Do You Know These Dances?

Undeniably, Covid changed the world.  It also revamped the line dance world, especially in Chicagoland. I taught dozens of new line dances during the lockdowns; some were added to the community’s playlist, some stuck around only in my classes and personal dances, and some died quick & painless deaths.  As people return to the dance…

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Do You Like Surprises?

Some people hate surprises, because they’ve been so disappointed by the unexpected at the hands of their loved ones.  What a lousy burden to carry!  Others have had mostly positive experiences, and so retain an affection for surprises.  Which are you? I tend to identify with the former, but last week something happened which is…

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Dance Etiquette

I hope you enjoyed your Mother’s Day as much as I did!  I am thrilled to have been able to visit Gram with my mom & my daughters, Jessa & Katie.  It’s been a long time since we’ve had all 4 generations in the same room! Jess & Kate started dancing when they were 6…

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Happy Mother’s Day!

30+ years ago I gave birth to my first daughter, and a couple of years later, the next one arrived (mysteriously – I have no idea how).  Where did the time go?  I remember Jessica toddling around and getting into everything, and it was both amusing and annoying.  My friends would advise me to treasure…

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Happy Monday!

Yes, it’s the beginning of another work week, and sometimes that’s a drag.  It sure would be nice to have every day be Saturday – or would it?  I think we all like having things to do.  A regular schedule makes me feel…well, secure.  I know what’s basically going to happen, and I’m relaxed in…

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May Schedule

Hard to believe May is right around the corner.  I for one am done with Spring showers, as I feel like all I do is wipe off the dogs’ muddy paws.  Good grief!  Bring on the sunshine – and the dancing!!  DJ Dave and I debut our new venue, the Elgin Moose Lodge, on Friday…

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