Tweet Last night was the cast party for the 2014 edition of Dancing Stars of Central Georgia, the Alzheimer’s Association fundraiser that Daniel and I first participated in back in 2012. This year I was asked to rejoin the cast at the special request of one of the stars. We all convened at the Blacksmith […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Tweet Looking for a chance to show off your swing moves, help promote Macon tourism, and become a video star? The Georgia Sports Hall of Fame brings us this news: On Friday, January 24 the Macon-Bibb Convention and Visitors Bureau is shooting a new video for use in their Visitors’ Center and looking for dancers […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Tweet Jonathan Marion, whom I can pretend to know because he is a frequent flyer on Dance Forums, published this interesting article about “the translocal culture of competitive ballroom dance” in Journal for the Anthropological Study of Human Movement. The article does a nice job explaining that competitive dancers not only take the extensive travel […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Tweet My Twitter-mate Caitlin Doran posted a link earlier today to this article in Canada’s National Post. The article reports an incident in which a woman was asked to leave a jive class after trying to switch to the leader’s role and “lead her male partner.” The instructor contends that the student was asked to […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
Tweet Check out NewsCentral’s profile of Ashley Copelan (1/2 of our own Team Dashley) and a member of the competition, Steve Welsh and Pilar Wilder: Also, in an awesome coincidence, this afternoon we got an email from the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame soliciting extras for a movie about Jackie Robinson that will be shooting […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Tweet Not really. Because there is no such thing as a famous English professor. But the External Affairs department at Macon State was kind enough to put a story about my participation in Dancing Stars of Central Georgia on the College’s homepage today. Now, in addition to “I saw you on TV!” I am hearing […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Tweet Not really. (Do you see a pattern developing here?) But it turns out that Team LaJack is prominently (albeit facelessly) featured in the TV ad for Dancing Stars of Central Georgia! Finally I understand why the DWTS pros go to the trouble of dressing cute and putting makeup on for rehearsals. Our friend Sheree’ saw […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Tweet Daniel and I had to stay busy between meeting our Dancing Stars partners and finding out the dances we’d been assigned, so last Sunday we spent the afternoon at the Macon Museum of Arts and Sciences’ “Instrument Petting Zoo” event. The event is an annual collaboration between the Museum and the Mercer/Macon Youth Orchestra […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
Tweet We are so excited to have met our new partners, Ashley and Jackson! I’m working on cheesy team names à la DWTS: Team Dashley and Team LaJack? What do you think? Click here for the story on NewsCentral Georgia plus video of our appearance on their newscast!Continue Reading... No Comments.