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Settling into Your Gifts

The more she dances, the more she wants to dance.

In the intervening decades since I was a young dancer the ballet competition has emerged as part and parcel of the classical ballet landscape.

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All That Glitters: Making Effort Look Effortless

When I was eight I had a Russian ballet teacher who thought nothing of whapping me and my classmates in our tummies in ballet class. The message was clear, if unrefined: flatten the belly. 794 more words


Shut Up and Listen

Some people change the very demeanor of a space simply by stepping into it. Franco De Vita is one of them. So is his colleague and partner in life, Raymond Lukens. 852 more words


The Marriage of Music and Dance

Music and Dance are intertwined.

But what is the  common denominator between music and dance? Ever since I started playing for dancers (professional and non pro) on a regular basis about 7 years ago, I have learned more about music through dance than I could have ever imagined. 272 more words

Mannheim Academy of Dance - Rebecca Bowden

        My name is Rebecca Bowden. I am 17 and from the UK. I am currently training in the 2nd year at the Akademie Des Tanzes (Academy of Dance) under the leadership of Birgit Keil in Mannheim, Germany. 767 more words


Rituals And Boundaries: Important Life Lessons

Yesterday I hollared to Handsome Chef Boyfriend, Hey, don’t put a new stick of butter in the dish ’til I have a chance to polish it—it’s looking a bit gnarly. 1,066 more words