How Dancing Makes You Mentally Fit
If you’ve ever watched ABC’s hit TV show “Dancing with the Stars,” then you know that dancing is hard work. Dance has long been known as being an excellent way to stay physically fit. But could there be mental and cognitive benefits to dancing as well?
Recently, a major study from Albert Einstein College of Medicine reported in the New England Journal of Medicine that dance can be a...
Dancing stars? Really?
Several decades ago I took ballroom dancing lessons. It was not with Author Murray or any other lessons group, but rather with husband and wife dancing instructors who worked with me and my dancing partner. That attempt to lean the steps of the cha cha cha, the rhumba, the foxtrot, the quickstep and the waltz was a futile effort. To say I didn’t do well would be to paint too rosy a...
Glenda Guilfoyle is a real-life dancing queen. She started as a coveted Radio City Music Hall Rockette at the age of 17 and at 74, she's still moving her feet to the music.
Some Enchanted Evening
I can't say I've ever owned a "long" dress other than my wedding dress thirty years ago, and let's face it, you can only wear that one once. However, shopping was definitely in order when some friends folded me into their plans to attend the annual Viennese Ball at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire a few weeks ago.
I didn't know quite what to expect, other than there would be a lot of...
So She Thought She Could Dance
Like millions, Quin Bommelje is a big fan of the dance competition shows on TV. She convinced her husband to sign up for lessons with her, but now, the woman who couldn't dance, is waltzing her way to the winner's circle in top competitions.
Funny Funky White Girl
For Diane in Washington, D.C., Growing Bolder means getting down! She sent us a video called Funny Funky White Girl with a note that said, "My dancing video will show (your) viewers you can still be a kid and have fun at 65." Amen, Diane!
A woman born in 1921 never expected to be in the spotlight. But thanks to a video on YouTube, the 90-year-old dancing grandma is now one of the world's biggest viral video stars. Her grandson shares her story and her lifelong passion for dancing.
World's Oldest Showgirl Dies
Beverly Allen was all about defying expectations. She swore she'd never stop dancing and she didn't until she passed away this week at the age of 90.
Milwaukee Irish Center in peril
Milwaukee’s Irish Fest, which just wrapped up a couple of days ago, is known around the world as a spectacular gathering place and music festival on the shores of Lake Michigan. I just spent a day there and did the full-on experience. I petted an Irish Wolfhound and an Irish Setter, bought a book from a Northern Irish author, Patricia Falvey, bought a lovely silver ring with a woven Irish...
Happiness is a Red Hat
GB stopped by the Red Hat Society's 10th Annual Convention and found women from all over the world intensely focused on the business mission -- having a good time.