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Tears For Fears, Friday Tunes Turning Butterfly.

It has been a rough stressful week in my life or maybe in the world space in general.  We are into Fall, the last complete season of the year, 2016. My life has been is a constant battle for sustaining life functions. I am comparing it the cycle of the butterfly’s transformation or change in shape, called metamorphosis.

Will there ever be peace for humanity? Miracles occur 24/7! Calling all Angels!

 

 

butterfly-2015

 

 

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Pink Floyd: The Great Gig In The Sky.

My Dearest Friend Angelo, brilliant DJ, reminded me of the times we shared this song together. He inspired my improvisational dance career in South Jersey. I was feeling blue and he told me I owned this song when performed. Deep emotional feelings surface down to my heart and inner soul.

Pink Floyd keyboard player Rick Wright, wrote this song, which is about life, gradually descending into death. Hence the angrier and more intense first half with a dying person refusing to “go gently into that good night.”The second half is gentler, as the dying person gives into the inevitable and fades away. In the March 1998 issue of Mojo, Wright explained: “For me, one of the pressures of being in the band was this constant fear of dying because of all the traveling we were doing in planes and on the motorways in America and in Europe.”

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Earth Wind & Fire Founder Maurice White Dead at 74.

Growing up in the single digits in the 1960’s, music was my passion as I was a young dancer.  Then, I became a choreographer at age 12 at my local dance studio.  I had the most brilliant bands to create movement to. One of my favorites was Earth Wind & Fire which I attended their concerts at the Philly Spectrum. As I became classically trained dancer at Temple University in the mid 70’s that Philly R&B was in my blood. Remembering at the Sorority house of Alpha Gamma Delta the album would go on “That’s The Way of The World.”  Brilliant reflections for my soul. Music never would have been the same without your presence.  Ty so for your inspiration Maurice White. R.I.P.

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Back to my Classical Ballet Vaganova method training at Temple University, undergrad and graduate, with Dr. Sarah Chapman,
Thank you Ruthie as you were such a inspiration as an accompanist.
Enjoy
 

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Flashdance: She’s a Maniac.

I remember when I was living up in the Boston area viewing this movie.

I knew the stage was calling my feet.  In a few years, started my professional dance career.

I gotta Dance!

Maniac (song) Wiki

She’s A Maniac Lyrics

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National Dance Day, July 25

I believe I was delivered from my mother at birth doing a 180 degree grand je·té.

Been a devoted dancer since age 9.  Never stopped 5 decades later and never will.

I traveled to NYC at age 12 to perform at the Dance Caravan conventions. Wanted to become a Rockette, but did not grow tall enough as you must have had a height of 5’7″.  Also, started choreography at my yearly recitals at age 12. Performed on local TV Philadelphia talent shows also did the areas competition circuit.

At 18, enrolled at Temple University where I studied at a professional level. Had a taste of the Masters from Pennsylvania Ballet, Vaganova, and many Professors of Modern dance.

While at Temple University I was also a NFL Philadelphia Eagle’s Cheerleader and a 2 year Varsity Gymnast.

My first National choreography was in Canada of the CFL.  I was the director/choreographer of the Ottawa Rough Riders Rhythm Riders Cheerleader/Dancers. We did perform at the Grey Cup, the Superbowl of Canada in Montreal 81′ season.

I had decided to become a professional teacher but the stage was calling my feet. At age 28, first professional dinner theater employed by the legendary Dick Foster’s Spellbound.

In 1986, I left for the entertainment of Cruise ships in Bermuda with Greg Thompson Productions.

I also performed and choreographed in TV pilots, Industrial shows, and nightclubs.

Ballet is the base of all movement and is a must.  But Jazz is my favorite.

This day I celebrate all forms of the Dance.

History of dance Wiki

#NationalDanceDay

Get up on your feet for National Dance Day!

Hip-Hop dance routine below.

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Bucks County Dance Center Destroyed by Fire.

This was my dearest friend Rex’s business.  I have taken excellent professional classes there since 1984.

I awoke to this Monday on the 6 am local news.

I spoke to a friend at my gym this Wednesday morning out of the blue about the fire.  I am still so troubled as my heart aches.

She told me she also saw it on the local news that morning.  So, it has driven me to write this post.

What a terrible loss to the community.

Whatever you decide to do Rex, I am praying for you.

Peace, Love and many blessing from above.

Video: Bucks County Dance Center students gather after fire

Officials say Bensalem dance studio fire was arson

 

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Can-Can Dance. Showgirl, Professional Dancer, Nordic Prince Cruise Ship, Greg Thompson Production.

Did two shows, fifteen different production numbers, New York City to and from Bermuda on a weekly basis.  One of the numbers was a Can-Can as I picked the color blue for my skirt. BTW, they are very heavy.  I would nail it every time  I preformed it with six other dancers and  three singers.

Mistinguett Productions

“…What the Critics are saying…”

 

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Donna Summer, MacArthur Park.

My Mother loved this tune.  I wish I would have choreographed a dance for her to this song. But she is in heaven and can dance the night away.

I Love and miss you dearly Mom. I did not forget.  I talked to Uncle Emil this morning.  He called and did not know it was the anniversary of your death. We reminisced for 2 hours. Also Aunt Sue this afternoon. She shared your childhood with me.

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100 Years of Fashion in 100 Seconds.

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