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When it comes to dancing,

by tye (Cardinal)
on Jul 27, 2007 at 23:41 UTC ( #629227=poll: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

vote on When it comes to dancing,

I have two left feet
[bar] 37/15%
I've just the one foot left
[bar] 9/4%
Sorry, can't; left my feet in my other shoes
[bar] 21/8%
I sweep her off his feet
[bar] 24/9%
I'm lucky to make it 3 feet w/o injury
[bar] 16/6%
Keeping up with me is no mean feat
[bar] 17/7%
Even being at a dance I consider defeat
[bar] 61/24%
I fear it makes me look effete
[bar] 15/6%
Something else is afoot
[bar] 55/22%
255 total votes
Comment on When it comes to dancing,
Re: When it comes to dancing,
by blahblahblah (Priest) on Jul 28, 2007 at 00:50 UTC
    something something something Fête ... something something.

      Yeah, I deleted the entry that used that word. It was better than yours but it still wasn't good enough. q-:

      But more important is that now

      you can refer to "that site with a ten-foot poll" that you wouldn't touch
      .

      - tye        

        Except this poll is only 9 feet long...
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Re: When it comes to dancing,
by archfool (Monk) on Jul 28, 2007 at 01:30 UTC
    On my first date with my wife, we were to go dancing. So, naturally, she had to come over to my house to teach me a little bit, so I wouldn't embarrass us both. ;)

    Well... um... we missed the ride to the club. We didn't mind. :D Must have been too busy dancing or something...

Re: When it comes to dancing,
by kyle (Abbot) on Jul 28, 2007 at 01:35 UTC

    I'm told that I don't dance so much as hop, jump, and flail. I can't tell if that's an improvement over refusing to dance or not.

Re: When it comes to dancing,
by jZed (Prior) on Jul 28, 2007 at 01:41 UTC
    My best experince dancing was when my car broke in Italy. A toe truck took us to dance to sole music near some fallen arches, the cops tried to shoe us away and the DJ had to boot his music machine. Sock it to me!
Re: When it comes to dancing,
by Popcorn Dave (Abbot) on Jul 28, 2007 at 02:27 UTC
    My wife has only been able to subject me to dancing twice. Once at our wedding, and in a brilliant sneak attack at my brother's wedding.

    Given the relative height difference, I'm 6'4 and she's 5'2, it's very difficult to even try due to logistics, so I manage to do a good amount of seat warming, which is fine with me. ;)


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Re: When it comes to dancing,
by Anonymous Monk on Jul 28, 2007 at 03:29 UTC
    I'm a golden haired bare chested angel
Re: When it comes to dancing,
by thezip (Vicar) on Jul 28, 2007 at 04:05 UTC

    ... I'm always in the band.

    I learned a long time ago that I prefer being on the band side of the floor, reading down Big Band/Jazz standards (any of 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th trumpet books.)

    Gals dig the guys in the band, in fact, that's how I met my wife!


    Where do you want *them* to go today?
      Amen, Brother, that's where I'm at too. Except I'm on guitar.
      Ditto. Even bassplayers get their small share! And dancing, that's for people who weren't lucky enough to be on stage that night.

      bassplayer

      Unfortunately, not a lot of tuba gigs (although, they run rampant on the Big Joe Polka Show).

      I've always wanted to play for a dance, sigh.
      tubaandy
Re: When it comes to dancing,
by Gavin (Canon) on Jul 28, 2007 at 09:31 UTC
Re: When it comes to dancing,
by Tux (Monsignor) on Jul 28, 2007 at 09:46 UTC

         ... Others enjoy watching my feet

    I enjoy myself, weather it looks good or not. I cannot dance the classical (ballroom and such) way at all, as I cannot hear the beat. I only hear rythm. I enjoy my feet, maybe others laugh about them, but at least they enjoy them then too


    Enjoy, Have FUN! H.Merijn
Re: When it comes to dancing,
by zentara (Archbishop) on Jul 28, 2007 at 10:59 UTC
Re: When it comes to dancing,
by dsheroh (Parson) on Jul 28, 2007 at 15:55 UTC
    ...give me a nice tango. Classic D'Arienzo, Pugliese, nuevo Piazzola, it's all good.

    Ballroom got me first, but Argentine tango showed me the light.

Re: When it comes to dancing,
by TStanley (Canon) on Jul 28, 2007 at 16:18 UTC
    I have been told by my spouse that I dance like I have a pole stuck up a certain area of my anatomy. What can I say? I'm not much of a dancer :)

    TStanley
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Re: When it comes to dancing,
by sir_lichtkind (Friar) on Jul 28, 2007 at 22:28 UTC

      Well, I'd say I am a good dancer, but was employed to programme Perl.

      Cheers, Sören

Re: When it comes to dancing,
by markmoon (Deacon) on Jul 29, 2007 at 04:59 UTC
Re: When it comes to dancing,
by jonadab (Parson) on Jul 29, 2007 at 10:33 UTC
Re: When it comes to dancing,
by syphilis (Canon) on Jul 29, 2007 at 10:50 UTC
    I am too fleet of foot.

    Update: ... a bit of family history here ... my maternal grandmother's first name was Fleta ... and I've long considered it rather unfortunate that her surname was not Foote (or Foot).

    Cheers,
    Rob
Re: When it comes to dancing,
by tweetiepooh (Friar) on Jul 30, 2007 at 10:12 UTC
    I've always liked barn dances. A chance to cuddle a girl without getting slapped and what's more, someone upfront is telling you to do it.
Re: When it comes to dancing,
by jkva (Chaplain) on Jul 30, 2007 at 11:16 UTC
    I voted that I have two left feet, therefore I don't dance. If I bump into someone when I trip you'll see that I'll have to foot the bill.

      "foot the bill" sounds like a duck faux paw.

      - tye        

Re: When it comes to dancing,
by nimdokk (Vicar) on Jul 30, 2007 at 12:40 UTC
    I prefer Irish Ceili but can't quite convince my SO how much fun it is. I wouldn't mind doing Scottish Highland dancing, but haven't really found any instructors around here (not to say there aren't tho) :-)

      Doesn't Highland dancing, at least sometimes, involve swords? Or, more dangerous, bagpipes?

        I prefer using hockey sticks :-) As for bagpipes, what's wrong with them? (I've convinced a friend of mine who's learning bagpipes to learn to play "Radar Love" by Golden Earring on the bagpipes).
Re: When it comes to dancing,
by starX (Chaplain) on Jul 30, 2007 at 19:07 UTC
    My problem with dancing was this idea that I would look stupid if I tried, but somewhere along the way I had this revelation that the guy who's NOT moving with the music, at least in some small way, is the one out of place. Pretty much everyone at a club or a concert is just wiggling whatever way they please anyhow, so you may as well relax and go with it.

    If you're talking about something slightly more formal, a waltz or a tango, what can I say but that practice makes perfect, and the first step toward learning is admitting that you don't know.

Re: When it comes to dancing,
by Anonymous Monk on Jul 31, 2007 at 00:10 UTC

    I like the line from the Richard Gere / Jennifer Lopez movie Shall We Dance: a dance is a vertical expression of a horizontal wish.

Re: When it comes to dancing,
by blue_cowdawg (Prior) on Jul 31, 2007 at 18:15 UTC

    I do something involving motion out on the dance floor... not sure you'd call it dancing.


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Re: When it comes to dancing,
by Rachna (Sexton) on Jul 31, 2007 at 20:26 UTC
    I love dancing! It is not so hard if u put in a little effort in the beginning :)
Re: When it comes to dancing,
by kutsu (Priest) on Aug 02, 2007 at 01:10 UTC

    "I sweep her off his feet". Yep, last time I went dancing I tripped and both of us went down.

Re: When it comes to dancing,
by logan (Curate) on Aug 03, 2007 at 00:19 UTC
    There's a reason I was the DJ: I got to go to the party, meet girls, and have people bring me drinks, but I didn't have to dance a single step. That's a good thing. I dance like a Special Ed kid who's been given a sparkler.

    -Logan
    "What do I want? I'm an American. I want more."

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