“Don’t breathe to survive; dance and feel alive.”
Dancing has been a big part of life and I still strut around in my living room in my privacy.
My mum loved dancing and when I was 16 she put me into dancing school, ballroom dancing. I wasn’t keen in the beginning, but I started to enjoy it very quickly and I did it for 3 years, but then other interests popped up (young men) and it was always a shortage of male dancers, so we girls had to dance with each other. Very boring in the long run.
Which resulted in that I always would take command when I was out dancing. Especially if my dancing partner wasn’t the greatest dancer. It annoyed many men.
“Tango is where the passion and love lasts forever.”
- Argentine tango has always been high on my list, but I never signed up. Living in Belfast, they had a club for Argentine tango dancers. Something I will regret for the rest of my life. Today my body is far too stiff.
- It’s the sexiest and hottest of all dances in my eye.
- Tango sprung from the poor and underprivileged areas of the docklands of Buenos Aires. Like jazz, Tango started with the impoverished working class. The dance has its genesis in the middle of the 19th century in the south of Buenos Aires where the African and European immigrants would dance in the street and in the brothels.
- The first Tango song to be published was called ‘Tomá Mate Ché’
- The tango became popular due to a shortage of women. The majority of immigrants came to Buenos Aires for economic purposes: to raise enough money to take back to their families, and thus they were mostly men. In fact, in 1914 there were 100,000 more men than women in Argentina. The only way for a man to get close to a woman was either to go to a brothel or to dance, and be a good dancer at that.
- “Roxanne” is originally a song by English rock band The Police. The song was written by lead singer and bassist Sting and was released in April 1978.
- Sting originally wanted “Roxanne” to be in the style of a bossa nova, a hybrid of samba and jazz, his drummer, Stewart Copeland, suggested it be a tango instead, and that stuck.
- The tango works especially well for a prostitution-themed song because it’s an incredibly formulaic and rehearsed, and yet also wild and sexy dance. In the movie musical Moulin Rouge, the song “Roxanne” was reworked into “El Tango de Roxanne,”
- “El Tango De Roxanne” lyrics is by José Feliciano was made for the soundtrack to “Moulin Rouge” soundtrack (2001)., sang by Ewan McGregor, Jacek Koman, and José Feliciano. “Moulin Rouge” is one of my all-time favourite movies.
His hand upon your hand
His lips caress your skin
It’s more than I can stand
(Roxanne) Feelings I can’t fight
You’re free to leave me, but just don’t deceive me
And please, believe me when I say I love you”
“Why walk when you can dance?”
- “Candyman” is a song recorded by American singer Christina Aguilera for the second disc of her fifth studio album, Back to Basics (2006). She co-wrote the song with its producer Linda Perry.
- Aguilera first performed “Candyman” during a concert held in front of 1,500 fans and invited guests in London on July 20, 2006
- As of September 2014, the song had sold over 1.15 million copies in the United States.
- Commercially, the single peaked within the top 10 in Australia, Canada, Hungary, New Zealand, and Romania, as well as the top 20 in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom.
- It received praise for its musical style while some criticized its sexual content.
- It was during the 1930′ that Jive was first created in the US by the ‘Afro-American’ community. However, it was in the year 1934, that a Jazz singer named Cab Calloway popularized this style of dancing throughout the country.
- It was my stepfather that taught me the Rock n’ Roll and the Jive. I was about 15 years old then and he could throw me very easy and however he wanted. We won a local dancing competition in Jive.
- I doubt very much that I would be able to do a Jive today, but in my wild imagination,I can. My feet really love Jive.
“I met him out for dinner on a Friday night
He really got me working up an appetite
He had tattoos up and down his arm
There’s nothing more dangerous than a boy with charm
He’s a one stop shop, makes the panties drop
He’s a sweet talkin’ sugar coated candy man
A sweet talkin’ sugar coated candy man”
“One day not danced a wasted day!”
- Quickstep is one of my favorite dances, but I was never any good at it. Until I met Byron, my most exciting partner ever. We met in Monte Carlo during my 3 weeks vacation there in August 1972. He lived in Monte Carlo.
- Byron Cohen, he loved quickstep and we danced on his apartment terrace (massive). I loved dancing with him, but I couldn’t say that I reached Ginger Rogers standard
- The Quickstep developed in the 1920s from a combination of the Foxtrot, the Charleston, and other dances. The dance is English in origin and was standardized in 1927.
- This dance became a very dynamic one with a lot of movement on the dance floor, with many advanced patterns including hops, runs, quick steps with a lot of momentum and rotation.
- There are many great songs that can be used for a Quickstep. I have chosen “You’re The One That I Want” from “Grease”.
- “You’re the One That I Want” is a song, by John Farrar performed by John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John for the 1978 film version of the musical Grease.
- It is one of the best-selling singles in history, having sold over 6 million copies in the United States, the United Kingdom, and France alone, with estimates of more than 15 million copies sold overall.
- As of 2018, it is still the fifth best-selling single of all time in the U.K., where it has sold 2 million copies.
“You better shape up
Cause I need a man
And my heart is set on you
You better shape up
You better understand
To my heart I must be true
Nothing left for me to do”