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#1
There was a great post on this forum (yes, it is possible), a loooong time ago (a couple of years possibly), which said something to the effect of:

"There are two types of dancer. Firstly, there's the young guy whirling around in the middle of the dance floor, continuously using a series of flashy and damatic movements, his partner with a rictus smile of terror on her face. Secondly, there's an old guy shuffling around the outside of the floor, just walking slowly. Yet strangely, the old guy always seems to have a succession of gorgeous young women draped around him, with expressions of bliss on their faces."

Can anyone help me with the original post? I've done a few searches but can't find it - I can't remember the exact phrasing :(

(And yes, for what it's worth, this was a "lightbub moment" for me, and it's influenced what I want to achieve with my dancing)
 

AndaBien

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#2
..."There are two types of dancer. Firstly, there's the young guy whirling around in the middle of the dance floor, continuously using a series of flashy and damatic movements, his partner with a rictus smile of terror on her face. Secondly, there's an old guy shuffling around the outside of the floor, just walking slowly. Yet strangely, the old guy always seems to have a succession of gorgeous young women draped around him, with expressions of bliss on their faces."...
That seems to say it pretty well. Of course, the young guys never believe it to be true, and the old guys can remember when they didn't believe it either.
 

bordertangoman

Well-Known Member
#4
There was a great post on this forum (yes, it is possible), a loooong time ago (a couple of years possibly), which said something to the effect of:

"There are two types of dancer. Firstly, there's the young guy whirling around in the middle of the dance floor, continuously using a series of flashy and damatic movements, his partner with a rictus smile of terror on her face. Secondly, there's an old guy shuffling around the outside of the floor, just walking slowly. Yet strangely, the old guy always seems to have a succession of gorgeous young women draped around him, with expressions of bliss on their faces."

Can anyone help me with the original post? I've done a few searches but can't find it - I can't remember the exact phrasing :(

(And yes, for what it's worth, this was a "lightbub moment" for me, and it's influenced what I want to achieve with my dancing)

sounds like a post put up by the Grey Vote......
 
#6
I just wish I could find the original post. It was, literally, inspiring.
Why don't you try reposting what the whole thing was about in your own words? I mean it sounds like an interesting topic to jump into. You had me searching in earnest just with the little blurb you stuck in your OP but I can't find the post you are referring to for the life of me.

Who knows maybe you can come up with something equally inspiring for those of us still working on that "lightbulb moment".
 
#8
It sounded vaguely familiar, so i looked it up, and this might be what you are remembering

http://www.danceforums.com/showthread.php?p=514203


(i feel a bit strange doing this, and i am pretty sure it was much more impressive in your memory that what it actually is)

Gssh
Aha!

Yes, that's the baby.

The relevant part of the post is:
there is always an elderly, overweight, argentine guy in a suit who slowly dances around the edge of the dancefloor, and all he does is walking and maybe an ocho once in a while. And he has usually an amazingly beautiful girl who dances incredibly well plastered all over him. Be that guy. there is also always a someone on the dancefloor who wrestles his partner through all kinds of maneouvers, interrupted only by short pauses where he repeats a move 5 time till it "works", or where he explains just exactly how the follower has to move to make the 40 step sequence he wants to do work. Note that he dances mostly with beginners. Note the frozen smile on his partners face. Don' be that guy.
Fantastic post - again, thanks.

(I've made progress on the elderly and overweight part of it... :D )
 

bastet

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#11
I still think it's a great post. And it resonates well with this from Gavito:

“I take my lady for a walk. How do I walk? It is like walking with a lover in park. You will walk together in harmony and balance. I don’t know who adjusts to whom. All I know is that one does."


 

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