"It's what I've always wanted to do, to show the laughter, the fun, the joy of dance." ~Martha Graham

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


Dance intensive was AWESOME (again) yesterday! Sorry I didn't do this post yesterday! When I got home from intensive, my mom said "OK, you have an hour and a half to change clothes, brush your hair, and finish your chores, then we need to leave for your brother's swim banquet." So I essentially had no time to post yesterday.

ANYWAY! Modern was good! We did this really fun attitude jump! It feels like you are flying once you get it right!

Comp\Improv was AWESOME! We learned Cradle Lullaby, which is an Isadora Duncan piece. The steps are very easy, but when you do it in different directions, it will fry your brain!

We also got to finish that really cool piece we were working on! I'm gonna borrow some of Monday's post, and add a bit to explain the piece:

The way we put them together, was we started in a huge circle, and we all walked into a clump saying "Who, What, Where, When, Why, How." Then we all said our first word at the same time and did our movement. Next we said our second word while doing the movement. For our third word, we each were given a number, and when she called our number, we said our third word and did our last movement. Then one girl would yell "It's Complicated!" and we would run to little trios, and one after another we would do our first two movements. Next, the intermediate group stood up, and we did part of a combination we learned in Modern class. Then we had to fall on the ground and lay on our side while the advanced group got up and did a combination they learned AROUND US! Finally they got in a clump, we stood up in a clump and joined them, and we all yelled "IT'S COMPLICATED!"

IT WAS SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO COOL! But when we were laying on the ground, and girls were spinning and jumping around us, IT WAS SCARY! The rule was, if they stepped on us, we got to step on them! Thankfully, that didn't happen!

1 comment:

  1. Yesterday in pre-pointe we did attitude turns. Last year in my ballet dance we did attitude kick-type things. It's kind of an awkward position for your knee to be in before you get used to it! lol

    I know what you mean but being afraid to be stepped on. Two years go in my jazz dance, there was a part where I rolled across the floor and everyone toe-touched over me. It was quite scary, but thankfully I never got stepped on.

    Looking forward to your next post!!



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