"Around the World in 80 Days" - May 13th
Have you been around the
world. Most of us have been only
part-way. Share with us by
bringing/wearing a memento of your trip - even if it was only to Worcester
(that's part-way). We are tying in a
reprise of our "Tee-shirt Tour" themes of the past with our movie
themes of this year.
"An American in Paris"- Some Local Color
The hall was transformed to
streets of Paris for the event. We
channeled our inner Gene Kellys and Leslie Carons to dance the evening away. Some of our dancers took on the roles of
Parisian local color. Did anyone get
paint on them from Joe
Johnson's palette or paint brush?
New England DanceSport Championships at Moseley's - May 13
On the same day as our dance, we have the opportunity to see a major amateur dance competition without having to travel out of the area. Events go all day and into the evening. During the day, the competition will include all ages, Adults and four categories of Seniors. It will include all skill levels, from Newcomer through Bronze, Silver and Gold where competitors are restricted to certain figures. It will also include Open or unrestricted levels of Novice and Pre-champ and Championship. It will include all four styles: American Rhythm and Smooth and International Latin and Standard. On Saturday evening, the championships will be contested for all styles. To summarize: you can see a great variety of dancing with skill levels getting ever higher from morning into the evening.
Save the Date: Pot Luck XXVI Supper Dance - July 29th
Dancing on TV - DWTS in Week 7 - Down to 5 Couples
Your intrepid handicapper did
just OK. Clearly, he blew it on Normani
& Val - they are possible winners and sure finalists. Heather & Maks didn't deserve to get
knocked out. We think it was another
case of viewers thinking they didn't need help that week and voted for
personality; i.e., David & Lindsay or Bonner & Sharna. Say good-bye to one of those couples next
How Followers Can Help Beginning Leaders - More From Mark Balzer
Beginning men need a lot of help. And the best way their partners can help is
to follow their lead, even if it's wrong, rather than "compensating"
for a bad lead. This gives the leaders
proper feedback. By feedback, I don't
mean verbal criticism, but direct feedback in the sense of "I wonder what
happens if I push this button?" If
the leader doesn't lead or leads something other than what he's supposed to
lead, the follower should not compensate and do the right thing despite his
lead; she should do nothing, or whatever he did lead. This way he can
clearly see which cause has which effect. If the follower compensates, she deprives the leader of this
cause-effect feedback, and he'll never learn to lead properly.
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