Tweet Our own Eddie Ares had a bee in his bonnet about the movie Black Swan on Saturday. He saw it as a metaphor for different types of people and how easy or difficult it is for a particular type to inhabit the character of a particular dance. As he explained it, a black swan […]Continue Reading... 3 Comments.
Tweet From Wikipedia: “The Peter Principle is a special case of a ubiquitous observation: anything that works will be used in progressively more challenging applications until it fails.” See also: my ability to dance the rumba. I fear that up until recently I may have been coasting on my previous dance experience plus Daniel’s savant-like […]Continue Reading... 4 Comments.
Tweet We started learning a mambo routine in our lesson with Eddie today. The mambo is going to be our nemesis, at least for a while. I understood “on2″ when Johnny Castle explained it. For that matter, I understand it when Eddie explains it. Then the music comes on, the tempo is INSANE, and we […]Continue Reading... 8 Comments.
Tweet Daniel and I thank–belatedly but no less enthusiastically–Eddie Ares and Chasity Smith from Academy Ballroom Atlanta for coming to Macon this past Sunday to teach a workshop for us at the Howard Community Club. Last year at Stars Over Macon, Eddie offered to come and give us a workshop. The scheduling turned out to […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Tweet After a few weeks of not much dancing, we turn over a new leaf tomorrow and head into a week–actually, more like a month–of TONS of dancing. Hooray! Here we go: Tomorrow: private lesson with Eddie and then workshop with Eddie right here in Macon at the Howard Community Club, with our 4th Sunday […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
Tweet At last year’s Stars over Macon Ball, Eddie Ares generously offered to come to Macon to give a free dance workshop. It’s taken almost a year but the workshop date has finally been scheduled: Sunday, September 26, from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. at the Howard Community Club. After the workshop, our dance will start […]Continue Reading... 6 Comments.
Tweet And support our troops & veterans! Today is National Dance Day, the brainchild of Nigel Lythgoe (executive producer of So You Think You Can Dance) and the Dizzy Feet Foundation, a nonprofit organization supporting increased access to dance education. Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) will introduce a National Dance Day resolution in Congress today, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Tweet Driving back from our lesson with Eddie this afternoon, I passed a minivan whose back window was dominated by a huge decal from a dance studio. Below the studio name was the slogan “Go big or don’t go!” I had to smile because I’d been having the same conversation with Eddie just a couple […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Tweet We just got word yesterday that this year’s SouthernStar Mid-Summer Classic has been canceled due to “multiple factors beyond [the organizers’] control.” It’s hard not to wonder what happened, given that the date had been scheduled long ago and the organizers were already promoting the competition. We’re sad to be missing the comp this […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.