Monday, October 5, 2015

Emotions Dance heats up the holidays.

I needed to pick up some art that I had donated to a 7 Deadly Sins performance. I arrange to to go to an Emotions Dance rehearsal to pick up the art and possibly sketch. Emotions Dance had moved to a new dance studio, (145 Wekiva Springs rd. Suite 145 in Longwood). A landmark was a Graffiti Junction which seems to be every where these days. Larissa Humiston the dance company's founder greeted me and gave me the artwork. The room had dozens of folding chairs set up for a recital, so it was easy to find a place to sit and sketch.

A male and female dancer were performing a romantic duet. They went through the motions but weren't generating enough heat. Larissa shouted, "You're going to look like you are madly in love by the time I get done with you." An under study followed the female dancers moves without dancing all out. Sketching dance rehearsals is always a challenge because I need to pick out one moment from an endless stream of graceful fluid dance. I'm never completely satisfied but that is what keeps me coming back.

Emotions Dance offers a variety of classes and workshops for all levels. Adult open contemporary classes are held every Tuesday night for only $10/ $8 professional rate. All classes are located at Turning Pointe-145 Wekiva Springs Road Suite 145 in Longwood. 9-10:30pm. Each week we do a little bit of everything, ballet barre warm up and technique work, across the floor with jumps and turns and then a combination at the end of class in either ballet, jazz, modern or contemporary. Join to get a full body workout and technique class!

Prints are available for each sketch for $250 and many originals can be purchased for $400. White museum grade shadow box frames are $100 more. You can e-mail Thor at

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