What a Woman Simply MUST Have…

What in the world would that be?  A serious dancer – whether a woman or a man – simply must have DANCE SHOES to assist in turning and spinning on the floor.  Otherwise, you run the risk of twisting your knee, hip, or ankle…no good.  Smooth-soled rubber or vinyl shoes from your closet may work, but leather…

Details

Are You Ready To JUMP?

Learning to dance can be challenging, but oh so rewarding!  Remember that feeling of satisfaction you got when you finished your first line dance and thought, "Holy cow!  I really DID it!"?  It's such a rush!  Picking up steps while you're on the floor can be done, but many people attend in-person classes with me…

Details

For You Solitaire Players…

Any other solitaire players out there?  This one is for you!  I play before I head off to La-La-Land each night, and recently my solitaire game offered me a new hook…The Daily Challenge.  OK, I play and win and receive a crown for the day I won on the calendar.  Coolio; I’m in.  It didn’t…

Details

A Quick Update…

The 6th anniversary of my father’s death was last week, and it really threw me for a loop.  He was such a nut and I loved him so much.  I didn’t realize how significantly it would upset me yet again…every year I think I’ll not be so shaken with memories, and every year it happens…

Details

What’s Almost Two-Thirds Full?

Are you kidding? Almost two-thirds full? This is so weird because I still struggle with my own self-esteem issues…I still think, Who would want to be around me anyways? I see my faults and they are glaringly obvious (but then again, nobody’s perfect). When I was considering the idea of teaching dance, I fought with myself, thinking,…

Details

Is Anyone Watching?

Fran (left) & Eloise (right) showed up with matching shirts at class this past Wednesday, and I was again inspired.  “That’s right,” I thought.  “Dance Like No One Is Watching – EXACTLY!  Who cares what people think about my dancing?!  I want to dance; I’m gonna dance, whether I dance perfectly or not.  If someone sees…

Details

Do You Remember What You Forgot?

It’s raining DVD’s!  I’ve received requests for videos of the newer lessons; therefore, the next volume of DVD’s has been issued for ALL FOUR LEVELS!  Visit www.dancewithjanet.com/lessons for a list of which dances are included on the 4 new DVD’s (Beginner 1 Vol. 3, Beginner 2 Vol. 3, Intermediate 1 Vol. 3, & Intermediate 2 Vol. 2).  When you remember what…

Details

I Want To Be Like Anya

Anya loves her new home.  No matter what happens, she is alert, accepting, and content.  I want to be like Anya.  I love my new home too, but it looks like I’ll be selling it and moving back to my Geneva home (which is still also for sale) soon.  And as much as I am…

Details