Don't Let It Change You! – Health and Fitness through Dancing

Friday, July 6, 2012   Ok, I’m a retired choleric. After so many years of dancing, running, and life, I have become a sanguine. I haven’t laughed this much in years. Yes, I’m a list-maker melancholy deep in my heart, and I do try to please others as a phlegmatic, but now, it’s time to laugh and be happy. The …

Storm the Castle – Health and Fitness through Dancing

Friday, June 29, 2012 “The fact is, that to do anything in the world worth doing, we must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger, but jump in and scramble through as well as we can.” Robert Cushing The battle Joshua was leading the Israelites across Jordan into Canaan. There they laid siege to Jericho. They …

DWTS Season 14, Week 8

Tuesday, May 8, 2012   6 Stars remain and a double elimination is coming.  Last night had 2 dances, a Ballroom round and a trio round.  First the Ballroom round… Donald sold the Tango this week with strong movement and sharp transitions.  His frame has improved, but he still needs to pull up and be taller.  Donald’s footwork was good, …

Living in the Present – Health and Fitness through Dancing

Friday, April 27, 2012   “All of our best days strung together like a beautiful string of pearls.”   You’re sitting by yourself, still and quiet, and a tear forms and falls from your cheek. A past memory, a remembered pain, a distant moment resurfaces. You don’t know why, but the tears begin to flow and you are lost in …

DWTS Season 14, Week 6

Tuesday, April 24, 2012     Oh no, I knew this one was coming…  Say good-bye to Gavin DeGraw.  Nice job Gavin, there is just stiff competition this season. Motown week was kicked off with some good, old school music and from Smoky Robinson and Martha Reeves.  The original artists were there to sing live while the couples danced.  Too …

Chivalry is Not Lost – Health and Fitness through Dancing

Saturday, April 21, 2012   “May I have this dance?” “I would be happy to do that for you”. “What a pleasure to dance with you”. “So good to see you today”. “How are you doing?” “Good evening, everybody”. “May I help you?” Remember all these wonderful greetings? Have you ever passed someone and they did not even say hello …

DWTS Season 14, Week 5

Tuesday, April 17, 2012   It was Latin night on Dancing with the Stars and Santana was playing, so you know it’s going to be a good night!  This is the best intro and exit music that DWTS has ever had. Jaleel and Kim opened the show with a booty shaking Samba.  He is hoping to get high scores this …

The Impossible Will Take a Little Longer – Health and Fitness through Dancing

Friday, April 6, 2012   “The difficult I can do immediately. The impossible will take just a little longer” Toni Yamin – Arthur Murray Dancer Toni and I were dancing just a few days ago, and we were really ‘cutting the rug’ rehearsing the Charleston and the Hustle for the Arthur Murray Centennial Party. We were talking about making the …

DWTS Season 14 – Episode 3

Tuesday, April 3, 2012   Emotions ran high on this episode of “Dancing with the Stars”, as the stars go back to the most memorable year in the lives.  This episode promises crying, lots and lots of crying! While Jack Wagner was singing at a concert in Florida, his daughter whom he had never met, rushed on the stage. Since …

DWTS Season 14, Episode 2

Tuesday, March 27, 2012   Last week’s competition was the best I’ve seen yet!  With 18 million viewers, it’s time to step up or step aside! Today is the second round of competition before the dreaded first elimination. Roshan Fegan traded in his swagger for sophistication on his Quickstep with Chelsie this week! A fast tempo and quick transitions made …

Local Dance Studio Breaks the Mold! Dancing by Skype?

Friday, September 30, 2011   Forget everything you thought you knew about Dance Studios! What if you are eager to take dance lessons, but don’t have a Ballroom dance studio close to where you live? As the most technologically advanced dance studio in the country, The Arthur Murray Dance Studio in Woodland Hills, California is breaking the confines of brick …