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ISO Line Dance Instructor

Over the past several months, I have lost count of the number of times I have been tagged on social media in posts titled “ISO Line Dance Instructor.” In case you live under a rock, ISO is short for “in search of” and it is used frequently by people...Read More »


People Along My Way

Recently I had the privilege of attending a production of “People Along the Way” at the Youngstown Playhouse in Youngstown, Ohio. This unique play was written by Terry Shears about impactful people from his life. The talented and diverse cast was directed by Maria Petrella-Ackley, in her directorial debut...Read More »


Thirsty Cowboy Line Dance Workshop

Recently I was honored to be invited to teach for a line dance workshop at the Thirsty Cowboy in Medina on March 2, 2022. They also asked another instructor named Rob Holley, so after I confirmed what songs he was using to teach, I started my quest to find...Read More »


Line Dance Footwear

When it comes to line dancing, choice of footwear is important for comfort and safety. This month I will reveal the various shoes, boots, and accessories that I wear and have seen my students use. I am, by no means, recommending any particular brand; the decision is a personal matter...Read More »


My Three Agents

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the article I wrote for December will be posted here in February. In my November article, I wrote about my first dance teacher, who helped me to become the instructor I am today. Over the years, there have been several people who have acted as my...Read More »


How It All Started

Audrey (L), and Dori (R) in the spring of 1978 after a performance at Buhl Park in Sharon/Hermitage, PA.

In previous articles, I mentioned that my dance career began at a studio in western PA. For this month’s article, I would like to pay...Read More »


Onstage Again

For this month’s article, I will share with you a different passion of mine – performing in an area community theater production. After a twenty-two year hiatus from acting onstage, a couple months ago, I read an audition notice in my local newspaper for an Agatha Christie play titled “A...Read More »


Sunshine in My Pocket


Even though the title of this month’s article sounds happy, please bear with me while I share some sad news with you. One of my line dancers passed away peacefully on August 5, 2021 with her family by her side. Throughout her life, Michelle dealt with different health problems...Read More »


Wasted Time

Writing this article gives me an online platform to introduce my audience to line dancing. I enjoy sharing stories about how much fun it is and how it has affected my life in a positive way. This month I want to talk to anyone out there who may be thinking...Read More »


The Dance of Life

For several years I have had the pleasure of teaching a lady by the name of Christine in my line dance classes. She is a Pastor, and writes an article for her coworkers every week; when she shared this one with me, I asked her permission to include most...Read More »


Out On The Dance Floor

This month I have some exciting news and updates about my adventures out on the dance floor. First, I’m happy to report that Howland SCOPE has asked me to teach another class at their facility. It will be for “true beginners” on...Read More »


Light At The End Of The Tunnel

As I promised in my January article, I would keep you posted on what SCOPE decided to do about my line dance class at their center in Cortland. Unfortunately, that location remains closed for socialization; however, I’m happy to report that my line dance classes have continued there under...Read More »


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