Performing at the Rialto Theatre for the Swing Connexion Show is one of the highlights of the year for me. Not only is the Rialto Theatre one of the most beautiful venues I’ve ever seen in my life, it’s also a great time to debut some of the routines I am working on or are a part of for the past couple of months. The show is also a super fun way to connect more with other dancers from the school that I have been watching working their butts off leading up to the event. Dancers from teams such as the Rising Stars and Balboa Connection.
Every time I get up on stage at the Rialto, I know it’s going to be an experience I will never forget. While it is all fine and dandy to perform at other dance venues around town, the fact that the audience are all dressed up and are sitting on actual chairs (instead of the floor like a school assembly), just makes the event feel more… authentic? Like how a real show should be.
In a random happenstance, I cut my right hand with a shard of glass while washing dishes a couple of days before the show. As they say however, the show must go on so that is why in the pictures and videos my right hand is wrapped in bandages. Some people came up to me at the end of the night and asked if it was a costume choice. Haha. Well I guess it was because I didn’t want to bleed all over my dance partners.
Fondations Blues 2 est la suite naturelle du premier volet de la série ou s’adresse à des danseurs qui ont déjà une compréhension solide de la connexion lead/follow. Nous allons nous concentrer sur des mouvements en position fermée autant qu’ouverte et sur la qualité de votre mouvement pour groover sur les planchers! Chaque cours dédiera aussi du temps à expliquer les types variés de musique blues.
Lundi le 13 janvier 2014 Heure: 20:30 Nombre de semaines: 6 Durée: 1h30 Prix pour non-étudiant: 110$ | Prix pour étudiant: 90$
Hey internet heads, I’m looking for new dancers for my next solo blues choreography (jazz-blues based) which will last about 2-3 months. If you are interested or want more information, simply navigate on the application link below:
If you like working hard and improving your solo dancing, this is a great opportunity to learn lots in a short period of time Maybe you’ll cry from the hard work but it will be tears of dance awesomeness.
Yesterday, a bunch of hotties from Swing Connexion and myself took part in a commercial for the RSN/TSN network at Parc Jarry. The concept of the commercial was an impromptu but choreographed dance number involving various types of athletes while two fancy sportscasters walked down the park. It was actually pretty fun to be on set and watch the technicalities of the camera men and lighting guys deal with the ever changing conditions of being outdoors in Montréal weather. For one of the takes, I accidentally ran right in front the sports casters and was laughing up a storm of how stupid that must have looked but apparently the directors liked it and asked for me to continue doing it. So if you see the commercial on tv one day and are wondering who that asian/mexican guy is running in front of the screen, c’est moi!
As for the actual dancing itself, we pretty much did a bunch of aerials over and over again all day long so my back is killing me. Rock-step, aerial. Rock-step, Aerial. Over and over again. I’m sure that sweet sweet paycheck will alleviate some of the aches and pains but I have a new found respect for tv/movie stuntmen now.
I also spent a good part of the time on set drooling over their RED camera. nomnomnom…
So, do you live in Montreal and love dancing (or dance challenges)? Well, better grab yourself an espresso and put on your thinking/dancing hat because I’ve got some pretty exciting opportunities for you this upcoming fall.