance world. Many of them have been changed over the years. These definitions tended to become more universally accept Mick Dec 25, 2013 12:30 AM
Dance Factory Closing Update - The last dance at the Dance Factory will be on Sunday December 22 at 7 PM. The floor will be taken up on Monday December 23. If you know anyone who has danced at the Dance Factory in the past please                         � Mick Nov 25, 2013 10:14 AM
Dance Factory is closing on January 1, 2014 - It is a sad day for the dance world but we all knew that the new owners were asking to have the building rezoned,,, and it was rezoned last Saturday. I plan on going to the Dance Factory every Sunday until the bitter Mick Nov 24, 2013 12:39 AM
Re-Zoning of Dance Factory Property - For those who have danced at the Dance Factory, The Arlington County Board approved a new apartment development in Virginia Square at its Saturday meeting. The Latitude Apartments will be a  Mick Nov 18, 2013 5:29 PM
RE: [The-Northern-Virginia-Social-­Dance-Meet-Up-Group] What if I have two left feet? - Your response is well written. I wish ever dancer could read it! Iris Iris S. Nov 4, 2013 11:54 AM
What if I have two left feet? - A lady sent me a message asking if our group was for people like her who had two left feet. My replay is below, feel free to share my thoughts with your friends who might also have two left feet. Mick A major part of why Mick Nov 4, 2013 10:14 AM
Too Many E-Mails From Me? - If you are getting too many E-Mails from me you can go to your Profile, (Which is on the top right side of every page.), go to E-Mail and Notifications, and then set it up so you get less, (Or no, mail.) Remember that if you don't visit the sit Mick Oct 29, 2013 11:38 AM
Free 8:00 Tom Cunningham Orchestra at the Walter Reed Center - Sorry for the late notice but I wanted to confirm this before I sent it out. This is free and it should be good. Free Live Band for your dancing pleasure. (Or for your listening pleasure.) Bring mom and let her listen to "Her Music". Or Mick Oct 7, 2013 2:22 PM
Correction, the next Monday Tea Dance at Dance Bethesda will be on Sept. 2, from 12:30 PM till 2:30PM - Sorry for the mix up. These dances tend to change frequently so please call Dance Bethesda before you make plans to go to one of their Tea Dances. Thanks, Mick   Mick Aug 19, 2013 1:31 PM
No Lorton Dance this month. (AUGUST) - I just got word that there would be no dance in Lorton this Saturday evening.   Mick Mick Aug 16, 2013 12:52 PM
Meetup details changed: Sunday evening Dancing in Arlington - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/The-Nort­hern-Virginia-Social-Dance4Fun­-Meet-Up-Group/ev Mick Aug 10, 2013 9:15 AM
No dance Tuesday at Colvin Run. - Ed and Gail are going on vacation so there will be no dance this Tuesday, July 16. Mick Jul 14, 2013 1:06 AM
Saturday's dance at Colvin Run will be taught by Gail. - This notice is from Ed. I think this is a great opportunity to see a great follower teach a lesson. If it were up to me I would ask her to use the entire lesson telling us about how to follow. A great follower  like Gail is able to follow Mick Jul 11, 2013 9:42 AM
Special Notice, Ed Cottrell's dances will be held as usual. - Due to rumors to the contrary I asked Ed and this was his reply to all of us. Mick Jun 15, 2013 6:08 PM
CANCELLATION!!!!! The Dance at Colvin Run scheduled for tomorrow night, Is CANCELLED! - This is the message Ed sent out to everyone on his list. Ed is not one to cancel a dance unless he is in quite a bit of pain so lets all say a prayer for Ed and lets hope he comes back to full speed quickly. I would expect that Mick Jun 10, 2013 4:14 PM
New ABC Television Show slated for the Fall, "Family Dance Off". - A casting company for ABC is looking for families that dance together to be in a new reality show called " Family Dance Off! " If you know anyone whose family dances together you might let them know. If Mick Jun 5, 2013 4:43 PM
How to find a dance partner? - If you are looking for a dance partner you can go to "dancepartner.com" and you can sign up for free. This is free if you only want to look at dancers who also want to find dance partners. If you want to actually contact anyone, you wil Mick Apr 10, 2013 10:04 AM
Free dance to new dancers at Colvin Run this month. (March 2013.) - First timers will get in free on Tuesdays this month. Below is the add from Ed.   Note:  For the n ext month , first Tim Mick Mar 4, 2013 1:26 PM
Wednesday's Dance at Lincolnia Canceled this week - This Dance hasn't worked out so it will be canceled this Wednesda. I will  give you more information about future dances on Wednesday's in the coming weeks.   Thank you, Mick Mick Feb 18, 2013 11:29 AM
Holiday tomorrow! Most things are cancelled for Holidays so please check with them before you go. - Please remember that most dances are cancelled when there is a Holiday. I don't get notice of the cancellations so I can't tell you what is, and what is not cancelled.   Please call before going. Remember that if the Mick Jan 20, 2013 10:55 AM
Alert: PWP dance CANCELLED on Friday, Jan 11. - Alert: PWP dance CANCELLED on Friday, Jan 11.   Mick Jan 8, 2013 11:53 PM
No Colvin Run Dance Saturday. - There will not be a first Saturday dance at the Colvin Run School House this Saturday.   Mick Mick Jan 5, 2013 12:59 AM
Re: [The-Northern-Virginia-Social-­Dance-Meet-Up-Group] Christmas thoughts - I also learned to dance during a low p Susan Z. Dec 24, 2012 10:48 PM
Re: [The-Northern-Virginia-Social-­Dance-Meet-Up-Group] Christmas thoughts - Jackie B. Dec 24, 2012 5:51 PM
Christmas thoughts - I use Christmas to remember those I love and the good fortunes I have experienced.  Tomorrow I might ponder memories of my mom, dad or little brother. Then again I might think about how lucky I have always been. I might think of a very poor decision t Mick Dec 24, 2012 11:21 AM
Meetup Cancelled: Tuesday Evening Dance for Everyone. (Ballroom, East and West Coast Swing, ect.) - Tuesday Evening Dance for Everyone. (Ballroom, East and West Coast Swing, ect.), scheduled to occur on Tuesday, December 4,[masked]:30 PM has been cancelled. Please update your plans accordingly. If you have further questions, you can email me t Mick Dec 2, 2012 11:40 PM
Holiday Dance Schedules - The Holiday season is here and that means that some dances will be cancelled. All dancing that is done in any Public School is usually cancelled if School is closed. It doesn't matter if the School is closed for a Holiday, or if it is c Mick Nov 19, 2012 3:06 PM
I am back. - The Key Board Died on me and the computer guys couldn't fix the operating System so I was out for over a week while they tried to fix it and then installed a whole new system. I will try to answer all questions as quickly as I can but i Mick Nov 16, 2012 4:13 PM
Cancellations due to the Storm - As far as I know everything will be cancelled today and tomorrow. (Monday and Tuesday.) I would expect that some of the dances on Wednesday will also be cancelled because of flood damage and or Electrical Power outages. Mick Oct 29, 2012 10:33 AM
The Great Chip Atwood at Hollywood Ballroom Sunday at 7PM - Chip Atwood is one of the absolute best Ballroom Dance Instructors in the greater Washington/Baltimore/Annapolis­ area. I took a few group lessons with Chip back in the Eighties and he was great. Chip also played gre Mick Oct 17, 2012 2:28 PM
Cancelled dances, Sunday at Lincolnia and the PWP Monday evening dance - Due to the holiday.   Mick Oct 2, 2012 10:07 PM
There will be a Dance lesson at In-Step School Of Dance on Labor Day, Monday, September 3 - This is a great chance to check out what happens on Mondays at In-Step at 10:30AM. All other lessons are cancelled at Instep for the holiday ,, so this is your only chance of the day. While many of us are usually too bus Mick Aug 27, 2012 4:24 PM
Social Dance Rules for ladies - Social Dance Rules for the girls Ain't it just like a man , to try to make a bunch of rules for the women in his life? Mick Aug 26, 2012 8:18 AM
Removal of third Saturday dance at the Dance Factory - I have reviewed the Third Saturday dance at the Dance factory as I was asked to do. I am sorry, but I cannot keep this one on the list. This one is for International Competitors,                                not so much for so Mick Aug 18, 2012 11:35 PM
Rules for listing dances. - While I do encourage everyone to tell me about places that we might add to our Calendar, please ask me first. If you want to add a Dance to our list, please send me the particulars, and I will check it out. If the dance fits our parame Mick Aug 8, 2012 4:47 PM
Special Free Dances! Wednesday 1PM at Lincolnia and Friday 1PM at the Lee Center in Arlington. - I just found out about this one. It is a free dance at the Lincolnia Center. 1PM till 3PM on Wednesday, August 1.   There is also the free dance at the Lee Center in Arlington on Friday. The time for that is also from 1PM till Mick Jul 30, 2012 2:52 PM
Colvin run will be closed July 18, until Saturday July 28 - "Special Note:  Commencing Wednesday July 18, 2012,  Colvin Run Dance Hall will be closed , in order to complete  some much needed renovations.  The hall will re-open for dancing Mick Jul 16, 2012 4:40 PM
Up Date for the Free Dance tomorrow night. - I was late getting the actual invite, so here it is. This dance is geared toward the new/newer dancers. I haven't been to one of these but if you are single, and don't have anything great to do Saturday night,, why not just drop by and checkou Mick Jul 13, 2012 4:15 PM

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