Stepping out

September 30th 2011

PART 1  Alan and Blanche Lund faced the dangers of war and the onset of polio as they danced their way around the world; in the US, on the Ed Sullivan show, in Britain performing for the Queen and in Canada in the early days of television with shows such as the Cross Canada hit parade.   PLUS "Keeping love alive"; David Burga believes dancing can help create a successful marriage because he's seen his parents' passion for that sensuous, sexy dance, the tango.

 

 

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PART 2  What does it feel like for a prima ballerina to take her final bow, her last bouquet of flowers and to hear the applause fade away forever?   Elizabeth Perry steps out of the role of farmer's wife and into the spotlight as "Alicia" the belly dancer!  Tim Ma and his wife were competitive ballroom dancers who always stepped onto the dance floor aiming to knock the socks off the opposition. But their story is one that many top performers are familiar with; "so close and yet so far."

 

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