Playlist of the Week

This week I received a fun surprise from Julia Erickson, a playlist that I felt needed to be shared with everyone. I asked Julia what inspired the mix? And her playful response goes a little like this…

“Both Eva and I have a special love for the crazy awesome eighties music. It is nostalgic of childhood for us, and it reminds me of one too many fun, hilarious and silly moments in our friendship. And you’re going to have to face it: it brings a smile to your face and puts some swagger in your step!” -Julia Erickson

“Might As Well Face It”

  1. “Addicted To Love” -Robert Palmer
  2. “We Belong” -Pat Benatar
  3. “Pink Cashmere” -Prince
  4. “Flashdance” -Irene Cara
  5. “Manic” -Michael Sembello
  6. “Gloria” -Laura Branigan
  7. “I’m So Excited” -The Pointer Sisters
  8. “Footloose” -Kenny Loggins
  9. “Holding Out for a Hero” -Bonnie Tyler
  10. “When Doves Cry” -Prince
  11. “Shadows Of The Night” -Pat Benatar
  12. “Better Be Good To Me” -Tina Turner
  13. “Smooth Criminal” -Michael Jackson

playlist of the week #87/ Might As Well Face It by Julia Erickson


Julia Erickson and Eva Trapp from our Hilton Head Tour a few years ago.


Playlist of the Week

  1. “Syrup & Honey” -Duffy
  2. “Hurry On Now” -Alice Russell
  3. “All We Do For Love” -Benny Sings
  4. “Say I Wanna Know” -Nick Waterhouse
  5. “Champagne” -Clairy Browne & The Bangin’ Rackettes
  6. “Stop the Music” -The Pipettes
  7. “Song For A Friend” -Andreya Triana
  8. “You Look Like Rain” -Morphine
  9. “French Navy” -Camera Obscura
  10. “In & Out” -Crazy P

playlist of the week #86 via Spotify




Playlist of the Week

  1. “Put A Little Love In Your Heart” -Jackie DeShannon
  2. “Watching The Wheels” -John Lennon
  3. “Be-Bop-A-Lula” -Gene Vincent
  4. “Give A Little Bit” -Renee & Jeremy
  5. “San Francisco” -Scott McKenzie
  6. “Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head” -Laura Doherty
  7. “Love Is All Around” -The Troggs
  8. “Hide Your Love Away” -Barry McGuire, The Mamas & The Papas
  9. “Red Balloon” -Frances England
  10. “The Loco-Motion” -Little Eva

playlist of the week #85 via Spotify

Playlist of the Week

  1. “Ain’t That Love” -Ray Charles
  2. “Time for August” -Julie London
  3. ”Getting Some Fun Out Of Life” -Billie Holiday
  4. “Blue Skies” -Dorris Day
  5. “I Wish You Love” -Sam Cooke
  6. “I Just Want To Make Love To You” -Etta James
  7. “You Can’t Hurry Love” -The Supremes
  8. “Get Ready” -Rare Earth
  9. “Walk On The Wild Side” -Lou Reed
  10. “Moonlight Kiss” -Bap Kennedy

playlist of the week #84 via Spotify



Playlist of the Week

  1. “Glass Deers” -Braids
  2. “Clouds Below” -Poor Moon
  3. “Oh Sailor” -Mr Little Jeans
  4. “All the Years” -Wild Child
  5. “Boy From The Sun” -Niva
  6. “Wet and Rusting” -Menomena
  7. “Harvest Moon” -Neil Young
  8. “First Day Of My Life” -Bright Eyes
  9. “Toothpaste Kisses” -The Maccabees
  10. “5 Years Time” -Noah And The Whale

playlist of the week #83 via Spotify

This morning I’m getting ready for our first show of the season.  Tonight we will be dancing under the stars.  Join us for a free performance at Hartwood Acres , show starts at 7:30pm. Kids and Family activities start at 5pm. So bring your blankets and some snacks and enjoy the evening with us. For more info please visit

Summer Time Goods

As much as I am anxiously awaiting fall to arrive, I’m aware that we have two more months of summer left. So I’m not quite ready to give up all the fresh summer produce. Especially because many of them haven’t even hit peak season yet. Tomatoes are just about to get real good! Along with corn, peppers, and a variety of squashes. One of my favorite things to do with fresh tomatoes is to basically leave them alone. A little sprinkle of salt is all it needs. But a caprese salad is a healthy and simple way to have the tomatoes at their freshest. Now I’m planning on eating this for dinner, and even though I am a health conscious dancer, I most definitely need to make it a little more hardy. Protein!… very important to us dancers. Using an oven proof ramekin I layered the caprese salad and then cracked an egg on top. Baked it up, and instantly had a satisfying fresh summer dinner. Served with a little corn on the cob, doesn’t get much more summer then that.

Baked Caprese Egg Dish

Serves 2

  • 2 tomatoes (any variety), sliced
  • large bunch basil, torn
  • 3 oz fresh mozzarella, sliced
  • salt
  • balsamic vinegar
  • 2 or 4 eggs

1. Divide and layer the tomatoes, basil, and mozzarella in both ramekins. Sprinkle with salt and balsamic vinegar. 

2. Crack one or two eggs into each ramekin. Bake at 350 for 15 to 20 minutes, until egg is cooked to your liking. 

3. Sprinkle with black pepper, salt, and more basil. 


Playlist of the Week

  1. “Marry You” -Bruno Mars
  2. “The Other Side” -Jason Derulo
  3. “Lame Duck” -I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody’s Business
  4. “I Am Me” -Willow
  5. “Cups” -Sam Tsui, Kina Grannis, Alex G & Kurt Schneider
  6. “Take Me Dancing” -Meaghan Smith
  7. “Modern Love” -Matt Nathanson
  8. “We’ll Be Alright” -Travie McCoy
  9. “Sins Of My Youth” -Neon Trees
  10. “You Make Me Feel…” -Cobra Starship

playlist of the week #82 via Spotify