AFTER three years of being dormant from physical exercise and being content with my “apo”stolic duty and a barrage of paper work, the invitation to partake in Janette Garcia-Sanchez’s 45th anniversary was motive enough to get me out of hibernation. Janette Garcia has loved dancing all her life and perhaps it is in the genes as her Mom Medy Severino Locsin Garcia also loved to dance. After graduating from high school and transported to Manila in 1971, she continued her ballet lessons at the Ballet School of Totoy de Oteyza and Ma. Luisa “Inday” Gaston Mañosa. Seen as a potential by her teachers, after two years, she was promoted to the Hariraya Dance Co. She also became one of the dancers in Corps de ballet and was a minor soloist. After graduating college in St. Scholastica’s College in 1967, her initial desire was to pursue her dance, but was prevailed upon by her Dad, Quiting Garcia. So the dutiful daughter came home to Bacolod. The coming … [Read more...] about 45 years of the dancing queen
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Imee Marcos just could not believe it when she heard Muhammad Ali refuse her mother’s invitation to dance at a party in Malacañang that the then-First Family hosted for “The Greatest” in 1975. “I don’t know how to dance,” Ali was quoted by Imee as saying to her mom, Imelda. In an exclusive interview early this week, the Marcoses’ vivacious eldest daughter told The Manila Times that she found the statement incredulous, coming as it did from an African-American who was presumed to know all the right moves on the floor just like Alvin Ailey and the other brothers and sisters out there. The distinguished guest explained to the then-First Lady, who did not force the issue, that he can only find his groove inside the boxing ring. The man who “stings like a bee, floats like a butterfly,” Imee realized, had human frailties despite the overly extrovert and apparently know-it-all person that he seemingly was.White men can’t jump … [Read more...] about He ‘stings like a bee’ but Muhammad Ali can’t dance!
Filipino-Canadian hip-hop duo Lucky Aces has competed and won in international dance competitions representing the Philippines. But they remained relatively unknown to their kababayan in the country — until they joined ABS-CBN’s talent-reality competition Dance Kids. And last Feb. 7, Lucky Aces’ Lucky Ancheta and AC Bonifacio did not only get to share their talent with Filipinos, but have earned their respect and admiration when the pair was declared the first-ever grand champion of Dance Kids. Lucky Aces garnered 42.69 percent of the viewers’ votes, beating dubstep dancer Dhao Mac (29.62 percent) and dance sport duo Step Kids (27.69 percent). AC, who teared up after they were announced the winner, said, “It feels amazing because we’ve always been dreaming to be recognized here in the Philippines. And now we have some of our best friends in Dance Kids. It’s an amazing feeling.” “We’re just so happy after all these performances … [Read more...] about Fil-Canadian dance duo Lucky Aces comes home victorious
This is Pierson Feeney. After being diagnosed with ADHD at the age four, he began to show differences in behaviour that led doctors to put him on morning and night doses of prescription medicine. However, according to his mother, Marsha Feeney, the medicines only made Pierson's condition worse. He developed ticks and his ADHD got so severe that by the time he was 9, it was hard for the family to go out in public together.SunHerald. As his condition worsened, his mother was desperate to help him She noticed that Pierson constantly shuffled his feet, so she asked if taking tap dancing lessons would be something he would like. This video shows how dancing helped Pierson overcome ADHD: Dancing helped this 11-year-old boy overcome ADHD — he no longer needs daily medication, and his mom says he's "a different child." Note: In case the video doesn't show up, please refresh the page once. Previously, we featured a video interview by a Malaysian who wanted to find out what are the … [Read more...] about He Was Diagnosed With ADHD At 4. Here’s How Dancing Helped Him Overcome The Disorder
While we might be in a golden age for TV creatively, we’re nowhere close to the appointment viewing of an older era. Modern technology like DVRs has made it so people can watch several shows that air at the same time whenever they want. Before that, fans had to make hard choices about what to watch and make sure they got home in time for it. And TV ratings don’t come in the huge numbers of yesteryear. When they do, they tabulate viewing over several days. The 1990 series finale of alien comedy “Alf” brought 21.7 million viewers to their TV sets all at the same time. For comparison, last year’s season finale for the most-watched show on TV, CBS’s “The Big Bang Theory,” had 14.73 million viewers. Since we’re in that time of year when dozens of shows are ending their runs, we compiled the finales that had the most Americans gathered around to watch ever. Here are the 20 most-watched scripted TV series finales … [Read more...] about The 20 most-watched TV show finales of all time, ranked