What really happens at kids summer camp

Each year when school lets out for summer break, dance and yoga studios transition into weekly summer camps for kids. Many families travel throughout the summer making it difficult to commit to a weekly class, and with dual income households on the rise, finding affordable childcare can be difficult. Voila! The week-long summer camp is … Continue reading What really happens at kids summer camp


Dancers After Dark

"The one thing you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and dance and build and play and dance and live as only you can. The moment that you feel that just possibly you are walking down the street naked… that’s the moment … Continue reading Dancers After Dark

Ballet vs Dance Competition

Ballet dancers and competition dancers have always had a strange, often strained, relationship. Over the years there's been a bit of snobbery on both sides since the requirements, training, and short-term goals so greatly differ. Since So You Think You Can Dance began gaining popularity, the gap has been bridged to an extent. It's forced … Continue reading Ballet vs Dance Competition


Working With Gymnasts

A few weeks ago, I received an email from one of the local gymnastics coaches asking if I'd be interested in working with their junior olympic team. It seems that the new floor routines involve far more traditional dancing than there has been in recent years. Basically, they need to become more "graceful." I've had … Continue reading Working With Gymnasts


Greek Dancing

While in Greece, we were invited by Fotis, a new friend from the tiny village of Sinarades, to watch him perform traditional Greek dancing in a neighboring village. Such an amazing experience for a dancer! At dusk, we arrived at a hotel/bar with the most incredible view of the sea. Once the sun set, the dancers … Continue reading Greek Dancing