Dear Dance Diary

April 28th, 2010

Dear Diary, I watched Mirko & Edita perform on Saturday night at the 2010 MIT Open, and I was almost in tears more than once. Their dancing was absolutely amazing. I liked their Viennese Waltz the best – and it turns out I was in the smallest minority! Most of the crowd liked their Tango […]

I was lucky enough to watch Mirko & Edita perform last Saturday night at the 2010 MIT Open Ballroom Competition! This video isn’t from that night, but it is the same routine they performed for their Waltz, which I felt was very beautiful. My friends and I have been talking a lot about the meaning […]

Dear Dance Diary

April 23rd, 2010

Dear Dance Diary, I had an amazing lesson today. I danced Viennese Waltz like never I’ve never danced it before! I was actually getting a little bit frightened because we were dancing so fast, and moving across the floor so much with each measure! It put a huge grin on my face, which hasn’t entirely […]

The opportunity of adversity

April 23rd, 2010

This is one of the best TED talks I’ve ever seen! I think it’s really worth the watch. The thesaurus might equate “disabled” with synonyms like “useless” and “mutilated,” but ground-breaking runner Aimee Mullins is out to redefine the word. Defying these associations, she hows how adversity — in her case, being born without shinbones […]

Here’s the video and some pictures from the showcase Erik and I performed on April 10th, 2010 at SuperShag. We danced an Open International Waltz to the theme from the movie Papillon (which I have never seen, but Erik liked it a lot). Watch the Video in a Window

Here are Arunas Bizokas & Katusha Demidova performing a Waltz at the World Super Stars Dance Festival in Japan, 2008… I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! ^__^

This past month…

April 16th, 2010

During the time when I should probably have been blogging the most, I haven’t blogged at all! -_- What’s new… A little over a month ago, I injured my back in my sleep >_<, and had to take 2.5 weeks off from Ballroom to recover – that was miserable! What’s worse is that I took […]