Who’s Leading This Dance, Anyway?

We have hundreds of men and women who come in to learn to dance every year. One of the first things they say is that the ladies are always leading. Here’s why. Most women are more knowledgeable about dance than their counterparts, and they are so eager to dance that they end up dragging their partners around. Do you think the …

The Show Must Go On! – a personal story

This week we were pleased to host Juan de Dios Garcia as a visiting coach. His presence here had us reminiscing about the “good ol’ days” when we worked together at the Arthur Murray Dance Studio in Redlands, years ago. I had already been teaching for about 5 years when Juan started. We partnered up and started competing together shortly …

The Power of Dance

“The Power of Dance”      You never know in your life when someone is going to touch you with their tenacity, their courage, their strength, and even their smile. I had one of those moments last week while coaching the Arthur Murray in Dallas. I want to tell you about the one 45 minute coaching lesson I taught that …

Positive Phrases – Make a Difference For You and Everyone in Your Life!

“Positive Phrases – Make a Difference For You and Everyone in Your Life!”             This week I was inspired to write about something that is so important and easy to do, but is not done by most of us on a regular basis.  Currently and in the past, I have employees/students ask me “What’s the most important thing a young …

My 100th Blog… The Weighing of the Heart – Changing Lives through Dancing

Friday, February 8, 2013   Ok, we’re here, our 100th blog! Wow, how can this be?! You have become my family, friends, critiques and idea givers. Thank you all for these past two years. The Weighing of the Heart was an Ancient Egyptian ritual. After death, the deceased’s heart was weighed on the scales of truth and justice, against the …

Are we picking up everybody else's Monkeys?

Wednesday, February 6, 2013   As I read and prepare for staff training meetings, I am often pleasantly surprised at how much I learn and grow as a business owner, and a mom.  The book in question this week is “The One Minute Manager Meets the Monkey”.  This brilliant book from Kenneth Blanchard, William Oncken, Jr., and Hal Burrows is …

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 …

The World is Going to End – Changing Lives Through Dancing

Thursday, December 20, 2012   The 2012 phenomenon comprises a range of beliefs that a catastrophic transformation will occur on December 21, 2012.This date is regarded as the end-date of time on the Mayan calendar. Scholars agree that most of these predictions are misrepresentations and they reject the various proposed doomsday scenarios. The press has had a field day of …

The Four Personality Types – Changing Lives through Dancing

Friday, December 7, 2012   Growing up in Nashville, TN in the 50’s, we just thought people were nice or nasty, happy or sad, crazy or quiet. We thought of people as being helpful or being a hindrance. We knew to stay away from the grumpies, and hang around the fun people.  We all knew someone who could help us …

The Keys to Success – Health and Fitness through Dancing

Friday, November 30, 2012   What is the key to success? What do you consider “having arrived” in your life? Enough money to not worry about bills and financial security? Having great health, a fine home, car, and clothes? Being able to buy anything you want, at any time, for your family? Having the magic job and perfect physical condition? …