D for Dancing with Delight!

A to Z Blog Challenge D
A to Z Blog Challenge D

I love dancing. When my kids were little we would have dance offs in the living room. Now when I’m alone I will turn up the music and pretend I’m graceful and athletic. You should see how high I leap and how my hips move. Unfortunately my superpower is shy and disappears when others are around.

This is probably why I’m in love with Dancing with the Stars. It’s the only TV show I make time for each week. (In order to write you have to give up something) I become the dancer. I love the story of heartache and romance that dance tells…the emotions that dance creates.

Here are some of my favorite moments. You can tell yours if I missed it… I’m sure I missed many.

Amber just put it all out there – Not the classic dancer body but she used it and owned that dance floor

Amber Riley & Derek Dancing with the Stars
Amber Riley & Derek Dancing with the Stars
Amber Riley & Derek Dancing with the Stars
Amber Riley & Derek Dancing with the Stars

Could not have a favorite without my childhood crush Donny Osmond and Kym. He should have been my over fifty list.

donny osmond and kym johnson
Donny Osmond & Kym Johnson Dancing with the Stars
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Donny Osmond & Kym Johnson Dancing with the Stars
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Donny Osmond & Kym Johnson Dancing with the Stars

I loved watching JR Martinez! Just so talented and inspirational.

JR Martinez & Karina Smirnoff Dancing with the Stars
JR Martinez & Karina Smirnoff Dancing with the Stars
JR Martinez & Karina Smirnoff Dancing with the Stars
JR Martinez & Karina Smirnoff Dancing with the Stars

Speaking of inspirational…what about Amy, double amputee, below the knees. The beauty, grace and strength were amazing. I do think Derek’s partners have an advantage because of his choreography.

DEREK HOUGH, AMY PURDY

Amy Purdy & Derek contemporary DWTS
Amy Purdy & Derek contemporary DWTS
Amy Purdy & Derek contemporary DWTS
Amy Purdy & Derek contemporary DWTS

Some times I’m just totally inspired by the beauty of the human body and how it can tell a story through movement – that is what dance is all about.

Meryl and Maks on Dancing with the Stars
Meryl and Maks on Dancing with the Stars
Meryl and Maks on Dancing with the Stars
Meryl and Maks on Dancing with the Stars
Meryl and Maks on Dancing with the Stars
Meryl and Maks on Dancing with the Stars
Kellie & Derek on Dancing with the Stars
Kellie and Derek – This is one of my all time favorite dances on DWTS.

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Someone else that stuck with me and is in the over fifty group is Mel B

Mel B and Maks - power
Mel B and Maks – power
Mel B and Maks - power
Mel B and Maks – power

This season there is another dancer that has blown me away, Noah Galloway. You just have to watch. Yes, he is missing his left arm and leg.

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Noah Galloway & Sharna Burgess DWTS
Noah Galloway & Sharna Burgess DWTS

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So go dance people!!! What is your favorite dance? Do you dance all the time or only in private?

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  1. Donna

    Great post! Awesome picture. I live vicariously through dancers. In my mind I pretend I can be as graceful and agile as they are. I learned the bachata and adore the songs Spanish Fly (Aventura & Ludacris) and Suavemente (Elvis Crespo). I also like In the Middle by Isaac Carrie (or something close to that) and Go get it by Mary Mary. All 4 of them make me get up and dance to the point that I am somewhere else dancing on the clouds 🙂 Have a great day 🙂

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