Wednesday, August 11, 2010


I am so excited to start up my classes at ICON in September! I have a loaded schedule, which I love. My classes include Jazz, Lyrical, Ballet, Hip Hop, Cheer Funk, Jumps, Leaps, and Turns, Acro, and a technique class. I also have company choreography classes for both the ICON (technique) and ICONic (Hip Hop) companies. In addition, I can’t wait to start working on my solo for the year.  Hmmm…I wonder what kind of solo I should do??... any suggestions? 
This year, I’m excited to have a few extra “work-out” classes. I’m hoping to strength train extra hard this year. It is so important to eat right and stay in good shape in order to be your best at dance. I’m setting a goal to get my jumps higher and higher this year! In addition, I’m psyched to try out ICON’s new class of ACRO. I LOVE to flip, so that will be a lot of fun, and a great work-out too!
Every year, with GEO and Beth, there are so many unexpected, amazing opportunities that they offer to their dancers. That is truly what makes ICON so unique. I mean really, where else do you get a Facebook message that says “ICONers: Meet at the Freehold Mall on August 18th for an ICONic Flash Mob Dance!” It is going to be awesome!  We do so many things that are for great causes, which makes our performances even more special and memorable… I sooooo can’t wait!!!! 

ICON Rocks Two Beatstocks!!!

Believe it or not, on July 29th, we received an e-mail about perfoming at the August 7th and 8th Beatstock concerts and our first rehearsal for Beatstock started on July 30th.  We were all just so psyched to be there and nobody could wait to start dancing.  Geo played the house music for us and explained that we would be dancing in the last 3 minutes of the “History of House” set during the concert.  Everyone in the studio that night was just soooo excited to start learning the routine. I think GEO was the most excited! It is hard to explain, but we (all the dancers) feed off GEO and his energy, and we like to think he does the same from us.  We all had the same goal-to have fun, dance our hearts out, impress, and make the crowd go crazy!... and I have to say, I think we definitely succeeded!!  The concerts were amazing and the crowds went crazy after our performance. It is a feeling like no other when you are performing in front of a crowd of 50,000, and they love watching what you love doing!... it’s just an unbelievable feeling! If you were there, let me know what you thought of the concert…

Shopping for School Clothes? Stop by ICON Dance Complex

GEO had “History of House Crew” shirts made up, with of course, the ICON logo.  We all love sporting ICON gear and showing off where we come from. We recently had a photo shoot to show off all the cool, comfy ICON clothes that we all love to wear. Whether you are part of the ICON family, would like to be, or just support ICON, the clothes are available for purchase to anyone and  everyone! Just stop by ICON anytime, but I warn you, you may just fall in love with the place and never want to leave, like me. 

I'm in a photo shoot! Dance Couture rocks! Thanks also to ICON...

In the City for a day…
As soon as Nationals wrapped up, I was soon in the city working on the DANCE COUTURE NY 2010-2011 catalog. Gabby, Angelica, Saige, my little sister Kara, and I had an awesome time. We were at a studio in the Art Gallery district very early in the morning. After getting our hair and make-up done, we put our Hip Hop skills to work on a professionally built platform. We all had an awesome time modeling. The costumes were adorable and  funky at the same time! We met such nice dancers from other schools and we all talked about classes and competitions. Ironically, it was there, at the shoot, that all of us received the e-mail about Beatstock. It made the day even more exciting! We all just couldn’t wait to get to rehearsal the next day. It was a day we will never forget!