Hey guys, checking in this time from sort-of-sunny Philadelphia. I spent last weekend at Blues Muse 2011, a workshop weekend that is specifically follow-focused. Needless to say, the ratio did not suffer at all. Funny how that works.
I think this is one of the most inspiring weekends I’ve been to yet. It was a really great bunch of instructors: Julie Brown & Shawn Hershey, Chris Mayer & Campbell Miller, Mike Legett & Reuel Reis, and Ruth Hoffman & Meghan Lisi. ALSO, I got to shamelessly stare at Jenny Sowden’s dancing all weekend long. Seriously, go youtube her right now. She’s amazing. In fact, youtube the Jill competition from this very event. Because it was so. awesome.
I cannot emphasize enough how much I love both Julie’s and Mike(thegirl)’s teaching styles. The classes were challenging and so, so helpful. I took an awesome core class from Campbell, and solo movement classes abounded. The more I do this dance thing the more I find myself focusing on movement quality, and pretty much every class I took talked about that aspect of dancing, which was really good for me.
Though there was no live music, the DJs were excellent, and included Dan Repsch who we will be seeing here in the TC very shortly!
I feel like I say this at the end of every review I write, but I really do recommend going to this event if you ever have the chance. So inspiring!