My FIRST Love in Dancing

I’ve been dancing since 1998, and I was hooked at my very first lesson.  Of course the choreography and music had me mesmerized, but what I really fell in love with, hard?  The FLOOR. Never had I seen so many silky floors where I felt like I was flying while still on my feet.  I still love it,…

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Still Line Dancing in the New Year!

It’s getting close to time to come home.  I’ve been hanging out with my family these last couple of weeks – not gallivanting at different attractions or attending concerts or visiting theme parks; just being home with the cousins.  Everything is closed, just like back home.  I’m still amazed at how life has changed all over.  Although some states…

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2020 Is Almost Over, HOORAY!

I’m hunkered down in Orange, CA for a few weeks; how about you?  I’m having trouble with this isolation.  I understand Covid is real; one of my friends almost died from it.  Still, I’m struggling with dealing with the lockdowns. I’m so glad 2020 is almost over!  So I decided to visit with some family for a while, and it…

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All I Want For Christmas…

…is a real good tan!  Plus, I’m disappointed at how Christmas is cancelled due to covid.  So I’m headed to California with Kavik for the rest of 2020; my daughter Katie will be driving cross-country with me to meet her cousins for the first time!  It should be a pretty exciting 4-day trip.  We’ll be in Iowa tonight, Colorado…

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Covid Christmas Cheer

This husky knows it’s Covid who stole Christmas this year; it’s affecting more and more people every day.  Still, things could always be worse.  We can keep our sanity if we intentionally try to keep a positive outlook.  Although the Christmas holidays will probably mirror Thanksgiving – a shadow of the usual – I’m trying to look on…

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Covid Changes

Today’s new regulations from our governor have caused me to revise some of the DWJ schedule. Park Districts have closed for a minimum of the next two weeks, so those classes are temporarily (hopefully) cancelled.  They will be re-evaluated then. The following in-person classes (taught by Yours Truly) have been CANCELLED thru at least the end of December,…

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It Was Only A Year Ago

Good morning! Hard to believe that this time last year I announced my plans to move to Louisville in the summer of 2020.  Was it only a year ago?  Covid sure changed the world quickly; that meeting with everyone in my basement seems like it happened a lifetime ago.  And yet this week marks my last week dancing…

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Welcome to November!

Welcome to November!  Who would’ve thought it would be here so quickly?  I am feeling more and more anxious about my upcoming move by the day – change is fun, but scary too – but since I am feeling a time crunch, hopefully that will help me be more concise.  I think I inherited Daddy’s ability to be…

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Dance With Janet AND Ray

I had a dance-filled weekend filming with Ray these past few days.  Creating video lessons is a huge job, but it’s our kind of work!  Not only did we tackle couples lessons, but we recorded three Dance-Along videos to the ENTIRE Beginner 1 curriculum.  I’ve had repeated requests for a digital (or DVD) product where the dances taught…

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