Saturday, April 4, 2009

How did I get myself into this?

Welcome to my Chief B Dancing with the Delmarva Stars Blog!! My name is Bernadette DiPino and this is my first and only blog!

Thanks for checking in. Hope you like the music! Please check back often for updates.

Fact: I have agreed to perform a disco dance (live) on May 16, 2009 at Salisbury University at Halloway Hall at 7pm in from of about 800 people. Please buy a ticket to the event or consider a donation, even $1 will help. Every dollar counts as one vote! Visit this web site to vote for me!

Fact: I need to raise money for the Wellness Center. Check their site for details about their organization and all the good things they do!

Fact: I am not a professional dancer. (What is the opposite of professional? Unprofessional? Two left feet? No dance lessons?...Thats me! But I do love the 70's music and I have watched Saturday Night Fever and Dirty Dancing many times. I love ABBA and the BeeGees-so do those things count?)

How did I get myself into this?! Well...

I was minding my own business one night after work when my cell phone rang. The caller explained that she had heard me speak at a community meeting about crime prevention and I had graciously given out my cell phone number in case anyone there ever need anything. (Note to self: STOP doing that! :) ) She asked if I would be interested in helping with a charity called Dancing with the Delmarva Stars where money would be raised to help the Wellness Community. I have a hard time saying no to people in need so I easily agreed. I have watched Dancing with the Stars (It's one of my grandmother's favorite shows!) She said she would send me information and the kick off event would be April 2. It's a good thing she didn't say April 1 because I would have believed it was an April Fools joke that this organization wanted me to dance! So I've agreed to do it. My only obligation (haha) is shoes, a costume, and to learn one dance routine. Well here it goes. I said YES!!!

I will use this Blog to keep you informed of my experiences and progress. Please consider voting for me or buying a ticket for the event. The cost of a ticket is $15. Seating is limited and we hope the event will sell out fast! You can buy a VIP ticket for only $35 before April 16. VIP's are entitled to the after party which includes dance lessons, dancing, music and lite fare. After April 16 the VIP tickets are $50! If you can't make the event, you can still support me by voting for me by making a donation in my name on the web page:
Check it out!

Thank you for your generosity and kindness!
Check back later for video and photos. I go for my first dane lesson with my partner in 30 minutes! UGGH! AAHHHHH....

Dancing Chief B


  1. Chief,
    Good luck and you look great. I love you dancing with the bike. Frank and I will support this effort in every way that we can. We'll see you on the first.

  2. Thanks for your support! It will be fun on May 1.