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This is a public unmoderated electronic mailing list for discussion of ANY aspect of the various Country Western dances (but see below for line dances!). That would include, but is not limited to, any of the following: Two-Step, Waltz, Polka,East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing, Cha-Cha. Rhythm Two-Step, Triple Two-Step, Pony (also called Pony Swing), Schottische, Southern-style (`Sweetheart') Schottische, and line dances. If you're not sure this list covers your dance type, please feel free to email the list. ECS or WCS discussions that are not strictly CW-related should probably be on

Possible topics include, but are not limited to, teachers, performances, music, videos, books, history, the future of the various dance forms, major people, clothes/shoes, technique, etc.

Anyone can join the list by sending e-mail to with a "subscribe cw-dance" command (without the quotes) in the body of the message.

There is currently no FAQ (list of Frequently Asked Questions) for this list, but I'd really like to see (at least) one happen. If you have a possible contribution, please share it with the list! If you're interested in organizing creation of a FAQ, please contact Eileen Bauer at .

This list will be archived at (note caps) as well as the books, videos, and music directories directly under the dance directory where appropriate.

This mailing list has a one-way receiving gateway from . That is, any post to that newsgroup with a c&w dance related term in the subject or keywords line will be sent to the cw-dance mailing list. Additionally, the mailing list is connected to the newsgroup in both directions: anything posted to the list is sent to the newsgroup, and replies made on the newsgroup are sent back to the list. This last action is guaranteed by the keywords line generated by the list->newsgroup gateway, so if your news software does not copy the keywords line in a follow-up post, that post will not be gated back to the list.

People whose posts to are sent to the mailing list, are notified of this, once.

> Line Dancing

> Schottische and Southern-style or Sweetheart Schottische

> Shuffle, Fort Worth Shuffle, South West Shuffle, Houston Shuffle

> Two-step

> Waltz

> Who does "Cotton Eye Joe"?

> How does the Macarena go?

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Contents of the r.a.d. FAQ

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 1994-2001 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: Monday, 2001 September, 3.