December 27, 2015

Well, it’s almost the start of a New Year. Now is the ideal time for change and a fresh start. So here goes another list of hopeful resolutions I’ll half-heartedly attempt in the new year (or at least the first week and a half of January.)

1. Look Presentable

December 22, 2015

Let me begin by saying that I published this a bit early in the week to respect the good tidings and cheer that I might otherwise ruin with another feminist rant. So in the name of Scrooge and the Grinch himself, I’d like to address the renowned Rockettes and they’re C...

December 13, 2015

I was four years old and my mom dressed me in my Christmas sweater and sparkly red shoes so we could walk across the street to see my sisters’ debut in The Nutcracker on Ice.

During the first act, my sister Anna created the first mishap of the show. She was a mouse but...

December 6, 2015

Just young dancers engaged in their craft as always 

Over Thanksgiving Break, I people watched amidst the 80+ dark haired, Lebanese people cooking faux-American food with slips of pita bread and feta cheese subtly placed into every dish. I was enjoying our rendition of...

November 27, 2015

 Pictured are true friends in our natural habitat (nursing old injuries we previously failed to acknowledge) 

In honor of Thanksgiving, I thought I’d give a Hallmark worthy shout-out for some of the reasons I’m thankful to have dance in my life.

1. Artistic Amn...

November 22, 2015

You’re sitting in the audience and your eyes are blinded by hot pink lights and sequins not even Tinker Bell could match. A spotlight appears and out struts a drag queen complete with huge stilettos, a larger than life personality, and an age-old subject matter that’s...

November 15, 2015

When people think of dance, their minds frequently revert to the classic “bun head image.” Whenever I see a prima ballerina with her hair gelled to perfection I have flashbacks of a six-year-old mini-me being screamed at for my untamed “wispies.”

I liked the wispies tho...

November 5, 2015

Hi, I’m Leila. I hail from Knoxville, TN and am a graduate of the Tennessee Children’s Dance Ensemble. Upon graduating, I moved to Fairfax, VA to pursue a BFA in Dance from George Mason University’s Honors College. Here at Mason, my primary study is in modern, though I...

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