I’ve been asked to be a local celebrity dancer in this years Dancing Stars of Atlanta event on June 18th, which benefits the Alzheimer’s Association. It was so unexpected, but I gladly said yes! I recently realized that I need to kick things up a notch and step out of my comfort zone… and this is the perfect opportunity to do that! My goal is to raise $10,000 to support the Alzheimer’s Association and then to perform (and not embarrass myself too much) in the dance competition in June. I’ve been given 10 dance lessons at Ballroom Dance Clubs to prepare and I’ll be continuously blogging about my experiences, highs, lows and everything in between.
This past Tuesday was my first day of dance lessons and it was way more fun than I expected. I’m extremely nervous about this whole thing — I’m not sure if I’m more nervous about not being able to do the dance or not raising enough money for the Alzheimer’s Association. All I’ve been thinking is… “What have I gotten myself into?”
Now that I’ve had my first dance lesson, I’m feeling like…. This could really be a lot of fun! My instructor, Joshua from Ballroom Dance Clubs at King Plow, was SO great. He immediately put me at ease and even connected with my “corny,” and in this case “cheesy” sense of humor. We practiced the basics of Rhumba, Cha-cha, Tango, Swing and the Fox Trot. After a lesson full of hard work and of course some free style fun, well… all I can say is – Watch out Richie! You’ve got some competition!
We’ll be doing videos of my dance lessons, almost in a documentary-style way, so make sure you check out the first one here
And please help me on my journey to support Alzheimer’s and visit my fundraising page to donate or buy a ticket to the event in my name!