Yearly Archives: 2009

  • Stars over Macon Ball 2009

    Posted on November 24, 2009 by lauraet in Uncategorized.

    Tweet Saturday, November 7 was the second annual Stars over Macon Ball.  This event is co-sponsored by the Medcen Foundation and USA Dance Greater Macon Chapter #6059 and it benefits Hospice of Central Georgia.  For the second year in a row we had a great turnout, fantastic music by the Celebration Band, beautiful décor (put […]

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  • Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.

    Posted on November 22, 2009 by lauraet in behind the curtain.

    Tweet I have to update my WordPress version before I can upload any more photos or videos to the site.  Since photos and videos are clearly the best part, I’d better get on it!  Stay tuned.

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  • Macon Mall ArtSpace Grand Opening

    Posted on November 7, 2009 by lauraet in dance events, USA Dance.

    Tweet Last weekend, we celebrated Halloween at the Macon Mall with the opening of the mall’s new ArtSpace.  Along with dancers from Philips Performing Arts’ studio, USA Dance Greater Macon Chapter 6059 presented a dance exhibition for shoppers and trick-or-treaters at the mall.  An enthusiastic crowd was on hand to watch and participate in the […]

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  • In Soviet Russia, dancefloor hits you!

    Posted on October 28, 2009 by lauraet in competitions.

    Tweet [Will “Soviet Russia” in post title attract Russian spambots? We’ll see.] We returned Sunday night from the High Point Classic Dancesport Championships. There are no pictures from this competition, for good reason: we danced very badly! Out of 6 events entered we placed in only one. Sigh. As Daniel and I discussed on the […]

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  • Weekend Excitement, parts 1 and 2

    Posted on October 26, 2009 by lauraet in dance events, social dancing, USA Dance.

    Tweet Weekend Excitement, part 1: Paula East’s dancers, including yours truly, will be performing at the opening of Macon Mall’s new Art Space on Friday, October 30 and Saturday, October 31 at 7:00 p.m. Paula’s Thursday night advanced class is presenting a rumba formation (group dance), then individual couples will be dancing some exhibitions. A […]

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  • SNDP: Special Edition

    Posted on October 21, 2009 by lauraet in Friday Night Dance Parties, social dancing.

    Tweet Daniel and I will be at the High Point Classic Dancesport Championships this weekend, so we are leaving the Sunday Night Dance Party in the capable hands of Joyce Newman (local tanguera and owner of many a fabulous shoe) and John Herren (USA Dance Greater Macon Chapter 6059 president).  The dance will proceed as […]

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  • In first place…

    Posted on October 18, 2009 by lauraet in competitions.

    Tweet We are back from the Hotlanta Dance Challenge/Rising Star Newcomers’ Ball after dancing 18 heats on Friday, 18 on Saturday, and 28 today–by far the most we have danced at any competition we’ve participated in.  I expected to have fun but it was even MORE fun than I imagined.  So much positive energy and […]

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  • Turning up the heat at Hotlanta

    Posted on October 13, 2009 by lauraet in competitions.

    Tweet The heat lists for the Hotlanta Dance Challenge came out last night.  We initially entered just a few amateur events, but Eddie wanted us to dance more.  Now we are doing 64 heats!  Most of them are single dances, so that’s not quite as crazy as it sounds, but it’s still a heck of […]

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  • Georgia Golden Olympics!

    Posted on October 1, 2009 by lauraet in competitions.

    Tweet Last week I attended the ballroom dance competition at the Georgia Golden Olympics.  In the past, this competition has not been very well attended.  This year the area’s USA Dance chapters promoted the event for months in advance, and it paid off.  The two chapters (#6059 Greater Macon and #6100 Houston County) entered a […]

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  • Getting Involved at MSC

    Posted on September 30, 2009 by lauraet in USA Dance.

    Tweet A few weeks ago, Daniel and I attended the “Get Involved” fair, an event showcasing student organizations and community groups, at Macon State College.  We helped represent USA Dance Greater Macon #6059 in hopes of attracting students to our classes and events.  It was so much fun to dance in the lobby of the […]

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