Sunday, July 27, 2008

Bilbo and Agnes Dance the Viennese Waltz

Since I had the time to play with the video capture program again while the laundry was doing its thing, I thought I'd try to capture some of our performances from last weekend's Virginia State DanceSport Championships. After looking at the DVD of our heats, I selected this one as the most free of glaring mistakes on my part...

The dance is the Viennese Waltz. Dance champion Corky Ballas once said that it was a very simple dance, consisting only of left turns, right turns, and closed changes...the problem was that you had to do them at a hundred miles an hour. This makes the Viennese Waltz a very aerobically demanding dance (think running the 440 in a tuxedo), which explains the look of horror on my face and the titter in the ballroom when the announcer asks the DJ for a "three-minute Viennese Waltz." And so, moving at not quite a hundred miles an hour, here are Agnes and I dancing the Viennese Waltz...



I'm still reviewing the rest of the heat videos...if I find another one that doesn't look too bad, I'll put it up later this week.

By the way, the dress Agnes is wearing was a new one, and quite spectacular. The event organizers' liability insurance protected them from lawsuits from all the men who walked into things or tripped and fell down while gawking at her.

In the meantime, all you men out there reading this and watching the video: that's a room full of beautiful ladies waiting to be danced with. It could be you dancing with them. All you need to do is get off your wide rear end and take some lessons.

Just a thought...

Have a good day. More thoughts later.

Bilbo

5 comments:

lacochran said...

I was going to make a joke about how effectively you danced for someone that's in heat but after watching the video I'm too impressed to make jokes. What an elegant couple you are. I hope Agnes feels better soon!

The Mistress of the Dark said...

You both dance so beautifully and Agnes' dress is gorgeous. But erm..the first thing I have to ask is how does she keep from jiggling when wearing a backless dress like that? Not exactly something you can wear a bra with.

John said...

Well done, Bilbo.

Bilbo said...

lacochran - thanks for the nice comments! I like to think I clean up well and don't embarrass Agnes too badly.

Andrea - thanks! I have forwarded your question to Agnes for an answer, not being willing to trust myself to answer it...I'll let you know what she says!

John - thanks very much.

Mike said...

A day hammering and sawing can throw off your blog reading schedule. I missed this one until today.
Nice goin' 224.