Thursday, February 4, 2010

Would You Care To Dance?

The DPOA is always on the lookout for events that will draw people to the downtown, so when such an event was suggested to me, my antennae wiggled and stood at attention for a minute. As you all know TVs "Dancing with the Stars" is an immense hit, so, it was suggested, (by a longtime watcher of Pomona doings) that we put on our own version of the show right here in downtown Pomona, probably in Thomas Plaza during the summertime when the evenings are warmer and longer.

At first blush the the idea has merit, but when you think about it for awhile it gets a bit involved. We would need professional dance instructors for one thing, maybe Arthur Murray Studios, it was suggested. We can't "steal" the name Dancing with the Stars, besides Pomona doesn't have that many "stars" that I'm aware of . What should we call the contest?, P-Town Twirlers? Who would be the contestants?, maybe key politicos? Yes, but would they draw a crowd? Do we need "experienced" judges, or should the public vote? Not sure how all this would work exactly.

If you think the idea has merit, give us your thoughts and we'll give the matter some serious attention.


Anonymous meg said...

The Claremont Colleges do something like this, to the great entertainment of all. I think it's sponsored by their ballroom-dance team, which is either first or second in the nation most years. They might even be willing to help out, who knows?

I'd certainly come watch...

February 4, 2010 at 10:34 AM  
Blogger Erin Gratz said...

Sounds like fun for both dancers and watchers! And it potentially will bring another night of life to the downtown.

Meg, Claremont Colleges has a ballroom-dance team?! Wow.

February 4, 2010 at 1:15 PM  
Anonymous meg said...

Hi, Erin! You bet they do. In fact, there's a whole page devoted to Dancing With the Claremont Stars:

And allow me to point out that one of the finer competitors is in fact a Pomona star, not a Claremont star.

February 4, 2010 at 3:35 PM  
Anonymous David Allen said...

You'll have to get Gene Harvey and his wife Judy involved. They're experienced ballroom dancers.

February 4, 2010 at 6:30 PM  

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