Are any of the rest of you getting this SPAM message? I know it's SPAM
because I've received several of them with almost the same wording though
different stories. Are dance teachers considered an easy mark for Spammers?
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From: Owen Goldman <owengoldman(a)ymail.com>
Date: Wed, Jan 6, 2010 at 2:13 PM
I found your info while i was searching for a professional dance
teacher/studio.how ever, i want to believe you are a dance
teacher/instructor that LOVES teaching dance, reliable with a good teaching
experience. I would like to book for 2 weeks dance classes for 3 hours each
day Monday to Saturday (morning hours) for a group of 10. We are asking for
3 hours per day for 2 weeks - Monday - Saturday. A total of 3 hrs.
We want to entertain the guests as well as family members that would be
attending the 50th wedding anniversary of my parents. The dancers are all in
We need dance classes/Group lessons like Tango,swing,tap,Latin as well as
Salsa.ANY of the above can serve.
DATE: 1st MARCH TO 15th MARCH 2010
The group would be performing for a group of family members over there. I
would love you to get back to me with the Grand total cost or a
quote/estimate. What are your charges and payment options? Do you accept
I would be grateful if you will be willing to do the work to teach quality
classes and make us happy.
It's the initial feeler for a scam. I don't recall all the details but it roughly works like this: If you bite, they send you a check for more than the amount owed, they convince you to refund some of the money before their initial check bounces. As crazy as it sounds, it's a profitable scam that comes in many variations and fairly rational people fall for them.
Yes, we will have lunch gatherings both days at the Ralph Page Dance
Legacy Weekend in the dinning hall in our usual spot. Chris will be
there and is looking forward to seeing everyone!
For those of you who haven't been, RPDLW is a great place to go and
connect with the history of traditional dance and the people who made it
happen. There are always tons of callers, musicians and organizers there
so it's a great place to network, too. At lunch on Saturday and Sunday,
we push a bunch of tables together at the back of the dining area and
geek out about this passion that we all share. If you want to bring
something and share it around the table, there will be other people
participating in the impromptu potluck as well.
SharedWeight is now 5 years old and it's great to see how far it's come
and where it's going. This will be the fifth gathering at Ralph Page,
too. That first year, we only had about 10 people around the table. Last
year it seemed to be around 30 or 40. We started with only one list for
callers, now we have three with lists for musicians and organizers as
well. Thank you all for participating and making this forum a great
place to share ideas, ask questions and help each other. Keep spreading
Chris Weiler and Seth Seeger
I'm looking forward to Ralph Page too. (Be sure to be there on Friday night, for a (possibly) first-ever-of-its-kind special offering!)
Very much looking fwd to usual SW lunch gatherings (both days?)
And, if you're from out of town, you can stick around NH a bit longer and actually experience the mythical Monday night Nelson dance. :-) (In case Lisa's tag line made you curious...)
> from Nelson, where we do triple minors all the time. And gee, ain't it fun
> to see all the teenagers dancing Money Musk.
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For what it's worth, I usually call the A2 as gents allemande left until they can swing their neighbor (12 count swing). I think dancers have a hard time with doing balance and swing that starts on the 5-6-7-8 of the music and only lasts 12 counts, or 8 after the balance. It takes forever for it to "gel." I think the short wave is awkward and doesn't go with the geometry of the rest of the dance in my mind. On the other hand, going directly from the allemande left to a swing is something gents are quite accustomed to, and have adapted to despit its inherent awkwardness.