Tweet Back at the beginning of the year I did an email interview with Rachel Holland, a freelance writer who regularly contributes to the UK’s Dance Today magazine as well as a dozen or so other publications. I had kind of forgotten about the interview until she emailed me the PDF from the May 2011 […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Tweet “Coordinated covert offensives involving two teams are a lot like ballroom dancing: you have to synchronize your steps, time your moves, and always put your partner first.” –Michael Westen (Jeffrey Donovan) of USA Network’s Burn NoticeContinue Reading... No Comments.
Tweet Scene: We are once again watching So You Think You Can Dance. Mary Murphy is shrilly bleating singing the praises of Sasha & Alexander’s paso doble. Mary Murphy to audience: Can I get an “Olé”? Daniel to MM: No. (Here’s the paso doble, and here’s DLDancers in-house favorite Melanie dancing a great tango with […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Tweet [Scene: We are watching SYTYCD. A routine by Tabitha & Napoleon D’umo is introduced.] Daniel: I love NappyTabs! Laura: Me too! They are the second greatest husband-and-wife team in the dance world. Daniel: Who’s the first? Laura: . . . .Continue Reading... No Comments.
Tweet I know, I know: I am a fascinating writer, but you really come here for the videos, right? You can admit it. My feelings won’t be hurt. (*snif*) We seem to have taken video of all of our Rhythm heats and no Smooth heats, but considering our inevitable mistakes in Smooth (I’m looking at […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Tweet We got back to the ballroom way too early on Saturday for the Open American 6-Dance. This is becoming a pattern: I am paranoid and I like to be early, plus I tend to round our scheduled time down to the hour in my mind, so if our heat is at 1:40, I remember […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Tweet The idea that “May you lead an interesting life” is a “Chinese curse” is probably apocryphal, but one can see the relevance of the connection between “interesting” and “curse.” Our weekend in Baton Rouge, although enjoyable and successful, was…interesting. We got away Thursday afternoon around 1 p.m. after settling a GPS rivalry in […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.