Last Friday, Julie and I went to Ballet West’s season opening. As is typical, their fall show is 3 shorter, unrelated ballets. It’s my favorite format because they pack the night with a lot of variety. Here is our quick review of the show. If you go see it let us know what you loved (and didn’t love) too! (more…)
Dancers on our competition team have the option of performing a solo and competing it against other soloist their age. This year I’m working with my youngest soloist ever. Vienna is just 5 years old and is working on a classical ballet piece. Classical ballet variations require a combination of technique, poise, and depending on the variation, style or character portrayal. The Youth America Grand Prix is the premier ballet competition in the United States. I was going to suggest Vienna watch some of the videos of the soloists from that competition as good examples to aspire to and I realized that you may enjoy them too. (more…)
Hopefully you caught The New York City Ballet’s The Nutcracker this week staring former Dance Concepts Dancer Megan Fairchild. If you’re interested in see some of our fantastic current dancers check out Mountain West Ballet’s Nutcracker production. I got a chance to attend last Saturday and couldn’t be more proud Read more
Last weekend Julie Edison and I ran our first full marathon. Just over twenty six miles through the redwoods of northern California. It was a huge challenge for both of us, both physically and mentally, but we fought through and finished, it part because of things we learned growing up as dancers.
Over dinner on New Year’s Eve Julie and I were going over our personal highlights of 2010. We both agreed that one of our favorite Dance Concepts moments of the year was at Utah Dance Fest when Jenna, Tessa, and Mikel each won queen in their category. Each of their solos is well worth watching and can be found below. All choreography is by Julie Edison. Do you have a favorite dance moment from 2010? (more…)