Lyrical/Standard Fusion

May 9th, 2010

As I was writing the last post about Lyrical, I was also talking to a new friend, who also dances Standard, on Facebook. We were talking about practicing, and I was recounting one of the random ways I practice standard when I have the floor all to myself for an hour before lyrical on Fridays. […]

My interpretation of Lyrical is that it is all about dancing without formal rules, guided by an emotional connection to the music and or the lyrics – so if the piece being danced to doesn’t touch the dancer, then the performance has no basis, no substance, and no authenticity. I must confess, am quickly falling […]

Dear Dance Diary

May 6th, 2010

Dear Diary, I had a wonderful time tonight! I had a private with Anatoli, which went very well. I told myself before the lesson to not care about doing well, but to just go dance and have fun. To ‘Just Do It!‘ And for the most part, it worked. I danced *much* better than last […]