Archive | July, 2014

Update to National Dance Day Post – 7/26/14

Hi Everybody, I just wanted to let you know that National Dance Day in downtown, Los Angeles was a real blast!  I grabbed some of my friends and we headed to downtown to partake in the dance festivities.  There were a number of great dancers performing.  Also dance instructors were giving lessons so that everyone could join in on […]

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A Day For Dancers

July 26, 2014 is National Dance Day. That’s right, us dancers have our own day! I don’t know about you, but that gets me very excited. National Dance Day (NDD) was started in 2010 by “So You Think You Can Dance” co-creator and Dizzy Feet Foundation, co-president, Nigel Lythgoe. “So You Think You Can Dance” […]

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Dance Tidbits – African Dancing

There is probably no other culture in the world that embraces dance as not only a ritual but a huge part of daily life – the African people do exactly that.  Even tiny, little babies, as they are carried on their mother’s backs, are trained to move every part of their body when they hear […]

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Foregone Conclusions

  I bet you never realized that dance is similar to science. How so, you might say? In science, a hypothesis is not conclusive evidence. It is a proposed explanation made on the basis of limited evidence as a starting point for further investigation. In order for a scientist to succeed in bringing his work […]

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Dance Tidbits: Can-Can Dance

You may not have heard or know of the Can-Can but I bet you have heard the famous music that almost always accompanies the Can-Can and that is Jacques Offenbach’s ‘Galop Infernal’.  It is often the theme when acrobats and jugglers perform in circuses and on stages alike. The Can-Can is a high energy, physically […]

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