Dynamics of Dance

This week and last week The Rock School performed for elementary schools in Philadelphia. We showed the students some of a classical ballet class and  a few modern combinations. Afterwards duets, solos, and an ensemble were performed. In two of the casts for the shows I performed my contemporary solo and in the other cast I performed in the ensemble. It has been super fun to show the kids dance and our passion for it! Here is what the Rock School has to say about the Dynamics of Dance:

“Rock School Faculty member Grabriele Guma led the dancer through barre work and warm ups at the Philadelphia School [one of the schools we performed at]. Guma also explained some of the history of ballet to the young audience and opened the floor for a Q&A after the Rock School students performed.”

The ensemble, Inertia, choreographed by Justin Allen. I'm in the middle.

The ensemble, Inertia, choreographed by Justin Allen. I'm in the middle.

The ensemble, I'm in the middle again.

The ensemble, I'm in the middle again.

Demonstrating barre

Demonstrating barre

My contemporary solo

My contemporary solo. The kids' faces are great!

There are just a few weeks left of classes and our end of the year performance is coming up soon! I hope to share a post with pictures from that.


  1. mmpm

    we cannot wait to see your performance in a few weeks!

    May 23, 2011 @ 19:22

  2. Nan

    Alston…you Rock…<3

    May 24, 2011 @ 01:21

  3. StockCoach

    Wow, what a great site for grandchildren who dance - to network and have fun with other dancers their own age.

    Gonna send the URL now.

    John McLaughlin, Day Trade, Day Trader - Consultant / Coach

    Fran - did you see that dance site?

    Jun 02, 2011 @ 02:50

  4. David

    I have kept up and commented to The Winger for a few years and I never before encountered a child ballerina posting here or even at the other ballet blogs that I read / comment.

    With that being said, I think that it is great that a child (or maybe it is her mother) posts about her various competitions and achievements while progressing to perhaps being a professional dance one day. Please continue posting.

    Jun 11, 2011 @ 14:31

  5. Alston

    David, I am glad that you enjoy my posts! I do write them myself.

    Jun 13, 2011 @ 00:12



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