Tweet MSDE’s annual recital, “Ballet, Boogie, & Broadway,” kicks off in just under 5 hours. We had an excellent dress rehearsal last night, I got to leave my costumes on the premises so I don’t have to carry them over there again today, I have all the correct shoes in my bag, and (hopefully) the […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Tweet Since working on Dancing Stars I’ve started to notice something interesting about the way “regular people” (non-dancers or non-habitual dancers) react to being in a dance studio space. For as long as I can remember, I have regarded a dance studio as one tiny step–at most–below a sacred space. In fact, in the Afro-Haitian […]Continue Reading... 6 Comments.
Tweet Jonathan Marion, whom I can pretend to know because he is a frequent flyer on Dance Forums, published this interesting article about “the translocal culture of competitive ballroom dance” in Journal for the Anthropological Study of Human Movement. The article does a nice job explaining that competitive dancers not only take the extensive travel […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Tweet We had to go over to the Alzheimer’s Association office this afternoon to return some stuff. Once we finished walking right into the middle of a committee meeting because someone (DANIEL J. BOUDREAULT) did not heed the “Please use front door” sign, we had a nice chat with the staff. Karen K. asked “Are […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Tweet Dancing Stars of Central Georgia is the gift that keeps on giving! Yesterday evening we all got emailed a YouTube link for this “Thank You” ad that WGXA created: The little clips in the ad look so good that we can’t wait to see the DVDs with the complete video of our performances. We’re […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Tweet My Twitter-mate Caitlin Doran posted a link earlier today to this article in Canada’s National Post. The article reports an incident in which a woman was asked to leave a jive class after trying to switch to the leader’s role and “lead her male partner.” The instructor contends that the student was asked to […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
Tweet Our friend Jamie Wyatt of Dancing on the Journey took videos of our performances on Saturday night. Hooray! I think our performances look great (if I do say so myself)–check ’em out, and please visit Jamie’s blog and Pinterest boards. Ashley & Daniel: Jack & Laura: Jamie also got video of our fellow USA Dance […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Tweet The first Dancing Stars of Central Georgia was a huge success for the DLDancers team! We didn’t bring home all the trophies but Team Dashley crushed their fundraising goal and thereby won the People’s Choice award–Ashley raised over $100,000 all by herself, making a huge contribution to the overall total of $205,962! Everybody was […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
Tweet Fox24, presenting sponsor for Dancing Stars of Central Georgia, has been doing profiles of the “stars” in Dancing Stars for the past several Fridays. Jack’s turn came yesterday: We also got this incredibly moving video emailed to us as an important reminder of what this event is really all about: No matter who wins […]Continue Reading... No Comments.