Dancing into 2012

January 21st, 2012 by katielloyd

Well I hope you had a wonderful holiday over Christmas and the New Year break.

I usually expect to watch a little more television than during the rest of the year but I was overjoyed this year to find my favourite Ballet dancer Darcie Bussell on TV. Not only that she was emulating my favourite tap dancer Fred Astaire.
What a fantastic programme that was. Glimpses of the Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers shows I used to watch when I was young and then seeing Darcie’s version of “putting on the Ritz” I leaned a lot about the different styles of dance and how she had to adjust as well as enjoying watching how well she could do the routine after only 3 weeks working on it!
Then this week we went to see “Strictly Gershwin” at the English National Ballet – a fantastic fun show with magic tap dancers as well as balletic interpretations of Gershwin’s music.
The audience was mostly elderly, and I was amused to hear one woman who must have been in her 70s say just what I was thinking “I wish I had learned to tap dance”!
We still think we are teenagers inside!

So to illustrate this I offer you a picture of a young budding ballerina that I took recently.
May 2012 be the best year yet for you and your family and friends



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