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Clint Steele replied to John Lowe's discussion Becoming the consummate leader in the group Ballroom Dancing
"I could not agree more, Jeffrey. That right level of confidence makes all the difference. I reckon it's not the confidence that nothing will go wrong, but the confidence, that no matter what does go wrong, you can handle it."
Mar 31, 2013
Jeffrey J Johnson replied to John Lowe's discussion Becoming the consummate leader in the group Ballroom Dancing
"While I would not say that a leader could lead ANY follower who did not know what you are doing, I do agree that it can sometimes be possible. A lot of it (from what I have found) depends on how much the follower will actually follow.  I…"
Mar 28, 2013
Clint Steele replied to John Lowe's discussion Becoming the consummate leader in the group Ballroom Dancing
"Indeed they do - but that means you also need to know their level. Based on how long you've been dancing for now, you probably can do this. It reminds me of a tango (Argentinian) class i was at. The female teacher told me that I was now ready…"
Dec 29, 2012
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"I'm going to give you the benefit of the doubt and assume you are interested in this woman for more than her money. If not, I cannot offer you any advice that will prove effective for a lasting relationship. (If it is only her money that…"
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John Lowe replied to Rick Shelton's discussion What does a man need or require to be satisfied with his life?
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John Lowe replied to John Lowe's discussion Which dances, what order in the group Ballroom Dancing
"Thanks, Jeffrey, for taking the time to write such a comprehensive note. It's well articulated and very helpful. I will take your advice. I think the dance we will concentrate on improving next will be the nightclub two-step. Thanks again for…"
Jan 11, 2011
Jeffrey Lindsey replied to John Lowe's discussion Which dances, what order in the group Ballroom Dancing
"Exactly what dances you begin with often depends on what's being taught when you're available.  Look for nearby dance studios and find out what classes they're offering.  If you ask the studio, they will surely be able to…"
Jan 11, 2011
John Lowe replied to John Lowe's discussion Which dances, what order in the group Ballroom Dancing
"Thanks, Rob, for your insight. My wife and I have been social dancing for about a year now. So far, we have tackled the foxtrot, the single-time swing (jitterbug?), the waltz, the hustle and the salsa. I wouldn't be so rash as to say we have…"
Sep 28, 2010
John Lowe replied to John Lowe's discussion Which dances, what order in the group Ballroom Dancing
"Thanks, Leonardo. It is difficult here in Ohio to find venues that feature Latin music. In any event, the tango does look as if it would be difficult to learn, so good luck if you decide to keep at it. It was interesting hearing from someone in…"
Sep 28, 2010
Rob H replied to John Lowe's discussion Which dances, what order in the group Ballroom Dancing
"Depends what kinda thing you're after - I would probably recommend Waltz and Jive. Girls love a good waltz, the slowness and the closeness of it (at least if you're dancing it romantically, rather than competitively). The jive is a good…"
Sep 27, 2010
Leonardo Novaes do Nascimento replied to John Lowe's discussion Which dances, what order in the group Ballroom Dancing
"I live in Brazil, so I wouldn't recommend you the same dances we dance here. Two nice dances that you can find anywhere are salsa and bolero. Tango looks nice, but I just had two tango classes and it does look hard to learn (I started dancing…"
Sep 24, 2010
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Which dances, what order

For someone new to the ballroom scene but eager to learn, which dances would you recommend he learn and in what order?See More
Sep 24, 2010

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At 10:22am on January 16, 2010, Michael J. Austin said…
Hello and welcome to the site !!!!
At 9:22pm on January 15, 2010, Brett McKay said…
Welcome to the community, John. My wife and I started ballroom dancing this week and we're really enjoying. We're leaning the waltz and foxtrot this week. How long have you been ballroom dancing?
At 12:40pm on January 15, 2010, Don Davis said…
Welcome to AoM, John!
At 10:34pm on January 14, 2010, Dwane Lay said…
Welcome to AoM!

If you're a reader, we've started a book of the month club. Link is below, hope to see you there!

http://community.artofmanliness.com/group/bookofthemonth
At 8:59pm on January 14, 2010, Herb Munson said…
Hi John. Welcome to AoM. Also, thought I'd give you a friendly invite to check out my relatively new group, The Great Debate. Just click on "Groups." It's the one with the colorful galaxy picture. It's also one of the most active groups on AoM. In any case, great to have you aboard.
At 4:02pm on January 14, 2010, thehuhman said…
Welcome to the AoM Community, man. We're glad you're here!
 
 
 

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