When your peers are acting like fools you can show your great home-training skills by following these basic etiquette rules. They are easy to implement, but they are just as easy to ignore. The choice is yours.
The following suggestions are for the young adult who wants to create an exceptional persona while developing their brand image.Read More»
WHO: Your tap dancing friend, Laurie Johnson.
WHAT: A call-in internet radio talk show called TAP IN with Laurie Johnson.
WHEN: Tuesday’s at 3pm P.S.T.
WHY: I get a lot of phone calls that start like this:
My response? Start talking! (At that moment I get an adrenaline rush from the excitement. I love these calls)Read More»
You’re a judge for a professional dance company. Many dancers have auditioned before you and you are down to making a final choice between two very graceful and equally talented dancers.
They both dance with exquisite form and technique. They both know how to captivate an audience – but you can only choose one…
One dancer, she is elegant, and she knows it. She moves with precision and with emotion. She is confident and sure of herself, she devotes every waking moment to perfecting her craft.Read More»
Too much of a good thing is not only ‘not good,’ but it can be downright bad!
It makes sense for modern or contemporary dancers to perform without tights when everyone on stage:
- Exhibits extensive ballet training.
- Is technically adept.
- Has a uniform body type.
- Is extremely fit, sleek, powerful and strong.
- Has lean, well-defined legs that look as though they’ve been airbrushed like magazine photos.
Teen and young adult groups who meet the above criteria usually leave audiences spellbound.Read More»
I realize the title of the blog takes on a negative tone. I also realize it suggests that success is defined by something outside of us or that there is a particular definition of success.
The truth is: before we can achieve success, we need to define what success means to us.
Three years ago, I began researching (interviews & surveys) the habits, actions and mindsets of teens and young adults who enthusiastically head off to college or to a major city to launch their dance careers.
Many of them return home discouraged and defeated – in the end they give up and move on to something else. This has led me to wonder – what is happening?
How could someone who’s passionate about dancing give up on his or her career?Read More»