Monthly Archives: April 2012

Impressions from Dance Class

(A messy, unedited stream-of-consciousness recounting of tonight’s dance class.) Oh no! I’m running late! I should have set aside time to eat before class. I’m going to flake out. I kno… No. I’m going to stay focused. …. Made it … Continue reading

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Horizontal Hands

Between a party, a heavy practice session, and getting back into bicycling, everything hurt today. So I focused on how to shape my hands while doing horizontal spins. In my explorations, I found two basic positions that feel natural and … Continue reading

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Feet

Really tired today, ┬ábut I went out to practice anyways. I played with a couple of ideas for cane play with legs and feet. It was fun. Now I need to start practicing taking pictures of myself while I’m in … Continue reading

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Fresh Canes Coming In!

Ordered a fresh batch of canes last night. They went for $3/cane less than last year. So I ordered a cool dozen. Can’t wait for them to come in!

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Broad Strokes

Last Saturday, I spent the day in Brooklyn with the wonderful spinners from the Floasis. We were out practicing in a park. So of course we put out a hat. Let me tell you. Even when you’re really not trying … Continue reading

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Balancing Point

I was taking it easy today. So I kept up with the single cane spinning. I was working on bringing the cane around my back and across the other arm. It wasn’t going as well as the day before yesterday. … Continue reading

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Bounce and Slide

Been feeling really beat today. So I limited myself to single cane. The first thing that came up was a bicep bounce. What you do is you put your arms out in front of you, elbows down, palms down, cane … Continue reading

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Composition

I had my second modern dance class today. It was fantastic. Melissa is a wonderful teacher; the other students are great, and I didn’t fall too far behind. So we are learning a dance piece. It was… I can feel … Continue reading

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Weaves and rotors and butterflies. Oh my!

Yessirree. It’s another day of meteor practice. Still at that “why doesn’t anything work!?!” phase, but I actually got the one handed butterfly. …intermittently. And I got rotors! …more-or-less. And my 2 beat weaves are going great! Well… it’s not … Continue reading

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Spin Check

Whenever I spin a prop during a randomly public kind of thing, I always have to remind myself to do a spin check. It’s just what it sounds like: you spin around and check for random people, tables, dishes, light … Continue reading

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