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Dance Challenge

“Variety’s the very spice of life, that gives it all it’s flavor.”

-William Cowper

What is this event?

This is a fun game Social Graces will be incorporating into a regular Friday night dance party.  While playing our regularly loved songs and dances, we will add a few extras that are lesser known so that many dance options exist. Then, while the dance is unfolding, students can track how many different dances they dance that night for a prize at the end.

Where?

This will take place at our studio.

When?

Date is TBA

Cost?

This event is free!

 

 

A Few Ground Rules and Things to Note:

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How to get points

Many dances can be danced to the same song. If a style of dance is recommended (like Country Waltz), and you wish to stick with what you know, you can dance American Waltz. However, you only get to count the dances you are proficient in towards the dance challenge. Proficient to us is knowing at least three patterns or variations and staying close to the speed of the dance.  This judgment will be largely on the student of which to keep track. This will be on the honor system. 

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Dance Cards

We will print off dance cards so that participants can start picking their partners for the different dances.  We are offering this to help singles organize or to help couples who may have partners reluctant to try all the dances.  Prizes will be given on an individual basis.

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Training videos on youtube

You can see videos of the lesser known dances lower on this page.

We also created a youtube playlist with examples of the songs we will play the night of the dance challenge.

This is for you to be able to practice at home. 

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Sign up to partner up

We will create a sign up sheet for folks who are looking for partners for some of the dances.  Pair up and win the day!

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Mark your calendar to watch

If you want to watch the fun online, feel free to mark your calendar and watch the excitement unfold.  If you want to participate, let the studio know and we can include you at home over video chat.

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No Instructors

Instructors are not allowed to be dance partners for dance challenge dances.

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Dance list

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Dances can include but are not limited to:

American Smooth/Standard    

Latin/Rhythm 

Swing 

Club 

Line Dance

See examples below:

 

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Two-Step

see video here and music here

Country Waltz

see video here and music here

Folk Waltz

see video here and music here

American Waltz

see video here and music here

V. Waltz

see video here and music here

Hustle three count

see video here and music here

Hustle four count

see video here and music here

Hustle to Waltz timing.

see video here and music here

Foxtrot

see video here and music here

Tango

see video here and music here

Arg. Tango

see video here and music here

Arg. Tango Vals

see video here and music here

Quickstep

see video here and music here

Salsa

see video here and music here

Mambo

see video here and music here

Samba

see video here and music here

Bacchata

see video here and music here

Merengue

see video here and music here

Rumba

see video here and music here

Cha Cha

see video here and music here

Bolero

see video here and music here

EC Swing

see video here and music here

WC Swing

see video here and music here

Polka

see video here and music here

Zydeco

see video here and music here

Paso Doble

see video here and music here

Jive

see video here and music here

Hand Jive

see video here and music here

Hambo (folk)

see video here and music here

Slow dance

see video here and music here

Electric Slide

see video here and music here

Cha Cha Slide

see video here and music here

Flat Footin

see video here and music here

Salty Dog Rag

see video here and music here

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