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so many dancers - Feb 23, 2004 at 10:19AM
PennyLee
7 Posts

as i was reading some introductions i was
very excited to see so many physics people
interested in dance.  its one of my favorite
ways to excersize (along with hatha yoga)
and stay in shape.  down here in texas, we
two step alot, but i also ball room dance,
swing (lindy hop, west coast....) and salsa
(although, i was not born with the hips nor
rhythm that alot of others have!).  i cant
wait to learn the merengua this semester.  
but, anyone else interested in swapping
dance stories of tips, come on!


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agreed - Feb 23 2004 11:01AM
Gary
Society of Physics...
293 Posts

Hi, Penny,
I am also struck by how many references to dance there are here...Have you seen Kenneth Laws' stuff? He writes and speaks quite a bit on the Physics of Dance... http://physics.dickinson.edu/~podance/podance_homepage.html


NSF Program Director (on assignment from the AIP and the Society of Physics Students to serve as the Robert Noyce Scholarship Program Director at the National Science Foundation)


the good old days... - Feb 23 2004 11:27AM
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Admin
AAPT
107 Posts

The Admin used to merengue a bit.  

That was a while ago, though, and I don't have a degree in Physics, so I suppose it doesn't count.

As usual, I have no point.  Yay!!


Dodge this.


Yeah to Latin Dancing - Feb 23 2004 2:09PM
Olga
8 Posts

Like admin...way back in the day I used to do a lot of latin dancing, merengue and salsa (Last summer).  Now not much time  for dancing :(  Although I do have plans to go latin dancing this weekend with fellow physics pal and partner in crime. Those who know us, know we will have a good time, it should be quite fun :) We are both into dancing her swing and me latin, so we should make quite a duo, if I ever get my act together to go dancing with her.  Well for all those of you who love dancing, Rock on!

Olga



Dance, little man, dance! - Feb 23 2004 5:50PM
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AstroGailis
7 Posts

It really makes me happy to see further proof that physics nerds have fantastic and interesting social lives...as if there were any doubt ;).

My own dance experience centers around swing (east coast, lindyhop, some bal), and it's the perfect let-it-all-go break from school :).  I've also picked up some ballroom (waltz, foxtrot, tango) and Latin from the people I dance with--variety truly is the spice of life :).

Lindyhoppers in the southeast, this is a plug for the Knoxville Lindy eXchange (KLX) in the fall--we've got live bands and great venues.  Talk to your clubs :).

The Admin needs to get over this "non-physics background" holdup and just accept that he's as much of a nerd as the rest of us.  End of story.  

One of the best feelings?  Being at a dance club or wherever and watching the look of astonishment in your partner's eyes as you say what field you're in and he realizes that you (yes you, you sexy dancin' female) are actually rather smart.  Beautiful.



Suck it Up Admin - Feb 23 2004 10:57PM
Olga
8 Posts

Go Astrogalis...

Poor Admin seems confused, posting on a physics website but denying any association with Physics.  Kudos points for the point-out Astrogailis :) And it is definatley the most priceless look, when you tell the guy your dancing with that you, yes you are a physicist...priceless...



yay for that - Feb 27 2004 12:05AM
PennyLee
7 Posts

yeah, i love that response-->
when i am at clubs and stuff, people ask me what i do, and when i reply "i go to shcool", they kinda look at me like "ah, how cute."  and that question is quickly followed by "what do you study?"  then i get to smile and cock my head to the side and say "physics".  i am glad to know that i am not the only who gets a kick out of that!
PL



At a club... - Mar 17 2004 9:59AM
NicoleG
8 Posts

Ok, that can go two ways...

1)  They get the awesome shocked look and are really interested in getting to know you

or

2)  They get this shocked look on your face and leave (they get intimidated.)

No big deal.  I'm dating a biology nerd anyway.

Anyway, I can't say that I have any formal dance training.  Sounds like something I should look into!



definitely - Mar 22 2004 2:28PM
PennyLee
7 Posts

it definitely helps.  no matter what kind of dance you do, or if you have had formal training or street training or if you are quite lucky and just have the rhythm in your hips already-- the others will help.  i have found (how dumb does that sound....?) that each new dance that i learn helps me with my other dances.  they all basically have the same steps with different tricks.  but if you can, dance classes are fun, and an awesome way to meet people!
PL



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Justin
Chico, CA
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Re: Re: so many dancers - Jul 14 2004 9:57AM
Alysson Avatar
Alysson
My chair
196 Posts

Ahh, I wanna go Swing Dancing.  I haven't Swing Danced (check out that grammar) in a long time.  Wonder if there's any swing places in DC?

I also used to dance.  15 years of Tap, Ballet, Jazz, and Pointe.  I miss it all the time.  ::sigh::

Have fun and let us know how it goes!

ps.  haha, admin!  They called you a nerd  :)


-al


Deleted Post - Jul 14 2004 10:59AM
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Justin
Chico, CA
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Post removed on April 14, 2012 at 9:45 PM EST.



Re: Re: Re: Re: so many dancers - Jul 14 2004 11:03AM
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Alysson
My chair
196 Posts

I took ballroom dancing last semester for a PE credit.  It was fun!  We did Samba, Rumba and Foxtrot.

We both need to find things to do...get back to work!

:)


-al


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