Dance a Day Celebration – March 12, 2011 – Day 108 – I Need Love, by Bonnie Raitt

Posted April 8, 2011 by dkrocha
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Can’t hit it out of the park every day.  This was a decent West Coast Swing.

 

No YouTube video for this one either.

 

 

 

Bonnie Raitt

 

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Dance a Day Celebration – March 11, 2011 – Day 107 – Gravity, by Sara Barieles

Posted April 8, 2011 by dkrocha
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First time I heard this tune was on So You Think You Can Dance a couple of seasons ago.  It was an amazing dance choreographed by Mia Michaels, who is an outstanding choreographer.  The piece was about the paralyzing grip a drug can have on its unsuspecting victim.  Amazing. And oh, so powerful.

My dance was not quite that dramatic.  Total improv, and I loved doing it, but Mia has nothing to worry about.

YouTube Link to the dance from So You Think You Can Dance: http://youtu.be/_48OKZqYzHM

Kayla and Kupono

Dance a Day Celebration – March 10, 2011 – Day 106 – I Left My Heart in San Francisco, by Tony Bennett

Posted April 8, 2011 by dkrocha
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The year was 2000.  I had taken my lovely Cate on a spring break vacation to San Francisco.  I read somewhere that we could walk across the Golden Gate Bridge.  I suggested that to Cate, and she was game, so off we went.  It’s 1.7 miles one way – an easy and spectacular walk.  We had a great time.  And just about half way across I cracked us both up singing this song while looking back at our beloved city by the bay.

And, of course, I did the same exact thing in 2007 when Matthew and I walked across this amazing feat of construction ingenuity.

The dance was just a little improv tribute.

YouTube Link:  http://youtu.be/zorT_gsXzXI

Golden Gate Bridge

Dance a Day Celebration – March 9, 2011 – Day 105 – Fly Me to the Moon, by Frank Sinatra

Posted April 8, 2011 by dkrocha
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This one is for you, Matthew.  Explanation:  Matthew and I always – always dance to this song.  I have the coolest son in the history of sons.

A very groovy West Coast swing.

YouTube Link:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rAsoLm1Ges

Mother and Son – Bird’s Eye View – or Cate’s Eye View from Upstairs – Dancing to Fly Me to the Moon – Christmas, 2010
Matthew – Groovin’

Dance a Day Celebration – March 8, 2011 – Day 104 – Without You, by Keith Urban

Posted April 8, 2011 by dkrocha
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Still dancing and now trying to get caught up, and until I do, these will be very brief.

Great song, lovely nightclub two-step.

YouTube Link:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3TWpWf798s

Keith Urban

Dance a Day Celebration – March 7, 2011 – Day 103 – Let’s Walk and Talk, by Carlos Santana

Posted March 28, 2011 by dkrocha
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Yes, same song – two days in a row.  Tonight I danced it with Russell – hot, hot, hot rumba.  He is such a great dancer – one of top two favorite dance partners too.  As much as I loved dancing this solo yesterday, I enjoyed it ten times more dancing it with Russell.

While I believe that my dancing has improved specifically from doing this dance celebration each and every day, I do miss dancing with a partner.  I am working on fixing that.

Again, no YouTube

Dance a Day Celebration – March 6, 2011 – Day 102 – Let’s Walk and Talk, by Carlos Santana

Posted March 28, 2011 by dkrocha
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by Diane Rocha on Monday, March 28, 2011 at 11:02pm

It is March 28th as I write this.  I still haven’t missed a day of dancing, but I haven’t been posting.  Life interfered.  I am attempting to get caught up during spring break, but I am sometimes even busier when I am off than when I am working.

 

This particular song came about because I was vacuuming and listening to music on a beautiful sunny Sunday afternoon.  I could hear the beat of this song over the hum and whir of the vacuum.  I stopped the machine to listen, and loved it, so I re-played it and danced to it.  Great song; great rumba – even solo.

 

No YouTube of this song tonight.

 

Carlos Santana