Almost three years ago I had the pleasure or meeting Sue Samuels, a legend in the jazz dance world and mother of Emmy award-winning tap dancer Jason Samuels Smith. She and I had connected, if I recall correctly, via Facebook or email, about apartments in New York the first year Julian went to the American […]
Happy Belated National Tap Dance Day!
Well, I’m a bit late, but that’s not unusual for me when it comes to wishing friends and family birthday and anniversary wishes. So why should it be any different for national tap dance day? Anyway…Yesterday, May 25th, was National Tap Day! So, hurray for tapping! I can still remember Julian when he was just […]
Back to Dancin' – and Writin' – Once Again
After a long hiatus, I’m back…and so is my son – to dancing that is. I admit I got waylaid from writing this blog (I write another blog at www.purespiritcreations.com), and then my son got sick. Yes, first injured, then sick. He went off to camp, something he loves as much as dance, and six days […]
My Foot Hurts…Again and Other Pains of Being a Young Male Dancer
I’ve got a son who dances. 13-year-old Julian dances six or seven days a week. He spends most of his time doing ballet, because he knows it will make him a great dancer in terms of technique. He has a scholarship at Ballet San Jose. He also does jazz and hip hop at a Studio […]