Welcome to Sedona Dance News, an on line newsletter for dance lovers!
The goal of this running commentary is to keep my dance students at Dana De Luz Sedona Studio and other dance enthusiasts informed of the progress of my dance studio's development, classes, schedules, discounts, special events and great places to dance in Northern Arizona. Enjoy!
Contact: dancingdana64@gmail.com or call (928) 862-0118

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Got swagger in your dancing?

I always tell my students attitude can cover a multitude of mistakes. If you just take on the character of the dance, it will look a million times better.

Here's a great example.

Check out the attitude and character of this 2 year old who picked up his swagger by watching his parents' ballroom dance class (jive). I love his facial expression, poses and overall confidence! The audience eats it up and you barely notice that he never does a "dance" step. Enjoy! and remember to give your dancing some attitude, character... swagger ; )

Contact me to get your swagger on!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Zumba Dance Benefit for ALS!

This event came to my attention and I felt compelled for personal reasons to help get the word out. ALS is a fatal disease that paralizes the voluntary muscles of the body over a period of years. A person suffering with ALS (also called Lou Gerhig's disease) is fully aware of the deterioration of function in their limbs, throat, torso and eventually their lungs because the disease does NOT harm their brains. This cruel disease has no cure and limited therapy that does little more than prolong life by a few months. 
Just 2 weeks ago I learned a close family member was diagnosed with ALS; therefore, I must help promote this cause. Come to Flagstaff if you can. I know many of you work on Friday's. If you can't come, please spread the word. A full house would be nice : ) If you love Zumba or haven't tried it yet, this might be your chance to do it and also contribute to ALS research. https://www.facebook.com/events/351609038194799/?ref=notif&notif_t=event_invite
Thank you for your time and attention <3

Friday, March 9, 2012

Live Ballroom Dancing Demonstration in West Sedona

At 1:00pm and 3:30pm Saturday, March 10th (that's tomorrow), I will be performing LIVE with my friend, colleague and ballroom dance champion Michael Bickley. Ballroom Dancing with Michael Bickley has moved into a new space along with Sedona Pilates and  Sedona Photon Light and they're throwing a party!

The new location is next door to N.Y. Bagel in West Sedona's Old Marketplace Mall. Michael will be demonstrating several dances with me (Dana De Luz) and one of his students. The whole mall is getting involved to welcome the new businesses and there will be giveaways, samples and more. It's an all afternon event but if you want to see us dancing be there at 1:00pm or 3:30pm or BOTH!

See you there : )

Thursday, March 8, 2012


So many parents whince when they think about how their teenagers dance at school dances and wish they could do something about it. Well, now parents can. I am offering a special 50% OFF price to any teen going to Prom. All they need is a valid High School ID and they can come learn East Coast Swing and Salsa for all those fast and medium songs and a Rumba for the slow songs.
Call 862-0118 for more information and to sing up for private, semi-private or group Prom Dance classes.
Also, "Like" my Facebook business page (Dana De Luz Sedona Studio) to always know what's new.

DWTS New Season begins Monday, March 19th!

According to a recent article on The Huffingtonpost.com,this season is lacking star power. Take a look at the cast list of celebrities and their professional partners.
Jack Wagner, dancing with Anna Trebunskaya
Melissa Gilbert, dancing with Maksim Chmerkovskiy
Donald Driver, dancing with Peta Murgatroyd
William Levy, dancing with Cheryl Burke
Sherri Shepherd, dancing with Val Chmerkovskiy
Katherine Jenkins, dancing with Mark Ballas
Gavin DeGraw, dancing with Karina Smirnoff
Martina Navratilova, dancing with Tony Dovolani
Roshon Fegan, dancing with Chelsie Hightower
Maria Menounos, dancing with Derek Hough
Jaleel White, dancing with Kym Johnson
Gladys Knight, dancing with Tristan MacManus

Below is a photo of 10 of 12 cast members:

What you think? Is this season lacking star power? Do any or these new celebs make you want to watch or will you be tuning in to see your favorite ballroom teacher or the judges? Will you watch or won't you? Let me know.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Coming SOON! Salsa and Latin group classes.

   Contact me to get your name on the class list for our newly forming Salsa and Latin group classes. Be among the first to get in touch with me and you can suggest the day and time which Is still TBD.

   Just CLICK HERE to email me your personal contact information and suggestions. Let me know how many people in your party.

   See you on the dance floor soon!