Thursday, June 24, 2010

Regional Community Leadership Summit Day: January 15, 2011


As I announced in my Ignite Google I/O talk last month, we are making plans for a Regional Community Leadership Summit Day on January 15th, 2011. If you would like to participate in a regional CLSummit, you can click on the map above and it will take you to our CLSummit Meetup Everywhere page. There, you can register your interest to participate in a CLSummit event in your own area next January. If you would actually like to help organize the CLSummit event in your area, you can indicate that also.

Later this summer, we will be creating a Regional CLSummit Organizer mailing list. We will use that list to coordinate plans for the various regional events planned for next January. Since Meetup Everywhere only allows for one organizer per location, anyone unable to sign up on Meetup Everywhere as an organizer that would like to help can also contact us at this address:

info [at] clswest [dot] us

Regional CLSummit Day will be a major topic of discussion at the International CLSummit coming up on July 17-18 in Portland. There are quite a few community leaders already registered for the event this summer. There is still time for you to register and join us at the second incarnation of the International Community Leadership Summit.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

National Dance Day: July 31, 2010


Okay. I will admit it. I love to dance. When my daughter was little, we would watch Soul Train together and copy the moves in our living room. I may not be a great dancer myself, but, we had a lot of fun with it. To this day, I love to watch good dancing. Yes, there was some good dancing on Soul Train. :-)

Which is why I am a big fan of So You Think You Can Dance. It may be yet another reality show, but, there is no question that the contestants each season are talented young dancers. Seeing them work with professional choreographers in many different dance styles each week is a joy to watch for anyone that loves to dance.

I'm not coming out of the closet with my Soul Train dance moves at this moment in time for no reason. I want to promote the National Dance Day just announced on So You Think You Can Dance last night. It is sponsored by the Dizzy Feet Foundation whose mission is to help underprivileged young people realize their dream of becoming professional dancers and to support, improve, and increase access to dance education in the United States.

Getting down to business, this YouTube Video put together by professional choreographers, Tabitha and Napolean, breaks the National Dance Day dance down into 8 sections that anyone can use to learn this dance. Here are links that will take you directly to each section of the choreography training in the video:
I was just thinking that it is too bad that the Dizzy Feet Foundation doesn't have a good way to mobilize people to meetup and dance this routine on National Dance Day. Lucky for them, I just learned about the new Meetup Everywhere free service at a Community Leadership Summit West event. I'd be happy to offer my services for free to the Dizzy Feet Foundation to help them take advantage of Meetup Everywhere for this purpose. I sincerely hope they take me up on that offer.

Thanks for coming by. I hope you learn the routine and I hope you participate in National Dance Day on July 31, 2010.

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