Welcome Home

I made it! I am a New Yorker! After spending a day settling into my Brooklyn apartment, I decided to venture into Manhattan for some dancing & sightseeing. I started my day with a class at Broadway Dance Center and ended it with my first official New York-style bagel (verdict: cream cheese OVERLOAD). I was very anxious to take a dance class because I had been out of a studio for so long. My body feels weird after even a week of not dancing; I didn't want to imagine how I would feel after returning from a four-month hiatus.

My precious LaDuca character taps
I would be lying if I said that I had an immediate and happy reunion with my dancing self. I could not balance for the life of me, and my grands battements felt centimeters high. In those 90 minutes I battled to reclaim the dancer I knew was hiding. Eventually she returned and my sigh of relief was so great that it washed away all of the anxiety I felt about being gone for so long. Dance welcomed me back like an old friend. I feel like myself again. 

My program at Broadway Dance Center doesn't start for another week, but I wanted to spend these precious days getting my feet wet so I can start strong. Now that my jitters have been vanquished, I am so excited to be dancing regularly again. There are so many exciting classes I plan on taking in the upcoming week, including a class from the legendary Randy Skinner and a Fosse master class, which is a dream come true for me. This is why I moved to New York! (It definitely wasn't for the bagels.)

The dream, the purpose, the goal! 
I'm so happy that I reconnected with dance in my sparkling new home. I can't wait to throw myself entirely into dancing and learning from incredible artists that I only have the chance to meet here. I am open to growth and ready to change. Let's go!


  1. Yay! Love the new blog! We will have to meet up soon! xo Mara

  2. Congratulations on your first post! Good luck and have fun in the Big Apple-Mrs. G

    1. Thanks so much! I am trying to live it up!

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