Matlin Joins Dancing with the Stars

Exciting news! Marlee Matlin joins the next round of Dancing with the Stars. I never thought deaf people couldn’t learn to dance the fancy stuff (tango, ballroom, etc.), ballet, or tap.
I took ballet and tap when I was five and that was it. My dancing career ended as sports was my thang. Sometimes I think about taking dancing classes, but then again… dancing isn’t something I’m comfortable with. It has nothing to do with my hearing loss.
Actually, I don’t mind trying a few moves when I am alone and no one is watching. I love musical theater and the dancing they do. I’m sure Matlin will be a formidable opponent.


  1. I dragged my husband to dance class, he got the steps down quicker than I did and I can’t stop him from talking about it. He is Deaf and didn’t want to dance, cuz he’s a guy. Now we practice at home! I’m on cloud nine.

    • Meryl on April 16, 2008 at 4:35 pm
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    Matlin is blogging for USA Today.

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