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Newsletter: June 25,2010

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Welcome to Dance Data !
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June 24, 2010: Volume 2, Issue 16            

                                                                         To view this Newsletter Online: Issue #16

We are back from Boise! We had an AWESOME time dancing and visiting with old friends and meeting new ones. A special Thanks to Randy and Linda for all of their hard work to bring us up to teach at their workshop. We had an awesome turn out and look forward to the next time!! Boise, we miss you already!  

The Boise Video Re-Caps are up and ready for viewing. Members have access to EVERYTHING that we do! Sign up now to lock in the $9 per month access fee. Two weeks left for the $9 per month fee. Price will increase in 2 weeks. Sign up now, your price is guaranteed for life.

Of course, we are always happy to come home to all of our friends here in the LA area, too. Wouldn't it be great if we all could have the best of all worlds?

The Palm Springs Summer Dance Camp,  Aug. 12-15, 2010 is next on the agenda!. Joe will be teaching in Palm Springs and we will have a reserved table there, 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.....
I am not giving up on finding a few more single guys or a few more couples for the cruise. We are going to have such a great time, you won't want to miss it!!

We have a great dancer in Boise looking for a roommate. I can vouch for him!

We still have 3  cabins reserved, so you can still sign up with a fully refundable $300 deposit.  After those cabins are gone,  it will be on a first come first served basis due to availability with Carnival.  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.

Happy Dancing,

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So You Think You Can Dance????

For those of you who have never seen this show, it is well worth you time. The dancers on this show are amazingly talented and the choreography is outstanding! By far my Favorite "Dance Show"!!!
Check it out, it is Fabulous!
So You Think You Can Dance!!
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Recent Article

                       Ladies, What to Do with Your Arms       
                                                                 by Michele Rasmussen

As a beginning dancer, there is so much to think about. One of the most important things a follower can do is to know what to do with her arms. I am not talking about styling skills here, but following skills. As a follower, you must use your lat muscles in order for a leader to be able to move your body with theirs: Through not With, your hands and arms. To engage your lat muscles think about reaching toward the floor with the muscles in your upper back. Engage your lats, not your arms. This is dance frame. This allows him to move you, through your connection. You want relaxed, not tense arms that remain connected.

Now once he lets go of your hand what do you do? It can be confusing and you may feel a bit uncertain, but the best course of action, when in doubt is to simply either leave it where he left it or bring it back to neutral. Leave them quiet and easily accessible. You must  never reach for the leaders hand. This causes confusion and disconnection.  If you are doing arm styling, and raising one or both of your arms, be sure to raise them in your own personal space, so as not to hit the leader. If you are styling to the side, look out for other dancers or obstacles. A leader has many responsibilities on the dance floor and adding Hide and Seek for your hand should not be one of them.


Blog Re-Cap
                         Have you ever had a  Surprise Dance!
                    Looking for great Boots: Evenin' Stars
                    Stop by and share your dancing stories with me.
                    I'd love to hear about your                       
                    trials and triumphs! http://www.ras-this.com/

The Business Stuff
Shoes, Boots and Cruise Info

New Categories at  www.LovetoDanceOnline.com  , Joe Tschirhart 's Tuesday Night Classes  , Saturday Workshops. and Wednesday Night Country Two Step.
Currently the price for membership is only $9 per month, once we switch over to the full sized screen, the membership price will increase to $19.99 per month. Subscribe now and you will lock in the $9 per month membership fee.
You can check out the advantages of becoming a member here.

 Evenin' Star Dance Boots  
I LOVE my Boots! If you have any questions regarding style or size, I think I've finally got it down!
We also have ballroom,  Latin and practice Very Fine Dance Shoes. Ladies and Mens.  

Cruise Update:
Single 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 of dancers and even some scuba divers already signed up. Join us for a terrific week of learning and dancing aboard the Carnival Miracle.
A $300 deposit reserves your cabin. Must be paid by May 20, 2010.  The ship 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.

For full details, Click here: http://tinyurl.com/ycsqg54
Join us for a great time!

Joe and Michele

Upcoming Events

Portland Dance Festival - Early July, Portland, OR.
Swingtime in the Rockies - July 22-25, Denver, CO.
Summer Swing Dance Dance Classic - August 12-15, Palm Springs, Ca.
South Bay Dance Fling - Sept. 2-5, 2010, San Jose, Ca.


On-line Dance Instruction: www.learntoballroomdanceonline.com

Ballroom Dance Association: www.USAdance.org
National Association of Swing Dance Events: http://www.nasde.net/
USA Swing Dance Network: http://www.usaswingnet.com/

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About Me

I am Michele Rasmussen. It is my wish to share my love of dance with anyone interested.

I am sure that I share many of the same hopes and dreams as many of you, and I hope to share the
joy that I have found by "Learning to Dance in the Rain".


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