www.learntoballroomdanceonline.com

 <META name="y_key" content="08110625d746ac09" >
Two Left Feet? Can't Remember What You Learned in Dance Class? Want to Learn to Dance in the Privacy of Your Own Home? We Have the Answer for You! Dance Classes, Online! Available 24/7. To join all of our other students, Just Sign Up and You'll be on Your Way to Dancing Like a Star, cha cha, cha cha cha, tango, waltz, foxtrot, wedding dance, viennese waltz, lindy hop, east coast swing, west coast swing, swing dance, Dancing with the Stars
Home | Getting to Know You! | Blog Discussion | Tell a Friend | Member Area

 Dance
 Cha Cha Cha
 Country 2 Step
 East Coast Swing
 Intermediate Moves
 Lindy Hop
 Night Club Two Step
 Tango
 Technique
 Viennese Waltz
 Wedding Foxtrot
 Wedding Waltz
 West Coast Swing

 Joe's Corner
 Ballroom Workshops
 Boise Dance Instruction
 Boise Workshops
 Borderline Workshops
 Dance Cruise 2010
 Joe's Tues. Night Class
 Joe's Weds. Night Class
 Out of Town Workshops
 PRODUCTS
 Dance Cruise
 Evenin'Star Ladies Boots
 Ladies Dance Shoes
 Mens Dance Shoes
 My Cancer Support
 Cruise: Refer a Friend
 Cruise Roommates
 Miracle Cruisers

 RESOURCES
 Contact Us
 Dance Music
 Find a Dance Partner
 Free Articles
 Help
 Our Guarantee
 Tell a Friend
 Weekly Newsletter
 Your Account

Affordable online backup for your small business
home | Weekly Newsletter | Newsletter: November 12, 2010 Volume . . .

Newsletter: November 12, 2010 Volume #2: Issue #22

Printer-Friendly Format



Welcome to Dance Data !
Dance Tips and Resources
November 12, 2010: Volume 2, Issue 22            

                                                                   To view this Newsletter Online: Issue #22
Hi

Well, we are back from our cruise and had such a great time that we are going to do it again next year!! And next year, I am going to remember to pack my clothes!

We will be sailing out of Tampa, Fla.,  October 30th on the Carnival Legend. The cruise is 7 nights and will be sailing to Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Belize and Isla Roatan. After reviewing our survey the very maximum number of dancers that we are taking with us is 20 men and 20 women.  So do not delay in reserving your cabin as we are already almost 1/2 full!!

You can reserve your cabin for only $25 if you sign up before December 9, 2010. After the 9th of December it will be a $275 deposit. The below costs include all port fees and taxes,  plus 1 Private Cocktail Party and 1 Shared Cocktail Party. Past Cruiser's be sure to select "yes" for renewal box.

Cabin Choices:

 1. An Inside Cabin Double Occupancy is $775 per person . Second Payment Due($250) 4/11/2011, Final Payment Due 7/30/2011.

2. 
An Inside Cabin Single Occupancy is $1274. Second Payment Due($250) 4/11/2011, Final Payment Due 7/30/2011.

3. A Balcony Cabin Double Occupancy is  $975 per person. Second Payment Due($250) 4/11/2011, Final Payment Due 7/30/2011.

4. A Balcony Cabin Single Occupancy is $1594. Second Payment Due($250) 4/11/2011, Final Payment Due 7/30/2011.

You can call or email me for Suite Prices and availability.

Miracle Cruiser's, the Flash mob and most of the other video re-caps are up. We were having "technical" issues and they are a little off in color. We will be re-filming and putting the rest of the re-caps up ASAP.  Same goes for the Wednesday night Country Two Step lesson.

Here are a few photos from the cruise, more to follow as soon as I get the disk from Noah, our never stop dancing, picture organizer Guru!!  Thanks Noah!!


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 to.

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.

Happy Dancing,
Michele
       
                                                                    


Tip Of The Week
 Life Is not Always Easy

When you look around, chances are that you can almost always find someone in worse shape than you are. I know I am sick and tired of dealing with the aftermath of Cipro Poisoning, but I also know that I am very fortunate to be able to walk at all, let alone dance.

The economy is in the toilet and many have lost their jobs and homes. People are sick and dying and living with the loss of someone they love. Some sleep on the streets and go to bed hungry...I could go on and on with the reality and harshness of life, but instead I am just going to share one of my favorite says with you:

            Life Is Not About Waiting for the Storm to Pass, It is About                                     Learning to Dance in the Rain!


                    
         My Grand Daughter: Rain in Phoenix in July
                            
             


Recent Article

                      Key Elements in Learning to Dance 
                                                                 by Michele Rasmussen

Have you ever felt as though there is something wrong with your body or brain when it comes to learning to dance? Well, you are not alone. While some people are blessed with natural grace and co-ordination, others of us are not. When you watch proficient dancers dance, they make it look so easy. You think to yourself, "I could do that". Then you step out onto the dance floor for the first time and you feel as though you have two left feet and your brain has gone to mush. Your arms and hands have a life of their own and cannot follow the direction of the instructor.

Do not despair. As long as you possess two key elements, you can learn to dance. Those two key elements are desire and passion. To learn to dance you must have the desire and passion to learn to do so.  You won't become a beautiful dancer overnight, but if you stick with it and practice, you will in time become a dancer.

Take baby steps. Put one foot in front of the other and move your body. Now try and do it like a dancer. Place your feet purposefully on the floor. Try to move with the grace and elegance that you see other dancers achieving. Do this over and over until you feel comfortable. Your dance movement will eventually become second nature. This takes time and practice.

When you are a brand new dancer there will be a whole lot of detail coming out of the instructor's mouth. Do not even attempt to understand everything that he/she is saying. Your brain is only capable of a certain amount of information at one time. Months may go by and you will suddenly hear something as though you have never heard it before, even though the instructor has said the same thing, week after week. This is normal. You are not alone. There is a learning process in dancing just like any other "new" hobby that you may have tried. Learning to dance will not happen overnight, but as long as you see improvement from week to week and continue to have the desire to learn, then you will be on your way to Waltzing across the dance floor in no time at all!


                                            

                           
             

Blog Re-Cap
                       
                         Cipro Blog: The Recurring Cipro Toe!
                    Dance Blog: Dancer Injured Again, Thanks to Cipro!
                    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 can be as low as  $8.60 per month,
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:
I 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.

Michele
818-488-4096
               



Upcoming Events

Cascade Classic - Nov.19-21,2010 Bellevue Washington
Las Vegas Dance Finale - December 2-5, 2010, Las Vegas, NV
2011 World's XIX - Jan. 3 - 9, 2011. Nashville, Tenn.
Montery SwingFest - January 13-17, 2010,Monterey, Ca.

Resources

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/

Keeping Up with the Ras-Girls



Be our friend on MySpace

Add Michele as a friend on Facebook

Twitter Follow Michele at http://twitter.com/MicheleRasmusen

Email address: ras.this@gmail.com

Our Blog: www.Ras-This.com


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".

Thank-You!



Printer-Friendly Format
Sign up for our free
Tip of the Week
    Email
    Name
 Store
 Boot Accessories
 Cancer Support
 Custom Orthotics
 Evenin'Star Ladies Boot
 Evenin'Star Mens Boots
 Blogs
Coming soon!
 TESTIMONIALS
Here's what our members are saying ...
"I can't believe it. I have wanted to learn to dance and couldn't find a single dance lesson in my town. Yeah whoo! I love you guys."

"It was exactly what I was looking for."

Joeseph H.
Savanah, Ga


"I live in a really small town where there are no dance lessons. Thank you so much, I can almost Cha Cha now!!
Susan A.
Marion, Va


"Your site saved the day for me. The basic steps I learned from your dance instruction videos helped me quickly be able to keep up on the dance floor with some of the better more experienced dancers. I'd been struggling for so long. Thank you!
Caroline T..
Buffalo, NY


"I can't say enough about how valuable your site has been to our dance club. We are brand new with little local instruction, your site is helping us all learn how to dance! Can't wait for the videos!!! Thanks!."
David A..
Seattle, WA