Archive | November, 2010

It’s getting chilly….

30 Nov

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday! The weather is getting quite cold – I find myself wearing at least three layers to rehearsals and classes these days – so I decided to share some of my favorite cold weather dancewear items from discountdance.com – enjoy!

Bloch Lightweight Shrug - I have had one of these for a few years and love that I can still see the lines of my arms and shoulders and keep warm at the same time! Only $16.20

Bloch Tights with Rollover Waist - A good pair of knit tights is essential to staying warm and work great on their own or over other tights - $25.50

Mirella Rollover Warm Up Shorts - Never underestimate a good pair of knit shorts! Great for warm or cold weather - $18.75

Mirella Warm Up Jumpsuit - Although it's pricier, I wouldn't trade my own long sleeve jumpsuit for anything! It's the best thing over or under other layers when you can't seem to get those muscles warmed up - $54.40

 

Body Wrappers Stirrup Legwarmer - for only $7.95, these thigh-high legwarmers are a MUST HAVE! I wear mine almost daily

Sansha Bright Stirrup Legwarmers - for those who like bright colors, these are an even better bargain for $6.20

Reminescing about my favorite table

29 Nov

An iconic Joffery Ballet creation, The Green Table was one I got to perform many times, and is one of the more creative and thought provoking pieces of the century. This video is only part one, but the rest can be found on YouTube if you are interested in seeing the entire work.

The Art of Teaching Ballet

26 Nov

I decided to spend the holiday weekend cleaning out closets and bookshelves in my apartment, and came across one of my favorite ballet teaching books this morning. The Art of Teaching Ballet is comprised of interviews with ten exceptional teachers. They represent different artistic lineages, each have distinctive classroom techniques, and structure a range of varying exercises. Each segment is very is stimulating, combining philosophical discussion and stories with sample classroom exercises.

Buy it here on Amazon

Happy Thanksgiving!

25 Nov

The best holiday wishes to all of you today – I hope you are able to spend the holiday with your families and those you love. Enjoy the day off!

A season of giving back

23 Nov

My dance studio just announced tonight that our annual holiday show will be a charity fundraiser for a local nonprofit organization called Opendance, which is an arts and educational outreach dance company that provides dance classes and programs for children of all ages at schools and community centers throughout the area. This company focuses on giving positive transformation through dance to all students regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, skill level, or body type. This positive influence is so vital to any young person interested in expressing themselves through dance, so I’m so thrilled to be collaborating with them this year!

Opendance

 

Sparkle for the holidays

22 Nov

I cannot believe the holidays are here already! I have finally finished up my choreography for our studio’s holiday show and wanted to share the costumes I found for my advanced pointe class on discountdance.com because they are adorable! As I mentioned before, I decided to mix up my choreography a little bit this year and create a pointe/jazz hybrid dance, so this draped sequin tunic in bright red was the absolutely perfect thing – and at a great price!

Another Classic…

20 Nov

Here’s another one of my favorite pas de deux of all time……They are so gorgeous together 🙂