dance like the whole world is watching

21 year old anthropology student with a minor in dance. This blog is a mix of posts about my life, books, tv shows, movies, song lyrics, quotes, dancing, anthropological ramblings, and the occasional political statement. Never be afraid to send me a message (:
I have short legs…
(in class performance today)

I have short legs…

(in class performance today)

dancing around my kitchen.

dancing around my kitchen.

messing around with Samantha and showing off some awful technique on my part.

there is what normal people do on Friday nights alone… then there is me… :P 

there is what normal people do on Friday nights alone… then there is me… :P 

this is what I do when I get bored :P I need to work on my gif skills. 
I am the blond doing the tilt extension. 

this is what I do when I get bored :P I need to work on my gif skills. 

I am the blond doing the tilt extension. 

this is me at my first dance recital at Dance Vision the first year it opened in 1999-2000
Today Dance Vision had its thirteenth and final recital. I’ll cherish all the friends, memories, and lessons I gained through this amazing place and from the extraordinary people that I met there. 
Thank you. 

this is me at my first dance recital at Dance Vision the first year it opened in 1999-2000

Today Dance Vision had its thirteenth and final recital. I’ll cherish all the friends, memories, and lessons I gained through this amazing place and from the extraordinary people that I met there. 

Thank you. 

I had a bit of a rough day. I heard some very sad news: my dance studio where I spent almost all of my time as a kid and teenager is closing. I was one of Dance Vision’s first students and I also taught there for a couple of years. Because of dance and the people at DV I learned self-discipline, I didn’t party, I learned to work through the pain, I learned that hard work equals goals achieved, I avoided drugs and alcohol, I learned the joys of helping people, I became a better student, I became a better person. 
And now this place that I laughed, bled, smiled, broke bones, cried, and learned in is going to be gone. It feels like I am losing my home. 
I have already spoken to my supervisor about booking the day off of work for Dance Vision’s final recital ever. I will probably have a few more sad days before then…

I had a bit of a rough day. I heard some very sad news: my dance studio where I spent almost all of my time as a kid and teenager is closing. I was one of Dance Vision’s first students and I also taught there for a couple of years. Because of dance and the people at DV I learned self-discipline, I didn’t party, I learned to work through the pain, I learned that hard work equals goals achieved, I avoided drugs and alcohol, I learned the joys of helping people, I became a better student, I became a better person. 

And now this place that I laughed, bled, smiled, broke bones, cried, and learned in is going to be gone. It feels like I am losing my home. 

I have already spoken to my supervisor about booking the day off of work for Dance Vision’s final recital ever. I will probably have a few more sad days before then…

just found out that my dance studio is closing… I haven’t officially danced there for two years, but I have supply taught and volunteered at the studio, as well as been at most of their competitions. It was honestly the thing that got me through my teenage years. Dance saved my life and I would not be who I am today without each and every person who worked and danced at that studio. 

Thank you Dance Vision. 

coaches can be the most amazing people - weekly stolen secret

coaches can be the most amazing people - weekly stolen secret

off to go supply teach at my old studio <3 

off to go supply teach at my old studio <3 

a rough video of our performance today to Taylor Swift’s Safe and Sound

thank you to my friends and family who came out to watch me today :D 

congrats to my small group for winning first overall recreational university group

competed for the first time in two years today, it felt great