Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Monday, July 30, 2012
July 30 2012
Sunday, July 29, 2012
July 29 2012
Saturday, July 28, 2012
July 28 2012
Daily Stuff - Today, we had a big strategy session with the SDB Board. Almost done getting our strategy plan in place. They will probably have one more meeting but I don't know if I will be able to attend, as I will be out of town until the 21st.
Friday, July 27, 2012
July 27 2012
Daily Stuff - Went in this morning to go over Facebook stuff with Julie. Then put together a To Do list before I go off across the pond (and its a big to do list, I'll be busy.)
Had lunch with Steve Gunderson about a couple of upcoming projects; a production of SUDS and a workshop at Moxie in September.
Then went back to the studio and did some more work on the next season.
Thursday, July 26, 2012
July 26 2012
Daily Stuff - Sitting in the office getting material together to upload to the San Diego Foundation's Better Giving Program. this morning I had a nice picnic lunch with Andrea, her husband Alan, and Don and Bonnie Ward and their son Kirby and daughter-in-law Beverly.
The (elder) Wards were the artistic directors of San Diego Civic Light Opera (Starlight) back when I was a young dancer. Kirby and Bev (who also performed at Starlight with me) have gone on to successful careers in musical theatre. They were teaching a tap component in the mornings at San Diego Civic Dance, while I was teaching afternoon Jazz technique classes.
As far as the ballet, I have to get the postcards designed and sent off to our printing house before I leave for Europe.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
July 25 2012
Daily Stuff - Last day at San Diego Civic Dance Arts. Today, they learned the basics of the Hinge (for all you jazz dancers out there.)
Also, watched them perform their little routine in groups and tried to give some personal critiques.
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
July 24 2012
Daily Stuff - 2nd day at San Diego Dance Arts. Today we tackled Cole Rolls and bridges. Also learned Spiral Sits.
Pulling together some video for the kids to watch.
Made it into the SDB studio today.
Monday, July 23, 2012
July 23 2012
Daily Stuff - First day teaching for my friend Andrea at San Diego Civic Dance Arts. I 'll be working with her advanced group of students for the next few days on some early jazz dance techniques. Today the kids learned how to do chest suspensions, hip suspensions, modern descents, parallel and opposition hipwalks and learned a little combo.
Afterwards, I was planning on going into the studio but my car wouldn't start. So I called my mechanic. We think its the ignition. :(
Sunday, July 22, 2012
July 22 2012
Daily Stuff - Went into Zoot Suit to do a surround event today. Spoke to patrons about the partnership between the Rep and the SCPA. Watched the show and it is still holding up. Took my parents to see the show as well and they enjoyed it.
Here are a few photos of the production, courtesy of Daren Scott.
Saturday, July 21, 2012
July 21 2012
Daily Stuff - Moderated a talkback with Luis Valdez and the cast of Zoot Suit today. Part of the experience for the kids is that they get to work with professionals. Luis came in for opening and he was nice enough to agree to come in and talk to the students about art, politics, and society.
Friday, July 20, 2012
July 20 2012
Daily Stuff- Opening Night of Zoot Suit. Congrats to all!
Opening night catering by Porkyland, but no Carnitas :( Chicken instead. Thats just not right.
Thursday, July 19, 2012
July 19 2012
Daily Stuff - Zoot Suit. Final preview. The audience gave the show a standing ovation. Which doesn't really mean that much anymore, as audiences seem to like giving them. But the cast was energized and the playwright was in the house.
Had to change a lift for a couple was having a few issues with it and do a little bit of clean up with the female singing trio. Other than that, its in pretty good shape.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
July 18 2012
Daily Stuff - Took a day off from Zoot Suit today. Went to SDB and had a morning meeting with our new Facebook co-ordinator, Julie Maiorano. We have to make some big changes to the page, so we had to make sure we were all looking for the same outcomes. Afterwards, we took a look at the SDB website to get it ready for the upcoming season.
Had my last class with Dewey Elementary today and then had a parent show and tell in the evening. All in all, a good effort.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
July 17 2012
Daily Stuff - Zoot Suit Rehearsal. We officially open in 3 days. Today was spent cleaning up 2 numbers and adding a few new little touches. Also, choreographed a little dance break for one of the lead characters.
Picked up payroll for SDB.
Oh and my actual ticket for the Olympics came in yesterday. So August 7th, I will be sitting in Olympic Stadium in London, watching them toss the discus.
Monday, July 16, 2012
July 16 2012
Friday, July 13, 2012
July 13 2012
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