How can I stir up some controversy?

Try any of these topics if you want to tick some people off:

Lindy Hop

Should it be danced hunched over in imitation of a particular early style?


Only "street dancers" are true dancers; the others are just honkey wannabees.

Ballroom Swing

Ballroom dancers do coaster steps (which are evil as we all know), and their arms are all over the place.

Dance lessons

I'd rather dance with just my hubby; I'm not going to rotate in class. Besides, the other dancers are always worse than my hubby anyway.

Lead / Follow

It is obvious that leading is much harder than following.

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