May 11, 2010: Volume 2, Issue 13
to Dance Data !
11, 2010: Volume 2,
Quick update on the Cipro side effects. It has been 22 days since I
stopped taking it and there is still quite a bit of pain in my legs and
feet. I am moving at a quicker speed and even trying to cautiously
dance. It seems that these side effects can linger for quite some time.
So....if we dance, remember that I am FRAGILE!! lol
Joe will be teaching at the Fresno
Dance Classic, May 27-31, 2010 and the Palm Springs Summer Dance Camp,
Aug. 12-15, 2010. We will have a reserved table in Palm Springs, so if
you would like to sit at our table, let us know.
How does 8 nights on board the Carnival Miracle, in the Southern
Caribbean, with stops in Grand Turk, La Romana (Dominican Republic),
Aruba, and Caracao sound? How about to that we add...........you
guessed it..........dancing? Well.......
We have had two ladies cancel their cruise reservations and we have 3
additional cabins reserved, so you can still sign up, now
until May 20th, 2010 with a fully refundable $300 deposit. We are going
to have a GREAT time, you won't want to miss it! So Sign up NOW!
Hope all is well and sunny in your worlds.
New Dance Patterns
As a leader it is your responsibility to "lead" the dance. Do you ever
get tired of leading the same old patterns over and over and over? Here
is a quick tip that will help add to your repertoire. Pick one new
pattern that you have learned and REALLY like. Make it a focus to add
that particular pattern in every dance that you do for one entire
month. By the end of the month it should become a permanent part of
your repertoire. If you do that every month, you will have 12 new
patterns in your repertoire. The danger can be that you might forget to
continue to dance what you already know and therefore lose those
patterns. So remember, you are trying to add to, not replace what you
Beginning Dancers: Do Not Become Discouraged
can remember the first time I ever went to an official dance. I had
taken 3 Cha Cha classes, at a community center, without a partner.
Everything about the class was foreign to me. I could not remember the
steps and I had no experience with frame, as that instructor did not
rotate partners. I learned, speaking the term lightly, the basic Cha
Cha rhythm and a cross over break. Of course, I was dancing with myself
so my experience with a partner was nil! The instructor encouraged all
of us to attend the monthly Ballroom Dance. I figured what the heck and
went to the dance.
What I encountered wasn't a pleasant experience. While
most of the dancers were cordial and polite, I realized that I did not
have a clue what I was doing! I immediately began to compare myself to
all of the other dancers, good and bad. I was discouraged and inspired
at the same time. What I didn't know then, that I know now, is that
everyone of those dancers started from square one, just like me and
you. Yes, some of them had the advantage of starting at a very young
age and others have natural ability, but I had neither. At this point I
had a decision to make. Was I going to abandon my dream of learning to
dance, or was I going to put in the effort that it takes to learn.
I chose to put in the effort and I am glad I did. I have
a whole lot of catching up to do and it does not come easy for me, but
learning to dance has been the most rewarding activity I have ever
participated in. I still have to remember to not compare myself to
others and to gage my improvements upon my own abilities and efforts.
It helps me to focus on one particular aspect at a time and to monitor
the progress I am making monthly. Am I doing it better now than I was
before?. If not, I have only myself to blame and I have to
figure what adjustments that I need to make to achieve my
Dancing is a partnership but you must remember that the
only person you are in control of is yourself. Work on your own self
improvement and you will begin to feel the improvement while dancing
with others. Don't place blame and don't make excuses, just give it
your all and accept the results.
Dancing Post Cipro Poisoning!
Looking for great Boots: Evenin' Stars
and share your dancing stories with me.
I'd love to hear
trials and triumphs!
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LOVE my Boots!
If you have any
questions regarding style or size, I think I've
finally got it down!
have ballroom, Latin and practice Very Fine Dance Shoes.
Ladies and Mens.
guys, where are you???
We also have a single woman looking for a roommate. There's 1 Balcony
cabins and 3
inside cabins left. We actually
put in a few "pretend"
dancers to save a few extra cabins. We have a great group
even some scuba divers already signed up. Join us for a terrific week
of learning and dancing aboard the Carnival
A $300 deposit reserves your cabin. Must be paid by May 20,
leaves Ft. Lauderdale on October 18, 2010
and will be visiting 4 Islands. Prices start at only $859.42 per
person, this includes all taxes and fees, plus all the workshops,
dancing and activities. The ship is the Carnival Miracle.
full details, Click
Join us for a great time!
Joe and Michele
Dance Classic - May 27 -31, Fresno, Ca.
Jack & Jill O'Rama - June
10th - 13th, 2010 Anaheim, Ca.
Dance Festival - Early July,
in the Rockies
Summer Swing Dance Dance Classic -
August 12-15, Palm Springs, Ca.
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