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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Dancing K-oss with Kits,Kritters, K9's


 "Paws in motion, are cause for Commotion"

Prancing Paws Puggy hostesses, Stella Rose and Maggie Mae welcome all to Dancing 101 aka Anything Goes
we have 2 rules...

Dance like nobody is watching!!
Shake won't break

Here at Prancing Paws we believe you learn best by may I encourage
to leave your inhibitions tucked in your coat pocket, get your paws tapping and your tushes wagging it is time to  get this dance studio hopping....
It is I, your instructor,

Do you like  my Sandy from Grease look!!
I sure do hope I don't have to make a quick trip to the litter box in these tighter than skin pants.
A dance studio is only as good as it musicians.
All the dancers, Pocket and Riversong and I, Madi, would like to thank

Alabama Boy Kai on Sax
Kai says he learned all he knows from his musical Dad TG.

and talented bros from Louisiana,
Piano Man Pierre and Bass Man Bentley!!!

In case of any injuries,  Nurse Addi is on call and promises to kiss your pain away

OMCs Riversong do you think Teacher Madi will be twerking in leather?
Pocket, who knows but today is sure to be entertaining!!

First up Mayor Arty and his marvelous Mabel wanted to learn the dance of

OMCs Mabel look at your pug legs Mayor Arty I think you've been visiting the gym look at those guns


Tango is a partner dance that originated in the 1880s along the River Plate, the natural border between Argentina and Uruguay, and soon spread to the rest of the world.

 Now there has to be a little elegance in all events such as

Princess Leah and Sir Chester waltzing to 
Moonlight Serenade under the moon and stars they so love

Next up...Ernie the Attorney and his Foxy lady Roxy doing none other than the

Fox Trot

The foxtrot is a smooth, progressive dance characterized by long, continuous flowing movements across the dance floor. It is danced to big band (usually vocal) music.

Quick Step
  I suggested they learn this dance because Louis is light on his feet and 'well'
Cricket is quick on her feet. Purrfect combo for this newly dating couple

The quickstep is a light-hearted member of the standard ballroom dances. The movement of the dance is fast and powerfully flowing and sprinkled with syncopations. The upbeat melodies that quickstep is danced to make it suitable for both formal and informal events


Mazie and Wyatt doing the Pasodoble
They were so light on their feet and quick to find the purrfect 
outfits for this dance.

Paso Doble, (meaning double-step in Spanish) is a Spanish light music, with a binary rhythm and moderated movement, probably based in typical Spanish dances of the 16th century.

Siberian Folk Dance

Misty and Lightning put in a special request these lessons.

Traditional Russian folk dance is as broad and diverse as the nation itself. While most foreigners identify traditional Russian dance with the stomping and and knee bending characteristic of Eastern Slavic dance styles, many forget about traditions of dance that originated from Turkic, Uralic, Mongolic and Caucasian peoples who are also native to Russia.

Great group dances an so much fun

Electric Slide

These K9s have their groove on: Murphy and Stanley said the dance they wanted to learn was Electric Slide Cause their Jessie and Ruby were live wires. MOLMOL Ruby's ear is surely

The Electric Slide is a smooth, dynamic disco-style dance that you can enjoy performing at clubs, weddings, and other social events. 

Here we have Abby and Frankie
In honor of Abby's newly appointed pawsition as Chef of Blogville
I taught them how to do

The Mash Potato

The Mashed Potato is a dance move which was a popular dance craze of 1962. The dance move was made famous by James Brown and used in his concerts regularly. It was danced to songs such as Dee Dee Sharp's "Mashed Potato Time". The move vaguely resembles that of the twist, by Sharp's fellow Philadelphian Chubby Checker.

The Lindy hop 
 The purrfect dance for two hip Kits
Phoebe and her Purrince..this is their first dance too

Ohhh thank goodness this studio is judgement free.
K9's can kick up K-oss too

The Lindy hop is an American dance that evolved in Harlem, New York City, in the 1920s and 1930s and originally evolved with the jazz music of that time. It was very popular during the Swing era of the late 1930s and early 1940s.

The Limbo
Bilbo you have been hiding your talents WTG!

The Limbo
Jinx just how low will PeggySue go?

The Polka
Siblings Hailey and Phod

Polka is defined as a vivacious couple dance of Bohemian origin in duple time; was a basic pattern of hop-step-close-step; a lively Bohemian dance tune in 2/4 time. The polka was originally a Czech peasant dance, developed in Eastern Bohemia (now part of Czechoslovakia).

Tapping Sensations
Simon and Joanie have such poise and OMCs Joanie
you are very limber!!

Knowing how quick Millie is on her feet 
I signed her up for tap!!
Who knew her legs were sooooooooooooo long!

Hazel and Oreo have happy agile feets and balance

Clogging is a type of folk dance in which the dancer's footwear is used percussively by striking the heel, the toe, or both against a floor or each other to create audible rhythms, usually to the downbeat with the heel keeping the rhythm.

Two Step
a round dance with a sliding step in march or polka time.

Dory and Mr. Bailey can boot scoot booging with like pros!!

Toby and Penny two stepping in some fine looking boots

Millie and BobbieSue
They are doing a combo of the two step and electric slide

The Bird/Chicken Dance.
Be ready to duck as Kismet and Sarge come flying in doing The Bird.
Of course Kismet was an expert.  As you can see from the photo Kismet
taught mom and Sarge a few special ways to flap their wings.

The "Chicken Dance", also known as the Birdie Song or the Chicken Song, is an oom-pah song and its associated fad dance is now a contemporary dance throughout the Western world. The song was composed by accordion (Handharmonika) player Werner Thomas from Davos, Switzerland, in the 1950s.

Saucy Somba
My sweet cakes and special love Raz and I had no idea we had rhythm
nor did I know my knee could bend like that.

Break Dancing
Just so you all know....
Sarge has some serious moves he taught me more than I taught him 

Marty was born to break dance....everybuddy knows kits land on their feets

WTG Sam you can break dance with your hat on!!

Hokey Pokey

OMCs did I have fun teaching Madison and Tegan this fun dance

Put your paws in the air, now wave to the right that is how you do the....

You put your feets out and shake all about...
That is how you do the hokey pokey

Bee Boop Boogey
Misty and Da Phenny

Bella from DownUnder and her Fella Sweet William
Are bee booping champion Scotties

My goodness was I surprised at how quickly Christmas and Noodle learned to do
basic ballet toe stands.  Who would have thought a Dachshund and a Pug had such
balance!! Bravo

Golly Miss Molly is teaching here baby Brudder Mackie to Ice Dance
in their yard.  

Twerking for all ages
Bertie by best WFT K9 furiend kindly agreed to
pawticipate in my Twerking Demo...
Mom aka TOGM said she would chaperone so that
Addi and Raz would not get upset!!

OMCs little did I know we were all so acrobatic nor that we could multitask



In honor of mom, Raz and I learned this dance all by ourselves.
It is from mom's favorite movie

Now for we'd like to recognize all the musicians and dancers
for without them Prancing Paws Dance Studio would have been
nothing but a pile of wood on the floor!!

Appaws  for the talented and handsome house band

Appaws for the dancers!!

Now don't forget there are all kinds of things going on over at
Mayor Arty's.  He and his Huggy Puggy Mabel are hosting the 
Youth Room
Mayor's Emertius Murphy and Stanley are hosting all kinds of fun
activities at their abode

Oreo has everyone jumping  at  maybe he'll give you a cookie too

OUR NEW Chef Abby has her food truck parked here

If we missed including someone we'd eyes  got so crossed from doing
pizap etc she could not tell kits, from kritters from k9s.



  1. oh wow... that was a dance pawrade... BRAVO to all who rocked the dancefloor !!! I specially love the lindy hop, it has something special... and it reminds me of Hellzapoppin the first movie I loved although I didn't understand only one word as I saw it as a kid... but that's the evidence that music and dance is a language we all understand... Happy Anniversary to your pawrents and a happy valentines day to all

  2. Hari OM
    OMC and OMD... I's so jelly that I was not about to chaperone like I did before. That said, it is marvellous fun just being on the sidelines and looking in!!! What a talented bunch... WTG efurrybuddy!!! Hugs, wags, whiskeries and squawks... YAM-aunty xxx

  3. WOW!!!!! You are a PAWSOME dancing teacher Madi, I can't tell you just how much funs me and Chester had learning our waltz, fank you fur being so patient wiv us, espeically when I kept getting the giggles, hehe!
    HAPPY Anniversary to your peeps, 47th WOOHOO!!!!!!!!
    Happy Valentine's Day to you all
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  4. Darn, now Lady knows we can polka. We were hoping our secret was safe teehee! Happy Valentine's Day!

  5. Wow, those sure are some good dancers. Well done. And a very happy wedding anniversary to the Mom and Dad.

  6. Happy Valentines Madi, thank you for teaching us how to dance. Happy anniversary to your parents.

  7. Happy Valentine's Day Miss Madi! Having a blast dancing with you!!! Marty and the Girls!!! Happy Anniversary to your Peepers!!!!!

  8. Happy Anniversary.. and oh my Madi, you could play the part of Catwoman in Batman.. so many beautiful dancers here today and all the genre of dancing is here.. I can't pick a favorite because all the dancers are amazing.

  9. OMG, Madi! Raz better not let you out of his sight in that outfit.

    Fun, fun, fun. Ya both know I love dancing.

  10. Brilliant photos Mads!
    Lovin' the cat suit :)
    You are right, Cricket is definitely fast on her feet, LOL.
    Happy Valentine's Day!
    Elliot and Cricket x

  11. Oh My! What a festive dance party going on here... so many good looking couples!
    Happy Valentine's Day! Dance the Day Away!!!!

  12. HOLY GWALK A MOLEY MADI... your Dance Lessons are FABULOUS.. Ernie is going WILD doing his FOXY Roxy Trot.. and Abby and I are LOVING the MASHED POTATO... BaaaaaWaaaah... Sarge and Kismet doin the Chicken Dance... that is a RIOT. THIS is the bestest Dance EVER.

  13. OMD, I LOVES dancing!! The Electric Slide is a FUN dance...and I'm a live wire alright! My man is so funny. BOL


  14. WOW!!! I had no idea there were so many kinds of dances. Thank you for including my kitties, they had lots of fun. Happy Valentine's Day!!!! XO

  15. We are exhausted from all that dancing. You are doing a great job hosting Miss Madi. So many different styles to choose from. Walter's paws are tired so he is taking a break from playing the bongos.

  16. We think mommy peed in her pants laughing
    Happy Valentines Day!
    Lily & Edward

  17. Look at all those wonderful dancers! Such a treat for Valentine's Day. And concatulations to your parents!

  18. Happy Anniversary to Madi's Mom & Dad! So many high-stepping fun FUN! Love and Hugs to all!

  19. Wow! Wow! That is one amazing dance studio! Madi, you have amazing skills!! We can't believe how well everyone learned to dance. And you look hot in your leathers! Your mom must have photo edited her fingers to the bone! Happy Anniversary to your pawrents!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy and Stanley

  20. Love does not need a reason. Pure love will come from the heart without reason and it’ll stay every season. For a moment I thought I sent Bella and me to the worng place. Thanks for including us in the dance lessons. PRANCING PAWS STUDIO really can teach you the moves. A+ Class just wait till Bella hears that. Happy Valentines Day Madi!
    Thanks for being a friend
    Sweet William The Scot

  21. oh my word what fun this has been!!! Cecilia, you have out done yourself!! all the pups and kitties are adorable and so talented!
    Happy Anniversary!!! Happy Valentine's Day!!

  22. These are the best moves that we have ever seen! Happy Valentine's Day K♥oss

  23. Well Madi I had no idea there were so many different types of dance to choose from. (Although I was a wee bit disappointed no-one attempted the Highland Fling. Next year, when my paws are better, maybe?)
    And I must say Madi, you look quite spectacular is that skin tight outfit. I do hope you didn't have too much to drink before putting it on...
    Toodle pip!

  24. Such a fun day all around! Happy Valentine's Day pretty Madi!

  25. I sure enjoyed our dances!! Happy Anniversary to your Mom and Dad!!!

    your guy Raz

  26. We have never seen such dance moves! It looks like ALL of Blogville has really been practicing! haha....Tegan is doing the Hokey Pokey...hahaha!


  27. Oh, we just LOVE the Siberian Folk Dance! Ha roo roo roo!!!!
    Yours sincerely,
    Margaret Thatcher

  28. Oh MADI :-) we are loving all the Val FUN FUN of Love. Happy Happy Valentine's Day. Sending you Lots of Golden LOVE and Woofs, SUGAR the Golden Retriever

  29. BOL! What a great event! We had a giggle at Ernie and Roxy doing the fox trot. If there WAS a fox, we'd be more than trotting!


    Whew...We are all so very worn out from all the dancing! We have to say, Bilbo was looking very limber today!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  31. Well, first of all, thank you so much for all the hard work you all put in to making K-oss such a wonderful and successful event!!! Amazing to see all that you did. Misty had so much fun in the youth room, and we had a blast doing that folk dance. We have been driving Mom nuts practicing for so many days now. That was some tricky footwork.

    Happy Valentine's Day to you too!!! And a great big Happy Anniversary to Mom and DAd!!!

    Woos - Lightning and Misty

  32. madi...what a total lee awesum dance thiz iz......everee one lookz grate N haz awesum moovez......we send happee happee annie fursarry wishez two yur mom N dad N heerz two a yeer a head filled with happee nezz & health; N happee heartz day oh lovez frum all oh uz two ewe ~~~~ ♥♥♥

  33. A very happy anniversary to your Mom and Dad, Madi.
    Happy Valentines!!!

  34. Wow! What awesome dancers! Look out "Dancing with the Stars"!
    Happy Valentine's Day and Happy Anniversary to your mom and dad, Madi!
    And thank you for our beautiful card! You and your mom are so sweet♥

  35. Wow, Madi this is the bestest dancing ever! I knew Kismet would have the bird down pat, but I was worried about my breakin' skills. BOL/MOL You have half of Blogville twerking like a bunch of professionals. You did a super job with all of us and I don't even think anyone's paws got stepped on. Amazing!

  36. Look at all those fabulous moves! What a great time! Thank you!

  37. My ghostwriter and Dad nearly fainted when they saw how great my dearest Princess Leah and I were at dancing the waltz! What fun! Everyone looked fantastic! You're a wonderful dance instructor Madi!

  38. Wow, what a fun pawty! Happy Valentine's Day!

  39. Wow, what a fantastic dance party you had at your place. Looks like you all had fun. Hope you and Raz had a Happy Valentine's Day.

  40. Crikey Madi ..... what a fun time everyone had. I'm so sad I missed it but everyone sure had a good time, aye?? Happy Valentines day Madi and a very happy anniversary to your Mom and Dad. 47 years .... OMD .... that's a LONG time. I bet they know a bit about each by now, aye?? I wonder how many times they did the TIME WARP!!

  41. WoooooHoooooo!!!! OMD, how did you KNOWS I loves the electric slide??! What? the ear gave it away??! BOL!!!!! Thanks BUNCHES GURL for a most amazin' Dance Class, and just to lets you know, I tried some of your twerkin' moves and I gots a tail cramp! hehehe
    Ruby ♥

  42. Oh Madi! the dance lessons were amazing!!! thanks for everthing - we had a great time!
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  43. What a fun dancing night. Loved it!!


  44. Lexi would've been so proud of me doing the Lindy! Thanks for teaching me, Madi! *ear licks* Noodle

  45. Wow! That was quite the party! We're just now recovering from all that wild dancing! thanks for hosting!!! Love Toby, Simon, BobbieSue and PeggySue.


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