Reason for the Season! – Health and Fitness through Dancing

Friday, December 23, 2011   Here we are in the middle of Hanukkah and almost to Christmas. The amazing year of 2012 is just ahead featuring Arthur Murray’s 100th Worldwide Anniversary. What a wonderful time we have ahead of us! As I look back on 2011, I relive the year with a heart of gratitude and amazement. My health returned …

I Lost 50 Pounds! – Health and Fitness through Dancing

Friday, November 9, 2011   OK, I haven’t lost 50 pounds; I’ve lost 40 and have maintained that weight loss. My goal was for 50 pounds off this year.  When I tell that to my Weight Watchers coach, Amy, about not reaching my goal she is ready to throttle me.  She tells me to enjoy the great success of taking …

Looking Straight Ahead – Health and Fitness through Dancing

Friday, December 2, 2011   I’m a fidget-er.  I cannot sit still. I scratch, shuffle, pull, poke, and generally squiggle like a worm in hot ashes. The moment I have to be perfectly still (I just scratched), and immediately my nose itches.  I have to scratch when I run, swim, and I even wake up during the night to scratch …

David and Goliath – Health and Fitness through Dancing

Friday, November 25, 2011   Everyone was afraid of Goliath, and he seemed invincible. David chose not to wear the King’s armor because it felt cumbersome and unfamiliar. He was comfortable with his simple slingshot, a weapon he was skilled at using. David reached into his bag and slung one of his stones into Goliath’s forehead through a hole in …

DWTS Season 13 – The Finale

Wednesday, November 23, 2011   The final show of Season 13 is here and the winner is finally revealed!  The Stars are only two dances away from the Mirror Ball Trophy.  Ricki, J.R., and Rob will compete with their favorite dance of the season and be ranked by the judges: 1st place (30 points), 2nd place (28 points), and 3rd …

New Clothes – Health and Fitness through Dancing

Friday, November 18, 2011   “You need new clothes.” “Those pants are falling off of you.” “OK, you can’t wear that suit to work again!” Well, not to fear, I’m now proud to say after losing 40 pounds, I have new garments! I spent a day at the store, purchased 5 new suits and tons of new shirts and ties. …

DWTS Season 13 Semi-Finals – Week #9

Wednesday, November 16, 2011   Alright, so Nancy Grace FINALLY went home.  Now it’s on to the the Semi-Finals and three dances will be performed by the remaining contestants. First up is my guess for going home this week, with the lowest scores of the night, Hope Solo and Maksim Chmerkovskiy.  We’ll see if that prediction holds up by the …

The Still, Small Voice – Health and Fitness through Dancing

Friday, November 11, 2011     Elijah was a great prophet. At one time in his life, he was lost, frustrated and needed guidance. He stood atop a mountain hoping to know what to do next. Suddenly, as Elijah stood , a great, strong wind whipped around the mountains, breaking off pieces of rock all around which went crashing down. …

DWTS Season 13 – Week #8

Tuesday, November 8, 2011   Well, I was wrong about Nancy Grace getting eliminated.  David Arquette didn’t deserve to go at this time because he was improving, and improving faster than Nancy or Hope. Oh well, can’t always account for audience voting. Up first is Rob Kardashian and Cheryl Burke doing a Quickstep to “Take On Me”.  His footwork was …

It Will Get Better! – Health and Fitness through Dancing

Friday, November 4, 2011   “Things are never going to change” “Will I ever get any better?” “I’m not going to make it” “Oh no, what am I going to do now?” These are tough questions, but we have all come to the end of our ropes at some time in our lives.  We run out of money, time, hope …

DWTS Season 13 – Week #7

Tuesday, November 1, 2011   Last week after all his hard work, Chaz Bono was eliminated.  This time the judges, viewers, and I, were right!  Now only six couples remain for Halloween week. David Arquette and Kym Johnson danced a Cha Cha to “Abracadabra”!  The real magic trick here was David’s transformation since week #1.  I would never have imagined …

Preventative Medicine is Better than the Cure! – Health and Fitness through Dancing

Friday, October 28, 2011     Roz DeBeve, God Bless You for all you taught me, the great things you showed me, and all the love you shared with me. When I was young, Roz could see that I was going to make a life mistake, even before I did. She would say, “If you do this now, these will …

DWTS Season 13 – Week #6

Wednesday, October 26, 2011   The first time in weeks that someone who deserved to go home, actually did.  Say goodbye to last week’s eliminated star, Carson Kressley. This week’s theme is Broadway, and two dances for the couples, one of them being a group number.  This should be interesting.  The opening number isn’t from a star, but the Broadway …

Health and Fitness through Dancing – Atlas Shrugged!

Friday, October 21, 2011   Many years ago I had a student named Dianne Collins.  She was a dynamic, strong woman and a championship dancer. She was a metaphysicist whose goal in life was to be a philanthropist. Dianne once told me that I had an “Atlas Syndrome”, and was carrying around the world on my shoulders. She told me, …

DWTS Season 13 – Week #5

Tuesday, October 18, 2011   Chynna Phillips was eliminated from the show last week.  It was her only bad week, but it just goes to show you have to be on every week! This week’s theme is the 80’s and guest performers, the Bangles, brought us back by singing their top hits, “Walk Like an Egyptian” and “Manic Monday”. This …

Health and Fitness through Dancing – The Language of Dance!

Friday, October 14, 2011   A Remembrance of Roz Robinson Roz was an exceptional Arthur Murray Student. She had a wonderful sense of grace and style.  Her rhythm was natural and it flowed from her.  She would interpret the music through the graceful use of her arms and hands, and her greatest dancing skill was following.  It seemed as if …