Tonight I’ll be returning to dance class for the first time in over a year. A little backstory: Before I moved to Philadelphia for grad school, I was with a company, Contradiction Dance, in D.C., and I taught children’s classes in Northern Virginia. With that schedule, I was in a dance studio at least three times a week: two nights in company class with Contradiction, one night jumping around with my favorite kids at Dream in color.
I’ve been so busy with grad school that I’ve almost completely neglected dance, and now my body is starting to feel it. It literally hurts not to move. So these next eight weeks of contemporary modern classes will be a welcome release for me. Did I mention I’m terribly excited?
I love, love, love dancers and the lines they create, especially in contemporary and modern dance. I thought I’d mark this exciting little day with a quick pencil sketch of a contemporary dancer. You can see the original photo here.