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Zumba for a Cure in Dawsonville, GA

Zumba BabesWhen I first joined my gym the two group classes that were the deciding factor for me were Bodyflow (Yoga/Tai Chi/Pilates) and Zumba.
I remember my first Zumba class.   I stood in the back.  It’s not that I thought I wouldn’t be able to do it.  It’s that I’m a perfectionist (stop snickering Michael) and I wanted to know most of the steps before I unleashed Crazy Dancing Mishi.
Weeks passed and I moved up a row.  More weeks, more rows.  Now-a-days I’m only comfortable on the side right side of the room (where most of my Zumba-Babes break it down) and towards the front row.
Last week, Kristy (my OG instructor) was sick and she sent a CD to one of our Zumba [Babes] in Instructor Training, Amanda.   A bunch of us that know the songs helped keep the class going, and it was so awesome.   It made me think that someday I’d like to do the Zumba Instructor Training?  For now I’m having fun just dancing in class.  Burning calories is purely coincidental.
There’s a group of us that have bonded.   We’ve gone to Zumba After Dark, Applebees to sing our Karaoke hearts out, dancing at the Ridge, we’ve sat in a wet sauna together, had breakfast in honor of a birthday, and we’ve also started to do Girls Nights In (our first one was at Stephanie’s — a Kinect Just Dance Night complete with Funtinis, Chocolate Vin and scrumptious tummy-yummies!)   I’ve even had the honor of being trusted to do a ‘Heads or Tails Photo Session‘ for Maggie, our gym’s Thursday morning Zumba Instructor, whom I totally miss shaking-it with in our Tuesday/Wednesday night class, but am so happy that she is following her dream of instructing!
What I’m trying to say here is that I don’t just go into class, sweat my ass off, wipe it off, and leave.  No way.  We stay and talk afterward, make plans, and support each other in all of our endeavors.
The latest one is in support of Lucy and Lisa.  They are doing the Atlanta 2 Day Walk for Breast Cancer, and we are fully supporting them.   A fundraiser Zumba night was developed!   If you are in the Dawsonville area (or close enough) please consider coming!  I guarantee it will be OMGWTFBBQAWESOMESAUCESWEATYCRAZYCOOLFUN!
WHERE? Veterans Memorial Park
Directions to Veteran’s Memorial Park:
-Hwy 400 N to Hwy 136
-Left on Hwy 136
-Left on Hwy 9
-Veteran’s Memorial Park on Right
WHEN?  April 27th, 2012 from 6-8:30pm
HOW MUCH?  $10.00 per person
*All proceeds benefit the Atlanta 2 Day Walk for Breast Cancer
WHOFeaturing local Zumba instructors Kristy Thornton Howard, Margaret Phiri, other guest instructors & YOU!!!
WHAT ELSE?
*Drinks & snacks will be for sale
*Raffle items including a Membership to Bodyplex Gym (and a session with a *cough*cough* local photographer!)
*Come spend the evening with us just having a great time while raising money for a great cause!

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Weekly Winners {The Big Gig Edition}

On Friday night I shot The Most Interesting Show In The World.  Literally.

Leading up to the gig, I didn’t know what to expect.  Just being there and feeling the vibe, though, reinforced that *this* is what I absolutely love to do.  And, I thrive in this type of environment.

{See more of these photos HERE}

“I need a camera to my eye. To my eye, reminding…”

Holly Theater Sara Fouts Curve
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Dawson Student Films 131 | Subzero/Stranded Premiere
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“Johnny, you rosin up your bow and play your fiddle hard.”

Bear in the Square

{See the whole set on Flickr}

Highlights from UL’s Safe and Bright Tweetup

In the wee hours of November 21st I hopped a plane bound for Chicago.  I was going to shoot one of three Safe and Bright Tweetups, sponsored by UL (the people that make sure all he stuff we plug into electrical sockets is safe.)   It was a wonderful event and I was honored to photograph it.

Here are some of my favorite shots:
(more can be found on my Flickr)

Be Safe and Be Bright

#safeandbright
@SafetyatHome @brandie185 @misslori @ahenand2chicks @kimmoldofsky



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