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…

Looking forward: 2018

Is this thing on??     Hi, did y’all miss me? (All 5 of my readers). It’s been pretty quiet here for the last four months. I’ve been getting my life together, pursuing more professional dance opps, teaching and just in general being a bad blogger-in-chief. But no more! I love this blog with all…

Dance World News [August 17, 2017] – Yes, really

It’s been a long time, shouldn’t have left you, with out some dance news to step to…. I’ve been spending the past few months figuring out this professional dancer with a job thing. But now I’m back and focused and ready to bring you some dance world news! Where in the World is Carmen de…

[SPONSORED] My Date with the Stickeebra

This is a sponsored blog post, from time to time as opportunities arise I will do those. You, my lovely readers, are free to ignore these posts. NOTE: I will NEVER sponsor or post about something I haven’t tried first. I was recently introduced to a new bra called the Stickeebra and I wanted to…

Changing Ballet’s Perception Means Embracing Black Bodies

It’s 2017,  y’all, come on. But since people still haven’t stopped telling Black women about their bodies and how right they are for dance…It gave me material for another Clyde Fitch Report article. Click here to read why you shouldn’t tell Black women (or anyone really) that they have the “wrong” body for dance.

Terpsichorean Heroes: Phoebe Pearl

It all started with an Instagram post. That is (part of) how The Radio City Rockettes performance at Donald Trump’s inauguration became national news a month before the scheduled appearance. In the wake of her moment of outspokenness, Phoebe Pearl, the Rockette who made the post about the performance has become a dance world hero….

New Year’s Eve  Reflections and Resolutions 

New Year’s Eve is tomorrow and I’m currently on vacation so I probably will be too busy celebrating to make this post tomorrow.  I’m currently in a hotel with limited access to internet so I’ll be making this post from my phone…I’ll try to make as few spelling errors as possible but in the event…