a happy-dancing new sport

with playlists for fun!

my first playlist features, among others, my favorite musical artists...
IL VOLO: 3 young Italians (two tenors and a baritone, now 21 to 23 years old)
who bring us joy, harmony, and hope for our planet
Grazie mille, Gianluca, Ignazio, Piero, and your team!

We've got a Walk-Dancing event soon!...
suggest a date and time!
Foothills Park ~ 199 Foothills Drive, Lake Oswego, OR
Meet at the covered area by the turn-around driveway up to 15 minutes prior.



Celebrate Life with Music & Dancing!...

Select your own tunes, use my playlist, or create your own.

Plug in those earphones, and head out for a walk.

When the music is just so enticing,
bust into your dance moves, laugh, play,
and welcome others to dance to the music that "moves them."

For me, dancing to the music brings my senses fully alive into the glory of Life!

"Music in the soul can be heard by the Universe." ~ Lao Tzu

~ from Jeanine at IL VOLO concert
Vancouver BC, August 25, 2013

A friend shared this quote with me
on the advent of our first
walk-dancing group adventure:
And those who were seen dancing
were thought to be insane
by those who could not hear the music.
~ Nietzsche

"Dancing faces you towards Heaven, whichever direction you turn."
~ Terri Guillemets

My first Walk-Dancing Playlist:

Note: If you are using a Flash work-around,
like Vertical Forest - YouTube5 or ClickToFlash, you'll need to turn off the extension to play the full playlist.

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything."
~ Plato

My First Walk-Dancing Preview

Dance - Mario Frangoulis

IL Mondo - IL VOLO [Live from The Detroit Opera House / PBS 2012]

I Want to Know What Love Is - Foreigner

Touch My Hand - David Archuleta

Beautiful Day - IL VOLO - PBS Miami March 2013

Me He Enamorado De Ti (Women in Love) - The Tenors

Brave - Josh Groban

Dancing With the Mountains - John Denver

I'm Alive - Céline Dion

Can't Help Falling In Love - Elvis Presley

You Are The Sunshine Of My Life - Stevie Wonder

Save the Last Dance for Me - Michael Bublé

I Won't Give Up - Jason Mraz

I Am Who I Am - Lara Fabian

Luna Rossa - Mario Frangoulis, et al

Non Farmi Aspettare - IL VOLO

I Only Know How to Love - Canadian Tenors

Living in the Moment - Jason Mraz

The Gift You Are - John Denver

Ebony and Ivory - Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder

Freedom (Finale) [Live] - Paul McCartney (The Concert For New York)

Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth) - George Harrison

Cuando me enamoro (Quando m'innamoro) - Andrea Bocelli

La luna hizo esto  - IL VOLO (featuring Pia Toscano) [Live from The Detroit Opera House / PBS 2012]

All I Know of Love - Barbra Streisand & Josh Groban

Surrender (Torna a Surriento) - IL VOLO

Sway - Michael Bublé

Follow Your Heart - Mario Frangoulis

Yeliel (My Angel) - Lara Fabian

Alejate - Josh Groban

Every Time I Look At You - IL Divo

This Time - IL VOLO [Live from The Detroit Opera House / PBS 2012]

Happy - Pharrell Williams (We Are from Budapest)

~ compiled by Jeanine DuBois, Compassion's Doorway (2014, March 24)

If you like any of these tunes, please honor the artists by purchasing their songs,
whether iTunes, Amazon mp3, or some other way.
I have purchased every song that's listed here.


for more IL VOLO, here are clips of their PBS Specials to date:
March 2012 PBS Special "Live from the Detroit Opera House... IL VOLO Takes Flight"
June 2013 PBS Special "We Are Love Miami PBS"
November / December 2013 PBS Special "Il Volo - Buon Natale: The Christmas Album"

Jason Mraz Walk-Dancing Playlist ~ Celebrating Our Vote!
I encourage folks to purchase mp3s for guaranteed functioning on your phone.
Meanwhile, you can warm up on this playlist!  (; >)
(Or walk-dance to whatever music suits your fancy.)

Note: If you are using a Flash work-around,
like Vertical Forest - YouTube5 or ClickToFlash, you'll need to turn off the extension to play the full playlist.

Thought for the Day:
If everyone who is registered to vote and is of similar mind as you
actually cast their ballot, your issues would win by a landslide!

Here's another great Jason Mraz music video: The Real Bears "Sugar"

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Here are some wonderfully uplifting Jason Mraz songs I use to
Dance with my 88-year-old Mom
(easy to Walk-Dance or just move to the music in your chair)

Check out Jason Mraz and JJ Lin "I Am Alive" on iTunes!

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spontaneous dance party on a train in Perth, Australia
video goes viral with 6.5 million hits as of 2-24-2015

and another dance party

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Check out Matt dancing with people all over the world...
And here is Matt's site!

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Thanks to Celeste for introducing rundancing on a local meetup!
It gave me the courage to confess to my love of walk-dancing!

Can you believe that Pharrell Williams' Happy dances around the world on YouTube came through
just days after Celeste and I launched our rundancing and walk-dancing plans?
Ahhh... synchronicity! It must be time for these wonderful new sports!

* Remembering when...
Saturday, February 14th, Foothills Park, 1:11pm ~ celebrating joyous love!
......our friends from DanceWalk Portlandia MeetUp joined us for a spectacular time Walk-Dancing in the sun! Thanks, Donna & Lisa!
Tuesday, November 4th, Foothills Park, 1:30pm ~ celebrated "exercising" our right to VOTE!
......What a glorious time exercising our joy (after exercising our vote) ~ without a drop of rain!
......We laughed, we sang, we danced, we walked barefoot in the grass, sat by the river's edge, and watched cormorants, seagulls, and even a wild blue heron!
......Jason Mraz is awesome for walk-dancing to, and he is a big proponent of getting out the vote. Thanks, Jason! You made our day!
......Living in the Moment, Back to the Earth, enjoying the glowing golden ball
......(even 93 Million Miles from the sun in Oregon in November), celebrating that Life [truly] Is Wonderful!
Saturday, July 12th, Foothills Park, 10am ~ amazing how high the sun is in the sky this time of year! Still, cool enough for a lovely walk-dance!
Friday, July 4th, Foothills Park, 10am ~ magnificent sunshine like a spring morning! Joy and delight to delicious tunes!

"If music be the food of love, play on!" ~ William Shakespeare Twelfth Night

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Looking back on my journey with IL VOLO...

Sweet auspicious beginnings...

Wow! Music is everywhere uplifting the planet. These boys sing with such heart and majesty! Their name, IL VOLO, means "flight", and to listen to them, I feel like I'm flying! And, yes, you can purchase on iTunes. They earned a Platinum record in 6 months in Italy! And Quincy Jones invited them to represent Italy on the single We Are the World 25 for Haiti.
~ Jeanine 2011 December 22


  • Woo hoo! My first IL VOLO concert (October 2, 2012)...

    My friend Peta and I were blessed with a special surprise invitation to join the boys in their Meet & Greet after the concert!
    Here's their official photo link with a closer version shown below. Thanks, guys! What a fun night!
    IMG_IL_VoloSeattle10-2-2012_6344.jpg crop from
                    VIP Nation SmugMug photo

    ~ Jeanine 2012 October 8 (IL VOLO at Paramount Theatre, Seattle, October 2, 2012)

img_BKBUTTON.jpg Jeanine's Reflections... have fun exploring more IL VOLO
memorabilia, writings and IL VOLO videos
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