Ballroom Dance

v Mailing list

There are TWO ballroom mailing lists for discussion of any aspect of ballroom, swing, and related dancing (e.g., places to dance, announcement of special events, exchange of information about clubs, ballroom dance music, discussion of dances, steps, technique, dance etiquette); one is moderated (BALLRM-M) and the other unmoderated (BALLROOM). BALLRM-M receives a proper subset of articles sent to BALLROOM. Each is also available as a digest (daily for BALLROOM and weekly for BALLRM-M). To subscribe, send e-mail to with the following command(s) in the BODY of the message (replace LISTNAME with BALLROOM or BALLRM-M): subscribe LISTNAME Yourfirstname Yourlastname
set LISTNAME digest
(Use the second command only if you want a digest format.)

Note that BALLROOM is gatewayed to the Usenet Newsgroup Anything mailed to the list is posted to, and anything *ballroom-related* in is mailed to the list.

This list is sponsored by the MIT Ballroom Dance Club, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Room W20-401, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139, USA.

Questions: (Shahrukh Merchant).

> Web and net resources

> History

> American Style versus International Style ballroom

> Ballroom costumes

> Differences between metals

> Foxtrot

This file is part of the FAQ list for the newsgroup The FAQ list is being maintained by Victor Eijkhout (victor at eijkhout dot net, talk about vanity), who appreciates being sent additions or corrections on the material in this collection. Copyright 1994/5/6/7/8/9/2000 lies with the maintainer and the contributors of various parts.

Listen up: Victor did not write most of this stuff; he just collected it. So don't send him any dance questions.

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Last modified on: 2000, Monday May 8.