Sketch Book: Pirates!

 

Sketch Book: Circus Arts

Found: Template for Crafting a Bendable Dancer (+ Josephine Baker)

All you need to make this beautiful dancer is the pattern, a cereal box, scissors, paint, brads, and some patience! The Lait Frase site is in French, but you can get an English translation of the dancer craft here. The download for the pattern is at the end of the post….the link to the PDF … Continue reading

In Celebration of National Tap Dance Day

National Tap Dance Day, celebrated on the birthday of legendary tapper Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, is May 25th…this Friday in 2012! How does one get a National Day named for something you love?? Well, it seems you need a representative in congress who is also excited about it. In 1989, Representative John Conyers of Michigan and … Continue reading

Sketch Book: Fairy Costumes

So You Want To: Learn More ’60s Moves?

The ’60s had some very dance-worthy songs and outfits… …but are you getting tired of rehashing the same pony step with swim arms? If you’re using music from Hairspray, Mamma Mia, or by The Beach Boys or any Motwon artist, here are some YouTube resources for your ’60s era choreography needs. First, the Pontani Sisters … Continue reading

Found: Inspirational Dance Quotes Site

Today I “stumbled upon” this great site for trendy-little-social-media inspirational dance pictures and quotes… youknowyoureadancerwhen.tumblr.com. I guess the English major in me can accept that URLs won’t allow apostrophes and that’s why they couldn’t use the correct you’re.   Here are a few of my favorites from the site:

Birthday Post

Today is my birthday! Here is a video that makes me smile, and reminds me of how lucky I am to teach little spirited children for a living. This video was also my inspiration to buy 2 of the Swedish indie pop singer Lykke Li’s cds and use some of the songs in my jazz … Continue reading

Found: Bollywood Deliciousness from SMASH

Bhangra and Bollywood dancing have a sweet spot in my heart. Maybe it’s the colors…or the head movements…or the unapologetic exuberance! In any case…enjoy!! . In Beauty,  ~Linda

Found: The Ballerina Project – Gorgeous Photos

I fell in love with the Ballerina Project the first time I saw one of their pictures on a friend’s Facebook page a few years back. I have one small print in my home. I am posting a few here, but there are so many more for you to check you if these spark your … Continue reading

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