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July 2011 Blog Posts (2)

Music Moves Me: An Ode to NYC's Ballet Class Accompanists, Redux


Back in December of 2008 during my brief departure from to the now-defunct, I wrote about seven of the amazing ballet accompanists who play for some of the classes I take in New York City. The response to the post was so positive that I've decided to bring it back and add four artists to my original roster of those who know exactly how to inspire dancers. Many of the top-flight musicians on my list play from memory or improvise on the spot, feats that continue…


Added by Sondra Forsyth on July 13, 2011 at 12:09pm — No Comments

Why I Don't Do Recitals

(First published on June 2, 2011 at The Mindful Dancer)

I am a diehard, lifelong Pittsburg Steelers fan--and a dancer. It goes without saying that I was doubly proud when Steeler’s wide-receiver Hines Ward won the recent season of Dancing With The Stars. But being both a football fan and a dancer has its pitfalls.

Imagine the ensuing embarrassment from…

Added by James Robey on July 5, 2011 at 9:29pm — No Comments

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