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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

On teachers who "steal" students..dealing with Sharks

As a dance teacher, your students become part of your life. Sometimes fellow teachers "steal" students. When this happens, they're not just taking your income away, they're also taking part of your life. What's the best reaction to this scenario? Is it to get angry and upset?..... I don't think so. There's no point in getting mad at the other teacher. Nobody can make a student leave a teacher... At the end of the day, it's the student's decision to stay or go. Those who truly like you will stay. Kinda reminds me Debbie and Liz . I have several friends who have sharked my students and we remain friends. The best thing to do is forgive and move on, and if the student is happy, you should be happy for them, too, despite how painful it can be.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

White Christmas 2012

Well another holiday season has gone by and this one seemed fast paced from the beginning to end. We did make time to see White Christmas, as we do every year. No matter how many times I see White Christmas, it feels as wonderful as the first.

This year we updated our copy of the White Christmas DVD, which included a special feature on Rosemary Clooney's childhood home in Kentucky. The home is now a museum that pays tribute to Clooney, featuring several historical costumes and props that appeared in the original film. I hope to visit the museum someday, which displays both the dresses and fans used by Vera Ellen and Rosemary in the "Sisters" number.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Patti Page

She will be missed. Listening to Old Cape Cod today. :(

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Yuletide Ball New Year's Eve Gala Photos 2012

2012 Yuletide Ball NYE Gala Photos
Alice Williams and Ron Bennett
Marcy, Francesca, and Sophia
Doug Drob and Bettina Camcigil
Michael and Judy
Karen Hill Williams, Rowdy Harrison, and Betty Fallstich
Phil Leigh and Theresa
Danielle Roeber, Roxi Holloway and Anna Kabul
Mike and Roxi