Happy Thursday!

It’s a not-so-nice day here in NYC and I hope that wherever you are while you’re reading this is somewhere sunny and beautiful. But amidst the gloom and rain, there are always fun things going on here at DS.

First I can tell you that the November issue is amazing. It’s completely packed with fun stuff, so if you haven’t received yours in the mail yet, keep an eye out for it! As I’ve mentioned before, I’m a huge “So You Think You Can Dance” addict, so this issue–The Reality TV Issue–is very satisfying. Sara, the show’s versatile (and gorgeous!) B-girl, kept a diary for you all to read about her weekly experiences on the show and you’ll love her quirky thoughts on all of her different routines. DS explores just how “real” reality TV is, plus we’ve got tons of good stuff on Jersey, the lovable, down-to-earth dancer who got her break on MTV’s “Dancelife.”

Last week I attended a press screening of the upcoming movie “How She Move.” If you’re a stepper, you’ll love the off-the-hook dance segments throughout the film. The movie follows a super-smart high school girl who is forced to leave her prestigious private school when her family can’t afford it anymore. She gets hooked on the competitive world of underground stepping in order to make some money to get her back into school and eventually make her way to medical school. You’ll be rooting for the main character and–if you’re like me–your foot will be tapping to the beats the whole time! “How She Move” is slated to hit theaters on Jan. 25, 2008, so keep an eye out for it!

So in the meantime, keep checking your mailbox for the November issue and when you do get it, we want to know what you think! Email me at afeller@dancemedia.com or click here to share your thoughts on our message boards.

Stay dry!

Alison

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Happy Thursday!

It's been a crazy week around here! We're putting the December issue together for you—I don't want to say too much, but it's gonna be a good one!

As for this week's performances, there were some good ones. On Sunday I went to two (yes, count 'em, two!) shows. Fall for Dance, which I mentioned in my last blog, was awesome. It's so exciting to see many styles of dance on one program. Of course it's totally fine to have your preferences (I'm a modern/postmodern girl myself), but you learn so much by seeing stuff outside your comfort zone—especially when it's paired with material that's a little more familiar. This time I saw modern, ballet, tap and tango all in one afternoon! It's particularly awesome if one program can make you both laugh and cry. That's a job well done. Then I headed over to Kat's performance, which was lots of fun. It's always nice seeing your friends do what they love to do.

Tonight I'm headed to see Ailey II, Ailey's second company. I saw them perform this summer in a gigantic thunder and lightning storm in a tent on a mountaintop in upstate New York, which was a truly terrifying experience (surely more so for them, but I was freaking out). So I'm hoping tonight is a more relaxing experience for everyone involved.

And then I'm on vacay! Do I have to say it again? Write to me! I want to know what you're thinking about.

Love,

Abby

 

 

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