Category Archives: students

Winter Show Case

Winter show case. The yearly prom of the ballroom do-er. The one the students prepare for months in advance and get their friends to come to. The event that you bust out the “good shoes” and the “sparkles” for. Often … Continue reading

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Show Stoppers

I was already to finish up writing a post about the fun and substance of the Winter Show Cases when on Tuesday night I was getting out of my car and the back spasm started. Show stopper… It felt like … Continue reading

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(Not So) Deep Thoughts…

…in no particular order… ***** …in a performance situation. If something is not working cut it. It’s not a reflection of you or your ability, nobody wants to see anything look hard. One perfect pirouette is more amazing than 99 … Continue reading

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My Boyfriend, Chuck.

Everyone, I’d like to introduce you to my boyfriend Chuck. Here we are dancing : Please stop thinking, that is a doctored photo of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers with my face plastered on Ginger and Jensen Ackles face on … Continue reading

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Into the Desert, Classic.

My Trophy, Claus, runs away triumphant from the Desert Classic TRex. The week prior to Desert Classic, was not a good week for TheSpinningDancer. The cayos theory was in full effect. The butterfly was having a conniption fit in the … Continue reading

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What’s Your Dance Personality?

Are you a Special Snowflake Diva? An Insular Bell Jar? The Geek Felicia Day? Or The Humble Rachel Brice Gandhi? (Theorised by a (mostly) Geek Felicia Day.) I present these four personality types with the theory that not one person … Continue reading

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What’s the Point(e)?

I should have known immediately to ask for a different sales woman when as I walked into the dance store I was looked up and down and uttered at with contempt, “Well, don’t you look cute.”. But my reason for … Continue reading

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