NOW AT THIS PARTICULAR TIME OF MY LIFE
I STILL FEEL THIS IS THE PRIME OF MY LIFE
I HOLD IN MY HEART ALL THE THINGS THAT I'VE DONE
ALL THE ACTIONS AND REACTIONS OF EVERYONE
THEN I DRAW A BLANK AND DON'T KNOW HOW TO THANK
THE POWERS THAT BE WHO INVESTED IN ME
AT THE MOMENT OF MY CREATION
I JOINED A MYRIAD NATION
I'VE PULLED A CORK IN NEW YORK
MET VARIOUS SEXES FROM TEXAS
BOUGHT A BANDANNA IN MONTANA
DODGED A "BADDO" IN COLORADO
SIPPED HENNESSY IN TENNESSEE
TRAVELED BY TRAIN TO MAINE
I'VE HAD GREAT ADVENTURES IN TRAVELING ABROAD
I NEVER FOUND FROEIGN THINGS TO BE "ODD"
I LOVED TO DANCE IN FRANCE
MORROCCO WAS "SOCKO"
DID SPAIN WITH NO PAIN
LOVED HEARING FOLK TALES IN ENGLAND, SCOTLAND AND WALES
I EVEN AVOIDED "INSANIA" WHILE IN ROMANIA
SO NOW I'M OLDER AND BOLDER WITH MORE LIFE TO LIVE
I'M STEADY AND READY AND I HAVE MORE TO GIVE!
HAPPY NEW YEAR …..TO ALL!
!I look forward to this new year
It feels very NEW,
And in response, I feel new.
Here we go again!!
Dear Students …….
You plant a tree
When you speak to me.
And what occurs
Are clicks, beeps and whirs
And words like…
What, why and how.
I believe you have planned
That I understand
The meaning, the gist of your speech.
Now that I've heard
And think on each word.
I know it's easier
To learn, than to teach.
Camille………………Dance! Now and forever!
NEW YORK CITY TRIP…..September 2013
…….…2 nights and 3 amazing days
I try to equip
For every NYC trip
But no one can foretell
What will cause you hell.
…..or what will abe…..
The Staten Island ferry
May make you merry.
The cuisine may thrill
Or make you ill.
As you move through NYC
In September, always remember,,,
There's more to come
So never be glum.
Hold this to be true
Flying home with Jet Blue.
NYC is inviting, always exciting!
NYC is the place you can score with an ACE.
You pass the test
NYC you're the best.
I will always pray
That you'll show "the way".
"I'm in love with you,"
You were really worth the time
…and the money!
I DON'T NEED A TRUMPET TO "BLOW AGAIN" TO TELL ME "HERE WE GO AGAIN".
Mercerart's Fall Semester of Dance begins September 9th.
There is never a day that I don't want to dance and to teach.
After the "jump start" of classes I am heading to NYC over the weekend
….. to energize, see my former students in Broadway shows,
dance companies,& teaching others. I "check out" the many museums,
shop everywhere for specials …food, fashion & dance classes.
When my feet touch down on NYC soil, I am at peace; our energies match.
Many plans to "see & do"…..!!!!!!! Later I will share with you.
Technique in ballet, jazz, modern, tap, hip hop and more. Experience different dance styles……Afro-Haitian, West African, Salsa, Flamenco, Classical
Character, Folk Dance, Hula, East Indian. A chance to learn how to choreograph, improvisation/drama. musical theater/song and dance.
ALL DAY DANCE CAMPS, MINI-CAMPS, SPECIAL WORKSHOPS IN ………Turns, Jumps, style & presentation. There are "open classes" in ballet technique
with barre/center/ adagio/allegro/combinations/menage/turns/jumps. Please call for schedule of these classes throughout the summer.
Please call 206-232-6237 or 425-649-0488 if you have questions.
Many "thanks" to all my dancers
Small, Medium and Tall
Your very special dances
Were enjoyed by all.
Whether jazz ,tap or ballet
You all had a say.
You were loved & lauded
As the audience applauded
Each musical measure
Expressed your pleasure.
There were many moments
That many will treasure.
"Spring is the thing"…..
Try to endeavor
In spite of April's wet weather
To dance, with sunshine, divine!
Your leaps will go higher
Pirouettes seem "on fire"
As you dance forward to May.
*Please note: Mercerart's Spring Dance Concert is at 4:00 p.m., June 1 at the Carco Theatre in Renton.
**Mercerart Summer Dance classes start after school is out. Please call for class info and times.
NEW YORK TRIP/ Jan.25-6-7/2013
"You've got to be a part of it…New York, New York"
Camille and Shalini Grover….Stayed at Hotel Edison & saw all my old friends on the staff and in the café: the manager, security, bellhops, café owner and staff.
Here's a run-thru of our visit :MOMA. Metropolitan Art Museum, The Frick, Rose Museum at Carnegie Hall, City of NY Museum, NY Public Library (the lions…Patience and Fortitude, (Lunch Hour Exhibiton, "From Pushcarts to Power Lunches"), " Dream Hotel, giant Starbucks, Columbus Circle, Lincoln Center, Central Park drive-thru, Duane Reade pharmacy, NBC, Rockefeller Center (statues, rink, promenade, Rockefeller quotes), Grand Central Station, 7th & 8th avenue shops, walk across Canal Street, walk across 42nd street, Saks 5th Ave., horse carriages, Letterman's Ed Sullivan Theatre, Chinatown, Times Square phototron, TKTS, Joe Allen's, Carnegie Deli, Da Nico and Little Italy, Brooklyn Diner, Edison Café, Shubert Alley, "The Mystery of Edwin Drood,", "Nice Work If You Can Get It". "Newsies", Broadway dance classes, master class from Mary Ann Lamb, NYC subways ACE-NRS-456, Queens from the Queensborough Bridge, JFK and many interesting friendly people!!!! We covered all of the above in 2 ½ days!
More to follow on NYC trip, but here's a note to Jet Blue….written aboard my return flight.
Jet Blue plays a continuous view of "Broadway". It's good too. Sitting makes me cold!!
"Flying thru the blue", sitting with the crew.
Hope Shalini's fine, she's at the back of the line.
As I fly from port to portus, I feel the onset of rigermortis.
I'm thru, sitting on Jet Blue. Let's dance!