Tuesday, June 10, 2014

à danser

Truth be told, I am not a dancer...by any means.  I took ballet and jazz when I was really young but quit pretty early on.  By now I have accepted that, while I have been known to dance the night away to some Mowtown or 60s French Pop, I will always be a novice when it comes to truly graceful choreography.  I am simply in awe of dancers and what they can do with their bodies. Lately I have been especially drawn to dance (to ballet, in particular) and I have collecting bits of inspiration here and there like a little pack rat.  With that mind, I thought I'd share a few dance-related things that have popped up lately and caught my eye...


I think I've watched this video like 20 times. It features 11 year old dancer, Maddie Ziegler. This little girl is incredible. It's mesmerizing how she can move her body.  **update** while you are at it, Lena Dunham (GIRLS) did a version of this dance on Seth Meyers and though she's not a professional dancer I think that version is totally brilliant too.


DJRD Dance Board -  I started a board on my Pinterest dedicated to beautiful dance related photos and such, which I find hypnotic. They also inspire me to get up from behind my computer and move around a bit which is probably a good thing.

Ballet Beautiful instagram - I'm throwing in the BB Instagram for good measure. If you've followed my blog or my instagram for long enough you already know that I'm a big fan of Mary Helen Bowers who founded Ballet Beautiful. Her Instgram is chock full of inspiring dance photos.

She recently had an adorable baby but leading up to that it was incredible watching her belly grow while she continued to pose in perfect arabesque.

And last but not least here is some Technicolor Dance Magic from 1930...

Lots of exciting things in the works over here in DJRD-land so be sure to check in again soon!


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