Newsletter; December 20,2010
Happy Holidays !
20, 2010: Volume 2,
just wanted to take a moment and wish all of our students, both locally
and afar, a very Happy Holiday Season and New Year.
We also wanted
thank you for all of the support and wonderful memories that we
have shared. Hopefully we will be seeing some of you at Palm Springs New Year's Dance Classic,
we will be teaching two classes on Friday, January 31st. If we don't
see you there, then maybe will will catch up with you at the 2011
World's XIX Competition in Nashville, Tennessee.
Only 4 more shopping days left till Christmas! It
is not to late to sign up for our cruise next year. Christmas Gift
I have photos up on Facebook.
4. Grand Turk/La Romana/Curacao
5. Ship and Shore!
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.
You can reserve your cabin for only $25 if you sign up before December 29, 2010.
After the 29th of December it will be a $275 deposit. The below costs
include all port fees and taxes, plus 1 Private Cocktail
and 1 Shared Cocktail Party. Past Cruiser's be sure to select "yes" for
renewal box. (See links for details)
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
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Hope all is well and sunny in your worlds, it is
raining like crazy here!.
In my opinion, da"nicer" wins
every time! And since the holiday season is
full of extra activities and responsibilities, I thought that now
might be a good time to remind everyone how important your
attitude, on and off the dance floor really is. While this
is meant to bring feelings of love and cheer, it is also the harbinger
for holiday stress and loneliness for many. Try implementing
following suggestions to avoid becoming overwhelmed.
- Avoid doing too much. Set priorities. Choose the activities and
traditions that are MOST
important to you. Trying to squeeze in
everything will often leave you feeling frazzled, instead of
- Eating, drinking and spending too much, often leads to consequences
that linger long after the holiday season ends. Moderation is key.
-Too much or not enough togetherness. For those with large families
trying to spend time with everyone, sometimes all in one place can be
overwhelming. Try turning a deaf ear, or turning on your I POD.
Remember, we are dancers, we can all get lost in a little bit
- For others, without family, it can be a time of lonelinesss.
have not already discovered a "Dance Family" in your community, I
encourage you to get busy. There is one lurking just around
waiting to welcome you with open dancing arms!
- Seasonal Defective
Disorder, also known as a byproduct of the seasons
changing from fall to winter. Where I live, it is dance season for
many. In many places it is too cold to golf, white water raft or bike,
so our dance
- So remember to set a schedule, cut corners where you can, choose
priorities wisely, change your expectations, remember to breathe
get out and Dance!!
Be sure to include
heart-warming feeling, that comes from dance, in your Holiday
Traditions. You will add joy to yourself and to others!
Grand kids are the BEST!!
Never Too Late
I am going to
follow my own advice and not stress about writing an article, instead I
am going to share one of my favorite articles written by Lynn Moreland.
This is especially for those of you, like me that got a late start
by Lynn Moreland , Houston Texas
I used to be an
almost gray, blue-jean wearing, make-up avoiding, background seeking,
novel-reading middle-aged grandmother. I drove a mini-van, wore
tailored jackets, and considered myself to be more awkward than
graceful and more sedentary than active then, at the age of
fifty-three, I signed up for three weekly one-hour ballroom dance
lessons. Uh oh. Now, a year later, I take three-hour lessons five days
a week and have danced in two competitions. I buy appointments with my
chiropractor in bulk and am at least an inch taller. I have been to a
tanning booth several times (a thing I said I'd NEVER do). I get my
hair colored once a month (a thing I said I wasn't ready for!), and my
nails groomed and polished once a week (a thing I never had time for).
Before my first dance competition, I could put on makeup in 10 minutes.
At my first competition my makeup took almost two hours. (In fact,
applying false eyelashes while wearing reading glasses should be
considered a separate event!)
But that is all just packaging and presentation, changes
that are clear and fairly obvious. The internal changes in my head and
in my heart are more erratic and uncertain. For example, most days, I
would rather dance than eat, but some days I get so frustrated with my
lessons that all I want to do is eat. Most days, I think my teacher is
the most patient, flexible, kind, compassionate, entertaining person I
know, but occasionally, I want to punch him. Most days, I am excited
about learning, pleased with my progress, and optimistic about my
chances in the next competition. But, some days, I see myself in the
mirror while I'm dancing and wonder, what was I thinking? I look
However, there is one internal change that is clear and
constant. For the first time in my life, I am doing something for the
sheer joy of doing it. Don't misunderstand, good marks do make me want
to celebrate, but I'm not dancing to gain approval from judges or
anyone else. I'm not dancing for anyone but me. I'm dancing because I
want to, because it makes me smile, because I love it. I love it when
the music seems like a live thing that carries me across the floor. I
love it when the connection to my partner is strong and clear. I love
it when my arms and my hands and my head and my hips and my knees and
my feet are all in the right place at the right time.
For the first time in my life, it's all about me. I used to be an
almost gray, blue jean wearing, novel-reading grandmother. I still wear
jeans sometimes and read novels and adore my children and
grandchildren, but now I stand straighter and walk taller and, if
there's music playing, I'm likely to be dancing.
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