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Dancing Around The World

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Who cares to dance? Almost everywhere we go, there is a local or national dance that is unique to the place. Some have gained international fame such as the Latin (Argentinian?) Tango.
8 years ago, March 13th 2011 No: 1 Msg: #131002  
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I love watching those folk dances and all those national costumes. And who does not love the Tango?
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In Southern Philippines, our Muslim brothers are very proud of the royalty dance called "singkil". There's a princess and her maiden carrying a fancy umbrella stepping in and out of bamboo poles made to click open and close (by bringing the poles together) to a certain beat. At the end of the dance, the princess stands or sits on the poles and raised up. Requires very skilled dancers!


Music supplied by this "band"
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And pray tell me, just where exactly did bellydancing originate? Some say Turkey. Others say Saudi Arabia. Or Egypt. Tell me, please.
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We love dancing...and have done it around the world too...but we don't have that many pictures of us dancing rock. Here was last summer in Peru. Mari and I on a rock, and Mari and our friend Pello on salsa...that was a night!



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8 years ago, March 14th 2011 No: 11 Msg: #131091  
These ones were taken in Shanghai....note Leslie is starting early...and on the last one...yes, I do smoke cigars and dance at the same time ( I never managed to hold a champagne glass at the same time thought!). Warning! For the cigar, it is only possible because Mari is a great dancer!







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Barong! I never got a good pic of this Balinese dance. Glad to find this one, Peter.
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