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 […]Continue Reading... 3 Comments.
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 […]Continue Reading... 4 Comments.
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, […]Continue Reading... 4 Comments.
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 […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
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 […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
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 […]Continue Reading... 4 Comments.
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 […]Continue Reading... No Comments.