Oct 7, 2015

Self Life, Love, and Growth

I've been feeling everything.

From hate to love
From love to lust
From lust to truth...

...falling In Love.

- Lyrics from Ed Sheeran, "Kiss Me"

Sep 16, 2015

Dance Glance, Sept. 2015

Reviewing yesterday... 

Growing into today... 

Driven by tomorrow.

In all things, in all people, there is great value.

XO - Megan

Mar 25, 2015

LaBlast Dance Fitness! Spring JCC and Summer Retreat TREATS!

 Many participants wish to get fit before joining class, but join in today to become fit and be well: all levels welcome, no experience or partners necessary. 

LaBlast is a workout in disguise: make friends, enjoy moving, and feel amazing, just as you are!
XO - Megan 

Spend a summer week in Mexico with a Louis Van Amstel, our LaBlast instructor community, and friends and family in a small group setting.  AMAZING DISCOUNT ends March 28!
 View my Event Listings or email me anytime for current and upcoming ways to change your life.  
Hope to see you soon!

Feb 13, 2015

LOVE Challenge and Dance-filled Day

Special Message: Love Spreading Challenge! 

And while you're spreading love, give love and dance to yourself today and always! XO - Megan

Warning: the following is a self-indulgent, feel-amazing playlist for your life, NO PARTNERS NECESSARY.  Choose your favorites, then rock it solo or among friends!

Warm Up Traveling: Honey Love, Franky Valli and The Four Seasons

Warm Up Isolations: (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher, Jackie Wilson

Disco/4c Hustle: Get Up Offa That Thing, James Brown

Samba: The Best, Tina Turner

SQQ Rumba/Tango: A Night Like This, Caro Emerald

Disco/Samba/Rumba/Paso Doble Mix: Touch, Natasha Bedingfield

Slow Cha Cha: Moment Just Like This, Dami Im

Med Cha Cha: Love Natural, Crystal Fighters

Lindy Hop: Get-Together, Tim Myers & Serengeti

Slow Salsa/Tango Stretch:  Love Like This, Natasha Bedingfield, Sean Kingston

Cha Cha/Jive Mix: Before We Fall In Love, Damato
Mix: We Could Be Kings, A.R. Rahman and KT Tunstall

Viennese Waltz: The Blue Danube, Manhattan Pops

Slow Samba: You're Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile

Cool Down: Love Someone, Jason Mraz

Spunky Cool Down: Something I Need, OneRepublic

Which love-spreading things or dance songs will you share this weekend?  Let us know!

Jan 18, 2015

Love, Music of the 60s, and Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr. moved his generation with a deep and demanding love, particularly song artists.  In honor of the emotional and lyrical depth of those artists, here are a few of my favorite dance songs from the 1960s.

LaBlast Music of the 1960s

Megan Merchant, LaBlast, UNMOne Fine Day - The Chiffons (1963), Quick Step

Be My Baby - The Ronettes (1963-1946), Rumba

 These Arms of Mine - Otis Redding (1962-1964), Rumba

May we turn our dreams of love into action.  Then dance, together. - Megan