What an awesome @nycda weekend with my @maryalicesdancestudio family AND my NYCDA family!! Thank you #nycda for always inspiring me to be more and do better. This weekend was full of teachers helping me grow by sharing their wisdom! Every NYCDA teacher inspires me by their hard work! So amazing, thank you is not enough! @tajariley @tonytesta7fd0 @chloearnoldtaps @sarahbrinson @ali_dietz ❤️💚🎄 #nycdainspires#nycdaturns25#boysdancetoo#nycdaod#proudbrother#hardwork#tapdancer
i always wanted a little girl and i got one... a really really good one. when you focus so much on what you want next, you sometimes forget how great what you have now is. practicing gratitude lately , and i have to say keeping a gratitude journal has been great. documenting your daily thankfulness is good for the soul.
As 2018 comes to a close in just a couple weeks, I am feeling very grateful for my new Green Room Family @stagedoorunlocked . The love and support they have given me over the past 3 months has been so meaningful. God has given me an amazing support system and family through the power of technology. And of course, I am so so so grateful for my coach Nate. Im so excited to be working with him and to see what’s in store for me in 2019 with his guidance, teaching, and support.
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This. Happened. Over. The. Weekend.
We met CHLOE ARNOLD! She invited the Nashville Tap Experiment to the NYCDA convention in Nashville over the weekend to have a class with her! It was a surreal experience I’ll never forget!
Chloe (@chloearnoldtaps) praised us, saying that we (the Experiment) we were the leaders of this budding tap community in Nashville. This is very high (and I daresay unexpected) praise. I can’t speak for the rest of the company, but I know in my heart of hearts that it’s also a responsibility that I’m willing and ready to take upon myself.
Chloe, thank you for this amazing opportunity and this unbelievable experience. I enjoyed it… we all enjoyed it. It was like an out-of-body experience meeting you, one of the world’s greatest tap dancers. If you ever come back to Nashville, please hit us up! We would love to see you again! 💜
While teaching I often reference famous dancers throughout history. Many of these names are foreign to our students. It’s so important to know as a dancer where we come from in order to understand how we have evolved. In the age of YouTube I hope to inspire some of you to check out these amazing dance historians. Since I mentioned her last night - here is “Ruby Keeler” ...... Former speakeasy dancer, chorus and Broadway lead who married musical star Al Jolson and moved with him to Hollywood, where she starred in some of the classic musicals of the 1930s. Keeler made her film debut as an aspiring showgirl in "42nd Street" (1933), opposite newcomer Dick Powell. She would be paired with the singing Powell in seven Warner Bros. extravaganzas, most of them distinguished by their elaborate, surrealistic, Busby Berkeley-designed dance routines. Keeler was sometimes the decorative centerpiece of Berkeley's bizarre numbers; buffs are unlikely to forget the jigsaw puzzle of Keeler's face in "Dames" (1934), assembled to the haunting strains of "I Only Have Eyes for You." Although Keeler later claimed "I couldn't act. I had that terrible singing voice, and now I can see I wasn't the greatest tap dancer in the world, either," her sincere and spirited portrayals of sweet, mostly working-class, ingenues trying to get a break touched a chord in audiences during the height of the depression.
What a wonderful event held on behalf of St Cuthberts Centre, it really got us @satindollz into the festive spirit! A tiny snippet from our second set in our Christmassy gowns from @vivienofholloway and cardigans from @mak_sweater 🎁