Line Dance Fun
07072007 ...I knew this would be a special day! Julia Lin has been in
my Monday class from day one ...she shares her special gift with the
whole line dance community: (translation
in .doc format)
Hi Doris, Since the lyric is so... pretty, I couldn't resist to translate
it, with help from my eldest brother (87) and my eldest sister (72),
who know the Japanese. It turns out that they both like the lyric, too.
I am pleased to show it to you; thought you might like it, too.
See you on Monday, Julia
The Door of The Life
When spring comes again,
one year will be added;
The scenes reflected before the eyes will be changed slightly.
The innocent and naughty young days have gone far away.
As I sense it now, I am already on the way beyond 50's.
I say it's fun to be 20
You say it's great to be 30
And they say it's lovely to be 40
But I feel it's nice to be 50
With the unbelievable speed, the
time has fleeted away.
If I knew it, though small things, all would be kept in mind, said my
The full-bloomed cherry blossoms or the color changed mountain red maples,
Such scenes can be seen how many times henceforth?
I say it's fine to be 60
You say it's alright to be 70
And they say still good to be 80
But I'll maybe live over 90
To open and close the door of the
life, every single one thing is so heavy.
For the sake of the beloved ones, every single one should live on.
The blue of your denim will fade increasingly to its beauty.
In the end of this long journey, anyone has some sort of its splendor.
I say it's sad to get weak
You say it's hard to get older
And they say that life has no meaning
But I still believe it's worth living
* * * * * Translated by Julia
S. Lin on July 6, 2007 * * * * *
Michael Barr teachin'
his newest waltz
of Life on the Palladium floor in Hawaii video
On FRIDAY JULY 6 Mike & Joyce were the guest DJ's at
BnB club at Swiss Park. 65 dancers made their way up to the club
and onto the dance floor ...43 STILL on the floor at 11:10 pm. I am
told, most nights only a handful remain at that hour. Mike & Joyce
did a great job of reading the request list AND keeping the floor full,
with really oldies to remember (Body in Motion, Madly Off in All Directions
& the ever popular Islands in the Stream) to the easier classics
(Alley Cat, Storybook Endings & Rio) to the new mainstream ones
to hit our area (Head Over Heels, After You, Not Like That, Show Me
Yours, Gravity, A Cowboy and A Dancer, and the challenging ...A Gigolo,
Cry to Me, I Won't be Crying, Burning & To Love Somebody). Somehow
The D page went missing ...Joyce asked me about the brand new one ...Doors
of Life? Was it too new to fill the floor? It was played early
and THE FLOOR WAS JAMMED ..
ALL knew it perfectly! I could have gone home happy right then and there!
Crazy Cha was played at 11:30 and still 25+ were on the floor ...I came
July 2, 2007
61 Monday Saratoga dancers were the first to learn Doors of Life this
week. The music is the selling point. The original options were taught
...the syncopated vine was no worry, the ending paddle turn a bit fast
for a dozen or so. I love how the music 'flurries'on a few of the paddle
sequences ...like an exclamation point on her lyrics! Listen for the
"I feel it's nice to be 50!" I can paddle twice as long on
that ending! MOST students didn't realize she was speaking English toward
the end of the music ....next week they will! The dance is so worth
learning. I have never gotten so much advance email comments on the
music as I have on this dance.
On July 5th, 49 Thursday AM dancers gave applause. Thursday PM &
Friday AM ..same response.
step sheet collection & video
clips: at www.DorisVolz.com