It has taken me…

It has taken me years to make one simple gesture…years of concentrated effort to write one simple, beautiful sentence.”

-Isadora Duncan

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September Blog Challenge: Inspiring Video

Participating in this month’s challenge?

Feel free to this bad boy to your post

so you can be official!

Back to School, Back to Dance

For many dancers, parents, teachers, September means one thing: Back to School!

While I’m sad summer is ending, a new dance season is always exciting and my time off has made me anxious to start teaching again.

I’ve spent the last few weeks searching for some new music and watching dance shows and performances for some inspiration.

September’s Blog Challenge Mission:

Last month’s challenge was to share the inspiration from books. For September, your mission is to share a video that inspires you.

Your video that you share can be a dance performance you find inspiring on YouTube or just you vlogging about why you dance, teach or just love dance. (Just don’t go all eharmony cat lady on me about your love of pointe shoes or something!)

How to Participate:

If you have a blog, share or link to your inspiring video and post a few words on why you like it.  Then make sure you leave a comment with a link to you post so we can all read it!

Don’t have a blog? No problem! You can participate by leaving a comment below, tweeting @thedancebuzz or posting to our Facebook wall a link to your favorite dance video and why!

Can’t wait to see your inspiring videos!

Performance Pinspiration

In honor of May’s Blog Challenge, Performance Pics, I scavenged Pinterest for some great pictures that made me think of those exciting minutes leading up to a great performance!

Check out these photos and follow me on Pinterest while you’re at it!

Hair and make-up first…

Source: Pinterest
Russian State Ballet – Photo by: Helen Maybanks Photography

Warm-up before the show

Russian State Ballet – Photo by: Helen Maybanks Photography

Peeking to see if your special audience member arrived yet:

Azra Šahinović Photography
Photo by Natalie Frigo

The busy dressing room, everyone rushing to make sure everything is perfect.

Source: Tumblr

Finding your way backstage, calming your nerves and getting ready for the show to start.

Source: Pinterest

One more run-through before going on stage…

Source: Tumblr

Waiting for the cue..

Source: Tumblr

Follow The Dance Buzz on Pinterest for more awesome dance photos!

Do you have a pre-performance ritual or a favorite part of the performance?  Share below in the comments!

April Pinspiration: Leaps & Jumps

If you’re not on Pinterest – don’t join, it’s too addicting! If you are – add me to see all the lovely dance things I find around the web.

This week I was looking for some inspiration in the way of leaps and jumps and I found some lovely unique leaps I’d like to share so you can feel all warm and fuzzy inside too.

Now if only I could get my students to look like this…

“Rachel P.”  By Eduardoizq
Boys represent!  Look at that height… (Unknown photo source)
Gorgeous – Photo via Pointe Magazine’s Pinterest
Top photo – rehearsal | Bottom photo – performance – Photo by: Gene Schiavone
Fierce!  Photo By: Peddecord Photo
Photo By: Richard Calmes
Epic C-Jump – Unknown Source
YES.   (Unknown Source)

Hopefully your day just got a little bit better by looking at these lovely leaps!  I know mine did 🙂

Happy Wednesday!

February Pinspiration: Dance EVERYWHERE

This month’s Pinspiration is all about dancing everywhere… except the studio!  I wish this would happen more often in real life.
Keep up with The Dance Buzz on Pinterestfor more dance inspiration.

Paul Taylor Dance Company; Photographer: Jordan Matter Source: Acts of Flight
Paul Taylor Dance Company; Photographer: Jordan Matter Source: Acts of Flight

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Pinspiration: Athletic Dancers

Thank you Pinterest for finding some dancers who are graceful athletes (or is it athletes who are beautiful dancers?).

Enjoy.

Photo by: Howard Schatz

I know I’ve posted this dude before, but come on – how awesome is he?

Peddecord Photo

P.S. Discovered these on Pinterest (follow me!), I have tried to find credit for as many as possible – if you know the source, photographer or dancer, please leave a comment so I can add the credit.