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In Honor of Frankie Manning

This is the week Frankie Manning would have turned 101 had he lived and I always like to leave a tribute for him every year.  I was privileged to have been friends with this wonderfully positive and highly charismatic man … Continue reading

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Dancing for Seniors

Let’s Dance A short article in United Health Care’s Magazine Renew entitled “Let’s Dance” reminded me to take up this subject again.  There has been much research on the subject of the best exercise for aging bodies, and dance keeps … Continue reading

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Why Do Dance Teachers Take Dance Lessons?

  My last two posts were about two amazing dance teachers who are influencing me now.  More than one person has asked me, since I’ve been teaching for more than three decades, am I still taking lessons.  There are so … Continue reading

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Lindy in Ho Chi Minh Park

Out Door Dancing Around the World For the past 16 years I’ve been spending my Sundays dancing Lindy Hop in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. Ours was the first regular outdoor Lindy event , and over the years many … Continue reading

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Dancing Piano Players

  Most musicians don’t dance.  Have you noticed that?  It’s so common that we really notice when they do.  Maybe it’s because they’re always on stage when everyone else is dancing, but that doesn’t explain the ones who do.  Cab … Continue reading

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