Saturday, November 29, 2008

Dance Magazines Holiday Gift Guide

Dance Magazine asked us to submit our Gold Plated Hair Bun Cage with Rhinestones for consideration to appear in their December 2008 issue and listing of Holiday Gift Guide Ideas for Dancers. What a thrill for us at jaz that we were selected and the item appears. We want to thank them and reciprocate a bit in suggesting that a subscritption to their Magazine would make for a wonderful gift for any dancer in your family or circle of friends. At under $30.00 a year it is well worth the investment. The articles and various announcements make for very interesting reading and the magazine just about links you to all that is important in the world of dance. You can link with them at

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Wedding Vows in Salem, VA

I have to take a moment and mention that we just returned from my oldest son's wedding in Salem, VA.

What's a wedding without great music and everyone dancing and having a good time. At the center Amy and Alex the Bride and Groom exchanging their vows that will last a lifetime.

Afterwards superb (and it doesn't describe it enough) music from the really soulfull R&B Band "The Domino Band" of Roanoke, VA that has a resume that would impress all of those in the music know. Check-out their web site it's worth the click. We danced in to the night to all of the classics played with skill and feeling that kept everyone on the dance floor all night. It was a blast!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Let's Dance!

It's that time of year again! In between thoughts of going back to school or trying out for Fall Sports there's those in the world of Dance that are getting ready for their first dance class or returning for the new year. I'm sure you have seen somewhere, someplace registration and sign-ups for Dance Classes.

What wonderful memories of getting my daughter ready. Suddenly the music would start again (not that it ever stopped) but you know what I mean music that she would dance around the house, yard, supermarket and yes the back seat of the car any chance she could get.

The best part is the anticipation of re-uniting with friends teachers mothers all the members of the dance family. "Oh yes it's going to be another great year of dance!" Everyone is going to have a great time!

Sunday, July 27, 2008


I cannot help but take a few minutes to point out the upcoming North East Workshop for Dancers to be held on August 4th. and 5th. at The Radisson Hotel in Nashua, New Hampshire. Geared for students 8 years and older plus advanced students 14 years and older, assistants and teachers there's even a provision for observers, it looks to be a great convention. Packed with an impressive group of instructors in several genre's of dance what really caught my eye was the scholarship opportunity for one lucky talented dancer.

The Northeast Workshop for Dancers will be presenting the Al Gilbert Scholarship to a talented dancer who best represents the ideals, talents and techniques that Al Gilbert dedicated to his life to instill in his pupils. Students who are interested in participating in this scholarship audition will be given a number to be worn throughout the convention. This will allow each teacher to identify the scholarship participants during each and every class. These numbers will be given out at registration. Any student over the age of 15 is invited to audition. There are no other requirements to audition-it is each students attitude, energy and enthusiasm for dance that is being "judged." The winner of the Al Gilbert Scholarship will be presented with a $1000.00 scholarship to be used for future dance education. The money will be paid to the studio or dance institution of the winner's choice to further his or her dance education. Award will be presented in the advanced student room at the end of the last class on Tuesday.

Contact information for this workshop is:

North East Workshop for Dancers
162 Manchester Street
Manchester, NH 03101
603-623-0221 or 603-622-7842

Have fun girls and boys, go dance and jazz it up!

Sunday, June 22, 2008

The First Day of Summer

Today is the first day of Summer and the longest day of the year - a great day to clean out your closet !
I am always excited to clean out my closet because it is a chance to make room for new fashions and clothes.
The hottest new look for this Summer is a very bright colorful top, tank,or shirt paired with a neutral colored skirt, pants, shorts or cropped pants. Other fashion "must haves" are:
cropped jackets with longer flared, sexy tops
clutch bags in very bright colors
platform or wedge heel sandals
short unconstructed shirtdress with a wide belt
a big bold colorful watch
snake skin - a belt, shoes or bag (just don't go overboard with everything in animal print)
big and bold bangle bracelets are hot (the more the merrier)
Jade is hot hot hot! Remember Jade comes in several colors not just green!!!!!
Enjoy your new fashions and the warm weather.
Remember always have fun!