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 …

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 – 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 …

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 …

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 …

DWTS Season 13 – Week #3

Tuesday, October 4, 2011   With scores only spanning from 17 to 23 last week, viewer votes became of the utmost importance.  With Elisabetta Canalis and Val Chmerkovskiy landing at 21, you would think they would’ve survived another week. Now that we are at Season 13, the ‘Pros’ and the ‘Stars’ have fan bases, so that means Val and Elisabetta didn’t …

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 …

DWTS Season 13 – Week #2

Tuesday, September 27, 2011   What a show this turned out to be!  With two of the most athletic dances, for some it was a real struggle.  For others, they really came out of their comfort zones.  Last week, Meta World Peace (Ron Artest) was eliminated and wouldn’t have stood a chance with either the Quickstep or the Jive. The …

Dancing with the Stars – The Finale!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011   All the Stars were out tonight!  Musical greats such as, the Black Eyed Peas sang their killer song, ‘Don’t Stop the Party’, and Josh Groban surprised Petra Nemcova while she was dancing, with his song, ‘You Raise Me Up.’  All the Season 12 cast even returned to perform for the finale!  Well almost, Wendy Williams …

Dancing with the Stars – The Finals – Season 12

Tuesday, May 24, 2011   Tomorrow night only one will take the Mirror Ball trophy! Good luck Hines, Kirstie, and Chelsea! It is anyone’s game.  Tonight each will perform a judge’s choice and the infamous freestyle. The judges picked a Samba for Chelsea Kane and Mark Ballas.  They want to see a more sexy and sultry Samba from Chelsea.  She …