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During my time in England, one question that I asked all of my friends (dancer and non-mover alike) was “What is the National Dance of England?” After a somewhat pensive-to-quizzical furrow of the eyebrows, the answer most popular was Morris Dance, at which point I promptly squished up my own eyebrows and like any curious person thought to […]
CAPOEIRA URU BRASIL SÃO PAULO, BRASIL It is December and summer has just begun to make her first appearance in the city of São Paulo, Brazil, filling the skies with her rays and warming the hustling streets and people below. There is nothing quite like enjoying the seemingly endless BBQ’s and sweet-but-oh-so-powerful caipirinhas all while surrounded […]
PERUVIAN DANCE WITH AFRIKAYÉ : AFRO-PERUANO : FESTEJO : MARINERA : : ZAMACUECA : ZAPATEO : LIMA, PERU During my time in Peru I was able to learn just a few of the many cultural dances that add to the colorful landscape views and delicious fare. There are a number of traditional dances for each […]
FOLKLÓRICO MEXICANO The culture of Mexico is full of vibrant colors, tastes, and sounds. The people themselves have an incredible history of hardship and overcoming oppression. Through dance and movement, I learned how the people of Mexico have kept their traditions alive. Starting with the indigenous people, dance was used to worship their gods; to […]
Wow, what an amazing experience to see Día de los Muertos in Mexico City! Like most of us, I studied spanish in high school and in an attempt to immerse us in the rich and colorful culture, we learned about this annual celebration and its customs. However, I was not prepared for how elaborate, beautiful, […]
Hey y’all! What better place to learn how to western social dance than deep in the heart of Texas! Every Sunday Wild West hosts a workshop with world renowned dancer and instructor, Damon D’Amico! For more information about classes and workshops with Damon and Lisa, visit: www.damicodance.com! Click on the photo above to watch the video!
EAST COAST SWING Join me as I jump, jive, and, well… you know the rest, into the wonderful world of East Coast Swing. Thanks to the amazing Mindy Barnhart for her knowledge and passion for this form of dance and to the super cool band, The Midnight Serenaders! For more information about classes and social […]