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  1. Egoist

    Pure Class Bespoke Tailsuit

    Black Pure Class Bespoke tailsuit, bought for a man 6`3`, 41-42` chest, 33` waist, 33` inseam. Made of stretchy wool. Worn for a few years. Included will be the suspenders and 2 fitted dress shirts. $800 plus shipping (from Maryland, USA)
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    IDS Tango Air - Black Patent - 11.5 (UK) - $75

    For sale are my never used International Dance Shoes, black patent leather, Tango Air shoes, size 11.5 (UK). I am in Maryland. Shipping is not included in the price.
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    Level of amateur dancing in the U.S.

    I think you are confusing "great" representation with "true" representation. It is not great that the best American couple was 32nd in the world. That the National runners-up were outperformed by a "lower ranked couple" just shows that it doesn't really matter who goes because all Americans are...
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    New Dress Code

    I just received an e-mail from Ken Richards, VP of DanceSport (USA Dance), detailing a rule that "will be given a higher degree of scrutiny in upcoming National Qualifying Events and future Nationals." The rule states that "...tail-shirts or tuxedo-shirts that are not entirely white will not...
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    Clover Star Classic 2008

    I was very pleased with this comp in 2007 so I was looking forward to this year's. I have to say that I was not as pleased this year. Positives: - Relatively close to home. Was able to drive there and back on the same "day". - Good judging panel - Good couples - Quality of flooring...
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    Fall Frolic - Oct. 14 Registration deadline is today and only 71 competitors are registered. Where is everyone?
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    Hiltons' Blackpool Waltz

    I am looking for a video clip of a waltz for a Blackpool final or semifinal a few years back with the Hiltons and the Baricchis in it. I thought I had seen it in Youtube but I can't find it anymore.
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    Fall Frolic

    Website says Oct. 7 but brochure says Oct. 14. Can anyone confirm which date is correct?
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    Bespoke Tailsuit

    I found out that Mark Plant, formerly of Arthuy Ashmore, is now on his own. I think the name of his organization is Pure Class Bespoke. Anyways, I had ordered a suit from him when he was still with Arthur Ashmore, but now that he is by himself I am not getting an AA tailsuit. I am concerned...
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    Glasgow, Scotland

    I am going to Glasgow, Scotland for business next week from Mon-Sat and, therefore, am interested in finding out about the dance scene there. I have looked around and couldn't find much. I have found some stuff on Ceroc and certainly I am curious to watch some of it. A salsa club would be...
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    Manhattan DanceSport Who's doing it? Deadline is June 7th. Is this the usual paying for registration AND entry to the ballroom?
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    Step-hop footwork

    Salutations I have been debating with some instructors and fellow dancers on the proper footwork of the first step to enter a step hop from a hovering figure, e.g. open telemark (in quickstep). Some argue that that first step is a heel lead (heel-toe) while others argue that it is a toe lead...
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    Housing for (after) Nationals

    Going back a while when people were offering to house visiting competitors, who in SF is willing to house this Marylander on Sunday night and Monday night after the comp?
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    Train to Blackpool

    Salutations If I was to take the train from Manchester to Blackpool, what station in Blackpool do I want to arrive at (I believe there are more than 1)?
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    Spring Fling/Northeast Regional

    I just looked at at the tentative schedule. Prechamp and champ standard on Friday night? Looks like I'll have to dust off my latin shoes and do a round of syllabus 6-dance to be elligible for Nationals.
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    Fallaway RSP in Tango

    What is the lady's footwork in the tango FRSP?
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    Muscles get in the way of your frame

    I have heard that over-developed muscles in the arms/shoulders can be detrimental to your standard frame. While I don't know any great standard dancer with big guns, I Know there are misconceptions about muscle building, e.g. that it compromises flexibility (bs). Comments?
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    Leading with your top

    What does it mean in Standard to "lead with your top"?
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    Organic growth vs. Partner Switching

    I was discussing the question with a wiseguy, I mean wise guy, not long ago of whether it is inefficient and, therefore, not recommended for a person who wants to do well in competition to stay with a partner for as long as possible instead of switching sporadically. It occurs to me that...
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    Competing and Teeth

    Do you know of anyone that has done something to his/her teeth (other than whitening) because of competing? I've seen people with mangled teeth dancing that I thought would greatly enhance their image by fixing their teeth. I myself have thought of it even though my teeth are not that bad.