Playing around with images…
Word Study for Dancers: Confident
Borrowed the standtall image from the standtallevent, looks like a great organization!
Some dance goals for 2016:
TURN IT ALL UPSIDE DOWN
Mental exercise – Visualize your combinations:
on the other side
at a different tempo
MAKE A DANCE FRIEND WHO IS NOT THE SAME AGE AS YOU
Share your excitement
Encourage each other
DRESS UP FOR CLASS
Catch yourself in the mirror looking different than the usual you.
STOP IDENTIFYING YOURSELF BY YOUR LIMITATIONS
I suck at turns.
Give me quick, I don’t do slow.
I hate the left.
OR BY YOUR PATH OF LEAST RESISTANCE
I’m an adage dancer.
I’m a turner.
I love petit allegro.
I could leap all day.
EMBRACE IT ALL WITH LOVE
Love what you’re doing.
Love that you’re trying.
Love what you’re attempting.
Love the good, the bad, and the ugly.
Love others while you dance.
Happy New Year!
I’m looking forward to a new year in blogging! Happy New Year 2016!
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,000 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it would take about 33 trips to carry that many people.
What language are you speaking when you dance? What voice are you using?
Is it simple to understand? Is it clear and direct?
What is your intention behind your movement? Do you mean what you say? Did you get your point across?
What are you really saying when you dance? Speak with your true voice!
Cambré is more than a stretch. As you create space in the vertebrae, as you expand through your chest and shoulders, you are finding a path to emotional expression through the use of your torso.
It is realizing that your whole body is breathing and moving, not just your arms and legs. You dance with your whole self.
In letting go, in focusing on your heart, the cambré will lead you to greater depth of expression through your port de bras and your dancing will come alive!