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Old 02-08-11, 06:35 PM   #1
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Dancers Check Out This Video, Riding/Dancing

I had this clip of Gina and I practicing our dance moves from a while back (explains the PJ's). I figured it woud be cool to mix it in with some riding footage. If you've ever tried to learn some swing dance, it can be murder on the legs. We used to practice for hours, sweating like dogs and huffing and puffing like a long climb. Really a good workout no matter what some people might think of dancing.

Little history. Gina wanted to learn some swing and ballroom dance. She's always been shy and wouldn't dance in front of a crowd. But she wanted to learn so I bought a few instructional DVD's and learned the steps. I had to learn the woman's part too so that I could teach her the steps. We learned the Rumba, Cha-Cha, West coast and East Coast swing styles.

Pretty cool, not a routine but it's all done by hand signals, lifting and flicking of the hands etc.

Well, we went out dancing and she's still shy. Not even cured by a few margaritas so we don't go out but still dance in the livingroom every so often.

I remember practicing thinking this is good crosstraining, I was tired!

But I do know the woman's steps too so if any of you guys ever go out dancing but also have a shy wife, I know the steps Man!


Some mixed footage from Saturdays ride an clip from yesteryear
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Darn, I just wish she would dance! I wasted all that money on a new outfit and shoes!
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do cops ride on the MUP often? i think i would be startled by a motorcycle drafting behind me
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do cops ride on the MUP often? i think i would be startled by a motorcycle drafting behind me
Not often. I do see them parked in cars incertainareas at times but not very often. Might be the third motorcyle dude I've seen in a year. He actually looked up at me but saw the camera then turned his head quickly. Gina mentioned it and wondered why. I think maybe he wanted to look professional for the video.
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Smooth as always Beanz.
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Thanks!....After watching the video, I notice my white socks. Heck, I'm thinking I might pick up some bright white shoes to go out dancing.
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Nothing like a little West Coast Swing to get the sweat going. My wife threatened me with ballroom dancing if I didn't try Swing... After the basic course, and then the advanced, it was determined that I don't have 2 left feet afterall. I just can't dance well. But, I do well enough to make the woman look good. And THAT is the man's job at dancing... (And by woman, I'm not referring to just my wife, but any woman that thought dancing with me was a good idea... I know my job at dancing...) Don't mention this to my wife or she'll have me out looking for a place to dance!
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Very nice.

More than the dancing, what I noticed was the rollerbladers drafting the cyclists. Is that common?
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I had this clip of Gina and I practicing our dance moves from a while back (explains the PJ's) I figured it woud be cool to mix it in with some riding footage. If you've ever tried to learn some swing dance, it can be murder on the legs. We used to practice for hours, sweating like dogs and huffing and puffing like a long climb. Really a good workout no matter what some people might think of dancing.

...Gina wanted to learn some swing and ballroom dance. She's always been shy and wouldn't dance in front of a crowd. But she wanted to learn so I bought a few instructional DVD's and learned the steps. I had to learn the woman's part too so that I could teach her the steps. We learned the Rumba, Cha-Cha, West coast and East Coast swing styles.

Pretty cool, not a routine but it's all done by hand signals, lifting and flicking of the hands etc.

Well, we went out dancing and she's still shy. Not even cured by a few margaritas so we don't go out but still dance in the livingroom every so often...But I do know the woman's steps too so if any of you guys ever go out dancing but also have a shy wife, I know the steps Man!
Thanks for the clips. Among my acquaintances at work and socially, I'm known for my dancing second to my year round cycling. My wife and I used to tour together in the 1970's including a cross-country honeymoon, and continued for a few years until children in the 1980's. For about eight years prior to children we also took ballroom dance lessons, with a lot of swing classes, including acrobatic swing taught on a padded floor. Though we no longer cycle together, we go out dancing almost every Saturday night.

I thought you two looked pretty good together, and I recognized some of the steps that we do also, like the between the legs kicks, the side to side kicks (the "mooch" to us), and the hands over the head and sideways steps (the "sliding door"). Have you ever thought about lessons from an instructor? Group lessons aren't too expensive. Many ballroom dance venues even offer a lesson as part of the admission.

We get dressed up to go out dancing, and I do work up a sweat, increasing my dry cleaning visits. Nonetheless, it's a great way to practice that oft-repeated marital advice to "go out on dates."
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Nothing like a little West Coast Swing to get the sweat going. My wife threatened me with ballroom dancing if I didn't try Swing... After the basic course, and then the advanced, it was determined that I don't have 2 left feet afterall. I just can't dance well. But, I do well enough to make the woman look good. And THAT is the man's job at dancing... (And by woman, I'm not referring to just my wife, but any woman that thought dancing with me was a good idea... I know my job at dancing...) Don't mention this to my wife or she'll have me out looking for a place to dance!

....Yes, dancing is a sweat maker.
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Very nice.

More than the dancing, what I noticed was the rollerbladers drafting the cyclists. Is that common?



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Thanks! There are usually a few inline skaters out there, one or two that we see. Maybe once a month we will see a small group (2 or 3) drafting the bikes.
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Thanks for the clips. Among my acquaintances at work and socially, I'm known for my dancing second to my year round cycling. My wife and I used to tour together in the 1970's including a cross-country honeymoon, and continued for a few years until children in the 1980's. For about eight years prior to children we also took ballroom dance lessons, with a lot of swing classes, including acrobatic swing taught on a padded floor. Though we no longer cycle together, we go out dancing almost every Saturday night.

I thought you two looked pretty good together, and I recognized some of the steps that we do also, like the between the legs kicks, the side to side kicks (the "mooch" to us), and the hands over the head and sideways steps (the "sliding door"). Have you ever thought about lessons from an instructor? Group lessons aren't too expensive. Many ballroom dance venues even offer a lesson as part of the admission.

We get dressed up to go out dancing, and I do work up a sweat, increasing my dry cleaning visits. Nonetheless, it's a great way to practice that oft-repeated marital advice to "go out on dates."
Sounds like fun! I learned everything from watching DVD's. My mothers's cousin is into swing competitions and has taken lessons for a couple years. She's always trying to get us to try some contests but Gina is way to shy to dance in fornt of people. She' got this thing that everybody is watching her. Uhh, I thought that's what a competiton is haha!

Gina knows I like dance so she suggested that I find a partner then try some competitons. But that wouldn't seem to me. Yeah, a professional more serious dancer yes but to me as a hobby, if it's not my wife, what fun is it?

If we were to take lessons, it would be a big waste of money since I can't get Gina to dance in public. I'd get more involved in the activity and Gina would fall further away, jsu tthe way she is with certain things.
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