Expressions out of a Bleak Place

“Out of this forgotten, bleak place, an incredible tradition was born,” Marvette Perez said. I’ve always felt a draw to Hip-Hop dance.  It was obvious to me as a youth that there were roots in this form of expression.  I can remember connecting the dots of tap dancing when I learned that the historical roots…

Congratulations Comdoc Flashmob!

This weekend the Comdoc Flashmob performed their dance at the annual company holiday party.  The cast met once a week for 7 weeks and once a day for 1 week.  Andrea Capuano and Donna Neff organized song selections.  Capuano and her husband actually wrote and recorded lyrics to match the inside jokes of the office’s…

Recapping the Summer

This Summer offered a variety of stamina building and endurance training.  While the heat was a bummer to most Ohioans…the dancers can stretch farther and train better in the heat.  This was something I looked forward to each day. MOVING TO MATH WORKBOOK DRAFTED: In the beginning of the summer I met up with Lighthouse…

Summer Dance Camp

This will be the first year that I’ll be teaching a Summer Dance Camp  Please pass the word! Directional Dances: In dance, like music, there are movement scales for learning and perfecting technique.  In music we are familiar with Do, Rae, Me, Fa, So, La, Te, Do.  In dance the movement scale is up, down,…

I love being a teaching dance-artist!

This week is the last week of Akron Public School’s After-school Enrichment Program.  We’ve been together 16 weeks and I am going to miss these kids!  Enjoy the slide show!   I somehow sensed when I was a teenager that I wanted to do my own work. I was quite clear that I didn’t want…

APS Hip-Hop Classes are AMAZING! I love these kids!

The Akron Public School after-school program is so fun.  The students are rising to the challenges! I Came To Win, To Fight, To Conquer, To Thrive I Came To Win, To Survive, To Prosper, To Rise To Fly

Rainbows are always on time.

I loved the drive home from teaching Hip-Hop at Perkins Middle School. The sky was amazing. It was the sweet calm after the stormy clouds passed.