Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Spike & The Bulldogs in Muncie

The band Spike & The Bulldogs is going to be in Muncie this Saturday. Although I love this band, the venue leaves a lot to be desired. The dance floor is not very big, and if they move or remove tables for dance space, not very many people will be able to get in. At any rate, here is the info.

November 8, 2008

Bygones Bar & Grill
2108 N. Walnut, Muncie, IN

Tickets $8.00 in advance, $10.00 at the door
Or you can by tickets on line at

The dance floor at Bygones is not very big.
I would suggest you get your tickets ahead of time.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

More Dancing

Thanks Jason, for the wonderful comments! It was a lot of fun, whatever the outcome.

A new round of classes is about to start. It is always an exciting time. My "More Ballroom" and "More Swing" classes are for those who have already had some dance -- it is always fun and challenging to make sure everyone learns something new, whether they have taken 1 or 10 of my classes before! The beginning classes are always delightful, too. The turnaround at about week #4 always makes me smile -- the dancers really begin to smooth out as they have to think less and less about the basic rhythms.

There is a regular place to dance on Sunday evenings in Muncie now -- it is billed as a single's dance, but couples are also encouraged to come. It is at Mr. DJ & Co., White River Plaze (at the corner of White River Blvd. and Nichols Ave.) -- 7:00-10:00pm (or maybe 11:00 -- I'm not sure) -- $6.00/person. Enter under the "White River Plaza" sign on the White River Blvd. side of the building (the Bingo entrance). Go up the stairs (1 flight). The studio is on the left. Hope to see you there!


Friday, October 3, 2008

New classes

New classes are getting closer!

October 15 - November 19, 2008
White River Plaza (NEW LOCATION)
Wednesday nights
More Ballroom - 6:30pm
More Swing - 7:30pm
(You must pre-register for these classes)
$80/person -- $150/couple

October 19 - November 23
Forrest Park Center
2517 W. 8th St. Muncie
Beginning Ballroom - 2:00pm
Beginning Swing - 3:00pm
Latin - 4:00pm
$80/person -- $150/couple

Hope to see you there!

Swing contest

My son, Joseph, and I placed 3rd in a swing contest at James Dean Days last weekend! We had a lot of fun, and we got (by far!) the biggest applause from the audience. (Even the 1st and 2nd place winners couldn't figure out why we didn't get 1st place!) That was OK -- how often do you walk away with $100 for dancing for 15 minutes?

Friday, September 19, 2008

Big Daddy Caddy Canceled -- New Classes scheduled

Big Daddy Caddy (a great dance band) has canceled their show at the Noblesville Moose tomorrow night.

Other news: I will be starting a new round of classes soon.

More Ballroom
Wednesdays, October 15 - November 19, 2008
Forest Park Center
Muncie IN

More Swing
Wednesdays, October 15 - November 19, 2008
Forest Park Center
Muncie IN

CALL AHEAD FOR THE MORE BALLROOM AND MORE SWING CLASSES -- I must have at least 6 couples to be able to schedule the class (765-749-9080)

Beginning Ballroom
Sundays, October 19 - November 23, 2008
Forest Park Center
Muncie IN

Beginning Swing
Sundays, October 19 - November 23, 2008
Forest Park Center
Muncie IN

Sundays, October 19 - November 23, 2008
Forest Park Center
Muncie IN

Call to register: 765-749-9080

I hope you dance!


Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Some classes cancelled

Unfortunately, I have had to cancel my Monday and Wednesday classes due to lack of enrollment. The economy is really taking its toll... I still have my Sunday classes (Beg. Ballroom at 2pm, Beg. Swing at 3pm, and Latin at 4pm). If I hear from enough people in the next day or two, I'll set up Intermediate Ballroom and Intermediate Swing classes for Monday evenings.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Cancelled classes

Well, I had to cancel my Wednesday night classes. Wednesday nights have always been bad -- I will probably no longer offer classes on that night. My Sunday classes should be great. I have a lot of people of my list for all three Sunday classes. Not sure about Monday. If I don't get many people next Monday evening, I'll offer a couple of Level II/Intermediate classes on Monday nights. Stay tuned!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Joy in social dancing

There is great joy in dancing socially, especially with a signifant other. I am, however, having great difficulty finding joy in dancing socially myself, ever since I lost Dale, my dance partner and love interest earlier this summer (to another woman -- ouch). I thought getting out and forcing the issue (going to singles' dances, etc.) would help matters, but it seems to only have made matters worse. Sometimes, I see Dale and his new significant other at these dances (the singles' dances!) and it really, really hurts...

New classes

New classes will be starting soon. See Home Page of my website for schedule ( I'm looking forward to teaching people how to dance again!

Monday, August 4, 2008

Dance Classes

I just found out that my venue for Monday night classes starting in September has not accepted my application (College Avenue United Methodist Church). I'm so frustrated! I cannot find a venue near Muncie that is large enough that is available on Monday nights! The places that I can afford are all booked for Mondays in the Fall. Any suggestions?

Saturday, August 2, 2008

End of Summer

I hope everyone has been finding places to dance this summer. I recently lost my dance partner to another woman (ouch), so I haven't danced very much. Just now getting back on the dance floor at singles' dances, but the 2 closest ones (Fridays at the Muncie Moose and Sundays at the Anderson Elks) were both cancelled!! Another ouch. That means I usually have to travel and hour or more to get somewhere to dance. (It doesn't do me any good to wander into a regular dance, as everyone comes with partners.) I don't expect (nor do I really want) to find a romantic relationship at a singles' dance (it is somewhat like a bar - yuck), but I do need to dance. (Many of the men will say something like, "I've been coming here for 4 years -- or 7 years" -- etc... not a good sign!)
I'm looking forward to classes beginning in a month. At least I get to help people improve their lives and relationships with dance!!!