Bieber, the new Spears

Justin  Bieber is the new Britney spears Hear me out. I’m speaking from a purely entertainment industry perspective here. Yes, Bieber looks like a 12 year old girl on his best day. Yes Britney is crazy. All that is from their personal lives, and yes that makes them different people. But what I’m talking about … Continued

Awesome White-Girl Syndrome

It’s amazing what a little bit of high energy music can do for a repertory class. I sit out today from class because a couple of fire ants decided to have their way with my feet yesterday. So instead of dancing some amazing work from Alex Ketley, I get to sit out and take notes … Continued

All Work No Play Fall Semester

My return from 3 month hiatus. FSU Dance continues to own my life but I wouldn’t have it any other way. I have a terrible saying that I use when I get overly busy during the semester. I like to say that “I’m too busy dancing to dance” – meaning that I’m forced to do … Continued

Let the Pro’s Handle It

Tonight I had the special privilege to take a jazz master class by a crazy awesome young lady by the name of Melissa Emrico. Don’t know the name? Do a Google search and she’ll pop up as a dancer for Lady Gaga. She’s been featured in a few videos and is very much a professional … Continued

My take on Hip Hop Dance definitions

Here is a recent look at how I am trying to define Hip Hop Dance forms. Hip hop movement theory In the most general sense and as with many dance forms, hip hop movement is a conversation between the dancer and the audience. The differentiating factor is that hip hop movement is more aggressive. Not … Continued

Shameless Self-Promotion

I’m not caught on camera often. Usually I just keep video records of my choreo for later study and criticism. Here are some fun things that I did this past year. This first one is from a cool little studio where my buddy Rami teaches called Dance Tallahassee Here is some shameless freestyle battling that … Continued

Summer 2012

First year of dance at FSU is done. Life is looking pretty good these days. Celebrations have been in high demand for the last week to commemorate the end of the semester and a successful performance of Rapunzel with the Tallahassee Ballet. And now its time to look ahead to my summer to see what … Continued

My Friends are Awesome

I miss my crew Apocalypse a lot. And not just because we were some of the baddest maama-jammas South of the Mason Dixon line. But also because we were fantastic friends with hip hop dance as our common passion. Its funny that as soon as I leave to finish my BFA, the team gets a … Continued

That Guest Artist Status

Okay so not really my first time being given the title “Guest Artist” but definitely the first time I’ve been featured as such. Last month The Danscompany of Gainesville put on their annual Spring Concert to showcase some major works for funding provided by Dance Florida. The past three years I was in charge of … Continued

No Excuses Dance Convention (Orlando)

Last month on February 11th was a dance convention in Orlando that we just don’t see enough of in Florida. The classes were taught by Brian Puspos, Ian Eastwood, and Florida’s own Marlee Hightower. It was a full day of class made up of five totally different routines. Two taught by Brian and Ian each … Continued