It’s the dance parade in NYC tomorrow! I am very excited. Last year I danced in the parade with Broadway Bodies. This photo is a photo of me and my friend Ryan waiting for the parade to start. It was such a hot day but we struggled through the heat to dance all afternoon, first in the parade and then in Tompkins Square park afterwards, where all the dance groups end up and continue to dance into the evening. I was exhausted that night!
This year I have decided not to dance in the parade as I want to watch all the other dance groups which I didn’t get the chance to see last year. I’m looking forward to spending some time in the park after the parade hopefully meeting other dancers and finding out about some more classes I can try out.
Last weekend I was meant to go to an Afro-Indian dance class like I told you but unfortunately I ended up in the wrong place and managed to crash a weekend long belly dancing workshop! Fortunately I did realize pretty quickly that I was in the wrong place but then I had an embarrassing exit to make and by the time I got out I had missed my proper class. I have plans to go try go again soon, fingers crossed I end up in the right class next time!
What are you up to this weekend? If you’re going to see the dance parade, enjoy!
Here’s some bits and bobs for you to check out this weekend. Happy Friday!
Imagine dancing in space with zero gravity. You could use this revised version of David Bowie’s Space Oddity, recorded by Commander Chris Hadfield on board the International Space Station to dance to.
Avatar director James Cameron is set to broadcast 3D ‘Swan Lake’ live from Russia on June 6th. Will you be watching?
Want to dance in the rain without getting wet? Check out the ‘Rain Room’ exhibition at the MoMA in NYC.
Did you watch the tenth season premiere of SYTYCD this week?
Have you got tight hips like me? Try these stretches recommended to help.
This stop motion video gives the impression of people dancing in bed.
Check out this six year old B-girl break dancer. So young and so talented.
Tomorrow is the day! Dance Parade NYC 2013
“Nobody cares if you can’t dance well. Just get up and dance. Great dancers are great because of their passion.” – Martha Graham