Turn Board Review! Testing plastic vs. wood models by Learn Fit Fun

Hey Dancers and Dance Fans! I am super-excited about this video, because it’s the first time I’ve ever tried a TURN BOARD – bum-bum-BAAAHHHMMMM! And guys, I AM OBSESSED. I tried both the plastic and the wood models, and I love the wood model best – it spins so much better on the marley floor…

Why, Bloch, Why?

I made a mistake. I decided to comment negatively on one of Bloch’s recent Instagram posts. Why? Because I did not like the leotards they had designed. (Dear Bloch: I LOVE a LOT of your designs, have 2 of your rehearsal tutus, a pair of Bloch booties, and so many more items from your store…

Netflix & Documentaries – AWESOME

I attended the #NetflixFYSEE event last night in Hollywood at the Netflix offices on Wilshire Boulevard. What a treat. I found out about the event through one of my favorite communities, the International Documentary Association. There were Netflix employees waiting to help you find parking, ready to greet you on the elevator and at the…

Anxiety Rebalance: All the Answers You Need to Overcome Anxiety and Depression by Carl Vernon My rating: 5 of 5 stars When I reached a point where it felt like my anxiety was overwhelming, I reached out online and searched through several different books before landing on this one. The word “Rebalance” stood out to…

Yup, things get better when you give.

Woke up this morning and put on the war paint before starting my livestreaming “Pointe Shoe Party #6” on my YouTube Channel.  Just yesterday, I posted about anxiety and depression.  I got several concerned comments from loving friends and a phonecall from one in particular who reached out to make sure I am okay.  It…

Look behind you

I watched footage from last night after class, as I filmed myself stretching at the barre. Man, I don’t think I have body dysmorphia.  I truly believe my lower body needs a LOT of work, and needs to get A LOT leaner.  I will up the Pilates regimen and tweak my diet a bit.  Let’s…

A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To A Double Pirouette

I’ve been working towards this moment for a year. Sure, I’ve done double pirouettes for most of my dancing life, even triples and the occasional quadruple.  But turns were never my fouetté (get it? Ha ha.)  However, tonight in class, as I started into the turn combo of repetitive pirouettes – seven sets of  consecutive…

Starting over again (again)

Why does it always feel like taking a week off from dancing is somehow a sign of failure?  I feel like I haven’t danced in a year.  Silly, but it is how I feel.  And yet, I know that the moment I get back into the studio, I’ll feel like I’ve never left.  What is…

Competition, Here I Come

It’s after 1am.  I just posted another video on my YouTube Channel, but my mind is elsewhere. I’ve been preparing for a dance competition coming up on January 9th in Missoula, Montana. And I’m really excited. And nervous.  This is my first competition. Despite the fact that I never competed as a teenager, I managed…

Flashback To My First Company Photos

There we all stood, costumes on, hair up, lips painted red. Our bodies already getting cold in the small photo studio, we waited for the photographer to readjust his lights. Again. It was all too familiar to me. I’d been through this before, back when I was first training to become a professional ballet dancer…