Tweet Here’s what we are doing: meeting our partners for Dancing Stars of Central Georgia at a cocktail party that will be covered on the local news! Turn on NewsCentral (Fox 24/ABC 16, WGXA) at 7:00 on Thursday to see the announcement of the Dancing Stars event!Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
Tweet Last night, thanks to the mysterious appearance of the HBO channels on our cable lineup, I finally watched Black Swan. I approached the movie with extreme trepidation: because I get creeped out really easily and I don’t like to be startled, several people had told me I shouldn’t see it at all. But I […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Tweet Joyce has kindly sent me an article by Richard Powers, dance instructor at Stanford University, that explains the article in the New England Journal of Medicine (abstract here) about dancing and its ability to lower dementia risk. It makes a lot of sense and, I think, indirectly speaks to the special challenges of partner […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Tweet I was driving home from ballet class this evening and caught just the tail end of this story on WHYY’s Radio Times: Shall we dance? Inside the world of competitive ballroom dancing. When I got in the car the segment was already almost over, so I haven’t heard the whole thing yet. Somebody listen […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
Tweet John Bohannon, creator of Dance Your Ph.D., presents a modest proposal at TEDxBrussels:Continue Reading... No Comments.
Tweet Back at the beginning of the year I did an email interview with Rachel Holland, a freelance writer who regularly contributes to the UK’s Dance Today magazine as well as a dozen or so other publications. I had kind of forgotten about the interview until she emailed me the PDF from the May 2011 […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Tweet Our class is learning the cha-cha–and also learning how hard it can be to do the steps accurately AND up to tempo. (If they’re anything like me, it’s usually one or the other…) Last night I downloaded my favorite slow/practice cha-cha song. Click and enjoy! In other news, it became known in class last […]Continue Reading... 4 Comments.
Tweet First of all, let me say thank you once again to everybody who came out to our monthly-dance-turned-Daniel’s-birthday-party last night. It was a ton of fun, Daniel was delighted, and we will be eating the leftover snacks for days! Extra shout-outs to one couple (you know who you are) for bravely attending your first […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
Tweet Paula East welcomed me into her class when I moved here in 2006; I met Daniel in her class; Macon’s USA Dance chapter, which she co-founded, hosted our wedding reception. She is a dancing machine! Here she is in a “Southern Lifestyle” feature from our local Fox affiliate: [Funny that the anchor introducing the […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Tweet Further to my previous, how many does it take to tango? Got this from Joyce, a clip from 1997’s The Tango Lesson*: Must confess that something about the woman being passed from guy to guy gives me the creeps ever so slightly (and might be dangerous–around 2:40, one of the guys almost takes a […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.