Kristi Yamaguchi announced that SWDOI will be back !!!
Schedule and instructors announced
(For updates) go to the link below
a Paul Kirkland and Sharna Burgess Production
I cannot confirm any of the dates below ~ Please check on their website for schedule
A Great Gift!
August 14-16 Las Vegas Sharna Burgess, Paul Kirkland, Chelsie Hightowerm featuring Sabrina Bryant
September 11-13 San Francisco Sharna Burgess
October 2-4 Scottsdale Chelsie Hightower, Paul Kirkland
October 16-18 Seattle None announced yet
November 6-8 Miami Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Chelsie Hightower
November 20-22 Orlando None announced yet
December 4-6 San Diego (overlaps with Sway 4 dates) None announced yet
January 15-17 Palm Springs None announced yet
February 5-7 Honolulu None announced yet
February 19-21 Dallas None announced yet
March 11-13 Atlanta None announced yet
April 8-10 New Orleans Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Chelsie Hightower
April 15-17 Vancouver None announced yet
April 22-24 Toronto None announced yet
April 29-May 1 Montreal None announced yet
May 6-8 New York Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Chelsie Hightower, Sharna Burgess
May 13-15 Philadelphia Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Chelsie Hightower, Sharna Burgess
May 20-22 Chicago Chelsie Hightower, Paul Kirkland
June 3-5 Grand Rapids None announced yet
June 10-12 Minneapolis Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Chelsie Hightower, Sharna Burgess
June 17-19 Kansas City None announced yet
June 24-26 Oklahoma City None announced yet
July 8-10 Nashville None announced yet
July 15-17 Denver None announced yet
July 22-24 Houston None announced yet
The Last Few Weeks Have Given Us Many Reasons To Celebrate.
The Fourth of July holiday couldn’t have come at a better time this year. The last few weeks have given us many reasons to celebrate. Since the terrible tragedy in Charleston, a substantive conversation about racism has spread across the country and its symbols are weakening. Last week, the Supreme Court made a series of landmark decisions. It upheld the Affordable Care Act and made the historic pronouncement that same sex marriage bans are unconstitutional. And on Tuesday, the Obama administration announced expanded overtime protections that could raise wages for millions. These are all pretty good reasons to feel patriotic.
BOTTOM LINE: It has been a great few weeks of progress in America. Have a great holiday weekend!
The 78 million dogs living in the United States create 10 million tons of feces annually, polluting waterways and posing a threat to public health, according to a pet waste removal service asking Americans to pledge to scoop the poop this Earth Day.
Dog Waste Threatens Public Health
“Dog waste is an environmental pollutant. In 1991, it was placed in the same health category as oil and toxic chemicals by the Environmental Protection Agency,” explains Virginia-based pet waste removal company Doody Calls in a press release. “The longer dog waste stays on the ground, the greater a contamination becomes. Bacteria, worms and other parasites thrive in waste until it’s washed away into the water supply.”
USAToday reports that 40% of dog owners do not pick up their dog’s waste at all and all that waste pollutes waterways. Because scientists are able to track the origin of the fecal bacteria to the species that excreted it, we even know how much. One study showed as much as 90% of the fecal coliform in urban stormwater was of non-human origin, mostly dog.
In just a couple of days, 100 dogs can deposit enough bacteria to temporarily close a bay, and all watershed areas within 20 miles of it, to swimming and fishing. Officials in Seattle consider waste from the city’s million dogs to be a major pollution source of Puget Sound. Dogs have also been shown to be a major source of water contamination in Clearwater, FL; Arlington, VA; and Boise, ID.
So What’s a Responsible Dog Owner to Do?
If you live in Cambridge, MA, you can drop your dog’s leavings into methane digesters to power the lights in some parks. If you live in Jefferson County, CO, you can join the poop patrol to remind your neighbors that there is no dog poo fairy (seriously). For the rest of us, the Natural Resources Defense Council has the following recommendations:
- First, you definitely should not let your dog’s droppings lay near water ways, curbs, or even in your yard. What you should do is . . .
- Wrap it in a plastic bag (biodegradable, corn-derived, or regular) and put it in the trash (though not all municipalities allow this).
- Flush it. Dog waste can be managed by most sewage treatment systems and some septic tanks. (Do not flush cat waste because the parasite Toxoplasma gondii can survive sewage treatment plants.)
- Install an underground pet waste digester. Basically a septic tank just for your pet.
- Bury it in your yard. Keep pet waste away from vegetable gardens, the water table, and streams and buried at least 5 inches deep. Always cover fresh waste with with dirt.
- Hire a poop collection service. Services will patrol your yard for poop on a weekly or bi-weekly schedule. What a service does with the waste will vary, but you won’t have to handle it yourself.