Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 30

Thread: How many tracks do you dance?

  1. #1
    Registered User tanjive's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Southampton
    Posts
    104
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 11 Times in 7 Posts

    Rep Power
    7

    How many tracks do you dance?

    Is two dance tracks at a time the norm in your area?

    When I started dancing (nearly 10 years ago) you were expected to dance to two tracks every dance. The local area being heavily influenced by the Mojive organisation at the time. Their dominance in the area has very much reduced in the last two years. I notice now that the followers with an expectation to dance to two tracks are in the small minority. I am not sure whether the two track thing was a regional anomoly or an historic idea that is fazed out.

    Has anyone else (especially in the South) noticed this trend? Was the expectation for more than one track in any other area?

    I still often dance two tracks especially with people I have danced with before. I just don't feel that I actually have to as part of ettiquette anymore.

  2. #2
    Registered User Phil_dB's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    535
    Thanks
    286
    Thanked 190 Times in 100 Posts

    Rep Power
    6

    Re: How many tracks do you dance?

    I'm from the South, i've never come accross anywhere whereby it's seen as the norm to dance to 2 in a row. I often will dance to 2 in a row however, - or occasionally even 3 - if requested.... - personally I'll never do the asking for a second dance straight after, - unless of course we started halfway through a track, and I would like to continue

  3. 2 'Thanks':

    martingold (29th-August-2009), Steven666 (26th-August-2009)

  4. #3
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Crewe, Cheshire
    Posts
    1,681
    Thanks
    260
    Thanked 40 Times in 27 Posts

    Rep Power
    7

    Re: How many tracks do you dance?

    Misread the question. I was about to say 101...

  5. #4
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    St Neots, Cambs
    Posts
    699
    Thanks
    131
    Thanked 250 Times in 145 Posts

    Rep Power
    7

    Re: How many tracks do you dance?

    I often do 2 in a row, especially if I am lucky enough to catch someone playful or it is just someone new to me and I'm enjoying 'first contact'. It's just personal preference though.

  6. #5
    B.O.G.O.F. fletch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    penkridge
    Posts
    9,298
    Thanks
    314
    Thanked 291 Times in 202 Posts

    Rep Power
    12

    Re: How many tracks do you dance?

    Quote Originally Posted by Steven666 View Post
    Misread the question. I was about to say 101...


    happy days, and good times



  7. Thanks:

    Steven666 (4th-September-2009)

  8. #6
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    Cruden Bay (Aberde
    Posts
    7,053
    Thanks
    168
    Thanked 312 Times in 234 Posts

    Rep Power
    11

    Re: How many tracks do you dance?

    The only time I "regularly" really danced two tracks in a row is when I only get half a track for the first dance.
    I think I've turned down the fourth dance in a row - just on the grounds that there were more people to dance with and I would lacking if I didn't dance with at least a few of them. Highly flattering, but...

  9. #7
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Bristol
    Posts
    3,166
    Thanks
    548
    Thanked 430 Times in 274 Posts

    Rep Power
    10

    Re: How many tracks do you dance?

    Quote Originally Posted by tanjive View Post
    When I started dancing (nearly 10 years ago) you were expected to dance to two tracks every dance. .
    10 years ago 2 was the norm in Bristol and two or three is my general preference
    but one seems to becoming the norm

    fortunately, unlike AT, no one gets upset, if you only have one dance

  10. #8
    Papa Smurf
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Planet Scathe
    Posts
    12,528
    Thanks
    163
    Thanked 573 Times in 379 Posts

    Blog Entries
    6
    Rep Power
    16

    Re: How many tracks do you dance?

    I've never heard of a certain number of dances being the norm - thats weird. I've never asked or been asked "Would you like some dances"

  11. Thanks:

    Gav (28th-August-2009)

  12. #9
    Forum Bombshell - Our Queen! Lory's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    North London
    Posts
    9,918
    Thanks
    813
    Thanked 1,241 Times in 653 Posts

    Blog Entries
    2
    Rep Power
    15

    Re: How many tracks do you dance?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dreadful Scathe View Post
    I've never asked or been asked "Would you like some dances"
    Nik... Would you like some dances?
    MODERATOR AT YOUR SERVICE
    "If you're going to do something tonight, that you know you'll be sorry for in the morning, plan a lie in." Lorraine

  13. #10
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    London, United Kin
    Posts
    3,896
    Thanks
    168
    Thanked 467 Times in 314 Posts

    Rep Power
    7

    Re: How many tracks do you dance?

    If I am enjoying dancing with someone, as many as I can get before my poor victim finds an escape route

  14. #11
    Registered User emmylou25's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Banbury
    Posts
    554
    Thanks
    133
    Thanked 104 Times in 75 Posts

    Rep Power
    6

    Re: How many tracks do you dance?

    As standard where I dance it's usually only one. Even if I've really enjoyed the dance I wouldn't ask for another unless we started the first half way through a track, and I rarely get asked for a second on the trot (hope there's not a reason for that!). The only other time is when the first track wasn't great, and we stay on for a better one afterwards.

    There's one person I dance with who pretty much always asks for a second - his reason being that it takes him one track to get warmed up!

    I quite like only having one - means more time to work the room, and less pressure to dance a second time with someone you don't want to re-dance with. It also means more people are available to dance rather than finding that you can't get to them as they're dancing with the same person time and time again.

    Of course, it disappoints my competitive nature when several of my friends get asked for second dances by people i love dancing with and they don't.

  15. #12
    Forum Bombshell - Our Queen! Lory's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    North London
    Posts
    9,918
    Thanks
    813
    Thanked 1,241 Times in 653 Posts

    Blog Entries
    2
    Rep Power
    15

    Re: How many tracks do you dance?

    I like it that only 'one' dance has become 'the norm', then there's no expectancy on either partner and, if you ask/gets asked for a second, its a compliment

    I often have more than one with lots of people, for a whole number of reasons.. we might have chatted for the first one or the second track might be a different genre etc.

    But on the whole, I'll generally only ask for a second, if I wasn't the one who asked in the first place (just incase they hate dancing with me )
    MODERATOR AT YOUR SERVICE
    "If you're going to do something tonight, that you know you'll be sorry for in the morning, plan a lie in." Lorraine

  16. #13
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    41
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post

    Rep Power
    7

    Re: How many tracks do you dance?

    AFAIK one is the norm in the six years I have been dancing.

  17. #14
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    681
    Thanks
    380
    Thanked 251 Times in 145 Posts

    Rep Power
    7

    Re: How many tracks do you dance?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lory View Post
    I like it that only 'one' dance has become 'the norm', then there's no expectancy on either partner and, if you ask/gets asked for a second, its a compliment

    I often have more than one with lots of people, for a whole number of reasons.. we might have chatted for the first one or the second track might be a different genre etc.

    But on the whole, I'll generally only ask for a second, if I wasn't the one who asked in the first place (just incase they hate dancing with me )
    Who could ever hate dancing with you Lory

    By the way A belated happy Birthday, see you on Saturday for a dance or two

  18. #15
    Papa Smurf
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Planet Scathe
    Posts
    12,528
    Thanks
    163
    Thanked 573 Times in 379 Posts

    Blog Entries
    6
    Rep Power
    16

    Re: How many tracks do you dance?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lory View Post
    Nik... Would you like some dances?
    ooh yes please I never get asked for "some"

  19. #16
    Registered User Baruch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Pontllanfraith
    Posts
    2,261
    Thanks
    130
    Thanked 101 Times in 51 Posts

    Rep Power
    9

    Re: How many tracks do you dance?

    In my area one dance is the norm. I will often ask for a second dance if the first one wasn't to a whole track, but not always. I never turn down a request for a second dance though. I don't think I've ever been asked for a third.

  20. #17
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Oxford
    Posts
    677
    Thanks
    45
    Thanked 277 Times in 148 Posts

    Rep Power
    7

    Re: How many tracks do you dance?

    Where-/when-ever I've danced in the UK (mostly London and Oxford over the last 10 years), the norm has always been one song. If it's halfway through when we start, we'll probably get a second dance (I don't often start halfway through; I'm more likely to chat to the person if the song is near finished, then dance to the next one). If it's someone I really enjoy dancing with, I'll probably ask for a second (or more), particularly if I like the new track that comes on.

    In NZ (Auckland, mostly from about 2004-2007), the norm was always two songs. It was hard to have only one dance without seeming rude and sometimes, a third or fourth - for the same reasons as I got beyond one dance in the UK.

  21. #18
    Registered User Battlecat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Glasgow
    Posts
    256
    Thanks
    167
    Thanked 68 Times in 56 Posts

    Rep Power
    7

    Re: How many tracks do you dance?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dreadful Scathe View Post
    ooh yes please I never get asked for "some"

    Nik ....Can I have "some" dances too ...as last time I only got a dance with the flower man!!!



    I rarely ask for another dance (much as I would like to), mainly because often with the gender imbalance it seems unfair to the others waiting.

    But have always said yes when asked for another dance.

  22. #19
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Wirral
    Posts
    162
    Thanks
    26
    Thanked 38 Times in 27 Posts

    Rep Power
    6

    Re: How many tracks do you dance?

    One is generally what I expect (unless you start mid way through a track when its only polite to have at least one full dance).
    After that it depends on how the dance went (especially with new people, I find the first dance is figuring out styles the second is really making the most of it), what the next song is and if they want to. I find I often have 2 dances and if its going well there are certain people I know will ask for 3 (music dependant). Theres one person I had 17 continuous dances with, though thats the joy of the Southport blues room at 4am.

  23. #20
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    London & environs'
    Posts
    3,938
    Thanks
    680
    Thanked 161 Times in 131 Posts

    Rep Power
    7

    Re: How many tracks do you dance?

    Quote Originally Posted by Koshka View Post
    Theres one person I had 17 continuous dances with, though thats the joy of the Southport blues room at 4am.
    Now I wonder who that could be?

    I tend to prefer one dance at a time, then I can have a rest. (I know I'm getting older)

    Once I get into my stride, I can stay on the floor for longer.

    I never ask for a second, but love being asked for one.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Lyrical Moments...
    By ducasi in forum Fun and Games
    Replies: 906
    Last Post: 17th-February-2010, 06:42 PM
  2. What kind of dancer are you? Part 2: The Ladies
    By tarragon in forum Let's talk about dance
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 11th-August-2009, 11:23 PM
  3. Sparkly jive, wcs and tango dance shoes size 5.5 / 6
    By Classified Adverts in forum Chit Chat
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 12th-May-2009, 12:51 AM
  4. Exciting New Dance Venture Starting in Stoke-on-Trent
    By StokeBloke in forum Social events
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 9th-March-2009, 06:22 PM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •