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singing dancing and stuff

Yesterday was hanging out with my CS friends and Andy at Conan's pizza and then Amy's Ice-cream. Oh, and I got a 2 hour massage (!!) from Erik, who was being really generous. (I paid just for an hour). He is a really good massage therapist, if anyone needs a referral, let me know. It left me feeling like butter. I haven't seen him for a while, and he was surprised at how much my body has changed. He called me an "athlete", which was what Pierre called me too (he massaged me recently as a gift from Andy). Pierre was also really surprised at my muscles. Ninja Ballet dancer!

Today I signed up for UT Informal classes, since I've been researching singing classes, and then remembered how much cheaper UT informal classes were. So I signed for short sessions of:
- Ear Training and Sight Singing
- Musical Theatre duets 
- Individual voice lessons

They start sometime in June, so I get a chance to practice a little bit more :)

The Ballet Austin summer schedule is up, and they introduced a new class "Theatre dance", taught by Danny and Rocker of course. I'm pretty excited about that, it should teach me to learn choreography faster. But it conflicts with Arletta's intermediate ballet class :/ which I love. 

Pointe lesson today. 

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ripresa
May. 7th, 2008 07:03 pm (UTC)
it was like paradise. i've never had a massage that long before.
it felt very languid and relaxed, he took his time examining where i was tight, then working on them, slowly but surely. he's sooo good, when he was finished with my left leg, i could feel a big difference between the two legs. he was focusing more on my legs since i've been dancing a lot.

he said my "soez"(sp?) muscles were really tight.
preservationgal
May. 7th, 2008 08:24 pm (UTC)
soaz?
(Anonymous)
May. 7th, 2008 08:47 pm (UTC)
psoas
...tight psoas muscle/psoas syndrome - very common among ballet dancers.

http://thewinger.com/words/2008/the-psoas-syndrome/

hth - keep dancing!

!Go Big Red!
majcher
May. 7th, 2008 09:39 pm (UTC)
If you find a good individual voice teacher, let me know. I'm having trouble finding one that people aren't "meh" about, or who hasn't left town for some reason...
zuleikhajami
May. 8th, 2008 02:55 am (UTC)
Have you ever worked with a voice teacher named G-fire? Her schtick is "Yoga for the Voice." I haven't taken with her because I'm not into singing, so I don't know what she's like as a teacher. But she's really cool as a person, and she's an awesome singer.
ripresa
May. 8th, 2008 02:46 pm (UTC)
seriously.. i've been asking around and got crickets in the austin community live journal.

online i've found several schools, but the UT informal is the cheapest. there's the austin lyric opera, and the new lone star school of music. UT informal is the cheapest, but i'll let you know if it's good. the ear training/sight singing thing can't hurt tho.

oh.. talking to shana, she passed me on this info:
Akina Adderley
akina.adderley@gmail.com
mo's taking with her. i may ping her and just try her out.
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