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I went contra dancing last night, despite feeling lazy and wanting to stay home. I had a great time, but not because of the contra, though my body is definitely feeling better for the workout. A dance buddy introduced me to a new kind of dance that's danced to Blues music (I think it's called slow blues dancing)- which apparently happens at the park every other Sunday evening, but isn't on the website anywhere(??). Very sexy, very improvisational. We ended up talking until 2:30am about everything under the sun, which was delightful, but cold. I got home at 3:30am and slept until 1:30pm. Making good use of my last day of freedom, I guess!

Part of my problem getting to dances lately is that contra just doesn't challenge me anymore. It's fun, but no longer fills me with a fiery joy. New challenges would be good. Waltz is still a challenge, but I've been restricting myself to only going to the waltzes put on by Waltz Time (only on the 1st and 3rd Sundays) because I enjoy them more than the other two companies who put on Sunday afternoon waltzes. I think I may have to stop being so picky if I want to actually have time to dance. And I think I shall try this Blues thing. Besides, it's a lot easier to get out on a Sunday evening than a Friday evening lately.

The new job starts tomorrow. Time to go find out what I signed up for. You may start the countdown to disillusionment...now. I'm not sure how much internet time I'm going to get, so I may not be as much of an lj-presence in the future. We shall see.

Date: 2005-11-06 08:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zacsinister.livejournal.com
I met you at a halloween party.

Date: 2005-11-09 01:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rhubarbrapini.livejournal.com
HAPPY BIRTHDAY. Or atleast thats what LJ told me today was. :-P

Date: 2006-01-31 07:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vvalkyri.livejournal.com
The 2nd Sunday Tea Dances do more than waltz, which is a good thing for some and a bad thing for others. I really like Marc & Ellen, so I've been intending to get back there for a while.

Date: 2006-02-01 12:26 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] fireandearth
I tried the Tea Dances and Waltz Potpourri dances and didn't like them nearly as much as Waltz Time's waltzes. Though I have thought about trying them again simply to get more dancing in.

Date: 2006-12-20 05:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] selki.livejournal.com
Hi there, here via [livejournal.com profile] badmagic's mention of you in his journal. There's slow blues dancing in Glen Echo every other Sunday night? Where, please?

Date: 2006-12-20 11:47 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] fireandearth
Go to dancedc.com, 2nd entry down. The next couple Blues dances are January 28 and February 25. Those are at the Town Hall, two blocks from Glen Echo park on Harvard Ave. After those two we're going back to the park proper - we've had dances in the Bumper Car Pavilion and the Ballroom, some with live music. These are fabulous dances in my opinion, please do come join us! ...And if you know other places for blues dancing in VA, do let me know!

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