Dance

Come As You Are: Beginning Ballet, Late – by: Rose DeMaris

2017-06-08

I confess it’s the clothes that have lured me: soft leather slippers, either blossom-colored or black; leotards that reveal a bare expanse of back; knitted shrugs and warm cocoons for the legs; gossamer skirts that both obscure and highlight the hips; satin pointe shoes married to ribbons by hand-sewn stitches. The trappings of ballet possess a dynamic beauty born of their inherent contrasts. They are practical and ethereal, timeless and ephemeral, functional and beautiful. Delicate and wispy things
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Dance

2016-05-31

I started dancing again. This time in a more formal way than I’m used to. I’m in a lyrical class and am falling in love—with the movement, the teacher, the dancers. Lyrical dance is a fusion of ballet and jazz dance techniques. Lyrical dance challenges choreographers and dancers to use motion to interpret music and express emotion. A lyrical dancer’s movements attempt to show the meaning of the music. Lyrical jazz is a very passionate and emotional dance style.
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Yoga + Dance Mixtape

2014-04-18

Since my daughter was born, I have a hard time making it to a yoga or dance class. I put this mixtape together in an effort to get my body movin’ at home. Enjoy! Photo by: Mike Irwin
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Studio Love

2012-12-17

I’m drooling over Amy Merrick’s studio space, so beautiful! I love how she dreamed of this space and manifested it. I’m in the dreaming phase, imagining an inspired open space where I can take dance breaks during the work day.
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2012-10-07

I just saw an incredible dance performance at the Ellen Theatre put on by the Paul Taylor 2 dance company. The 3 Epitaphs(image above) was by far my favorite! I highly recommend checking it out if they come to your area. Photo by: Gary Sigman
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2010-11-24

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tlBUjUTr7Aw&feature=player_embedded] I just started taking this hip hop class. It feels good to move again and I’m excited to learn from Niara, she’s a great teacher and I love her style.
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