(atl) A community of cool!
Posted by Paulina

Inside the studio with Paulina:

Katrina update - As some of you already know, last Saturday Katrina demonstrated a turn in class that was so bad ass, her knee said “Girl, you cray” and dislocated itself when she landed. Luckily all her students in class rallied (because of course) and kept Katrina calm and comfortable until the ambulance arrived. It was a fun Saturday for sure. After several X-rays, it was concluded that it was a simple dislocation, so they popped her knee back in and told her to chill for a week - anyone who knows Katrina, or dancers in general, knows staying still isn’t easy but sometimes the Universe intervenes and reminds us that being chill AF is okay. So with that being said, we hope to see her back in class on Tuesday August 1st. In the mean time this Saturday, we have Tara subbing Ballet Barre Beautiful at 10:30am, David subbing Parallel 2nd at 11:30am and Leaps, Turns is canceled at 1pm. 

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(ATL) On Saturdays we dance!
Posted by Paulina

Inside the studio with Paulina:

What a week... Erik is on a grand adventure in Alaska, Ofelia began her literary journey and I have been trying to figure out creative ways to get eye drops into Lola's eyes #ninja.... I'll let you decide which of the de La Valette's is having more fun...

Which reminds me... Kevin M. is out this Saturday (7/22) having some fun of his own (oh hey beach hey) and while we wish we had some gnarly pop up to put in MADDX's place, alas we do not, you'll just have to try one of our other awesome Saturday classes instead....

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(alpharetta) I'm writing a book
Posted by Ofelia

Dear Dancers, Artistic Athletes and Dreamers!

I'm writing a book. It's not the book I thought I'd eventually write ... you know, the one my kids keep telling me I need to hammer out (the one that will be dedicated to my daughter Paulina for all those times she plopped a roll of toilet paper on my desk and said "Dry your eyes, Mom. This is going to make a great chapter in your book!" :-))

Rather, what I'm writing is the training manual for the newly minted Dance 101 Teacher Certification course we're hoping to launch January 2018. Before you fall asleep at the thought of reading this book... you should know how very personal it is to me. Although I'm leaving out all the juicy drama, my heart is very vested in this work. It's everything I've learned about teaching: everything I've ever studied, read; every mistake, every lesson I've learned spanning the last 20 years of my life. It's a lot of wisdom to collapse into 30 hours of training, but certainly a worthwhile pursuit. To read about the course click <here>. Details will follow in the next few weeks!

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