Saturday, October 15, 2011
I don't personally have answers to those questions (or I do have answers, but they change too often to be reliable). But Julia does, and she's put them all into a book called Dance with Me: Ballroom Dancing and the Promise of Instant Intimacy (New York University Press). The other day, Julia showed me an early copy, then flipped to a page that looks like this (above). The caption, Julia says, goes something like this:
Figure 4.3. Learning the foxtrot is fun. Teacher John Larson with student Beth Kephart. DanceSport Academy, Ardmore, PA, July, 2010. ©2010 Jonathan S. Marion.I never thought I'd be in a book about ballroom dance (though I did imagine writing one once, and did: House of Dance). But I do fondly remember this rehearsal day and how John was making me laugh so that I would forget the camera. He still makes me laugh, even if (is it something about my posture? my rise? my fall?) the cameras don't come around anymore.
Huge congratulations to Dr. Julia Ericksen (and her dancing husband, Gene).