Flamenco in Valencia

Chuck and Lori's Travel Blog - Flamenco in Valencia
Chuck Thu, 2014-07-24 07:30
They exchange glances, only for a moment, their eyes returning quickly, demurely to the floor. Their hands slowly raise over their heads, the heavy soles of their shoes beat out a rhythm increasingly more frenetic than the Spanish guitar and the distinctly Moorish vocals in the background, and they begin to turn, slowly at first, just enough that the frills of her dress begin to fan out in all directions. The song becomes a mournful wail, overflowing with emotion and intensity. In response, they begin to move across the small floor, towards each other, and as they pass they spin around each...

A Showcase of Dance

Silhouette Dancers
Chuck Mon, 2013-12-23 11:00
Before we took our Florida road trip the week of Thanksgiving, we went to our first dance showcase at the Arthur Murray studio in Kennesaw, Georgia . Several studios were invited to participate, including those in Charlotte, North Carolina, and our own in Alpharetta. We had participated in a "spotlight" event back in the summer, for which we both had to learn a choreographed dance (Chuck did a swing/foxtrot and Lori did a rumba), but this was an all-day affair that included both freestyles and extended editions of our spotlights. The freestyles were organized in "heats", individual dances of...

A People and their Dance (part 3 of 3)

Tango dancers
Chuck Sat, 2013-10-26 12:00
We've been taking dance lessons at our local Arthur Murray Studio since the beginning of this year: our first set of lessons was Chuck's Christmas present to Lori last year. We've wanted to take lessons since we were married: back when cable television had only about a dozen channels (yes, we've been married that long) it was easy to happen across the PBS broadcast of the national ballroom dance championships. It's great to see Dancing With the Stars revive interest in ballroom dancing, but it's been on our wishlist for much longer than the show's been around. So far we've gotten to "Bronze I...