One Hundred Things I Have Learned through Blogging! – Changing Lives through Dancing

Friday, February 1, 2013   Wow, next week is my 100th blog!!! What a thrill this has been to write, and hopefully be an inspiration to others. To tell you the truth, this has changed my life. I have written about J. Clair and Troy Woodbury, my family, my 36 years with Arthur Murray Studios, good health, rough surgeries, success, …

Dealing with the Tough Questions – Changing Lives through Dancing

Friday, January 25, 2013   “Why am I here?” “Where am I going in my life?” “What will I be doing in the future?” “What do I do next?” “Who can give me answers, who can I talk to?” “How do I move forward in my life?” “Can someone help me change and start a new life?”  Yes, there are …

Don't Let It Change You! – Changing Lives through Dancing

Friday, January 18, 2013   Lou and Joyce Gray were a couple I taught in Pheonix for almost nine years!  I taught them from beginners to their Arthur Murray Gold Program.  They were brilliant and I still stay in touch with their daughter. Lou owned a construction company and Joyce was a mom.  They were like family to me.  I’ll …

Goodbye to 2012, Hello to a New Year in 2013! – Changing Lives through Dancing

Friday, December 28, 2012   You’re not going to believe this, but here are my New Year’s Resolutions: 1.     I gained 10 pounds in the Fall, now off they go! 2.     Return to the gym regularly and get in Great Shape! 3.     Have a Good Attitude and Count my Blessings Daily! 4.     Live each day in good service to others, …

Surround Yourself with the Best – Health and Fitness through Dancing

Friday, August 3, 2012   “You Become the People You Surround Yourself With”   Surround yourself with people you want to become like. Wisely choose the company you keep. Be unyielding in surrounding yourself with those who bring out the best in you, your life’s direction depends on it. Remember to have the courage to be a friend and mentor …

DWTS Season 14, Semi-Finals

Tuesday, May 15, 201 I can’t believe we are down to the semi-finals already!  Last week my predictions were correct with a double elimination…Roshon Fegan and Melissa Gilbert left the show. Four stars will dance two dances, and only three will make it to the finale. I have no idea how I’m going to predict this week? William and Cheryl …

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 …

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 …

DWTS Season 14, Week 4

Tuesday, April 10, 2012   Are you ready to rock?  It’s rock week on Dancing with the Stars! We’re going back to good old Quiet Riot!  Sherri and Val danced an attitude filled Tango, which matched both of their feisty personalities nicely!  She had nice poses throughout the dance; however, the short skirt with the high boots made not so good …

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, 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 …

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 …

DWTS 2012 – Season 14 Cast Revealed and Season's Predictions

Wednesday, February 29, 2012   The unveiling of the NEW Dancing with The Stars Season 14 Cast is finally here!  The anticipation and rumors can be put to rest!  Here’s the new cast with their pro partners: THE MEN – Donald Driver – “The Greenbay Packer” with Peta Murgatroyd   Gavin DeGraw – “The Platinum Pop Star” with Karina Smirnoff …