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July 27 - Thank You Notes for Choreography (7/26)

July 26 - More Choreography Notes for ALL (7/25)

July 25 - Choreography Notes for ALL (7/24)

July 24 Choreography Update: NOTES FOR EVERYONE - PLEASE READ! (7/23)

July 23 Choreography Update: Please review the hyperlinked Choreography Notes (7/20)

July 20 - Choreography Notes ASCOT WINDOWS CHOREOGRAPHY NOTES and Embassy waltz ( notes 7/19)

July 19 - Choreography Update and Embassy Waltz Links (7/18)

July 18 - Choreography Update and Embassy Waltz Links (7/17)

July 17 - Choreography Update (7/16)

July 16 - Choreography update (7/12)

Jully 12 - Choreography update with BUSKER's (7/11)

July 11 - Choreography Update with Links to

"Spanish Fandango"

July 10 - Choreography Update (7/9)

July 7 - Choreography Update (7/6)

July 6 - Choreography Update (7/5)

July 5 - Choreography Update (7/3)

July 3 - Choreography Update (7/2)

July 2 - Choreography Notes (7/1)

June 28 - Choreography Update Link

June 27 - Choreography Update Link

June 22

Again: Hello, Hello, Hello! Dancers! Movers! And Shakers!

We accomplished a lot yesterday, but we did not accomplish all that I wanted to get done. Therefore, all that are available are called for "Get Me to the Church" dance tonight. I will identify dancers for the "dancy dance" section of the "Street Can Can". We have cut quite a bit of music so we may not be able to use ALL of the choreography we have learned. However, it is better to have too much to work with than not enough. Again, thank you all for your good work. WE GOT THIS! WE CAN DO THIS!

 - Karen

June 21


Hello, Hello, Hello! Dancers! Movers! And Shakers!

Well, wasn’t that a heck of a start? Thank you so much for such a great dance rehearsal yesterday. We just worked on steps and phrases but as Lorri Jager said, "WHAT TREMENDOUS growth from the beginning of the rehearsal to the end.” I am so proud of all of you!  If you are at all confused about the movement we learned, fear not. Not everybody is going to be doing every step or phrase. There are ensemble members needed to FRAME the choreography which means you are filling out the space and helping create the atmosphere in which the dance is taking place. This is just as important as doing the steps. Every body that is on stage is there for an important purpose whether that body is moving or not.


Is anybody stiff or sore from yesterday’s rehearsal? Yes? Well, this brings me to the subject of “self-care.” Please remember that your body is your temple. You must care for it. I will tell you the truth, I was a bit sore this morning when I woke up. The first thing I did was a 20-minute yoga stretch that loosened me up enough to walk again and build more choreography with ease. If you wake up and your muscles are tight or sore from dance try the following things: First, make sure you are getting plenty of rest. DRINK WATER! Do some light stretches: bend over and reach for the toes, lunge stretch with one knee forward and bent, side stretch with the arm over the head, rolling the head, and standing side to side twist. Try the Yoga video and stretches posted above.  And DRINK WATER! DRINK WATER! DRINK WATER!


Medical Disclaimer: I am not a medical doctor. This information is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

June 18


Hello cast,
This is a pre-rehearsal note to help you understand how I work. We are coming into 3 days of “Get me to the church” rehearsal for dance. Those of you who have worked with me before know that EVERYTHING is an experiment until we solidify what we actually are doing. For those of you who have not worked with me before, what this means is for you to be prepared to be flexible and be open to change. “Get me to the church” is a huge number. There are parts in the music that I do expect that Lisa and I will cut (for the sake of time and precision). It is better to do LESS and look good than do MORE and look uncomfortable. I would like for you all to look confident and know what you are doing.For some of you, the choreography will be a stretch. Please don’t worry. I am a seasoned dancer and dance teacher that knows what a body is capable of. I will not make you do something if your body isn’t able to do yet. But I will push you if I see potential.  This is all to say HERE WE GO! I am so excited to work with you all this summer. This is going to be a challenge and a BLAST!

- Karen