Tweet Royal Palm Dancesport Winter Frolic is just days away and it’s time for Exhaustive Pre-Comp To-Do List and Exhaustive Pre-Comp Packing List. Having done this a fair few times we almost don’t need lists anymore, yet we do still manage to arrive at a comp and realize we’ve forgotten something! So here goes: To […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
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 With less than a week to go (eeeeee!), it seems like a good time for Exhaustive Pre-Dancing Stars To-Do List and its little buddy, Exhaustive Pre-Dancing Stars Packing list. Here goes! To do before Friday dress rehearsal Book spray-tan Get hair cut & colored Get spray-tanned Do nails Test makeup Rehearse Replace Velcro on […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Tweet Last night at our dance a young lady asked me how to buckle ballroom shoes. “I Googled it,” said the young lady, “and I couldn’t find anything!” She had a pair of shoes that had been sitting in her closet for at least a year, unworn, because she wasn’t sure how to operate the […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
Tweet Well, sports fans, it’s spring break at the Madison Studio and my parents are in town this week (Hi, Mom & Dad! See you again in June!), so not much dancing going on here at DLDancers HQ. Nevertheless, because I am just that kind of hard-working bloggiste, I am bringing you some updates. With […]Continue Reading... 3 Comments.
Tweet Dear readers, I have a secret. I am not a professional dancer. In fact, because of USA Dance’s rules about amateur competitions, I am explicitly, stridently, and vocally Not A Professional Dancer. But lately I’ve been impersonating one for a couple of days each week and here’s what I’ve learned: being a professional dancer […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Tweet This question has come up 3-4 times in the past 24 hours or less, so I figure it needs its own post. [Warning: contains a Rude Word!] Dancers–specifically those who come out of a performing tradition such as ballet, jazz, tap, etc.–are a subset of theatre people. And theatre people are very superstitious, right […]Continue Reading... No Comments.