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  1. Dance Styles from 1982 to the Present: Vol. 2

    After I had been dancing at the Pink Poodle for almost a year, I was hired by a stripping telegram company called Strip-o-Gram. (That will be covered in another post:-) I had moved to San Francisco to work for them, since most of my gigs were up that way.

    But when SOG and I parted ways a year later, I went back to the good ol' Pink Poodle. Boy, had dance styles changed! I actually missed Diana and her old fashioned elegance.

    New girls had been ...
  2. The Recent Past: Last Weekend

    I'm not really sure what to title this post. I just found that little snafu I had with (for some reason I couldn't copy and paste my blogs on their site. Although, they encourage blogs there). However, that's been resolved and it makes me happier.

    I guess I'll write a bit about the present. I worked over the last weekend. It was fun and I had some rather wacky things happen. The first thing was a rather cute Indian/American guy I met at my stage. ...
  3. The Burlesque Hall of Fame: The Titans of Tease

    This takes place in Las Vegas now at the Orleans casino in a theater that seats 800. It was sold out last night. I went last year. I bought a pass and went to every show and took master classes from legendary dancers April March and Tiffany Carter.

    Most of these ladies were dancing in the 50's, 60's or 70's. Some of them beyond. But I think the youngest legend retired from dancing in 1994.

    I learned a lot in the classes and just from watching the shows.
  4. History of dance shoes: 1982 to present

    (Again, I've been M.I.A. I've been @ Coachella and Vegas. Interesting times at both).

    But I'm here now. When I first started dancing, the highest heels I wore were all of 3 inches with no platform whatsoever. They were usually pumps. I recall I did have a pair of the infamous Frederick's of Hollywood mules which were strapless with the fuzzy feathers on the foot band. I believe I had some maryjanes too.

    Around 1985-86, I added ankle socks into the mix.
  5. I Know I've Been MIA:-(

    I cant' believe it's been a month since I've posted, but it has been. My energy was completely centered on a recital given by the dance studio that I work out in. I'm in an advanced pole class. Our choreographer/ instructor is a well known acrobat in the Hollywood/Los Angeles area. I was very honored to be chosen by her to be in her routine. Everybody wanted to work with her. She had nearly 16 dancers at first. Then she started asking if they could do certain core moves like an aerial shoulder ...
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