Mr. Jonathan and his Moonwalk
No one is thinking “Moonwalk” as Kim and Mr. Jonathan are sitting patiently waiting to be called to dance in this “Spotlight” Jack and Jill. Spotlight simply means that the competitors will be dancing one couple at a time. Events will often do this when they don’t have enough pros for a proper dinner show…The competition heats become the show.
Just prior to going on Mr. Jonathan noticed that every song that was being played was not only the same tempo but also the same genre…hiphop. With a twinkle in his eye he leaned in and asked Kim how good her moonwalk was and a look of shear horror covered her face!
“Moonwalk!?” She whispered through her teeth, “What the hell are you talking about!?”
“Never mind” Mr. J replied, “Please forget I even asked, I didn’t mean to freak you out” They both straightened up in their seats and their names where called…Here is what happened!
In Jack and Jill competition you can take first place with out all of the judges placing you in first. When every judge gives you first it is the highest honor that can be bestowed upon a competitive couple. The expression is “getting a picket fence.” Mr. Jonathan and Kim Moonwalked their way to that picket fence on both of their very first competitions. They remain friends to this day and still love dancing with each other.
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Mr. Jonathan Takes First Place
Mr. Jonathan was asked to choreograph a 2.5 minute routine with one of the teachers at a local middle school for one of their annual fundraisers. Thanks to the hard work from his partner Megan and some fun choreography, they managed to take first place!
Mr. Jonathan’s Favorite Charity
YouthStorm, Inc., founded in 2000 as a nonprofit organization for leadership development in youth services, has a rich history of partnering with parents, schools, churches, communities, and non-profit organizations to more effectively reach and support young people and their families. This has been accomplished through a wide array of activities and programs including conferences, camps, special events, training seminars, community service initiatives, internships and mentoring. Our vision is to unite, equip, and mobilize young people to understand their identities, to effectively fulfill their purposes, and to authentically impact their communities and world.