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By Karen Nitkin and Karen Nitkin,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | April 1, 2002
WHEN FRED Talentino was in the eighth grade, his mother signed him up for dance lessons. At first, he hated it. But as he learned the steps, his confidence grew, and he started to look forward to the classes - not that he would acknowledge it, of course. These days, Talentino tells that story to the eighth-graders at Patapsco Middle School at the start of the ballroom dancing unit he teaches. Talentino, a physical education teacher at the school in Ellicott City, started the program about 12 years ago because he wanted pupils to have a good time at the school dance held every spring.
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By Jay Boyar and Jay Boyar,ORLANDO SENTINEL | October 15, 2004
John Clark ought to be a happy man. He has a successful law practice in Chicago. He's married to a beautiful woman who loves him. And they have two terrific kids. But - as we learn in Shall We Dance? - the spark has gone out of his life. If you're thinking midlife crisis, that doesn't quite do it. John (Richard Gere) isn't in crisis so much as he's in stasis. Let's call it a midlife rut. Shall We Dance? - the brassy new Hollywood remake of the delicate 1996 Japanese film - is about how this man rediscovers the romance within himself by enrolling in a ballroom-dancing class.
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By Rosalie Falter and Rosalie Falter,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | August 25, 1996
HARRY SMITH LIKES to repeat a saying that is popular with fellow square dancers: "Square dancing is either a dying folk art or the best-kept secret of the '90s."If it is a secret, he is willing to share it and invites everyone to see the Friendship Squares in action at the Maryland State Fairgrounds this week. Also, plan to take square dance lessons in September in Linthicum.Smith and his wife, Cathy, have been members of the Friendship Squares for nine years and share the presidency.The Linthicum club will perform on the main stage in the Cow Palace at the Maryland State Fair from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday.
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March 18, 2013
For more than 22 years, Friday Night Swing Club has welcomed thousands of dancers 16 and older of every ability to tango, cha-cha, foxtrot, jitterbug, salsa, waltz, hustle and others, from 9 p.m. to midnight Friday nights. The club started at the ROTC building at Johns Hopkins University, then moved to the Boomi Temple on Charles Street until that property was sold to Loyola University Maryland. Through the years, the club's home has been the Scottish Rite Temple in Tuscany-Canterbury, Tall Cedars Club and the Towson Armory.
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By Michael Ollove and Michael Ollove,SUN STAFF | July 25, 1997
The sweet-natured Japanese drama "Shall We Dance?" opens in a gilded dance hall with a voice-over primer in Japanese social repression. "The idea that a husband and wife should embrace and dance in front of each other is beyond embarrassment," says Shohei Sugiyama, a Tokyo businessman who discovers joy through ballroom dancing.For an American audience, the explanation provides a national context that transforms "Shall We Dance?" into more than a film about hoofing it in the Far East, a mere Japanese version of "Strictly Ballroom."
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By Traci A. Johnson and Traci A. Johnson,Staff Writer | October 1, 1992
While most people spend Monday night getting in the rhythm of the new work week, Jackie Stambaugh and her friends dance to the beat of a different drum.Make that a guitar.Country-western dance lessons have dozens of would-be two-steppers flocking weekly to Union Bridge Fire Hall."We love to dance and we love country music," said Ms. Stambaugh, 42, a shipping clerk for Lehigh Portland Cement Company "We'd watch people do this kind of dancing and decided we wanted to do it too."And she's not alone.
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By Nancy Gallant and Nancy Gallant,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | March 26, 2002
WHEN THE CLOSING bell rings at Crofton Middle School, more than 100 children ignore the school buses and the sidewalks leading home. They stay after school for hours to practice dance steps, learn their lines and prepare for next week's production of 42nd Street. This is the fifth year that Crofton Middle School parents and children have produced a spring musical. The process began in the fall when the youngsters auditioned for parts on the stage and in the ensembles. Valerie Gerheiser, one of the show's mother-producers, reports that this year's group of pupils is the largest yet. She is impressed by the enthusiasm, hard work and talent the youngsters have brought to the project.
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By Louise Vest | March 4, 2012
100 Years Ago Tiger, tiger, luring site In the Times' Laurel column: "At a recent meeting of the Mayor and city council, it was stated that reports were in circulation that the law prohibiting the sale of spirits and malt liquors is being violated in the town, and they offered as a reward the sum of $50 to any person producing evidence which would convict any person in a court of law of a violation of this law....
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By Elizabeth Winthrop | October 10, 2001
* Editor's note: Barnyard animals go hog wild over dance lessons given by an independent-minded pig. Dumpy La Rue wanted to dance, "You're a pig," said his father. "Pigs don't dance. They grunt, they grovel, they snuffle for truffles." "Pigs don't dance," said his mother. "They bellow, they swallow, they learn how to wallow." "I want to dance," said Dumpy. "Fat chance," said his sister. "Boys don't dance. They fight, they march, they sport, and they snort. And they're never ever supposed to cavort."
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By Brenda J. Buote and Brenda J. Buote,SUN STAFF | April 27, 1997
With poise and grace, high school girls in flowing white gowns curtsied and waltzed last night in a ballroom at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, dazzling an audience of more than 700 people at the Youth Cotillion."
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