I didn’t realize I’d let so much time pass since my last post. Time flies when you’re having fun…not. Julian and I got back from New York, and I entered into a harried three and a half weeks of getting him to the TDC summer intensive, preparing for my daughter’s 18th birthday party and to […]
Back Home in Time for TDC Intensive and an Award
We arrived back home in N. CA to freezing weather…well, at least that’s what it feels like after seven and a half weeks of beastly heat. Here in the mountains where we live, it’s about 55 degrees each morning due to the coastal fog. It might hit 78 in Los Gatos during the day, but […]
How to Inspire Your Son to Dance
If you want to inspire your son to dance, take him to see other men dance. In particular, take him to see really great men dancing like real men. We drove two and a half hours on Friday night to see Rasta Thomas’ Bad Boys of Dance perform in Santa Rosa, CA. We ‘ve been […]
Finally Found: Ballet Tights that Fit a Teenage Boy!
As a short breather to the Duncan Cooper series (and since I don’t have time right now to post another piece to that interview), I’d like to share that Julian has finally found some ballet tights that fit and that he loves. He says he can’t even tell he’s wearing them! So, I want to […]
Is Competition Good for Technique?
I’d like to write a short post based on a comment by Nichelle Strzepek at http://danceadvantage.net. She read my last post on making boys dance slowly to learn the basics, and said the following: “I have found it particularly difficult to impress the importance of learning to do things correctly with competitive dancers (again, my […]