Weekend in Little Rock

Growing up in Little Rock, Arkansas wasn't exactly the most thrilling of experiences. I spent the majority of my teens plotting my escape, and my present day visits are fewer and further in between than either of my parents would like. It's a sleepy spot in a forest-covered state caught somewhere between a town and … Continue reading Weekend in Little Rock

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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