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Strictly Ballroom - The Official Fan Fiction Social Thread

Discussion in 'Fan Fiction and Writing Resource' started by JadeSolo, Feb 2, 2006.

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  1. JadeSolo

    JadeSolo Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    First post! Woohoo! :p>
     
  2. DarthIshtar

    DarthIshtar Force Ghost star 9

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    ::Waltzes in.::

    Second post! Cool title.
     
  3. Commander-DWH

    Commander-DWH Manager Emeritus star 4

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    Hey, new thread! :D

    In response to questions in the old thread, contra isn't a class, but we have a group that holds a contra dance every first Friday of the month, and this was the Winter Term contra, I guess. I guess I should learn to properly ballroom dance one day, though- you never know when I might have to animate it. :p
     
  4. amidalachick

    amidalachick Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    EDIT: 4th post! To celebrate: [face_dancing] [face_dancing] [face_dancing] [face_dancing]

    Love the title!

    Another edit: What exactly is contra? :confused:
     
  5. WyoJedi

    WyoJedi Jedi Youngling star 4

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    Woohoo! New thread.
    Let me just jump in here and cut a rug with ya'll.

    I love to dance. I have never actually taken any dance classes... scratch that, I took a country swing class with my wife at college. Anyway, I love to waltz, it is so elegant and flowing. But I would definitely like to learn to ballroom dance someday... although no one has ever complained about my dancing before **dances out of room ala Fred Astaire**

    Cheers,
    Wyo
     
  6. Lady_Cora

    Lady_Cora Jedi Youngling star 2

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    The sixt is here. *does a clumsy bow and falls over* Excuse me! [face_blush]

     
  7. brodiew

    brodiew Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    ok, I was worried there for a moment. [face_worried]

    all this talk of dancing...:rolleyes:

    Striclty Ballroom was a good movie though.:D
     
  8. DarthIshtar

    DarthIshtar Force Ghost star 9

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    Has anyone else seen either version of Shall We Dance? Very good movies.
     
  9. Commander-DWH

    Commander-DWH Manager Emeritus star 4

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    Nope, not me.

    Contra dancing is a lot like English country dancing. If you've ever seen Pride and Prejudice (the real BBC version, not those crappy other versions), it's like that crossed with square dancing. You still have a caller, but it's not as hoe-down-ish as square dancing. And a heck of a lot more fun. :D
     
  10. brodiew

    brodiew Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I want to see the Japanese original but still haven't.
     
  11. DarthIshtar

    DarthIshtar Force Ghost star 9

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    I did a lot of contra dancing in my World Dance class. There's one that's a Norwegian dnace called The Potato. It doesn't look like its name.
     
  12. janiasolo

    janiasolo Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Has anyone seen the movie "Strictly Ballroom"? I want to, since I love Baz Lurhman's work, but haven't yet. I also would love to learn ballroom dancing!
     
  13. amidalachick

    amidalachick Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Contra dancing is a lot like English country dancing. If you've ever seen Pride and Prejudice (the real BBC version, not those crappy other versions), it's like that crossed with square dancing. You still have a caller, but it's not as hoe-down-ish as square dancing. And a heck of a lot more fun.

    I haven't seen Pride and Prejudice, but contra sounds very cool! :D

    There's one that's a Norwegian dnace called The Potato. It doesn't look like its name.

    Sounds interesting. :D

    It actually reminds me of an old song that goes something like "Do you love me?/Do the mashed potato/Do the twist..." I wonder if that's what they're talking about. [face_thinking]
     
  14. WyoJedi

    WyoJedi Jedi Youngling star 4

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    The mashed potato, I believe, is a dance from the 50s... my mom showed me how to do it once, and you move your feet back and forth like you are squishing potatoes. I should have paid more attention but I was to busy saying 'Mom, please stop.' Not something you want to be seeing as a teenager.

    Cheers,
    Wyo
     
  15. DarthIshtar

    DarthIshtar Force Ghost star 9

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    LOL, the Norwegian one is everyone in pairs in a circle, running 16 steps forward, 16 steps back, 8 steps forward, 8 steps back, 4 in a circle, then spinning around to the next partner.
     
  16. IrishEyedJedi

    IrishEyedJedi Jedi Padawan star 4

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    The A & E version (Pride & Prejudice) with Colin Firth! =P~ =P~
     
  17. amidalachick

    amidalachick Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    The mashed potato, I believe, is a dance from the 50s... my mom showed me how to do it once, and you move your feet back and forth like you are squishing potatoes. I should have paid more attention but I was to busy saying 'Mom, please stop.' Not something you want to be seeing as a teenager.

    Hmm, I know that feeling. ;) And I guess that would be the one they're referencing in the song...cool! Thanks for the info, Wyo!

    The Norwegian one sounds pretty fun, Ish. :)
     
  18. WynssaStarflare

    WynssaStarflare Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Was the Keira Knightly Pride and Prejudice any good? I've always wanted to see the BBC version though.
     
  19. Luna_Nightshade

    Luna_Nightshade Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I haven't seen the Keira Knightley one, but I plan to sometime when my schedule clears up a bit more. I do know, however, that my fellow English majors were filled with righteous contempt at the way they "butchered Austen's beliefs" or something like that, so if you are a stickler for staying to the original plot, it doesn't sound like it will suit you. They said otherwise, if you weren't being a stickler, it was a very enjoyable movie. So there you go.
     
  20. DarthIshtar

    DarthIshtar Force Ghost star 9

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    I loved the Knightley one. THe chemistry was just so THERE.
     
  21. brodiew

    brodiew Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    talk...of...dancing...destablizing...primary...circuits. 8-}

    Although totally secure in masculinity, I like most versions of Pride and Prejudice.[face_blush]
     
  22. DarthIshtar

    DarthIshtar Force Ghost star 9

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    You think your masculinity is intact after admitting that?! [face_laugh] I'm kidding, of course.
     
  23. WyoJedi

    WyoJedi Jedi Youngling star 4

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    Hey no problem amidalachick, I'm always available for useless information about classic rock dances. :D

    I have not seen any of the Pride and Prejudice movies... and you won't ever get me to **claws way out of feminine grasp and into the action/adventure section** :p

    Seriously though, I have not seen them so I can't say good or bad. The book was pretty good.

    Cheers,
    Wyo
     
  24. DarthIshtar

    DarthIshtar Force Ghost star 9

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    If you see the Mormon modern version ever, look for a girl in a green shirt in the hymnbook-throwing scene. It's a fellow fanforcer of mine.
     
  25. WyoJedi

    WyoJedi Jedi Youngling star 4

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    Ish, what 'Mormon modern version' is that? I would certainly check that out.

    Cheers,
    Wyo
     
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