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Yuletide Ball was Fantastic Fun

Erci and I attended Yuletide Ball Championships with our teachers from The Ballroom, Darryl Adams and Michele Kearney. The championship is typically 3-4 days of competitive dancing and showcase exhibitions. There is also always a New Year’s Eve Gala Ball, which we attended with Ann Marlow and Dan Van Bey. The Gala is always lots […]

This is the tango I want to do

Tim and Pam introduced me to it, and it looks amazing: For those who cannot see the embedding: Enrique De Fazio & Guillermo De Fazio are amazing, and fun!

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New Dance Studio in Kingstowne

If you are near Kingstowne/Franconia/Alexandria Virginia, and you are interested in ballroom dance, check out An Evening of Dance run by a friend and fantastic dance teacher. His rates are very good, and I wish we were a little closer to his new studio. Tell Darrick I sent you and perhaps I can come visit […]


Yuletide Ball in Washington

My New Year’s Eve started with me day cleaning my home office thoroughly, a multi-day job I am only getting started on; I want to reorganize and deep clean everything and re-configure my home work space… I wasted a few hours fighting with horribly written Windows software to update our old Garmin StreetPilot 2620 GPS […]

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Excellent Weekend

Things are finally beginning to slow down from the frenetic pace of political campaigning, preparation for ballroom dance showcases, and launching a major new product at work. The election is over, and great progress was made. The dance showcase event is over, and we had fun and no dance partners ended up on the floor. […]

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Dressed up all in black

My half-hearted attempt to be a beatnik for tonight’s sock-hop and 1950s party at the Tyson’s Corners’ Dance Studio. Black pants (could not find black jeans), black turtle neck, black button down over it, gelled hair. I don’t own any birth control glasses (military issue like Elvis Costello wears) anymore, or I’d switch to those […]

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Weekend Update

It was a pretty spectacular weekend. Friday night after work I hit The Ballroom Studio for one last practice for showcase routines with Michele and Cassandra and attended the dance party. Saturday, Erci and I hit practices with our different formation teams, and I snagged lunch with Pranu; then Saturday night was the big showcase […]

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Freestyles Photos

I danced this past weekend at Arthur Murray Fall Freestyles and took a few photos with my partner’s excellent Canon Rebel XTi. Pictures are up at my MobileMe Gallery. I have not had time to edit them much or write about the weekend, but it was fun.

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Arthur Murray Spring Showcase, 2008

We did some binge dancing last night at the DC Area Arthur Murray Spring Showcase, and here are the photos taken with Erci’s Canon Rebel XT camera.

Thrilled to be dancing again

After one week of being miserably sick, and then a week of slow recovery while still coughing a lot; with weekends doing living history stuff I have been unable dance from April 6th until the 23rd… Yikes. I managed to finally get into the Tyson’s studio on Wednesday night and again last night and I […]