Category: Dancin’ Days

Tightrope Tapping Gets Me Every Time

As I mentioned last week, I may come from a long line of dancers, but I am definitely not a ballerina. I am, however, quite the tapper. And, as a matter of fact, I teach tap here in Boston. The video above is of the ladies I teach at Colleges of the Fenway Dance Project. This is the sixth semester I have taught these talented dancers and I couldn’t be more pleased. They just get better and better every semester.

(Psst! My mom has a dance studio and her recital is tomorrow! Let’s wish her luck and to all the dancers, break a leg!)

And, since this isn’t a dance blog, by any means, I thought I’d add a little DIY here. If you watch the video, you’ll notice the dancers are rocking some sweet white bow ties. And yes, they were crafted, by yours truly, out of duct tape! If you’re ready for the DIY, let’s go!

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The Ballerina Project Gets Me Every Time

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Some of you know, and some don’t, that I come from a long line of dancers and dance teachers. A knowledge and love of dance is, has always been and will forever be part of my life. Knowing that, it shouldn’t be hard to figure why The Ballerina Project gets me every time.

While I may not be a professional ballerina myself—more on that soon—I can’t help but be mesmerized by this photo series. Taken in some of my favorite places (New York, Boston, Hawaii), they are absolutely breathtaking.

I could literally post all of the photos here, they’re gorgeous, but then, what would you have to see for yourself? Check out The Ballerina Project, then visit them on Facebook, Tumblr and Twitter to stay up-to-date with all their travels and the latest photos.

And remember, anything is possible from fifth position! (a lil ballet humor, don’t mind if I do.)