Dance

My Body

Teri Steele on Dance Connections and Upward Spirals

Teri and her husband Oliver are the founders of STEELEDANCE, and both are on the faculty at Dance New Amsterdam. Today, we're talking with Teri. Tune in tomorrow for our conversation with Oliver. 

In '92, I was just starting to teach at Steps, and my husband had just finished his dance education in Germany, and he started taking my classes. He was here for three months, and at the end of three months we asked him to come back to do a show with us. People joked that we should marry each other so he could get his green card. We danced very much alike, so people aways put us together.

We started dating in March, and we got married in June. On the video, our faces are so scared! We went in knowing it was only a two year commitment, but that was 17 years ago. We danced in companies together, and we started teaching together. Having our dance connection has been huge. We identified ourselves through that connection. We can go into a class with a teacher who's never met either of us and stand on opposite ends of the room, and we'll still get put together.

Teri and Oliver (via <a href="http://www.steeledance.com/index.php">steeledance</a>)
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My Body

Julie Ludwick on Hauling Your Own Stuff

Julie Ludwick is the founder and Artistic Director of Fly-by-Night Dance Theater, which specializes in a combination of Modern Dance and Aerial Dance. She also teaches low-flying trapeze, Modern Dance, Improvisation, and Skinner Releasing Technique.

I grew up with ballet, and I became a modern dancer in college. I also grew up in Alaska climbing trees. One of the people I worked with in college was doing a trapeze piece, and I danced in that, and it was just kind of an itch that kept bugging me after that. I think with a lot of people, once they start doing aerial work, they get sort of addicted for all kinds of different reasons. When you stop doing it, you just want to do it again. For me, it was kind of a feminist thing. The role of women in Alaska is like “Carry your own luggage.”  If you can’t haul your own stuff, you don't get to come. Using trapeze, you don't need a guy as your partner. Similarly, the man doesn’t need the woman. It’s an independence thing. 

Julie Ludwick (Photo by Yi-Chun Wu)
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SRT has been on my list of things I want to take classes in....yes, ..." More comments...

Workout

Traning mode!

I keep skimming on recording my workouts which Coach has subtley reprimanded me for.

I extended my 9 miles three weeks ago and have been consistently going out every Sunday no matter how hung out or tired I am. During the week I do the loop one day, speed workout another and another just regular shorter run around 4-5 miles. On off days I dance Masala Bhangra.

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Sun, 02/14/2010 (All day)
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Noon Stretch

Still Moonwalking at 80

The full video of Kurt Bourhenne, 77, Frank Tripoli, 71, and Bert Carroll, 81, performing "Billie Jean," starts slow, but pays off when the gloves go on.

Moonwalking

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Dance

Winter Whites

Event Alert: Dancer-aerialist Rachel Salzman rehearsing for the very cool, Loie Fuller-sinpired "Forms of Dilemma," a dance by New York choreographer Jody Sperling which will premiere at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center Feb 19-21, 2010. (Photo by David Gonsier.)

Time Lapse Dane (Via <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/jodytld/4342551782/">David Gonsier</a>.)

kornflowers said "

I'd love to go see this...

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Tuesday Dance Class

Had my usual Tuesday night lindy hop class yesterday.  We actually spent a lot of time just perfecting an old move, which was kind of annoying, but it is good to work on fundamentals before trying to build on them.  I made up for it in the practica after class though.  I worked on my balboa, and my friend Matthew and I worked on an old lindy move that we always had trouble with.&

Workout Date: 
Tue, 02/09/2010 (All day)
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Shoutout to Christabel and the Jons!

What's better than working out with great music on your ipod?  Working out with great music from a live band, of course!  My usual Monday night swing dance had it's five year anniversary last night and convinced the fabulous band Christabel and the Jons to come play for us.  It was AWESOME.  Great music, everyone dressed up, great dances, and the place was packed!  I en

Workout Date: 
Mon, 02/08/2010 (All day)
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Charity D. said "

Sounds so fun!

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The Vinyl Experience II

Ah, there's nothing like dancing on a Saturday night, unless it's swing dancing to old records on their original vinyl.  :)  Yes, there may be a few scratches and a few skips, but it still makes me want to dance.  I worked up a good sweat over 2 1/2 hours, which felt awesome compared to the sub-freezing temps outside.  Did a little lindy hop, a little east coast, some charle

Workout Date: 
Sat, 02/06/2010 (All day)
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Wake Up Call

Mad to Live

The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes "Awww!”

~ Jack Kerouac

Street Summit (Via <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/zabara_breakdance/1519340748/">Alexander Zabara</a>.)

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