Monthly Archives: May 2011

  • Conservation of Dance Momentum

    Posted on May 26, 2011 by lauraet in Ballerina Corner, competitions, exhibitions & performances, in other news, lessons, teaching.

    Tweet A body that is dancing tends to continue dancing unless acted on by an outside force.  In the absence of outside forces (spring semester ended on May 6;  congratulations, Class of 2011!), we have been dancing a lot and doing a lot of dance-related stuff in the last several days.  Since I haven’t had […]

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  • Comp Diary: There is no bull.

    Posted on May 15, 2011 by lauraet in comp diary, lessons.

    Tweet Yesterday we started learning a Paso Doble routine in our lesson with Eddie.  Daniel is especially excited about the paso because it requires good posture and sharp movements: he feels like it will help him improve his technique in our other dances.  Plus, he loves exhibition-style routines with lots of eye-catching, dramatic moves. We […]

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  • Move aside and let the man go through

    Posted on May 12, 2011 by lauraet in teaching.

    Tweet I’ve seen this phenomenon time and again with adult learners, regardless of what they are learning.  But I never thought it would happen to me. See, I’m in this contemporary dance class at my studio.  It’s pretty advanced and very choreography-focused.  Physically, I can keep up.  But I’ve never had contemporary before and it’s […]

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  • For Our Heroes

    Posted on May 11, 2011 by lauraet in dance events, social dancing.

    Tweet Daniel and I are excited to have been asked to perform at USA Dance Houston County’s third annual “Dancing for our Heroes” charity ball on July 30.  Proceeds from the event benefit Hearts to Heroes and the Wounded Warrior Project, an organization dedicated to helping injured service members by raising awareness, providing services, and […]

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  • Comp Diary: Dancemobile Goes to Gumbo 2011

    Posted on May 8, 2011 by lauraet in comp diary, competitions.

    Tweet Gentle readers, this past Thursday was a milestone in my life: I bought a new car. First brand-new car ever for me; first new-to-me car since 2001 when I bought a 1997 Nissan Altima.  We still have the Altima; it’s in front of the house, basking in all the glory of the 183,000 miles […]

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