1) No over eating. I know the Holidays are right around the corner but that doesn’t mean stuff yourself with pie and fried turkey until you go into a diabetic coma. If you want to feel good and energetic through the cold dreary winter ahead you have to give yourself limits. (i.e. Give yourself a chance to eat one single piece of pie over thanksgiving weekend) These limits do not have to be specific but you are your own boss, no one will put you in check other than yourself. There are plenty of healthy warm “feel good” meals to eat that are low in calories and provide you with nutritional substance rather than fillers. Take inventory of your diet, (this doesn’t mean count calories) just be health conscious. Here are some healthy recipes do not involve juicing or salads….HEALTHY MEALS FOR COLD MONTHS.
2) Vitamins! Take your daily multivitamin and give yourself a boost with vitamin C, B, and D. Winter depression is a real thing and a lot of times is a result of lacking in proper vitamins. Even when it isn’t as severe as depression, feeling gloom and unmotivated can hinder your ability to burn calories and for many of us cause emotional eating. I’m not saying vitamins are a “cure all” but if you want to dodge the flu bullet while maintaining a healthy lifestyle vitamins will most certainly help you do that.
3) Stay active. This is a given… we all know in order to look good we have to work hard. Exercise is something we all have a love hate relationship with… We love the results but we hate the time it takes and often can’t find the energy to run before or after work. BUT a routine is the most important thing to establish and a way to find routine is to workout with someone… someone who will push us or someone who we can push. It isn’t easy but find a friend and stick to a workout plan.
4) Moderate your wine and eggnog intake. Yes enjoy your winter vacation and celebrate the new year… but don’t try to keep warm by downing three bottles of wine. Alcohol is incredibly high in sugar and thus calories. Don’t even get me started on the carbohydrate and fat loaded into eggnog, you might as well eat mayonnaise with a table spoon.
5) DANCE. Yes dance… dancing is one of the greatest ways you could possibly burn calories. It also increases the amount of serotonin in your brain which makes you HAPPYYYYYY! Nothing better than feeling great while you burn calories and developing fantastic bonds with friends that will last a lifetime.
Let’s start by saying GO SNOOKI! She looked absolutely amazing and I could barely recognize her (she has lost some serious weight). She was glowing on the dance floor with high energy the entire time as she danced the Cha Cha Cha with Sasha Farber – there was even a first pump! We love seeing dance change people and that is why this season of Dancing with the stars is so touching. We have the nostalgia of seeing Bill Nye The Science Guy, the resilient beauty of Snooki and of course the most touching story of them all Valarie Harper. Valerie Harper is currently battling terminal cancer, she was so full of energy dancing the Foxtrot with Tristan MacManus. Of course she got a well deserved standing ovation before they even started the music! “It’s good to be alive and it’s better to be dancing!” Valerie said with glee after their dance. Bruno started: “How can you criticize a national treasure? You are an inspiration to the nation! You’ve got nothing to fear. You’re light on your feet. I’m so happy you’re here.” Carrie Ann was brought to tears while you could see the emotions sweep the entire room.
Why is Valerie Harper such an inspiration to all of us? Because she teaches us that a diagnosis does not determine our fate. She teaches us that perspective is reality and we create our own reality. When I think of someone who is terminally ill, I think of hospital beds, medications, and sadness. I do not think about glistening ballroom dresses, leaps into the air, and congo drums. Valerie Harper wants to LIVE… and she showed us that through her performance. Dance heals. Dance inspires. Dance revives!
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There is a large increase in Ballroom Dancing for teens and college students around the world. Much of this increased interest is focused on DanceSport, the competitive version of ballroom dancing. DanceSport has competitions annually from city to city around the world. This is attributed to the recognition of USA Dance as the National Governing Body of DanceSport in the U.S. by the USOC, and the recognition of the World DanceSport Federation as the International Governing Body of DanceSport by the IOC.
USA Dance and its international body, the World DanceSport Federation, are working in concert to increase the interest and access to DanceSport events all over the world. Such programs as Dancing with the Stars, So You Think You Can Dance, and other dance-related programs also help to keep ballroom dancing and DanceSport in the public eye both in the U.S. and abroad. The first unofficial world championship took place in 1909, and the first formation team was presented in 1932 by Olive Ripman at the Astoria Ballroom, London. Dancesport was first broadcasted on TV in 1960. Now in 2013 Competitive dance is an industry that continues to grow as dancers keep reaching new levels of fitness as they break into new styles.
ShowtimeDanceShoes.com is known for always having a wide selection of shoes to choose from. Well, from the sounds of it our customers are starting to not just buy their high end shoes from us… they are buying their practice shoes as well. We have been noticing the trends in our consumers and we are excited that they realize our inventory growth. For those who don’t already know, we have several pairs of $89.00 Ballroom Dance Shoes available online.
I was speaking with some of the dancers at the Savannah Dance Classic this year and they had no idea that we even carried shoes under $100.00. Well we do and here are just a few of them…
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The Atlanta Open 2013 was located in Midtown at the beautiful Hyatt Regency. As we walked up from the parking level we heard the sounds of classic jazz pouring from the street as a local musician sat outside playing the saxophone. Welcome to Atlanta. Later that day we watched dancers; I couldn’t help but think about the dedication these people have. They live and breathe for this, it is not just a hobby, it is a lifestyle. When the professionals started dancing together that evening I was astounded at how many dancers were twirling past one another yet no collisions? Impressive to say the least (they must of been wearing some good dance shoes.)
I was a dancer myself for many years, but I did tap, jazz and hip hop… this type of dancing was exhausting just to watch. Legs in the air, slip spin, lunge, dash, twirl, split… I don’t know how the women even see straight. It never bores me watching them though. I am always thoroughly entertained by these amazingly talented ladies and gentlemen.
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Summer Sparkle is Here!
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We give dancers all over the world the top of the line dance shoes and this year we have some styles that match perfectly with the 2013 Summer ballroom dance trends.
Summer Sparkle is about the dancers, it’s about their shining moment and their unique style. Showtime Dance Shoes understands that without the dancers, this industry would be non-existant. It’s time to give the dancers some Summer Sparkle.
To most people Ballroom Dance is what you get when watching B list celebrities compete on “Dancing with the stars.” Those of us who know a little more about the behind scenes pressure, know that the hair, dress, and fabulous ballroom shoes are only a fraction of the big picture. This form of dance is precise and constantly evolving. As choreographers mend the traditional ballroom moves into the more modern international latin style dances.
The definition of ballroom dance also depends on the era: balls have featured popular dances of the day such as the Minuet, Quadrille, Polonaise, Polka, Mazurka, and others, which are now considered “historical” but there are influences of the styles have have stayed around.
Due to the many different styles of ballroom dance, there are also tons of custom dresses and shoes that dancers get to chose from. Showtime Dance Shoes is known world wide for their wide selection of Dance Shoes. FB International is an incredible company that provides custom dresses for their ballroom clients. http://www.fbinternationaldance.com/