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

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Sign up for Summer Dance Classes!

I'm gearing up for the Summer Activities Fair at Big Park Community School in the Village of Oak Creek on May 3rd at 5pm. Come out and see what's going on for kids and adults this summer. I'll be taking sign-ups for kids (and kids at heart) ages 3 and up. 

Moms and Dads don't forget about yourselves! You can sign up to take a "Date Night" dance class!

Also... if you have teenagers, I'll be offering swing and Latin dance classes!!! Both swing and Latin are very popular on college campuses across the nation. NAU has a thriving swing and Latin dance community.

Dance is a beneficial activity for ALL ages. It's cardio and calorie burning qualities improve overall health.  Dance is also a weight bearing exercise that improves bone strength. Want to improve your coordination, flexibility, timing, balance, memory and recall? Dance! That's right. Dance. Even if you need an exercise that is low or no impact, there's a dance out there for you. Additionally, dance has social benefits too!  The social aspects of dance build confidence, good manners and friendships.

If you can't make it to the Summer Activities Fair and need more info or want to sign up, give me a call at 862-0118 or email me at dancingdana64@gmail.com.

Let's get Dancing!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

One of dancings greatest advocates, Dick Clark, dead at 82

If is wasn't for watching Dick Clark's American Bandstand every Saturday of my childhood I don't know what I would have done.

My parents couldn't afford dance lessons for me as a child so I'd find dance shows on TV. Any kind of dance... ballet, musicals and variety shows and American Bandstand helped me learn all the latest dance steps. I'd watch and then grab my sister to see if we could do what we just saw. Dick Clark not only made stars out of bands and solo acts, he had songs created for specific dances and create hit show after hit show. Who hasn't seen a New York Rockin' Eve?

Rest in peace, Dick. You will be remembered well.

Dance enthusiasts enjoy the link below from UAS Today on Dick Clark's life and contributions. http://www.usatoday.com/life/people/obit/story/2012-04-18/dick-clark-dies-at-82/54390716/1

A New Twist on DWTS

Dancing with the Stars tried out a new way of eliminating a dancer on last night's show. The two couples who ranked the lowest after the judges scores were combined with audience votes were put in a "dance-off". I thought it was very fair because they each dancer had to dance the same dance to the same music and neither star had done that dance before.

The judges had the final say instead of the audience vote and Gavin was sent home. I thought is was a good call and I like that the final say is in the judges hands.

What do you think?

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Rock 'n' Roll for the Cure Benefit

Just wanted to spread the word about a great LOCAL cause. A Sedona family who lost their 21 year old daughter to cancer just recently is continuing their fund raising efforts in order to help other local families fighting cancer.

Please, come out to Olde Sedona Bar & Grill this Thursday night (tomorrow the 12th) in West Sedona. The fun begins at 6pm with entertainment and raffles and then Sedona's own Oak Creek Band will be performing at 9pm! Come out with your dance shoes handy, a few bucks in your pocket to donate to the cause or join in the raffle and enjoy the night!

The event is FREE of change but please donate what you can. I will have a gift certificate up for grabs for a FREE private lesson or $60 off a larger purchase. Hope to see you there... I'll be there after 9pm!

Stay well... Dance often,