Monthly Archives: February 2011

  • Black Swan/White Swan

    Posted on February 28, 2011 by lauraet in lessons.

    Tweet Our own Eddie Ares had a bee in his bonnet about the movie Black Swan on Saturday.  He saw it as a metaphor for different types of people and how easy or difficult it is for a particular type to inhabit the character of a particular dance.  As he explained it, a black swan […]

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  • The Peter Principle

    Posted on February 26, 2011 by lauraet in lessons, Uncategorized.

    Tweet From Wikipedia: “The Peter Principle is a special case of a ubiquitous observation: anything that works will be used in progressively more challenging applications until it fails.” See also: my ability to dance the rumba.  I fear that up until recently I may have been coasting on my previous dance experience plus Daniel’s savant-like […]

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  • It’s all about the sparkle

    Posted on February 23, 2011 by lauraet in behind the curtain.

    Tweet I would never accuse our dancers of doing anything as crazy as reading this website, but this week they did seem a lot more keen on the prospect of dressing up and looking flashy for their performance.  One woman brought a selection of sparkly club-wear for me to adjudicate and the other said, unprompted, […]

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  • Break it down and sleaze it up!

    Posted on February 15, 2011 by lauraet in competitions, friends & family, teaching.

    Tweet Our ballroom class is learning a rumba routine for performance in the Madison Studio’s recital at the beginning of June.  These four dancers are superstars: all adults with little or no dance or performing experience but they have agreed to get on stage just a few months from now.  So we’ve gone from learning […]

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  • Beauty vs. Athleticism

    Posted on February 7, 2011 by lauraet in behind the curtain, Uncategorized.

    Tweet The walls of my childhood ballet studio were decorated with several posters by Harvey Edwards, including one close-up of a man doing a détiré en avant, sweat beaded on his face and hair.  The caption: “Dance is work.”  Eddie Ares’s studio offers this quotation on its website: “Dancers are the athletes of God.”  Even […]

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  • Waiting for things to happen

    Posted on February 5, 2011 by lauraet in Ballerina Corner.

    Tweet After dancing at the Sports Hall of Fame last night and being interviewed by the Fox/ABC news team, we are waiting for the video to show up online so I can post it here. We are waiting for construction to be done at Academy Ballroom so we can get another lesson with Eddie.  Best […]

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  • Go, Paula!

    Posted on February 1, 2011 by lauraet in dancing in the media.

    Tweet Paula East welcomed me into her class when I moved here in 2006; I met Daniel in her class; Macon’s USA Dance chapter, which she co-founded, hosted our wedding reception. She is a dancing machine! Here she is in a “Southern Lifestyle” feature from our local Fox affiliate: [Funny that the anchor introducing the […]

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