Let Yourself Go, Relax

Day 2 of WC and I’m loving this cast and crew! Finished the opening number today. Lots and lots of fun.

Get your tickets now because I hear they’re flying! December 6th-18th. Click here for tickets.

Now I have two Youtube vids for you today. The first is the Red Queen dance from Christopher Wheeldon’s production of Alice in Wonderland, commissioned by The Royal Ballet. Beyond clever and perfectly performed! (Thanks to Jen for sharing.)

After watching that video I continued to watch every video of the production on Youtube. One of the most unique parts of the production is that the Mad Hatter was a tap role. Partnering Principal, Steven McRae’s superb ballet technique with his incredible tap skills was just perfect for the role. Than I got watching the few vids of McRae tapping on Youtube and I’m thoroughly impressed. It’s not every day you see a ballet dancer of that caliber doing his pullbacks just as exquisitely as his fouettes.

I love good Youtube finds!

love and laducas,



Combine a bunch of my favorite things and you get this.

A Fierce Tapper? Check.

Creative Video Editing? Check.

Single Ladies? Check.

Sara Bareilles? Check.

Retro Fashion? Check.

Voila! I can’t believe I’m just now finding this gem.

melinda sullivan, you are genius.


Here’s to Happiness: May 2011 Edition

It’s been awhile since I’ve done a HTH list (ala Rockstar Diaries) and since there are so many things in life to be happy about… I thought I’d share with you.

Here are 15 things that make me terribly happy

1. Sundays

2. Drinking Shirley Temples

3. Catching up with friends over lunch

4. Tap dancing

5. Discovering a new restaurant I love

6. The soreness I feel after a yoga workout

7. Cheese Pizza

8. Spring in New York

9. Wearing Lipstick and Heels

10. Popcorn with Reece’s Pieces

11. Jumping up and down alone in your apartment after getting a call that you booked a job

12. Looking through old photos

13. Being filled with pride for friends

14. Slideshows

15. Happy/Nervous Butterflies