What a FUN combination: “Cake By The Ocean”!
Phoebe started out with us in the Dance Basics Boot Camp I. Here’s what she had to say: While scrolling through the “perks” offered for donating to my friend’s crowd-funding campaign, I saw “Dance Classes with Maria Del Bagno.” I immediately clicked the link to select that perk and gladly made my donation. I was beyond excited to see that… read more →
In great dance, there is always a balance of technique and expression. This is my teaching philosophy, and I’ve developed it through my entire journey in dance. When I started out dancing as a child, I was all self-expression. Then, entering Ballet study (which was ALL technique) I would get in trouble for creating expressive flairs. After time, I buried… read more →
This is my absolute favorite dance performance—ever. Baryshnikov, Twyla Tharpe and Sinatra. How can you get any better than that? You can’t. And the set, lighting and filming of the dance makes you feel like you’re there in the audience. Enjoy!
Misty Copeland is undeniably one the best young ballerinas in the world today, despite not beginning ballet training until the “ripe” age of 13! She joined the American Ballet Theater in 2001 and in 2015, Copeland became the first African-American woman to be promoted to principal ballerina in ABT’s 75-year history. She is breathtaking to watch. Check her out here in several classical… read more →
Here’s your weekend dose of dance video from Lisa at DanceCreate! Season 22 of Dancing with the Stars just started this past Monday on ABC, with a great lineup including NFL star Antonio Brown, actress Kym Fields, MMA fighter Paige Van Zandt, Boyz II Men singer Wayna Morris, and winner of America’s Next Top Model Nyle DiMarco. Nyle, incidentally is completely… read more →
If you were in Boot Camp recently do you remember this fun combination? Join us on Wednesday nights or for the Dance Basics Boot Camp on Saturday and you can dance and have fun WITH us! Wednesday night DanceCreate open level jazz class: Evolution Studios (map), 7:00pm Saturday Dance Basics Boot Camp: Evolution Studios (map), 10:30am Next 4-week class starts April 2nd… read more →
Rio started out in the Wednesday night DanceCreate open level jazz class, and has also joined our Dance Basics Boot Camp on Saturday. Here’s what he had to say: “I can honestly say that it’s been such a blast being in Maria’s class. When I first joined, I had recently finished recovering from a broken foot injury. Starting out, certain… read more →
I understand that sometimes it is SO HARD to get to class, but if dance is the thing that helps you in your art, to feel good, just make it go right to show up. You’re gaining on it, you’re getting more out of class. Remember the wins you’ve had, and the goals that you’re nearer to. You can strengthen… read more →
This month’s featured Master Choreographer is Jack Cole, an American dancer, choreographer, and theatre director known as “The Father of Theatrical Jazz Dance”. When I was a young dancer my teacher gave me Jack Cole to research and do an in-class presentation on. At that time information wasn’t as easily accessible as it is now. I can remember going to… read more →