5 Things: Tea and Crafts Edition

Happy Friday! Hope you all are thawing out nicely as it appears to have been quite cold again this week in most of the US. (If you live somewhere warm, I\’m super jealous right now!) Here are some nice, warm things to check out this week: 1) Chinese New Year is next week (January 31st)Continue reading “5 Things: Tea and Crafts Edition”

do you watch videos of your performances?

This week I was reading that Johnny Depp does not watch his own movies and although quite a few people seemed surprised by this revelation I-as a fellow artist-am not. In fact, I always avoid watching videos of myself dancing whenever possible. This sounds a little strange, right? Performers who can\’t stand to watch themselves.Continue reading “do you watch videos of your performances?”

What I Learned from Ballet: Beauty and Grace (Guest Post)

If you were to look up the definition of beauty in the dictionary, you might find something like “a combination of qualities, such as shape, color, or form, that pleases the aesthetic senses.” The definition of grace might read “seemingly effortless beauty or charm of movement.” And beneath both definitions should be the line “seeContinue reading “What I Learned from Ballet: Beauty and Grace (Guest Post)”

5 Things: The Week that Wouldn\’t End Edition

Happy Friday! I don\’t know about you but this week just seemed to go on and on endlessly. Monday alone felt like two days. Yikes! Fortunately, now we can do a nice happy dance and then sit down to enjoy this week\’s \”5 Things\”: 1) 13 Words You Probably Didn\’t Know Were Invented By ShakespeareContinue reading “5 Things: The Week that Wouldn\’t End Edition”

5 Things: Warm and Toasty Edition

Happy Friday! Hopefully, everyone had a good week despite the \”Polar Vortex.\” (Can you believe that some parts of the USA were actually colder than Antarctica?) This week\’s \’5 Things\’ are fun ways to stay warm this frigid January: 1) Netflix has added classics like West Side Story and Breakfast at Tiffany\’s to their instantContinue reading “5 Things: Warm and Toasty Edition”

5 Things: Every Child Can Dance Edition (Guest Post)

  When Jenn asked me to contribute to her 5 things column, I was flattered! But then I racked my brain for a long time to think of 5 things I really wanted to write about. Then, one day it came to me, 5 people/organizations who are spreading the love of dance & movement toContinue reading “5 Things: Every Child Can Dance Edition (Guest Post)”

the ajennda\’s top 10 blog posts of 2013

Happy New Year! Can you believe it\’s 2014 already? 2013 was a lovely year and that\’s mostly because of you, dear readers and guest bloggers. Thank you for contributing, reading and encouraging. These were the most read posts of 2013 thanks to you! 10) 5 Things: La Belle France Edition (Guest Post)9) Book Review: So,Continue reading “the ajennda\’s top 10 blog posts of 2013”