Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Men Singers

Whether any of you can speak Spanish or not, you will certainly admire the vocals of some of the best Mexican singers. Hearing them sing will put aside the language barrier, since the songs and the voices are much more important than that. Of course Da music is Da Reel Teeng.

Juan Gabriel. A singer and songwriter and a recipient of several awards for his compositions. Born on January 7, 1950, on Cinco de Mayo street (now known as Juan Gabriel Street) in the small town of Parácuaro, Michoacán,

Some of his famous albums include Inocente de Ti, El Alma Joven, En El Palacio de Bellas Artes and a lot more. His music is known worldwide, and October 5th was declared by the 1996 mayor of Los Angeles Tom Bradley as "El Dia de Juan Gabriel."

"Abrazame" by Julio Iglesias

When it comes to Latin Dance music, notice how many of the speed ranges overlap. Although much of the music is of similar speed, the feel of the music calls for different expressions. How the music sounds is often just as important as how fast it is. Many songs have a unique sound that invites more than one dance. "Tequila"  is a dance classic that  suggests Swing  with its Rock ‘n Roll feel while its Latin quality invites a Mambo.

"Incondicional" by Luis Miguel

Marco Antonio Solis. If you are familiar with the songs "Me Bajas," "Me Subes" and "Basta Ya," as well as the albums called Una Noche En Madrid and La Historia Continua 3, then you already know one of the 10 best Mexican singers, who is Marco Antonio Solis.

Born December 29, 1959 in Ario de Rosales, Michoacán, Mexico) is a musician, composer, and record producer. He is one of the greatest singers and composers in Mexico who is worldwide famous for his works.

In 1995, he decided to pursue a solo career. As a solo artist he has remained popular in his native Mexico as well throughout Latin America and Spain, and the United States. He has more than thirty entries on Billboard's Hot Latin Tracks chart, including multiple number one hits. On August 5, 2010, Solís received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Line Dancing

Nothing about line dancing in Central Valley for ten years now. ha! Well, a long time anyway. I have heard of a few in Waipio and Waikele but nothing "concrete." It remains one of the most useful of the dance arts on this Island. Especially useful for any person that thinks they are beginners in dance.

"Don’t let the fear of striking out prevent you from playing the game"

Free Orkut and My Space dance Graphics Glitters
The first reason and the most important is that it can be fun. And more men are discovering the fun of line dancing. You don't have to be Spiderman. The rest of the reasons are icing on the cake. You learn basic movements and they are done over and over again in sheer joy. You become accustomed to the dance music that will be used in ordinary cultural dancing. You learn the timing of each one of the dances.

"Let's Get It On" by Marvin Gaye

These are all basics taught by the Professionals in a very effective manner. And since you are not tied to a partner you develop your own style to your favorite music. What is styling? It is nothing more that "accentuate the positive." You just give whatever beat you like, that extra push of the foot, bend in the knee, wiggle of hips, move the head or arm. You will pick up and no one in cultural dancing is a clone of another, as much as you try to be.

Line Dancers seem to be an independent group which is nice. And we are looking for a line dance groups that can be sociable and join the world of dance on this Island. Now exhibition Line Dancing is something else.

"A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes"

Myth and Fact :

Myth - Line Dance is danced to country music only.
Fact - Line Dance is danced to all sorts of music, such as Latin, Pop, R&B, Soul, Rock, etc.

Myth - Line Dance is a pedestrian activity, only for senior citizens.
Fact - Line Dance is danced by people of all ages. The choice of dance is extremely varied, ranging from the simple to the more advanced; the gentler rhythms to the more energetic.

Myth - "Yeehaa" is what you shout out when you Line Dance.
Fact - This was created by the media and seems to have stuck.

Myth - You have to wear cowboy outfits.
Fact - Anything goes, as long as you wear comfortable supportive footwear.

Myth - Line Dance only consists of very basic steps such as walk walk stomp stomp.
Fact - Line Dance encompasses many dance styles, drawing from a variety of influences such as Latin, Ballroom, Jive, Irish, Funk, Salsa, etc. making it the most diverse dance form in the world. In fact, advance line dancing can be very complicated. If you just want to have fun, keep away from it.

Sunday, July 28, 2013


With the new algorithms by Google Analytics, all our hits went down. And we cannot blame Google. I complained along with many others of the hits that were not doing us any good. The action was made to use our blog for other uses. They cut that down considerably and of course our hits too. Then they cut down on "bounce" which was also good for all.

"It is strange -- but true; for truth is always strange;
stranger than fiction."

People can read here.
Now most of our blogs are recovering slowly but surely, except Central Valley. Our reader/dancers are interested in reading about dancing and seeing photos of their friends. And if they are not there, we should all understand.

We had Just Tacos one time and that was very nicely received. We had some news from Dot's in Wahiawa via Richie Fun and that was interesting to our reader/dancers. WBDC has always been there with their announcements but not much else.

"Little Things Mean A Lot" by Kitty Kallen

At one time it was Central Valley, Ewa Bus Stop and Oahu West blogs running neck and neck. Now Ewa Bust Stop has move ahead, Oahu West is five points back and Central Valley trails Oahu West by five points. We may have to face it, sooner or later. Central Valley may be one of the blogs that will go. The counters will make my decision. That was my original intent of over diluting the readership. Already I have deleted two blogs. Both were from the East side of the island. If they can't cut it, "bye baby."

New Dance Studio, and Weekend Night Club in Waipio Industrial Park

Town Dancer remains in front and the only other in striking distance is Blogging Hawaii and I am working on that one. One guest author will do it. If it doesn't move then it will be between Blogging Hawaii, Ewa Bus Stop and Oahu West. Pretty isn't it? And all based on the Google Analyitics hits.


I am certain now that any blog that gets less than ten daily hits is a loser. And when I first started out and put a counter on mine I was elated to average ten hits per day. That was 300 hits per month. The three outside blogs and web sites that I carry in my personal stats, all get less than 20 average hits per day. Central Valley is now down to 25. Doesn't look good but Oahu West will take over and perhaps make a big difference in hits for them.. One good Guest Author from HBDA and one from Dance Hawaii and the hits would go through the roof.

Friday, July 26, 2013


Lucero Hogaza León (born 29 August 1969, Mexico City), better known as Lucero, is a Mexican singer and actress. She has sold over 27 million albums worldwide. She has sung songs in Spanish, Portuguese and English. She started her career at the age of 10 as Lucerito.

"Hope is a species of happiness, and perhaps,
the chief happiness which the world affords"

It's been a rough year for the singer, but at least she has her millions of dollars to ease the pain. 43-year-old Lucero has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid singers for 2013 with an estimated $58 million in combined earnings.

Mexican actress Lucero was selected Star of the Year by People en Español magazine, which devotes the cover of its special 2012 "Best and Worst" edition to her.

A smiling Lucero, who is also a singer, was photographed in a striking purple outfit for the December-January edition of the magazine, to which she confessed that she is in love.

"I'm very happy about how I am now emotionally in my life, very stable, in love and satisfied, and I feel full, complete," said the artist, who has two children by former husband Manuel Mijares.

Lucero, 43, told the magazine that her current beau, a Mexican businessman, has "very many" good qualities, but she reiterated that she has no plans to marry again.

"I already got married once. My kids have a marvelous father and I don't believe I'll do it again," said the actress, who this year had several reasons to be happy: the celebration of 32 uninterrupted years of her career and the success of the soap opera in which she starred with Mexican actor Jaime Camil, "Por ella soy Eva."

 Our first Mini - Blog.  -*-  What's a Mini - Blog?

Pub's Side Note: I did not come across this singer until I was looking for an old song which was written about the time she was born. "Y Volvere." She sings it beautifully with a Mariachi band and I copied it from You Tube to my  computer along with many others.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

"The Time Has Come"

“The time has come” the Walrus said, “to talk of many things: of shoes - and ships - of sealing wax - of cabbages - and kings. And why the sea is boiling hot - and whether pigs have wings."

Anyone know where that comes from?'

Linux, much better than Apple or Microsoft. if you know your command line. However, the GUI, made a big, big difference when Windows 95 came out and the entire computer world embranced it. Both Apple and Microsoft have been solidly behind it.

Now an entire new system of touch is evolving and that will be the new method. Linux programmers are still into the command line phase and they think they are so smart because they know how to use it. There are still too few in Linux that understand the GUI for the "ordinary computer" user.

I tried to contact them and they were very Rootzi tootzi and tell you that all you have to do is "Sudo this and Sudo that." Sheesh! Beautiful Operating System but I just gave up.

Meanwhile, both Microsoft and Apple are now getting all screwed up with their deluxe programmers that to allow their advertisers plenty of leeway in, and they leave the door open for all the screwy nuts out there with virus and malware. But one of these days, Linux will wake up. Then Microsoft and Apple will have to get on their iphones and other, because their computing days will be over.

Our first Mini - Blog, check it out, you may want to get in on it. Something new.

I found You Tube and it has been the greatest invention of this century.

I got rid of all my cassettes and even the Cassette/CD player and recorder. I still have about 20 CD's and I am spreading them around to my friends in the various clubs.

Next was getting rid of my VHS tapes and my VHS recorder was fairly easy but the recorder is still here. Anyone out there want a free VHS recorder?

I am getting rid of on my DVDs too, and I only have abourt 20 left. I will get around to give to my friends. In my old age, I must get accustomed to travel light.

With You Tube I have my music and show all in one and I can pick whatever I want. After I get rid of all of this then I will order and buy only whatever I want to gift for people.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

And we rolls

From Anonymous which is unusual but in this case, I found it in the  notes and papers I am getting rid of. I am Cleaning House and traveling light. Anyone know where it is from?

"Personally, I don't give a rap for documents; for the truth in my eyes
is not in them but in the mind."

If growing up is giving in, it's not what I want to be. I want to keep the little boy alive. I am not giving in to cynicism, so I keep exploring. I am fortunate to have had such varied experiences in my life. And I am following my heart.

We are evolving as a species but not in our souls. Imagination and creativity are the most important part of human beings. How can we cut art programs in our schools to pay for a Stinking Rail? Our children deserve much better than that. They should be taught the finer things in life. But we have been sold a bill of goods.

Dance is in all of us, thousands of years ago the first dances were around the fire and we will never get the beat out of our souls. In spite of all the deluxe teachers of dance out there.  ****

Our first Mini-Blog, not much bigger  than Twitter.

An Apple a Day keeps the doctor Away. Old saying.

But banana health benefits may compare better to any other type of fruit. In fact, bananas have several positive benefits that many other fruits do not have. These yellow-skinned fruits are ideal for health because they have a sweet taste that most people enjoy. Because of this, it is easy to implement bananas into a daily diet.

Bananas are also convenient because you can carry them with you whenever you are in a hurry. Knowing the banana health benefits and the other positive things that bananas can be used for will likely give you a new appreciation for this popular fruit. The banana health benefits far outweigh those of the apple because it has many more vitamins and nutrients than their round counterparts.

"Summit Ridge Drive" by Artie Shaw

Pub's Side Note: Three of the most powerful tools for marketing a dance organization's services and products is through their newsletters, Web and Blog sites. The benefits are many. They keep the organization's Name out in front of potential and current members, the media and Ballroom Dance Professionals.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

The Dancers, 20 years

By Fred Wong, Kalihi:

This last 20 years have really seen an increase in communication between the dancers in our community. And I mean all of the partner dancers out there. There has been enough information to give anyone the feeling that they are the ones that have been called upon to define dancing.

 "What ever people believe prevails over the truth." ~Sophocles, The Sons of Aleus

There have always been memos passed around during classes and we have always accepted newsletters. We were able to subscribe to a variety of mainland dance magazines too. Good solid information and all pretty much one way communication.

Then the dance Web sites made their grand entrance about 25 years ago. For a long while they controlled most of the distribution of dancing information on this island and it was considered a feather in your cap if you had one.

And Twenty Years Ago, the famous Palladium brought it all to a central point on Oahu. And we more or less know what happened after that. The dance club cliques increased in power and the emerging hit dance movies had many people wanting to be champs in a competitive dance contest. The resulting decline was hard on the ones depending on dance income.

"With A Song In My Heart" by Al Martino

Then the cell phone and the email really came into being and allowed easier communication between dancers in different parts of the island and even beyond. The cell phone for its portability and the email with its fast send and reply written conversation. Many were coming to the conclusion that they just wanted to have fun dancing. Wow!

Now comes the blog and that has been the humdinger. These blogs have evolved into miniature facebooks but not exposed to the world in the same way. And our blogs do not require any commitments from our reader/dancers. The blogs are available to the public at large but yet confined to a small circle of reader/dancers.

With the addition of the Information Contributors and the Guest Authors and the resulting independent blogs, we are sure to gain back more dancers that we lost. We can be sure of getting more open social dance clubs. And blogging will have created a culture of Truth, Inclusion and Innovation. Our dance world will never be the same again. ****

Pub's Side Note: What we need now, more than anything, is a few Information and/or Photo contributors willing to share information and/or photos of our dance environment with our fellow dancers.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

North Shore?

By Fred Kajima, Pupukea

I acknowledge that none of us can get through the day without making a lot of assumptions. In the world we live in, we just accept and go along. All of us have intellectual, ideological and moral commitments that we bring to bear upon what we think about in almost everything.

"We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery,
guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate.
The  world is all gates, all opportunities, keep your eyes open."

But the availability of information that we can gather has sped up the rush to judgements, a practice further accelerated by the new technologies, the computer and the cellular phone. And the private club syndrome remains in most dance clubs.

We have less patience than ever with the often painstaking task of gathering the truth. We are better informed, yet we seem more efficient than ever in manufacturing conspiracy theories. I am convinced that our dance cliques are quite different from reasoning altogether. Reasoning is an art they seem to have forgotten.

"I Can't Help Myself" by the Four Tops

Blogging seems to be the perfect answer for we must think it over carefully and own up to our opinions in a blog. Much different than the clique where no one owns up to anything and there is no responsibility for all their manufactured lies. We may be phasing into a new era for the good of all. And perhaps I will have a chance to get my two cents in again. ****

Another burning question: How to Porcupines make love?
Answer: Very Carefully.

A New Day

I seem to be waking this blog up, we need all the contacts we can get and get it rolling to the heights of Town Dancer. And that ain't gonna be easy.

Received from the Big Island.

We don't know the dates but perhaps someone over there can add a few choice words to this blog.

Then we have the famous Al Franken.

The Rail Party is the best example in Hawaii. They are now working on taking over Maui and the Big Island too and it ain't gonna be as easy as taking the local yokels on Oahu. Abercrombie doesn't dare say boo to them, for he will be dead in the votes, like what they did to Cayetano, with pure lies.

"A gossiper is a professional athlete of the tongue." Aldous Huxley

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Blog Stats

For me, my little puzzle of the stats is still fascinating. Central Valley is a case in point. Goes down in average hits, slowly but DOWN. Then I get some news from WBDC and the hits go up again. Plain as day for me. There must be some other dancing groups where we could both benefit from the information and/or photos contributed.
"The ease and appeal of blogging on this island is inspiring a new group of writers and creators to share their voices with their fellow dancers."

We have had about 20 different dance groups in our blogs. Dance clubs, chapters, night clubs, other Web and Blog sites and several Two-Centers willing to get their two cents in and share with their fellow dancers. The new Jargon in Dancing in the Dark blog will open the doors for many that wish to find a subject of interest for the reader/dancers. Next year there will be 30 groups. (Yes, this is a WAG)*

And amazing that many of the small clubs are discovering the secret of combining in their use of the entire Palladium. Cooperation is much better than Competition, hooray.

We thank you all for overlooking our typos. And we certainly can understand that those of you who are perfect cannot stand those that are not. Typos can occur anywhere. Here is an example from a newspaper with the best spell checker in the business.

"Gordie Jefferson celebrated his birthday last week
with a party of eight little fiends."
"When I dance, I cannot judge, I cannot hate, I cannot separate myself from life. I can only be joyful and whole; that is why I dance."
~ Hans Bos

* WAG: Wild Ass Guess

Friday, July 12, 2013

Competition Dancing

By John Bagatan, Waipio

Now that we are developing such good dancers in the West Oahu, it is only proper that some are thinking of getting into competition dancing, just for the sport. Competitive dance is a popular, widespread activity in which competitors perform dances in any of several permitted dance styles before a common group of judges. And we had much of it at one time and then it began to fizzle out when they got a little too "deluxe."
"The first thing you need to decide when you build your blog is what
you want to accomplish with it, and what it can do if successful."

At one time, (before the Rail Disaster) there was a Dance Pavilion in the plans at the Patsy Mink Recreation Center. That would have been the perfect place. Not only for competition but for dancers of all kinds in the West. But unfortunately the Big Bucks in profits from the Rail come first. The cancellation news is in process.

The competitive dance industry largely consists of competition production companies—also sometimes called dance competition companies—that conduct regional competitions at stops along their annual, nationwide tours. They are strictly a money making industry. But we certainly can build our own keeping the cost down without allowing outsiders the control.
Dance is the hidden language of the soul. ~Martha Graham

Dancers who compete at these regional competitions are usually young dance students ranging in age from about six to eighteen years old. Whereas our competition dancers are over 40 with many over 50. But you and I are still talking "good" dancers. Dance schools typically arrange for their classes to compete as groups. Advanced dance students often compete solo or in small groups (e.g., duo, trio, quad) in addition to competing with their dance class groups.

If we cannot get Guest Authors into Town Dancer blog,
perhaps we can help Blogging Hawaii and get them
independent. First Come. First Serve.

Competitive dancers must be physically fit because even short dances can be physically demanding. Also, dancers must continuously train to maintain and improve their technique, balance skills, strength and flexibility. Fortunately, we have many places in town available to practice and hone your skills. The Palladium is used frequently because of the large dance floor.

"Secret Lovers" By Atlantic Starr

Competitive dancing requires dedication as many months may be spent practicing dance and developing dance routines. A good dance club like USA dance can help you a long way according to their rules. ****

Pub's Side Note: To our reader/dancers, please consider yourselves, now and henceforth, and no matter what anyone ever asks of you, free to do any damned thing you want as long as it doesn't hurt someone else unnecessarily.

Nic Nax

Now that everyone is out vacationing we have a chance to pause and think things over.

"Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the western spiral arm
of the Galaxy lies a small unregarded sun. And nearby is a small, modest planet, Earth.
But as is often the case, fashionable is not the same as comfortable.
We live in prime real estate. Let's try to keep it that way."
As defined by the Universal dancer:
the characteristics of the three styles of tango:

American tango is when you’ve just started dating, and you’re flirting in an atmosphere of sexual tension.
Argentine tango is when you’ve just started sleeping together and you can’t keep your hands off each other.
International tango is when you’ve been married for seven years and you’re only staying together for the sake of the children.
"How High The Moon" By Les Paul Mary Ford

We are lucky to be getting so many beginners and their Dancelife is about to expand ....
Beyond their wildest Dreams!
With our blogs, they will find themselves more on the Internet to enjoy dance information. They will be meeting more of their fellow dancers, in the blogs, some of the most enthusiastic dancers on this Island. Be aware that we are dancing to purely enjoy the dance, which is what most social dancers do.
And then lately many of you have been more aware that we have some excellent exhibition or competition dancers. They dance for how it looks and accept the fact that there is proper place to be judged. And then there is the new growing group that is interested in viewing. This new group of Viewers will be attending the big functions.
Our readers seem to know how to read and reading is fundamental. You can get smarter by reading anything of interest to you. Those of us in the entire island shall pride ourselves that "Through These Blogs Read The Most Informed Dancers In The Pacific."

"The hardest math to master is that which enables us
to count our blessings."

Is there anybody dancing on the Windward side of this Island?
Downtown Honolulu. Exec leaving for the day and gets on the elevator. Next floor down, the elevator stops and a gorgeous blonde gets on. She pokes her elbow in his ribs and says, "Hi, Cutie Pie." His wife is standing next to him, smiles nicely to the lady. "Hi, I am Mrs Pie."
  Blogger's Law #41: All gossip at the Palladium is true. Do not be misled by facts.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

So We Think We Can Dance

Wow, I have been looking over dance blogs, danced Web sites, dance advisories, dance schools and I sometime wonder how in hell, we can enjoy some of our favorite music with a good dance at all. Wow, talk about gimmicks and theories. Hey You, you are suppose hold the arm up at 45 degrees and you had it at 46. Dancing is just loaded down with crap (to us) like that.

We will attempt to use the KISS methods most of the time.
(Keep It Simple, Stupid.)

Just came across another branch in dance theory which is the one produced by anthropologists and sociologists, social sciences dance theory. Now, that is coming a little closer to the original development of Social Dancing in the US.

Closer related to philosophers, they explore dance ethnic features, considering aspects of dance as a medium of cultural and social interaction. Features of different dance genres and styles are analyzed according to their social settings and cultures.
"Abrazame" por Julio Iglesias

The cultural studies trend could be classified among these dance theory lines. Researchers concentrate on how dance features relate to matters of ideology, social class, nationality, ethnicity, sexuality, gender and others. We can understand a little better the viewpoint of the night clubbers. So we have the choice of actively seeking clubs that are more amenable to our type of dance without getting all rootzi tootzi about it. We can respectfully leave the others to enjoy "their" kind of dance at 'their" venues.

One example of this is the work accomplished by the anthropologist Andrée Grau. Coming from a research line founded by John Blacking (1928 -1990) (ethnomusicologist and anthropologist himself), she started her dance theory production with an encounter with the Tiwi community in Australia. One of her discoveries was that dancer’s space distribution was determined by kinship relations. (the difference with what would determine space distribution in dance as a contemporary art in western culture?) Yes, it is such a simple example. Dance theory, ethno choreology, dance anthropology and so on, so extensive …

 I know. I’m just providing some introductory elements … Just to point out that we just gotta dance to that there particular song, that is being played our way. That is the name of our game, pure and simple.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

The Plot Thickens

The stats furnished by Google Analytics are not too bad. By averaging out, I get a very good look at the interest of the reader/dancers. And Town Dancer remains in front way ahead of all the rest.

"Your blog is your unedited version of yourself. That is Social Media."

It is losing ground but then it fluctuates depending on the Guest Authors. The Guest Authors have established their own routines and I am not going to change any of that. They will decide for themselves when, what, where etc. This is gradually becoming familiar to the readership. However, I have pulled a lever, in my blogging, back one notch and the hits are slowly falling. Let them fall where they may.

Blogging Hawaii remains in second place and there has been relatively nothing there. I will push the lever up one notch and get a little more publicity and see if we can get some regular Two-Centers. They could fill the dull spaces very nicely and get the hits moving up again. When and if one decides to become a Guest Author, the hits will most assuredly go through the roof.

"Torn Between Two Lovers" By Mary MacGregor

It the hits get near to Town Dancer's and we get more Guest Authors, then Blogging Hawaii will be the one most indicated for independence. Fortunately, the dance activity in town remains very good. Hopefully we can have one of them independent by the end of this year, for all to see. And I would like to see as many as possible go before I go.

This is a test
If you can read
this to the very end.
You're good.

Pub's Side Note: Meanwhile, Sea Country along with the other two new blogs, Oahu East and East Ko'oalu Blog are offering free one time advertising space as an introduction of our separate sections of the islands to the reader/dancers. Watch it, it says Free! On the Internet you must be very careful when it says free. Mahalo.

Monday, July 8, 2013


American Waltz, The Basic

Some of the most beautiful music ever written in this world and we dance to the music. It is a basic dance because it is a walking dance. It is left, right, left, right, left, right and so on. It begins to become a dance as soon as you walk it according to the rhythm of the music, at whatever speed you are comfortable with. In our cultural dancing you must hear the music first and your body will just want to move to that one, two, three count.

"The heart of blogging is linking ... linking and commenting.
Connecting and communicating - the purpose of the Internet."

You just have to let it go, it will do very nicely by itself. Then as you walk (dance) to the music, you will notice that the one counts alternate from the left foot to the right foot to the left foot and so on. This does not have to be taught by your dance teacher and anyone can learn it by doing.

Then you notice that you feel the music better on the one count with the accent and you acquire "styling" early, you push a little harder on the one count. Just the act of pushing down will allow you to rise on the two and three counts. In the disciplines this can become very complicated. For us, the cultural dancers, this all just comes about naturally. Once you can enjoy the music and the movement of the dance to the basic square step, you will be on your way to being a waltz dancer.

"The Tennessee Waltz" by Patti Page

We are trying to promote this blog as the next one to become independent.
Just need a couple Guest Authors. You and You are just fine. Come On.

If you learned it in line dancing you are way ahead of most beginners, but Partner Dancing may prove a challenge. In learning the square step basic you must learn to lead if a male and follow if you are female. So then you find there are more ways to enjoying the music by varying the movements. And the simplest is the walk forward and the walk backwards. Of course, a rarity is waltz left and waltz right, which is easy enough to do. Then the turns left, and also a rarity, the right turn and you have come a long ways, baby. And the only thing required is to do it. It can be called practice, fine, but just do it and keep doing it and you will become more proficient with time.

"Young At Heart" by Frank Sinatra

There may be six hundred documented movements in waltz. There is no record of anyone knowing all six hundred. You will find that the basic cultural Bronze of about 30 movements will be more than enough to enjoy a good Waltz with most partners. And that is the name of our game. The fancy dancers in the disciplines or Night Clubs think they are different from us, and we respectfully concur.