October Update

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A newsy update on my blog today, because… it’s my blog.

I’m continuing to post just 3 times a week. Because… busy. But hey, what’s new?

I sometimes wonder why I still post, and to be honest with you… it’s practice. Because writing, blogging, and social media is a muscle, and it’s a muscle I want to get paid for so I better use it, or lose it!

But here’s what I’m doing besides blogging:

Teaching
Teaching a variety of things. Ballet and Contemporary to serious ballet students age 8-16. Ballet for theater kids in the local musical theater company. Ballet to Adults. Upper Level Modern at the local ballet company’s ballet school. And starting next week I’ll have my own classes at a local group of barre studios… which is just so much fun. If you’re in the area you should come check it out!

Retail
Well, not your typical retail, but I’ve been a sales associate for the local dancewear store for about 9 months and for about 3 months now I’ve been fitting pointe shoes which is its own crazy little puzzle (for the uninitiated, there are a variety of pointe shoe styles and for some people there are only a few options that will fit their foot). This is where I spend the majority of my working hours during the week.

Organizing and Steering
Around June a group of dancers officially launched FurtherDance Fort Worth, a non-profit organization seeking to … uhh, further dance in Fort Worth 🙂 I’m president of the board of directors which really just means that I come up with ideas and then try to delegate what I can so that those ideas come to fruition. We had a super successful class series for area professional dancers in August, and will probably continue on those lines in 2015 and hopefully add some other events that bring dance to the forefront of Fort Worth culture. Really I’m just trying to enjoy dance and dancing with my friends and other area professionals, and it’s been so fun to work on a big project together with such a wonderful group.

Rehearsing and Performing
Last weekend I performed with wild goose chase dance in Waco at the 254 Dance Festival. And this weekend I’m lucky enough to perform again with wgcd and also imPULSE Dance Project at the Brazos Dance Festival in College Station, Texas.

Choreographing
Currently I have 4 dances to make for this year, possibly more. One 11 minute work that will be part of an evening length concert in December for imPULSE, 2 shorter dances for my students to perform at local festivals and competitions, and then another for imPULSE’s spring show. I am not sure what any of these are going to look like, which feels super awesome <sarcasm>.

Other things I’m doing
Watching Big Love on HBO Go
Letting my Hulu queue pile up
contemplating social media strategy for some potential clients
Waking up before 7AM
Cuddling with ESPeN, who is not a very good motivator because really he’d rather lay around with you all day than go on a walk
The occasional social hour
Cooking with The Guns (well… I plan, he cooks, usually)
drinking a lot of coffee
frequenting overly expensive activewear stores
writing everything down in my planner

Ok, your turn, give me an update on your life!

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