I am changing the name of my blog. If you haven’t already noticed, My Hole in the Head is now The Dancing Mommy
I needed a change to kick me in the ass and keep up with blogging. I wanted a name for my blog and my YouTube channel that gave a clue to what this is all about.
I started out writing this blog and doing videos as a way to try and organize my life. Do little organizational projects and blog/vlog about them. Well, that didn’t really pan out. I’m still trying to be organized but I’m not good at keeping things up. As obvious by the length of time between blog posts.
My Hole in the Head was a name I put on this blog because I was so busy I needed something else to do like “a hole in the head”.
I really think the new name will help me be a little more focused on what I’m about these days. My kids, and all things mommy related. I have a 4 1/2 year old boy and a 14 month old girl.
My love of finding a good bargain. It could be sales or thrift shopping, the hunt for a good deal is the best part. And dance. I am after all a dance teacher and choreographer, I can’t leave that out.
Also, the balance of running a business, teaching classes, being a stay at home mom (I know that doesn’t really make sense. I’m home with the kids in the day, and teach in the evenings), being a choreographer, and keeping up general house stuff IS a dance it’s self.
That’s it, The Dancing Mommy. Now other things just might creep in, but that’s the general idea.
Everything went great I have to say. Mostly due to the amazing help I had and the best staff in the world. The studio is now done regular classes for the summer. Having said that, there is still things happening. One of my teachers is teaching some summer classes, Stage West Theatre is starting up now, but I’m taking some time off from my real job and diving into my blogging life.
Have a look at what opening night was like from my point of view!
Last night was our opening night! What I’m referring to of course is Dance Studio Wests year end show, “The Light and Dark”. The theme was music that was exactly that light or dark.
I started Dance Studio West 17 years ago. I was 20. I can’t imagine doing it now, but I was young and just crazy enough to think, “I can start my own business at 20 years old, why not?”. My plan was to do it for five years then move on to something bigger. I didn’t move on, but it’s now definitely “something bigger”.
Since having Mr.Bubbers almost three years ago,(holy crap,I can’t believe he’s almost 3!!!) I’ve cut back on the number of classes I teach, but some of the girls I practically raised are now teaching for me. I have the best staff in the whole world.
I had this shirt made up as a reminder. I’m constantly saying this.
The show last night went super great, I’m so proud of all of the dancers.
This is a shot of “Black Widow” from dress rehearsal. Can you find me?
The opening ballet number “I Can’t Help Falling in Love With You” by a local amazing band called The Once. You should totally check them out.
This was a beginner Hip Hop dance. They are so much fun!
I joined my advanced tap class for their dance. Can you guess what the song is?
Well, I better get ready to go to the theatre for show number two. As much as I love this, I’m not going to lie, I’m really looking forward to Sunday.
And I’m off!
This is day 2 of 3 of staging rehearsals before the show opens on Thurday. Today was some of the older kids and teens. It was a pretty fun day all around. Check out a little peek of of what our day was like.
It’s show time in my world, and yesterday was our last Tuesday of classes until we are in the theatre. Here is a little sneak peek of what my junior high jazz class are working on. I’m so proud of these guys!
Here is a sneak peek at my teen modern class’ dance for the up coming show. It’s a rehearsal so things aren’t perfect, and some people are just marking the dance (not doing it full out). But I thought I’d let you have a look at what we’ve been working on.
I’m so proud of this class. I’ll post another video of them on stage. I’m always surprised how different (and awesome) dances look on the stage.