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2014: My Best Dancing Year Ever

2014 was the best year I’ve ever had in terms of my dance life.  I got to collaborate with so many amazing people, pushed myself to new creative heights, did better than ever before in competition, and on the whole … Continue reading

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Learning through Play, or How the Damsels Saved Themselves

The Damsels are a bit different in mission than some of the other troupes. We’re explicitly not trying to be historical or draw intentionally from old footage or classic jazz movements. We sort of got together just to try new things and push ourselves out of our comfort zones. We made our team slogan an echo of Austin: “Keeping jazz weird.” Over the past 9 months that I’ve been dancing with the Damsels, I have learned so much. That’s really what this post is about: what I’ve learned from the Damsels. Continue reading

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