Monthly Archives: October 2010

  • Er, who?

    Posted on October 11, 2010 by lauraet in behind the curtain, teaching.

    Tweet As you all know, Daniel has numerous outstanding qualities: twinkly blue eyes, charming accent, uncanny ability to fix anything–and that’s not even to mention his dance skills.  However, he is terrible with names.  We have a grand total of TWO couples in our group class right now and he can never remember anyone’s name […]

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  • You gave advice…

    Posted on October 8, 2010 by lauraet in behind the curtain.

    Tweet and I ignored it! Around the same time I posted my four possible Smooth gown choices, my friend JoyDawn offered me a try-on of a gown she bought on eBay that turned out to be too big for her.  The fit is good (it will need only minimal alteration), the price is right, and […]

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  • New dance venue! Le Piada

    Posted on October 6, 2010 by lauraet in social dancing, Uncategorized.

    Tweet This Friday, ballroom dancing in Macon finds a new home at Le Piada, an elegant and lively event venue located at 4295 Interstate Drive, Suite B.  The dance begins at 8:00 with a complimentary lesson from Paula East.  General dancing continues till 1:00 a.m. with music by DJ Pocholo.  Admission is $10; light snacks […]

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  • The other side of the desk

    Posted on October 4, 2010 by lauraet in teaching.

    Tweet Last week, Daniel and I had our first formal experience as dance teachers.  Monday and Wednesday we covered for Ms. Madison in her absence and taught the waltz to the “Pearls” class–10- to 12-year-olds.  Monday night we also taught a private lesson to an engaged couple who want to learn a routine for their […]

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  • Video stars

    Posted on October 2, 2010 by lauraet in dancing in the media, in other news, Uncategorized.

    Tweet Yesterday afternoon at a press conference, the Peyton Anderson Foundation announced a $1.5 million one-year grant to promote Macon to the rest of Georgia and around the U.S.  (Here’s the Macon Telegraph story.)  The project, which is called the Gateway Initiative, includes a video featuring performing artists in iconic and beautiful Macon settings.  Two […]

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  • Workshops past and future

    Posted on October 1, 2010 by lauraet in Friday Night Dance Parties, lessons.

    Tweet Daniel and I thank–belatedly but no less enthusiastically–Eddie Ares and Chasity Smith from Academy Ballroom Atlanta for coming to Macon this past Sunday to teach a workshop for us at the Howard Community Club.  Last year at Stars Over Macon, Eddie offered to come and give us a workshop.  The scheduling turned out to […]

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