March Dance Challenge 15 – Alvin Alley Revelations

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Now for a master class in dancing and technique. This is a piece from Alvin Alley Revelations, Fix Me Jesus. Now it took me a while to decide with one of the great dances to show you from this master piece but I chose this one just because it is so beautiful. I went to see Revelations a few years ago and was just blown away with it perfection.

It was first brought to New York in 1960, and it tells the story of African Americans faith and their rise from slavery to freedom. The gospel music is great. When I saw their technique, I recognised the movements because away at ballet school the syllabus we used was influenced by Alvin.

So I hope you find a moment to actually watch it and enjoy! X

March Dance Challenge 11 – Clog Dance

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Here is todays dance, back to the ballet!

This dance is the clog dance from La Fille Mal Gardee.

This ballet was the one and only ballet I have managed to get OH to come and watch with me. We watched it in Boston, America. It is quite a good one to start with if you haven’t seen a ballet yet, it is light hearted, not to heavy. OH really liked this dance, and the music is great.

Till we meet tomorrow! x

What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas!

So here we are then, another Christmas over with. I am not a Christmas lover, never have been really, and this year was a different one spending it over in the bright lights of Vegas!
So now I am going to bore you with the holiday pictures!

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This was the sunset from the plane going over.

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The entrance to the Luxor hotel, where we stayed.

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One of the many Christmas displays in the hotels, this is the Bellagio hotel, one of my favourites.

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Now who is that gorgeous girl! Oh it is just me!

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This is the most beautiful hotel is the Venetian.

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This hotel has a replica Venice canal, so we went for a gondolier ride, like you do!

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On Christmas day this was being drawn by a plane outside my bedroom window! Alas it wasn’t for me!

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Outside the Bellagio hotel they have an amazing fountain display to music, it is beautiful.

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On the last evening we had a meal at the top of the Stratosphere hotel, it is a rotating restrauant. You can see the whole of the twinkling Vegas from up there!

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You can even see our hotel from there, the on with the big light coming out of the top, which can be seen from space!

And yes I did have a little gamble on the roulette table, and yes it was very kind to me!

p.s the highlights for me where, at the MGM they have two lion cubs and I touched and stroked a little lion cub, that was amazing! I cried with excitement!
And the second was I spent one whole day in a luxury spa at The Hotel, I highly recommend it. Having a massage and soaking my aching bones from all that walking!