Every year Kainos Dance has a final presentation in the spring, and every presentation always improves upon the last. One area we have never lacked in is spirit, passion and a desire for excellence. The area we have always struggled in is uniforms and costumes. Does God still show up during the presentations? Yes! But, this year we would like to make sure that each of our students has a dance uniform as well as colorful costumes and streamers. Please check out the link below to take part in our fundraiser. Thank you!
Click here to participate in our fundraiser: Kainos Dance Uniform and Costume Fundraiser
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“If American Ballet Theatre has its way, its beautiful soloist will soon become even more well-known. Ms. Copeland, who is African-American, is helping launch Project Plié, a national initiative to be announced Friday that is aimed at boosting diversity within ballet.”
Source: The Wall Street Journal (September 15, 2013)
Complete Article: Dancing Toward Diversity
Unfortunately, the start date of our fall dance session has been rescheduled. We look forward to seeing everyone next Saturday, September 21st (11:30 AM-12:30 PM).
Dance Students: Remember to stretch and pray and pray to stretch. Have a blessed weekend!
Praise dancing is not always the pretty, the perfect, a flowing skirt.
It shows the freeing release from a past hurt.
Taking flight through the air with faith in your heart.
Stepping forward in motion with a hidden spark.
Stretching toward heaven with a powerful praise.
Listening to the gospel beat for the rest of your days.
Praise dance should show a surrender, a struggle, a journey, a pressing through.
Praise dancing should show the power of God moving in you.
Our “Something Big” Mini Dance Camp at The Peter Paul Development Center began today! It is such a blessing to take part in PPDC’s “Summer Promise 2013″ program.
As an adult who tries to stay physically fit (emphasis on the word “tries”), I tend to know about the latest health trends and fads. Most of us have heard of juicing. It is no longer: “Got Milk?” It’s more like “Got Kale, Açaí Berry, Carrot Blend?” So, it is the middle of summer and many of us will eventually head to a beach, pool or pond at some point or another. And, we are all body conscious. Juicing is not really about dropping pounds, but if you cut out the “bad” fats, add healthy juice drinks and exercise at least three times per week, you may eventually lose weight. Juicing is more about having energy without having to drink two, double strength cups of coffee every morning. Juicing, very much like prayer, is about transferring energy from one power source to another. So, am I saying juicing is holy? Definitely not. Is juicing healthy? Sure. As long as you do not go to extremes. So enjoy the juicing fad! This one may actually stick around for quite a while.
Happy Independence Day!!! This dancer/model should inspire us all to bask in the freedom we all enjoy.
In honor of Memorial Day weekend- This dance reminds us that this weekend is more than about an extra day off or a great sale at the local mall. Even though the story is set in England, it is a universal story about love, family, war and loss. How in the world do these dancers create those shadows??? You have to see it for yourself.
‘Cry’ by the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Everyone is pondering motherhood today. After all, today is Mother’s Day. So here I am a mother of twins. I should know what motherhood is all about. But, do I? Do you? Most media shows the canned images of a woman cooking, wiping a baby’s mouth, or weeping as her children come home for the holidays. Is that motherhood? Sure, but that’s not all motherhood is about.
When I signed up for ballet classes at the age of eight, I had been inspired by seeing the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater perform. I thought dance was (as an eight year old would say) pretty. I soon found out what a formidable force ballet and all dance forms could be. In order to get to that pretty ‘Grand Battement’ (high kick) you first had various, grueling practice sessions of pliés and tendus to do. I even had to learn French. What? All my little, child-sized brain saw was the pretty ballerina. Dance mothered me into knowing that everything requires hard work. It was a difficult lesson, but it was a lesson that still lives within me today.
As I parent my beautiful children and face the challenging behaviors that autism can bring, I remember the valuable lesson that the art of dance has given me. You do not get to the “pretty” until you put in the hard work it requires. Dance is a wonderful teacher and role model for motherhood. Now ladies…let’s keep dancing through the good, the bad and the ugly that parenting can bring. The “pretty” is always right around the corner. Happy Mother’s Day!