Line Dance Connection:

What's your name? Do you have any dance nicknames that you're known by?

Pam Douglas:

My name is Pamela (Mitchell) Douglas and my dance nickname is Pam-A-Jam.

 

 

Line Dance Connection:

Where are you from and what city do you call home?

Pam Douglas:

I was born in Cleveland, OH but I was raised in Warrensville Heights, OH and Cleveland Heights, OH.

 

Iím currently living in Toledo, OH with my husband Michael and daughters Victoria and Michelle.

 

 

Line Dance Connection:

What do you do in your professional life? Any hobbies outside of dance?

Pam Douglas:

I am the Marketing and Training Coordinator for a plastics research and development company in Holland, OH.We have had our hands in the development or testing of most of the products in your household today.My job is to coordinate all aspects of our tradeshows, conferences, training and events worldwide.

 

As for hobbies, I love love love to read and to cook. During the football season I am an assistant cheerleading coach for the Mid-City Riders.

 

 

Line Dance Connection:

So what do they call this dance craze in your home town? Line Dancing, Hustling, Sliding, Other?

Pam Douglas:

We call it Hustling and Line Dancing (depends on who you talk too).

 

 

Line Dance Connection:

Are you affiliated with any group or groups?

Pam Douglas:

I am affiliated with the Glass City Hustlers (GCH) which was formed in 2003 and shortly after we became members of United We Dance, Inc. (UWD)

 

 

Line Dance Connection:

How long have you been dancing?

Pam Douglas:

I have been dancing since I could walk.

 

 

Line Dance Connection:

How did you get involved in dancing?

Pam Douglas:

My mom had me in ballet, tap, modern dance and jazz.I have always done the latest hustles since I could remember at our family reunions, high school, etc.

 

 

Line Dance Connection:

After you attended your very first class, how did you feel?

Pam Douglas:

I wouldnít say the 2nd annual UWD Meet & Greet was a class but I / we certainly learned a lesson.At that moment seeing WMIB, Millennium Dancers, Infinity Dancers, New Hustle Generation, Dance Force, Stone Hustlers (to name a few)Öwe knew this was something that we wanted to do in Toledo.

 

 

Line Dance Connection:

How did you get into choreography? ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

Pam Douglas:

Actually, I do not choreograph too much. However, I maybe asked for input or select the song.

 

 

Line Dance Connection:

How many dances have you created and what was the very first dance you created?

Pam Douglas:

I canít begin to recall dances that Iíve given input on but my very first dance was Sophisticated done to Cold Blooded by Mya. It was so long ago that I don't even remember how it goes. Need to find a Hi8 tape player.

 

The first GCH dance was The Movement done to I Like The Way You Move by OutKast.

 

 

Line Dance Connection:

Of all your dances which one would you say is your favorite?

Pam Douglas:

Iíd have to say LTD.Itís done to Freaky in the Club by R Kelly but we do that dance to almost everything.

 

 

Line Dance Connection:

In your own words, what makes dancing special?

Pam Douglas:

Dancing is a release. No matter how my day has gone, once I get to class or an event the music changes my spirits.

 

 

Line Dance Connection:

If you could change one thing about dancing, what would it be?

Pam Douglas:

I would definitely alter the competition that has developed lately. I truly love to see the diversity in dances that happen to be to the same song.If another group has a dance to the same song, do not get upset about it.The dance floor (and we all know we dance anywhere) is big enough for all.

 

 

Line Dance Connection:

Tell me one thing about yourself that the dance community would find surprising.

Pam Douglas:

People would be surprised to know that I am shy until you get to know me but I love meeting dance family from all over the world, because it gives me the opportunity to stop by a class or 2 while I am traveling for work.