Now in his seventh season on Dancing With The Stars, professional dancer Tony Dovolani spends much of his time between seasons presenting seminars and giving private instruction. Wherever he goes, he sees couples reconnecting through ballroom dancing. Dovolani says learning to dance teaches communication skills and fosters respect. The physical activity is a great stress reliever and the positive feelings about the shared experience makes couples excited to carve out alone time.
A bride and groom decide they "like big butts" and they "cannot lie" when their first dance song morphs from The Righteous Brothers' "Unchained Melody" into Sir Mixalot's "Baby Got Back." More newlywed couples are ditching the slow ballads in favor of upbeat dance songs that let them "get jiggy with it."
He spoke with terrific emotion about ex-lovers, probably to make me jealous, but I didnt’t really like him enough to mind. There was Michelle Rosenthal, Mimi Moskowski, Avivah Katz. The list continued on with clunky Jewish last name after clunky Jewish last name, lots of bergs and ovitskys, very few vowels. I could just picture him masturbating to a map of Israel every night.
Despite my views, I find the recent speculation about the death of marriage absurd, if only because it doesn’t acknowledge the hypnotic power of matrimony. All the proof you need can be found in the tight smiles of single men at weddings, in the ever-teary eyes of the unwed women, in the fear and envy behind both. The very thing, I realized, that my girlfriend of two years and I were walking into as we arrived at the rehearsal dinner.
My cousin Priya, our friend Nina, one of my roommates, Arielle, and I went out for some tapas last night and then to a club near NYU. It was a balmy, beautiful night so I ditched my usual grandma, ‘gotta be in bed by midnight’ mode and got all diva-fied to hit the town. After pre-gaming at the crib, and then some white sangria at the restaurant, we were swaying. Luckily, the spot we picked to go dancing was on point – great music (“Oh shit, I haven’t heard this song since freshman year of college!”), a mixed crowd, and enough room to dance without being “accidentally” groped. Although I do play the predator in that game sometimes. What? A woman can’t cop an ab-feel?
The playlist may be the ultimate deal starter, closer, and whatever comes in between. But, how do you pick the song that gets the ladies and fellas on the dance floor? It's trickier than you think. Paying close attention the needs of both men and women, Dean Chandler has hand picked selections for the best mood music iTunes can find.
In Dirty Dancing, Baby gets from Johnny all the things that women want from their lovers: patience, dedication, decisiveness, and more. Writer Renee A. James takes some cues from the film to dole out tips for guys who need to brush up on their moves on and off the dance floor.