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, …

DWTS Season 14, Week 7

Tuesday, May 1, 2012   This week is classical week.  As for last week, my predictions came true… Roshon and Gladys were the bottom two, with Gladys being eliminated. Gladys was a class act and had a descent amount of talent.  Unfortunetley, not enough for this season. Starting off classical week is our classical singer, Katherine Jenkins, performing a Rumba …

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 …

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 …

The Beacon – Health and Fitness through Dancing

Friday, March 30, 2012   In the early days of flight, there were no navigation aids to help pilots find their way. Pilots flew by looking out of their cockpit window for visual landmarks, or by using automobile road maps. Beginning in 1923, the Post Office worked to complete a transcontinental airway of beacons on towers spaced 15 to 25 …

DWTS Season 14, Week 2 Eliminations

Wednesday, March 28, 2012   The time has come to eliminate the first Star on “Dancing with the Stars”!  Predictions can be a funny thing when you clearly have scores to go by; however, this show has proven time and time again that viewer votes can be very powerful! In this case, after two dances, the 1st eliminated Star was …

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 …

Change, It's the Only Thing We Can Truly Count On – Health and Fitness through Dancing

Friday, March 23, 2012   “That’s not the way we do things around here”. “I’m not used to that.” “I don’t want to try a new way.” “That won’t work”. “No no no…I won’t try that!” “Our way is perfect…we don’t need to change.”  Famous last words. Ever heard any of these? I have and I’ve said them myself.  Aarrgggh. …

DWTS Season 14, Premiere

Tuesday, March 20, 2012   It’s time to kick off season 14! Derek Hough is back with E.T.’s Maria Menounos, dancing the sexy Cha Cha!  She is beautiful and likable. You need to watch this show just to hear her crazy laugh…(And I mean crazy)!   She hit her steps well from pose to pose, but the parts that you …

What Got You Here, Won't Get You There – Health and Fitness through Dancing

Friday, March 16, 2012   What got you here won’t get you there. We need to re-invent ourselves. After 36 years with Arthur Murray, I guess I have evolved.  Remember the days we played LP records, 45 rpm records, then cassettes, then MP3’s, and now “the Cloud”? Who knows what the future holds for us, but I can tell you …

Bringing Our Life’s Personal Experiences to the Table of Life – Health and Fitness through Dancing

Friday, February 17, 2012   Puppies, don’t you just love them! In comes a big box teeming with three little puppies.  They are so cute.  We love them.  We reach in and pick them up.  They kind of scratch us and give us little puppy bites.  They smell funny and may even pee on us, but we love them.  We …

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 …