Sunday, October 25, 2009

Dance Clothes for Charlotte Weather!

The past couple of weeks have brought Charlotte some cooler weather!

With dropping temperatures comes warmer dance clothes! While it’s important to wear proper dance attire in dance class, make sure you bring warm up clothes (leg warmers, sweatshirts, etc) for the beginning of class.

Speaking of leg warmers, check out these knee warmers. I have yet to see anyone wearing knee warmers in ballet class, but who knows? Maybe this winter will bring the first.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Michael Jackson Tribute on Dancing With The Stars

This week, the Dancing With The Stars professional dancers will be performing a tribute to Michael Jackson.

I’m thrilled (no pun intended!). I’ve thoroughly enjoyed many of the routines to Jackson songs from previous DWTS seasons (such as Cheryl Burke and Drew Lachey’s “Thriller,” and Mark Ballas and Shawn Johnson’s “P.Y.T.”) and I’m looking forward to seeing what the pros put together for Tuesday.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Ballet And Sports... Ballet Class for Athletes!

Love this article from about adult athletes taking ballet to stay fit!

A Different Kind of Ballerina
10/4/2009 6:37 PM
By: Lesley McCaslin

Ballet truly is a great way to improve flexibility (even without splits!), balance, and coordination. It's so great to see people taking advantage of it.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Dancing With The Stars: Design A Dance

Voting is currently open for the Design A Dance contest on Dancing With The Stars. You can vote online until Tuesday, October 6th for the celebrity you most want to see return to the show for a new performance.

The possible celebs are…

Drew Lachey
Helio Castroneves
Kelly Monaco
Mel B.
Shawn Johnson
Gilles Marini
Joey Fatone
Kristi Yamaguchi
Sabrina Bryan

The thing that concerns me is the fact that we can't vote for the celeb & the pro at the same time - voting for the professional dancer starts next week. There are certain stars I'd love to see back, but only with the same partner as last time. (Okay, I only have one person in mind; but he's getting all my celeb votes, and I really hope it's not just so I can see him with someone new!)