September 24, 2010: Volume 2, Issue 20
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24, 2010: Volume 2,
With October fast approaching and the holidays lurking right around the
corner, many of us will feel overwhelmed! I know that sometimes just
the thought of leaving the house in the evening can seem daunting, but
I also know that ounce I am on the dance floor the stress goes away and
my mood brightens. Dancing is a GREAT stress reliever, so try and get
out on the dance floor at least once a week, you will be glad that you
The next event that we will be going to is
Paradise, in Pomona, Oct. 15 - 17,
2010. We will be competing and
teaching a class at noon on Saturday. On Sunday we get on a plane for
if you haven't booked your hotel room, you should do so now! Call
954-922-1600 and make your reservation under the Love to Dance Group.
There are rooms available for the 16,17,26,27,and 28th.
Our table is filling fast for Jay Byam's New Year's Dance Camp,
so if you are interested in dancing and ringing in the New Year with
us, then let us know ASAP so that we can add another table if we need
If you are a beginning dancer, or
someone that really wants to take their dancing to a higher level, then
this site is for you! Remember, Members
have access to EVERYTHING that we do! All dances are broken
down, step by step,
available to you whenever you want to practice. I know how frustrating
it can be to try and remember what you learned in dance class, go home
and want to practice and then find out a week later that you have
practiced it all wrong! Don't let that happen to you! You can now download and view Night Club and Country Two Step to your computer
and watch them full screen. West Coast Swing is coming soon!
Tuesday Night Class Videos, Wednesday Night Class Videos, The Ballroom Workshop Re-Caps, and
The Borderline Re-Caps.
Hope all is well and sunny in your worlds.
Be Kind on the Dance Floor
night at our weekly West Coast Swing club, I was asked to
dance by a gentleman that I had never seen or danced with before. He
led me onto the dance floor and started to dance from an open position.
He had a hold of my right hand, yanked me forward and grabbed my left
arm and attempted to put them both over his head. I was very
confused, to say the least and just went back into leverage
to give him a chance to "start again". As I was in leverage,
he nastily said, "You sure don't know West Coast, do you"? I was a
little annoyed as he yanked me through a left side pass, and while
being yanked through another one, I let go of his hand and
turned and regained his hand, without effecting him, and anchored. On
that note he said "HEY! I'm the leader here"! It did take all
of my will power to not
say "Then LEAD", and to finish the
dance. Had he opened his mouth one more time, he would have found
himself in the middle of the dance floor....ALONE!
Moral of the story: Be kind, keep your
mouth shut and sometimes, when all of your dance partners seem to be having
the same difficulties, then maybe it is time to look in the
When I first started dancing I never even realized that
someone like myself would ever have the opportunity or the interest in
dance competitions. Of course I had seen very high level ballroom dance
competitions on TV, so I knew that they existed, but I never knew how
easily you could become involved in that world.
I have NEVER been a competitive person and certainly NEVER would have
dreamed that I would allow anyone to watch me dance, but I have found
that competing in the dance world is challenging and fulfilling on a
I am sure that there are many reasons that people compete at any sport
and that everyone has there own personal reason but for me, dance is my
passion and I started dancing so late in life that I feel as though I
have tons of catching up to do! Competing is my way to
challenge myself and to record my progress. My goal is to improve my
own personal dancing every time I compete. And of course competing
really forces me to practice! I like to work hard and strive
to do my own personal best.
I compete on the UCWDC circuit which is the
"Country" circuit. The eight dances that are judged are the Triple Two
Step, East Coast Swing, Night Club 2 Step, Cha Cha, Polka , Waltz, West
Coast Swing and Country 2 Step. Anyone can attend a dance event and
compete. They are held all around the world and can be found on the USWDC.org
Dance conventions not only offer a place to compete, they also offer
dance workshops for all levels and social dancing at its best. If you
have never competed or been to a dance event, I suggest you find one in
your area and check it out. Try to be inspired as opposed to
discouraged and realize that every single dancer out on the floor
started in the exact same place. The beginning. The best dancers you
see are the ones that have worked the hardest.
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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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Boots and Cruise Info
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
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.
will be sending out
information regarding cruise docs, itinerary, what to where, etc. later
this week! We are getting close to sailing! Anyone still hoping to join
us can call me for prices and availability.
Boogie By The Bay - Oct. 7-10,
2010 Burlingame, Ca
Paradise Dance Festival - Oct. 15
-17th, 2010 Pomona, Ca
Mountain Magic - Nov. 4-7, 2010
South Lake Tahoe, NV.
Cascade Classic - Nov.19-21,2010
Halloween Swing Thing - Oct. 28 -
31, 2010 Orange County, Ca.
2011 World's XIX - Jan. 3 - 9,
2011. Nashville, Tenn,
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