Most people would love to know what dancers eat
; after all, part of their job is staying strong and slender, and who wouldn’t want to know their secrets? National Dance Week has taken all of the guesswork out of this challenge by compiling Barre Food
a cookbook of recipes by world-famous dancers from Jacques D’Amboise to Cynthia Gregory. Now you can learn exactly what dancers consider to be a healthy and tasty meal, and support National Dance Week at the same time. How cool is that?
For more information, visit: http://www.nationaldanceweek.org/n_merch.htm
National Dance Week 2010 runs April 23-May 2nd
, with ten days, that’s right, count ‘em, 10 DAYS
of free dance performances, classes and workshops all across the United States. If you’ve ever wanted to try a dance class, now is the time. This is the week to try new dance things and get a power boost of dance culture.
This is your week to dance.
Take advantage, because it only happens once each year. Did I mention it’s all free?
For a listing of events in your area, visit the National Dance Week website: http://nationaldanceweek.org/n_events.htm
If you live in the Bay Area, check this site, too: Bay Area National Dance Week website: http://www.bayareandw.org/
Dance your heart out!!
It felt like spring here for about five minutes, but as the rain continues to opined down just outside the window, I’ve never felt so grateful for a dance studio. Feeling the smooth wood floor under my bare feet, moving my body to music that makes me feel like moving my body, and, most importantly of all, working up a huge sweat, is exhilarating.
There simply is no excuse for not getting some exercise every day. All you need is music (free, from sites like Pandora.com) and at least a three-foot by three-foot patch of empty space. Final ingredient: the will and desire to take care of your body.
Instead of excuses, here are Five top reasons to dance a little bit every day:
1. Your energy level will increase.
2. Your body will thank you- you will look better and feel better.
3. It’s fun.
4. It’s an amazing tool for self-expression (or getting rid of pent-up aggression).
5. Dancers usually look younger than they really are….maybe from sweating?
Being stuck inside day after day gets old really fast. Dancing is an enjoyable alternative, great to share with kids, and an integral part of my ongoing sanity.
In the ongoing search for music that speaks to the soul
and makes it impossible to stand still, I have come across some wonderful choices. However, if I am going to pay for music, then it must provide sounds that course through the very fiber of my being, down to the cellular level, cracking my heart wide open and filling it with a golden radiance of pure, creative bliss.
Looking for a transcendental aural experience isn’t asking too much. Otherwise, it’s not worth the money.
The current soundscape in my studio and living room is Midival Times by Midival Punditz. The album is one of those rare creative birds that makes the heart sing… this time in an alchemical fusion of Indian electronica. Delhi based duo Gaurav Raina and Tapan Raj have been sighted as pioneers in a scene of some of the freshest global music out of India.
A little table drum, a little low-tempo groove starts the day off just right.