Ballet mistress Michelle Martin leads a rehearsal at Ballet Austin. PHOTO BY JEN REEL LMOST EVERY CULTURE DANCES. IN TEXAS, WE TWO-STEP. IN Austria, they waltz. The Congolese do the Soukous. And tango is required learning in Argentina. The only culture the without dance is fundamentalist Protestantism, which inexplicably ignores the biblical instruction that there is “a time to dance.” Popular dances can range from the formal to the obscene, but for most of us, they consist of a few simple steps that are repeated, with variation, over and over again. MAY 28, 2010 THE TEXAS OBSERVER
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