Posts tagged "heather toner"

A Preview into the 2012 National Choreographers Initiative and the Power of Process

“So how many drinks have you had now?”  The petite Wendy Seyb questions her group of dancers during a rehearsal of her new piece at the National Choreographers Initiative program.  “Three.”  The group responds, sans one young dancer who quietly adds, “I’ve actually had four.”  A few chuckles circulate the room before Seyb replies, “Perfect!”...

For those who can’t do, teach…And when teaching isn’t an option?

Recently, I had the unpleasant experience of having to turn down a job teaching ballet because it interfered with my day job. Though I know I made the right choice, in terms of my well being and my welfare, I was upset over it.  I found myself reaching for my phone, calling up my mother,...

Australia’s Dance Academy on Netflix #danceontv

I have a confession…I don’t have television.  That is to say, I own a TV screen, but I don’t actually have a cable plan.  Nor do I use antenna “bunny-ears” to pick up the local stations.  No sir.  The only television I watch is streaming, or on DVD.  After 5 years of living this way,...

What the *%^& am I supposed to do with this ipad?

I am not a Luddite. I love using machines, gadgets, toys of technology, old and new, always have, and so I found myself resenting the position I was in when gifted with the coveted ipad (it is an old one, sans camera). I don’t subscribe to many magazines, and those I do–mainly Harper’s--are too stuffy...

Ideology Dancewear Giveaway!

HI friends!  I am so excited to announce that the good people at Macy’s are having a super cool contest in honor of the launch of their new dance line, Ideology. Cheryl Burke, of Dancing With the Stars fame, is the face of the brand but this gorgeous line of active wear is perfect for...

Pina

Yesterday was the Academy Awards…Yes, I know this day well.  Having grown up in Los Angeles, with a family working in the film business for generations, film has always played an important role in our household.  And the Academy Awards were always an important event, not only because of our collected love of films, but...

The Artist

He told me he had no idea what a sophisticated level of intelligence I had, because well, I’m an artist.  This was said to me by a boss the other day at work after I unveiled my sophisticated intelligence with my knowledge of demographics and geography.  I want to stress that he wasn’t being passive...

Last Minute Valentine!

I think a lot of people have the wrong idea about Valentine’s day.  In my opinion, it shouldn’t just be about boyfriends, girlfriends, husbands and wives.  I think it’s a good time to spread the love to friends, co-workers, teachers and family.  I mean why not?  I find that giving a little love in all...

DIY Tinsel Wreath

Need a last minute gift?  Want to make it something homemade, but you’re short on time and low on funds?  Never fear!  This easy to make Tinsel Wreath is short on crafting time, but a big hit with recipients! All you need is a few yards of tinsel, some sewing pins, a few glass ornament...

Pumpkin Pop-tarts

Truth be told I’m not much of a baker, or a cook of any kind, really. I have a few tasty meals in my arsenal of recipes, but ultimately I am just not all that interested in cooking. Some people like it, it’s the thing they enjoy doing after a hard days work. For me,...

Turkey Day Glitter Vintage Cards

HI all you crafty DIY Dancers! It seems like the whole world is already pushing the Christmas crunch– they have already started playing carols nonstop on certain radio stations here in Los Angeles.  Decorations are up all over the city and the majority of stores in Beverly Hills are actually having “pre-black-friday-sales” in anticipation of...

Tutus!

Hi All, Heather here, just wanted to share some of my most recent tutu creations! I started making tutus for friends and family last year and after their positive feedback, I started to sell them in my etsy shop, Red Ribbon Fox. I also have been selling them at local dance shops here in Los...

Corporate Ballerinas

I think that my professional dance background comes in handy in several areas of my life.  For instance, at weddings, I am always kicking butt on the dance floor.  And when I need to wear a fabulous dress that may happen to make breathing difficult, it’s not a problem…after dancing 10 minute pieces in a...

DIY Tutorial: Summer Wedding Gift

Summer is hands down my favorite season.  I love the sunshine and the heat, outdoor adventures and backyard barbeques–Summer always brings lots of fun and in my opinion, there’s just no topping it.  But lately the Summer season seems to bring something else–Weddings! I suppose it’s just the age I’m at, but for the past...

Dd Tutorial: Pointe Shoe Love

There’s a part of me that will always have a certain child-like wonder when it comes to pointe shoes.   Do you remember how very much you longed to go up on pointe, and what a big deal it was to find your very first pair?  To sew on the ribbons and rise up to...