9/22 Ballroom Dancing

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In the 1930’s Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers personified the elegance and sophistication of ballroom dancing. Over time, partnered social dancing gave way to people dancing apart. However, the popularity of movies like Strictly Ballroom, Dance With Me and Shall We Dance, as well the television show Dancing With the Stars has lead to a resurgence in the popularity of ballroom dancing. Join Marc and his guests this hour as they trip the light fantastic and discuss ballroom dancing.                                                                                                                            

                                                                                                                            –Marcus

Related links

Arthur Murray Dance Studios

The Promenade Dancesport Facility

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2 Responses

  1. I attended dance classes as a child for 10 years and find that the spontaneity of social dancing and lack thereof in programmed dance are very different. I rarely go out to clubs, but when I do, they are almost always latin clubs and the “dance class” folks are always easy to spot…they have the moves, but they are often off-beaat or something. At the Willie olon concert a few weeks back in DC, a dance class was near me and they looked completely different from everyone else in the crowd. not bad, just different

  2. Blob’s Park, a great American dance hall and beer garden, will close next year. Blob’s Park is left over from an earlier era, before modern entertainments like movies, television and professional sports. Many people made music and nearly everyone danced, to entertain themselves and each other. For more on Blog’s Park, see Marylandonmymind.wordpress.com.
    — Bernie

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