First Dance Lesson w/Cedric

Abdiel Cedric Jacobsen is an amazing dancer for the Martha Graham Dance Company.  He is also an accomplished ballroom dancer.  And now, he is our teacher. This evening, Turquoise and I had the pleasure of taking our first lesson with him, a wedding gift given to us by Patti Villone and Ana Tomic.  And what…

MADjam 2015

So, I didn’t become the MADjam Newcomer Jack & Jill Champion today, but I did have a fantastic time in the attempt. I found out this afternoon that I didn’t place in the top 5, like Roger Plaut (Congratulations, Roger!!!!). Just now, I did discover that I came in 8th out of 43 entrants!! Very…

2015 MADjam 

When we woke up this morning, I jumped out of bed and ran to the window.  The weather report for the past 24 house had been holleriin’ about the pending winter storm.  The weather in the DC area is just horrendous right now.  We MADjam 2015!  What an amazing weekend!          …

2013 Fall Freestyles – Day 1

2013 Fall Freestyles ran Friday and Saturday, September 21-22 at the Sheraton Premiere in Tysons Corner. I took the day off of work. Preparing for these events, though I’m a veteran now, is always more work than expected. I had to do laundry, pack, then go shopping for clothes that fit. Well, a shirt, actually.…

IDB Dance Camp: Day 5

It’s a wrap… Day 5 of the Independence Day Ball Dance Camp is finished.On the one hand I’m sad that it’s over and the dance bubble will soon pop and I’ll have to go back to the world outside of IDB. On the other hand, I AM EXHAUSTED!! This has been grueling!In fact, I’ll let…

IDB Dance Camp: Pre-Day 5

sddDay 5: Final Day of the Independence Day Ball Dance Camp Every time I go to type “Dance Camp,” I type “Band Camp” and have to correct it! LOL! So, this one time at Dance Camp… Last day of a grueling camp. It has been so incredible and so exhausting. Both physically and mentally. But,…

IDB Dance Camp: Day 4

Day 4 of Independence Day Ballroom Dance Camp!!Was it hard to get up this morning? Oh yeah!! But once I got going (as in, “Once I’d been dancing for a couple of hours”), it got semi-easier. My first two ballroom classes this morning were taught by Dan Calloway. The first involved exercise to do daily…

IDB Dance Camp: Pre-Day 4

Aaaaand… Day 4 of Independence Day Ball Dance Camp begins… I think I need a massage. Feet, hands, body. All of it. Doing a couple ballroom sessions this morning, then it’s off to WCS for more basics workshops!! Looking forward to the semi-formal ball this evening!

IDB Dance Camp: Day 3

Day 3 of Independence Day Ball Dance Camp…Have the joints in your toes been really SORE? How about the balls of your feet? Have you ever felt like maybe your feet were going to fall off? Well, that’s about how mine feel right now…Day 3 of Dance Camp was LOOOONG!! And AWESOME!!! Started the day…