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: 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)”

What I Learned From Ballet: There is Always a Chance for a New Dream (Guest Post)

If I were to list everything that I learned from ballet so far, I could spend days and days and write for pages and pages and I’ve only been dancing for two years! Perhaps I am different, even from other adult beginner dancers, because this dream to dance is new. Not only did I notContinue reading “What I Learned From Ballet: There is Always a Chance for a New Dream (Guest Post)”

5 Things: Chocolate & Wine Edition (Guest Post)

Marie Torto of Chocolate&Wine is a very cool dancer and blogger who has graciously agreed to share some of her favorites for this week\’s \”5 Things.\”        1. FAT CAT Pinot Noir, California – This Cali red is smooth and full bodied, with a crisp acidity that leaves for taste buds wanting more. It pairs well withContinue reading “5 Things: Chocolate & Wine Edition (Guest Post)”

What I Learned From Ballet: Taylor Gordon (Guest Post)

Learning is endless. Learning is to improve. Learning is life. You live. You learn. You love. You dance. You learn. I’ve been dancing since I was in the womb (mom was a jazz teacher) and my growth from garage recitals to New York City’s biggest stages mirrored my passage from shy picky eater to 25-yearContinue reading “What I Learned From Ballet: Taylor Gordon (Guest Post)”

5 Things: Dance in Buffalo Edition (Guest Post)

<!–[if !mso]>st1\\:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } <![endif]–> When people are asked to name dance hot spots they will most likely say New York City, Los Angeles and Chicago, with a few cities in between…but dance is becoming more and more popular in Buffalo, New York, and people should start taking notice. After all, Buffalo is the hometown ofContinue reading “5 Things: Dance in Buffalo Edition (Guest Post)”

What I Learned From Ballet: Lauren Kirchmyer (Guest Post)

The first time I took a full one-hour ballet class was when I was seven years old. I don’t remember much from back then, just that my ballet teachers always told me the class was the most important one I was taking because it would help me in all styles of dance. As I grewContinue reading “What I Learned From Ballet: Lauren Kirchmyer (Guest Post)”

5 Things: My Favorite Things Edition (Guest Post)

It\’s Nicole LaBonde week here at the ajennda! Fabulous, right? You may have seen her \”What I Learned From Ballet\” post earlier this week. Now check out Nicole\’s \”5 Things\”: 1. Coconut Oil– I might use this too much- in my oatmeal and coffee, in my hair, for baking, for sunscreen… 2. Isagenix– this nutritionalContinue reading “5 Things: My Favorite Things Edition (Guest Post)”

What I Learned From Ballet: Just Keep Dancing (Guest Post)

\”What I Learned From Ballet\” is an ongoing series at the ajennda (you can find Jenn\’s post here) and we are privileged to have the wonderful dancer and blogger Nicole LeBonde offer her wisdom and insight about the art. I started ballet very late- I was 12. I had been in love with ballet forContinue reading “What I Learned From Ballet: Just Keep Dancing (Guest Post)”

5 Things: La Belle France Edition (Guest Post)

  Hello everyone! I am so happy to be here today! Thank you Jenn for having me! My name is Natalia and I have a blog called Ma Nouvelle Mode which means \”My New Style\” in French. Why French you may ask? Well, besides being a beautiful language, my family and I have lived inContinue reading “5 Things: La Belle France Edition (Guest Post)”