when …

all you wanna do is dance …


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trini dem girls ~ nicki minaj (choreographed version)

trini dem girls ~ nicki minaj, 2014

choreography by tricia miranda

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thank you miss shaw.

My ballet teacher’s name was Miss Shaw.

She was a stern woman.

Passionate about her craft.

Strangely enough, I completely got her feng shui.

She used to bellow:

“Ballerina’s don’t just move…they chasse!”

And she would show us exactly what that chasse should look like.

Often she’d call us a herd of elephants,

Bellowing once again:

“Ballerina’s should be seen and Not heard!”

Lol.

And during every class I remember her reciting her holy grail:

“shoulders back

long neck

stomach in

head – tilt

elbows up

arms out

legs straight

higher, higher, higher

pull up

point toes

stretch thighs

don’t roll

don’t sickle

butt tucked

turn out

relevé

thumbs in

energy

square hips

extend

reach

breathe

and SMILE.”

And smile. LOL!

Thankyou Miss Shaw.


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