Monthly Archives: April 2012

Seven Deadly Sins Of Dance: Why I’m Guilty of Every One of Them

I have never been a religious person and I am truly sorry if my views offend anyone. My only intent is to write a charming blog about the sinning (some fun, some not so fun) of dance. I started with … Continue reading

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Negotiating Burn Out; Dance Edition

Are you feeling overwhelmed? Physical, mental and emotional exhaustion got you down? Are shame and doubt your new best friends? Have you developed so much cynicism and callousness that one could interpret it as, an attitude? Does failure, helplessness and … Continue reading

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The Spinning Dancer and Her Dizzy Brain

In every dance the commonality, no matter what the style or steps, are the spins. Spinning is a life long relationship. You will always, no matter what level of dancer you are, want (have to) to improve your spins; everyone … Continue reading

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How To Survive A Group Class: Ballet Edition

Rule Number One, the golden rule, when attending any dance group class: Be Humble. I don’t care if you attendedĀ the Joffrey, I don’t care if you are passing through with the Bolshoi and decided to pop in. Be humble or … Continue reading

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How To Survive A Group Class; Partner Dancing Edition

You’ve decided to start partner dancing. Congratulations!!! We love to dance and encourage any one who has the notion to get up and shake their tail feather. Here are some basic rules to get through and have a successful group … Continue reading

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Ode to Ben and Sheri’s Lindy Hop Flavored Ice Cream

According to their website, Ben asked Sheri to dance because he liked the way she smiled while she danced. To see Sheri’s smile in person it is very easy to see why he was attracted it. Smile’s run the gambit … Continue reading

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SICK-O! Stay HOME!

I know you live to dance. I know dancing is your shinning light that makes everything bearable. I know that it infects your body, but guess what else is infecting your body right now? That’s right, a nasty ass virus. … Continue reading

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