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Entitlement – A Hard Habit to Break

I will start this blog by looking back about 30  years when the dance competition scene was just getting started. I was a dancer at that time, training in my local studio. We had participated in several local talent shows, but we had never competed in the dance competition world. It was a relatively new…

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Dance is NOT baseball!!

Raise your hand if you like baseball? My hand is probably one of the first to go up. I LOVE baseball. I love going to the games, the atmosphere, the popcorn, the athleticism, the popcorn, the seventh inning stretch, and the popcorn. Wait – did I already say popcorn? There is nothing like the ball…

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Choreographic Voices

It’s carnival time at Point B Dance. Sounds fun doesn’t it? Well it is, but it is not what you think. We don’t have ferris wheels, or cakewalks, or a house of mirrors – even though all of those sound FUN!! What we do have is a our annual spring dance show that presents new…

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Let’s “Prince” It…

It can’t be… It’s impossible.. These are the quick messages that my brain was creating when I learned of the news of Prince. I was getting my hair cut – and the receptionist came over and told us that she heard confirmation that Prince was no longer with us. At first, I thought she was…

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When Dance Turns Ugly – Part #4 Narrow-mindedness

Narrow-mindedness Interesting that such a  L…O…N…G… word represents something so limited. Limited view.     Limited acceptance.     Limited community. Narrow-mindedness is the topic for our fourth and last installment of When Dance Turns Ugly. We see narrow-mindedness all around us – especially during this presidential election year. But where does it come into play in the dance…

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When Dance Turns Ugly – #3 Cliques

This is the third installment of When Dance Turns Ugly. Previously, we discussed arrogance and jealousy. This blog takes a look at cliques. I think we can all identify with cliques one way or another. We are either part of a clique or left out of a clique. This week, I actually have two definitions of cliques. First – Clique: a small,…

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When Dance Turns Ugly – Part #2 Jealousy

Last week we looked at arrogance in the dance world – the first of a four part series When Dance Turns Ugly. This week we have a new topic.  Jealousy. Jealousy. Jealousy. Such an intense word associated with such an intense emotion. As you know, I usually like to start with a definition. So – here it is:…

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When Dance Turns Ugly – Part #1: Arrogance

Today starts a 4 part Blog called – “When Dance Turns Ugly”. Today’s topic – Arrogance. “There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man;  true nobility is being superior to your former self.”  Ernest Hemingway Arrogance.  We’ve all taken class WITH it. Arrogance.  We’ve all taken class FROM it. Arrogance.  We may even HAVE it. There…

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Week #8: The Future

    We’ve reached our 8th and final week of celebrating the 8th birthday of Point B Dance. Thank you for taking the time to read this blog about Point B Dance and its origins. It is a very special place for many people – and it has been a unique and enlightening experience for…

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WEEK #7

Inside is something… pushing and driving. Inside is something..A hunger, an eagerness, a yearning. Inside is something..that doesn’t know the word content. It is maddening sometimes. Sometimes I wonder why I can’t just BE. But I just can’t.   Once we established the studio at 15th and Kasold, and we set the two annual shows at the arts…

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