Patsy Swayze

Every Day, A Chance to Dance

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From Sue Tabashnik’s Dedication in The Fans’ Love Story ENCORE

To Mr. Patrick Swayze,
who is still inspiring – helping me through challenging times and motivating me to follow my dreams. I am so grateful to have met you, to have your wonderful legacy of work to enjoy, and to have your amazing spirit – whose light shines so bright – as such an inspiration.

About Sue Tabashnik

Sue Tabashnik published two unique Dirty Dancing tribute books, The Fans’ Love Story: How the Movie DIRTY DANCING Captured the Hearts of Millions! (July 2010) and The Fans’ Love Story ENCORE: How the Movie DIRTY DANCING Captured the Hearts of Millions! (December 2013). She became a fan of Patrick Swayze in 1988. She was an active member of the Official Patrick Swayze International Fan Club from 2000-2010, which included writing numerous articles for the club magazine. She had the good fortune to meet Patrick Swayze several times at movie screenings and benefit events from 2002-2004, which led her to become an even bigger fan. Sue has worked as a master’s level social worker since 1977. She has lived most of her life in the Detroit area.

In memory of my grandmother, Leah Tabashnik, and Patrick Swayze: A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to the Patrick Swayze Pancreas Cancer Research Fund at the Stanford Cancer Institute.



The Dreamer

Patrick Swayze, the beloved dancer, actor, singer, songwriter, producer, choreographer, family man, athlete, horseman, and more, had a diversified career in the arts world for over thirty-five years.

The Fans' Love Story Encore

Get behind-the-scenes information that you won’t find anywhere else. 
Rub elbows with Dirty Dancing producers, stars, singers, songwriters, and filmmakers as you enjoy stories and photos related to the movie

The Fans' Love Story

How The Movie ‘DIRTY DANCING‘ Captured The Hearts Of Millions! is a celebration of this hit movie from the fans’ point of view. Fans from all over the world give their heartfelt take on how the movie deeply resonated with them and had a positive impact on their lives.


Jackie Horner

Story consultant, Dirty Dancing

“Wow! What a job you did. Just fabulous. Love you – love the book. Super great New Year gift! I now will cherish it and all of our memories.”

D. Donovan

Senior eBook Reviewer, MBR

“…A celebratory text packed with behind-the-scenes information on the producers, stars, and film team…

Film history as well as general-interest collections will find this a fascinating, specific overview of not just how the movie was made, but the process whereby it was marketed to eventually reach millions of enthusiasts.”

Patt Rocks

Dance extra with her husband Tom Rocks,
on the Dirty Dancing Lake Lure set

“Congratulations, kudos, and BRAVO… We thank you for your generous pages of sharing what was a lifetime adventure for us. We love reading it and consider it to be part of our history to pass along to the generations that follow in our family. DD is still a topic of interest and fascination with folks… You have certainly given voice and insight for those who can’t get enough!”

The Fans' Love Story ENCORE - Winner of Gold Medal Global Ebook Awards 2014


The Fans' Love Story ENCORE - Finalist National Indie Excellence Awards 2014


PATRICK SWAYZE The Dreamer - Finalist National Indie Excellence Awards 2018

PATRICK SWAYZE The Dreamer Finalist - Book Excellence Awards 2018

PATRICK SWAYZE The Dreamer - Finalist Best Book Awards 2018


My latest post

The Twelfth Anniversary of the Passing of Patrick

Patrick, We love and miss you. We are grateful for your awesome legacy. Thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of my first three books will be donated to the Patrick Swayze Pancreas Cancer Research Fund at Stanford Cancer Institute.


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