Gems of Happiness!

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Dear Friends, There are a few things bringing magical amounts of happiness into my life these days, and I thought I’d share a few of them, just in case someone out there needs a pick-me-up! I spend as much time outdoors as possible. I love to work on projects that …

Dance Music!

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Need some songs recommendations, so you can practice dancing at home?  Here are a few of my favorites!   Bolero: I’m Not Giving You Up Nobody Knows It But Me I Just Can’t Stop Loving You   ChaCha: Tragedia Amor No Excuses   Foxtrot: A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square …

Makeup & Skin Care: Tips & Tricks

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As the daughter of a woman with naturally glowing skin, I didn’t learn a lot of makeup tricks growing up. My mom swears by Pond’s Cold Cream and that’s about the only skin-care recommendation with which I was shipped off to college! Over the years, through my life in theatre …

It Must Be a Duck

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Years ago, a coach told me, “If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck… then it must be a duck!” Then he leaned back and crossed his arms as if his point were completely and plainly made. I stared, baffled. His point was …

6 Things Your Coach Will Love You For!

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I often hear my students saying things like, “It must be so boring for you to have to teach me this basic stuff,” and, “I’m sorry, I’m a slow learner.” I want all of my students to know that, #1 – I have the BEST job in the world and …

Meet the Family: Melinda Tourangeau!

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Name:  Melinda Tourangeau            Town you Live In:  Milford, NH When did you start dancing? Age 2? But of course, ballroom dancing? Jan 3, 2019 How did you get into ballroom? Last August, 2018, Jennifer Kendrick, my friend from the gym, suggested to me that I would love it. Also, I …

PaperMoon Featured on NH Chronicle!

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We feel immensely humbled to have been featured on New Hampshire Chronicle on December 31, 2018!  We had many students and 3 generations of family members come out and help us with dancing and interviews for the filming!  It was a deliriously happy and memorable event!  We’d like to say …

Curious about Competition???

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Heard about Ballroom Dance Competitions, and think you might want to get your feet wet?  Here are the answers to some Frequently Asked Questions – take a peek, and see if this just might be for you! Q: Am I good enough to compete? A: You are good enough to …

Meet the Family: Maria Batson!

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Name: Maria Batson Town you live in: Hollis, NH When did you start dancing? July 2018 How did you get into ballroom? I love dancing and Ed and I were looking for a way to spend time together. Which dance do you enjoy the most? Both the Hustle and Swing. …

Meet the Family: Ed Heiner!

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Name: Ed Heiner Town you Live In: Nashua, NH When did you start dancing? Nov 2017 How did you get into ballroom? A friend suggested that I try it. I had been thinking about doing it before, but she recommended PaperMoon. Which dance do you enjoy the most? Swing and …

Meet the Family: Diane Shamis

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Name: Diane Shamis Town I Live In: Bedford, NH When I Started Dancing: I started ballroom dance classes at PaperMoon this summer, 2018. How I Got Into Ballroom: I was interested in trying ballroom because I enjoy participating in, and watching, other kinds of dance (ballet and tap dance). My …

Meet the Family: Bob Barringer

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Name: Bob Barringer Town I Live In: Merrimack, NHWhen I Started Dancing: May of 2011 How I Got Into Ballroom: I had done some Swing dancing a long time ago, and I was looking for something fun to do with my wife. My Favorite Dance: Waltz, but this varies with …

Meet the Family: Val Manha

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Name: Valerie L. Manha Town you Live In: Manchester, NH When I started dancing: I’ve been dancing ballet for almost 17 years, and ballroom for about 5 years. How I got into ballroom: Some friends from my ballet studio were in an Argentine Tango formation and they needed one more …

“I’m not good enough to come to a Social Dance yet!”

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“I’m not good enough to come to a Social Dance yet!” It’s amazing how many times I’ve heard people say this. This mentality is a huge obstacle to both your learning and enjoying ballroom dance! We recommend a three-pronged approach to learning ballroom. Group classes are an inexpensive way to …

Meet the Family: Dick Mehlhorn!

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Name: Richard (Dick) Mehlhorn Town you Live In: Merrimack, NH When did you start dancing? January 2018 How did you get into ballroom? A gift from Santa Claus. Which dance do you enjoy the most? Foxtrot and Salsa (so far). What is your favorite dance memory? Each Group Lesson. What …

Meet the Family: Betty Mehlhorn!

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Name: Betty Ann Mehlhorn Town you Live In: Merrimack, NH When did you start dancing? January 2018 How did you get into ballroom? Christmas gift from Santa Which dance do you enjoy the most? Whichever one we are doing. What is your favorite dance memory? Any combination of steps completed …

Student of the Week: Edziu Sentkowski

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Name: Edziu Sentkowski Town you Live In: I live in Derry. When did you start dancing? I started dancing 10 years ago. How did you get into ballroom? I got into ballroom because my daughter got married and I thought I had to do a formal dance so I learned …

Student of the Week: Bob Lilley

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Name: Bob Lilley Town you Live In: Merrimack How long have you been dancing? About a year How did you get into ballroom? I asked a friend to go to a black tie dinner dance. She said no, because she was all left feet. We started looking around for lessons. …