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Endings

The first of many “lasts” begins tomorrow. It is my last Brown Bag, the student choreography showcase. I will need to do some research and find out when I took over from Karen Kriete. I have been Artistic Director for … Continue reading

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Fall Break 2017

Fall Break at SMU is October 6-10. I am taking off for New York on Friday October 5.  I don’t teach on Fridays. Friday is also the last day of the student Brown Bag performance series. I am the faculty … Continue reading

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SMU – The Final Year!

There are two weeks left before school starts on  Monday August 21. I have a lot to do in those two weeks, revised syllabi for the classes I am teaching – Jazz I and Jazz II. Later in the semester, … Continue reading

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BATES Dance Festival Summer 2017

I have been remiss in writing this post. It is now Friday of the second week at the Bates Dance Festival. There are two Gala performances. Tonight will honor Marcy Plavin, the festival’s founder and tomorrow’s performance will honor Laura … Continue reading

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Summer 2017

Just thought I would recap what I’ll be doing this summer. I am going to Mexico on Sunday June 18 – to Playa del Carmen. We used to go every summer and have had some great times. The Gulf of … Continue reading

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Teaching

At the end of the year, there is an all Meadows School of the Arts meeting. I go most of the time. The Dean let’s us know how the year went from his perspective and he also gives us news … Continue reading

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Posterior Tibial Tendon Strain

It has been a while since I have posted anything – just want the things I write about to have some substance – a good reason to write is best. Today is the last day of classes. It is a … Continue reading

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Retirement

  It is now official,  I will retire from the Division of Dance at SMU following the completion of the spring 2018 semester. In March of 2018, I will be 70 and begin taking my Social Security benefits. I will still … Continue reading

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Another Roll Down Yet Again

Yes, it’s true. There is a post from December 2015 called Another Roll Down. I am teaching Jazz I and Jazz III in spring 2016. Jazz III has a population of students I have already taught – some multiple times … Continue reading

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End of Fall 2016 Semester

It feels like everyone is hanging on by a thread, at least that’s my impression. I may be completely wrong. We did our Comp I final project showings yesterday. I pair up students who will choose one of the four … Continue reading

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