Adult Hip Hop Class is Changing Locations!!!

After Thanksgiving, my Adult Hip Hop Class will be on Tuesdays from 6-7p.m. and will be in held in the beautiful spacious studios of the Artisan’s Courtyard.  The Artisan’s Courtyard is the beautiful new building located off College Rd. across from Woodway.   Classes will still consist of warmup/stretch, workout, technique, and choreography.    I have many hard core thug pieces mixed in with some house pieces as well as some sexy pieces in store for you.  Hope you can come dance with me!!!

Cham Fashional 2012 Performance!!

After a little over a month of intense rehearsals, costume malfunctions, and tired bodies and minds, the performers representing the Dance REVolution Crew did a fantastic job performing in front of a fabulous audience.  Thank you Cayla Socha for asking us to be a part of the 53rd Annual Cham Fashional.  The whole show was well put together.  definitely one of the best years by far!!!  Thank you Dianne Christiansen for helping me to understand and improve upon the bloomer pattern.  I wouldn’t have been able to make and finish the costumes without your knowledge.  Thank you Kadey Ambrose for creating the choreography with me.  We did a fantastic job and it was a pleasure to make!!  We should do this again sometime!!  Most of all, THANK YOU DANCERS!!!!!  Without you the dance is nothing!!!  Thank you so much for all your hard work, late nights, and dedication to make our dance piece truly wonderful!!  I hope to have the pleasure of dancing with you again in the near future!

 

The Story:  Tight rope walkers of the early 20th century.

“Do it Like a Dude” Knight with a Twist show 2012

Upcoming performance!!

The Dance REVolution Crew is performing at the 53rd annual Cham Fashional.  This is a pretty big black tie event with tickets selling at $100 a piece so we wanted to do something really special.  “Walking on Air” choreographed by Kendell Macomber and Kadey Ambrose is a truly phenomenal dance number that fuses Hip hop with Ballet and Jazz.  As the theme of this years Cham is “Circus” our characters are tight rope walkers.  The Crew has been preparing for this for slightly over a month, and been overcoming obstacles the whole way.  We’re dancing with umbrellas as props, and we choreographed a lot of the dance before we recieved the umbrellas from, Baum’s, a dance store.  Turns out the umbrellas were crap!!  Many arrived broken or with missing chunks of fabric, while others broke shortly after inspection.  Baum’s refused to reimburse or send new umbrellas without more payment so in short.  DON’T ORDER FROM BAUM’S!!  They’ll rip you off!! The performers were starting to sweat and worry on how to deal with this issue, which after some brain-storming was solved with fabulous duct-tape!  Also the other obstacle was the fact that I was sewing the pants!!  Too busy to sew!!!  In the end I got them done, maybe not as well-made as they could have been, but they still look fabulous. (If I do say so myself!)

Shout out to all the performers: Carol, Chantel, Yolanda, Rebekah, Iris, Kadey, Jeni, Jasmine, and Jenna for putting so much time and effort into making this dance look and feel spectacular!!  You are all wonderful dancers and it has been my pleasure to work with you!!  Thanks so much!

Will be posting pictures shortly after Saturday!!!  So stay tuned!!

Classes are about to Restart!!!!

Hello everybody!!  I hope that you’ve had a fantastic summer, and that your ready for some dancing!   Classes will restart a week after school.  That makes Wednesday the 29th the first Jr. Hip Hop class, which will be at the same time, 4:30-5:30.  Thursday the 30th is the Adults class from 7-8pm.  I’ve got lots of new moves and choreography to teach!!  Doors open at 4:15.   Please remember a clean pair of dance shoes to wear on the dance floor, and kneepads, and a water bottle are a plus.  See you soon!

A Night of World Dance Performance with Dance Revolution Crew performing “Closer” by Goapele

Cham Fashional Rehearsals for Dance Revolution Crew. Fun For Me

Cham Fashional Rehearsal For Dance Revolution Crew. Run This Town

Bookfair Performance

Thank you Carol Smallwood at the University Park Elementary for inviting Dance Revolution Crew to perform at the bookfair at Barnes & Noble to raise money for their library.  We asked the dancers on Thursday if they were willing to perform on Saturday, so it was put together really quick.  Luckily Ben, Austyn, Rebekah, Carol, and Yolanda joined me in performing.  We didn’t really get to practice and clean up the dances beforehand and we had to adjust formations on the spot, but what a blast.  I enjoyed how laid back it was that as we danced we could talk and I’d ask a person to go up front for a certain freestyle session.  The people started finding spots to watch from when we were warming up and they stayed for all three numbers that we perfomed.  What a fantastic crowd too!!  The smiles and the applause made us all feel great and want to dance more!!  Thanks again dancers for representing, and again to Carol as well for having us out there!!

A Night of World Dance

Everytime that I get to perform with the dancers in Dance Revolution Crew I feel satisfied and proud.  Even though as performers we pick our performance apart count by half count, and list off our mess-ups, just know that everybody looked Fantastic!!!  It’s a pleasure to work with people who want to perform to their best and put all the effort into getting there.  All the extra practices, moments that you practiced moves in your house, closing your eyes and imagining the dance in your head is worth it for those moments on stage when your heart starts pounding, the adrenaline rushes, the movements comes easily, and then the crowd roars, whistles, and claps.

I’ve had so much fun in rehearsals and classes with everybody!  I’m glad there are so many comedians among us, and that we can spend our time together with so much laughter as well as dance.