May 21, 2015

When dance numbers remind me of skating ...

and this is one of my favorites.  My daughter and I (re)watched Strictly Ballroom the other day and I enjoyed it all over again.  It goes back to 1992, but the dancing doesn't seem dated - and I've been watching a lot of current dance lately (more on that in another post). 

Did you know they've turned Strictly Ballroom into a musical in Australia?  If you plan to go down under anytime soon, check out Strictly Ballroom The Musical.

For those in the US, have a great Memorial Day weekend!

May 11, 2015

Thought for the day ...

The great writer Stephen King once said,

I believe the road to hell is paved with adverbs, and I will shout it from the rooftops. To put it another way, they're like dandelions. If you have one on your lawn, it looks pretty and unique. If you fail to root it out, however, you find five the next day... fifty the day after that... and then, my brothers and sisters, your lawn is totally, completely, and profligately covered with dandelions. By then you see them for the weeds they really are, but by then it's—GASP!!—too late.”

 I'm starting to feel the same way about the Biellmann spin. 

And he's right about adverbs ... I'm busily editing the sequel to Ice Charades, keeping the adverbs to a minimum.  Hopefully t(T)he manuscript will please the reader.

May 6, 2015

Ice Show Reunions

Calling all show skaters, gypsies, or showgirls ...

you've probably heard of these reunions from somewhere else, but in case you haven't, take a look.

First up, very soon from now, via the I Love Holiday On Ice on Facebook,

Attention: All Professional Skaters and Holiday On Ice alumni worldwide! Are you looking for something special to do, during the long weekend in May? Well, look no further! Please stay tuned for full details of the upcoming ICE CAPADES REUNION / Canadian Tulip Festival - Festival canadien des tulipes CELEBRATION Weekend in Ottawa, CANADA. Starting Friday, May 15th to Monday, May 18th, 2015 (Victoria Day!). Celebrating the 75th Diamond Jubilee Anniversary of Ice Capades and the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Holland! It's going to be quite a wild weekend that you won't want to miss....stay tuned for full details, coming soon! Please feel free to "share" this with your wonderful Holiday On Ice FBook friends!

Don't get that confused with the Ice Capades 75th Diamond Jubilee Celebration coming to Vegas, June 22-24, 2015.  (Ice Charades has attended this reunion, even though I technically didn't skate in Capades.  I skated with enough Capades people in other shows- especially Nutcracker On Ice- that I saw plenty of friends at the cocktail hour.  So they will let you attend, but it's best for Capades folks.)

And finally, there's a cruise ship reunion in the works for 2016!  Spread the word!

Ice Show Gypsies Cruise Reunion 2016

I forgot I had posted this in November 2014, old show girl's do that, btw, so I'm posting it again for my sake as well as yours.  September 24 - October 1, 2016.  Let's do this!