Monthly Archives: April 2011

  • Represent, Represent!

    Posted on April 26, 2011 by lauraet in dancing in the media, in other news, Uncategorized.

    Tweet Our class is learning the cha-cha–and also learning how hard it can be to do the steps accurately AND up to tempo. (If they’re anything like me, it’s usually one or the other…) Last night I downloaded my favorite slow/practice cha-cha song. Click and enjoy! In other news, it became known in class last […]

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  • Fish, ponds, totem poles

    Posted on April 23, 2011 by lauraet in Ballerina Corner.

    Tweet Had an interesting conversation with a ballet classmate’s mother last week.  She mentioned that she wants her daughter to stay in her current level for another year rather than moving up to the next class.*  Meanwhile, I am supposed to move into Ballet Tech, which is nearly the most advanced class in the studio.  […]

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  • Short Take #3

    Posted on April 13, 2011 by lauraet in short takes.

    Tweet Skimming the Gumbo Dancesport Championships registration information, I came across the following warning about the importance of being on deck in a timely manner: “THE COMPETITION WILL NOT BE DELAYED.” Eep!  Okay, Gumbo, we get it. No need to get all caps-locky.  We will be on deck 2 heats in advance, we promise!

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  • Invisible Knees

    Posted on April 11, 2011 by lauraet in Ballerina Corner.

    Tweet [Point of order: Paula East has asked me to mention her class schedule; you can find it on our “Sponsorship and Dance Instruction” page.  Classes are now in progress for beginner/intermediate dancers (Sundays) and advanced dancers (Tuesdays) at the Wellness Center.] Progress in ballet sometimes seems so glacially slow that I forget it’s there […]

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  • Kirstie falls, Daniel snorts, I elbow Daniel in the face

    Posted on April 7, 2011 by lauraet in behind the curtain, dancing in the media, Friday Night Dance Parties, Uncategorized.

    Tweet First of all, let me say thank you once again to everybody who came out to our monthly-dance-turned-Daniel’s-birthday-party last night.  It was a ton of fun, Daniel was delighted, and we will be eating the leftover snacks for days!  Extra shout-outs to one couple (you know who you are) for bravely attending your first […]

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  • Dance Excuses

    Posted on April 7, 2011 by lauraet in in other news.

    Tweet Last night we danced our new rumba routine at an International Festival event at Mercer University. It was a really nice event: good turnout, nice weather, really sweet organizer (Hi Laurel!). So if I didn’t dance well (spoiler: I didn’t), I can’t seriously blame anyone but myself. Still, on the way home I was […]

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