BEDS 18: Thoughts on an “off” day

This post was actually tabled over a year ago but since I’m behind and need to find a way to make up the days, I finished it and it’s going to be my BEDS post for today. Enjoy!   Today was not a good class day…   I did what I normally do. I got…

BEDS Day 9: Starting over yet again

Yesterday marked my first day at a new teaching gig for a performing arts program for children. It’s the first time in over a year that I’ve taught kids and even though the first day went pretty much without incident, I’m still nervous. As I mentioned in my “What I’ve Been Up To” blog post…

Thoughts After My First Heels Class

So if you pay any attention to my Instagram (@dancetopiablog, follow me!), you know that Tuesday night, I finally endeavored to take my first heels class. Here’s some video evidence: View this post on Instagram Yes that’s me attempting to get my life in my first heels class! Click the #linkinbio to listen to my…

Dance World News (Feb. 23, 2017)

Sad news as the Trump administration continues its plans to cut the NEA but every cloud–no matter how orange–has a silver lining!

Dance World News (Jan. 11, 2017)

Learn how a former back-up dancer for Beyoncé is championing body positivity, how Dance Theater of Harlem is honoring the late great Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and be the first (okay not really) to learn about the newest viral dance challenge.

NEW! Terpsichorean Heroes

Mariah Carey’s career might be on life support but her dancers should have given you so much life!

A Gig by Any Other Name: Thoughts on the Rockettes Inauguration Controversy

I’m sure most dancers (and people in general) have heard this story in some form. On Dec. 23 BroadwayWorld.com released an email from the American Guild of Variety Artists saying that the Radio City Rockettes were obligated to sign up to perform at President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration on January 20. “I must remind you that you…

Dance World News (Dec. 14)

Throw on your leg warmers and sweat off shorts as we get ready to dance through this week’s dance world news! Jacob’s Pillow announces its 2017 lineup. Pillow vets like Michelle Dorrance and the Paul Taylor Dance Company will be in attendance. Some new features will include Roy Assaf Dance, which will make its U.S….