Emily and Colby contacted us because they wanted to have a first dance that was more than just the kind of dance they did when they were in high school. They were surprised how much they enjoyed their lessons - especially Colby. "It's a lot more fun that I thought it would be" said Colby when asked about how he liked his lessons.
It's been a lot of fun teaching this sweet couple. The thing I love about teaching wedding couples is that of all the things there are to spend money on for a wedding, learning to dance is an investment they'll enjoy the rest of their lives.
Keep Moving is the message we get from Tao Prochon-Lynch, a 96 year old yoga instructor and ballroom dancer who is still able to do yoga poses most 30 year olds can't get themselves into.
She's a vibrant wonderful role model. No doubt dancing has helped keep her young too. The main message is Use it or Lose it. Keep moving, it's the best medicine!
Well another year has passed and we've been so busy dancing that I've neglected the blog. This year was another great year for the Dancing with the Kansas City Stars event and Cristo Rey. This year the event raised $680k and a good time was had by all.
My partner, Phil Smith of Dick Smith Ford was a hoot to work and did a wonderful job entertaining the crowd. Our costumes were made by our very own Lila Schultz.
Phil is a real inspiration to me - watch this video to find out why:
Cristo Rey's "Dancing with the Kansas City Stars" Fundraiser was last night at the Sheraton Crown Center. 940 people were in the audience, seven couples were entered and $604,000 was raised. Marvin and I had a blast!
The Judges -- Trent Green - of Kansas City Chiefs fame, Teri Rogers - T2 Productions who also produced amazing videos for the event and Kansas City Mayor, Sly James, -- broke the rules to give us 3 perfect 10 scores. This is a video of our performance and the judges commentary. My favorite quote is the first thing Mayor Sly James says when it's his turn to critique, "Get down with your funky self"!
I figure when the Mayor of Kansas City says that, you've made a pretty good impression.
I'm so grateful for the opportunity to have been part of this meaningful and fun event. It's an honor to be able to help contribute to such an outstanding organization.