Mummy Mondays – My week in pictures

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Hardly felt like summer this week but that didn’t stop Mr D brightening up our days with his new found singing voice, his never-ending chatter and his big, big hugs! Here are a few pics from my iPhone this past week ūüôā

IMG_7656A new studio opened in the west – get your dance on at Bkode Studios
IMG_7674Donuts and morning coffee with my work colleagues at Bonnie Coffee Brewers on Collins street
IMG_7725Pic courtesy of my sister ūüôā
IMG_7640A favorite Filipino snack – mangoes and shrimp paste. Don’t knock it til you try it! ūüėČ
IMG_7759Birthday fun with the cuties from mother’s group xx
IMG_7791Chilling on the couch with my man Рdate night, movie night 
IMG_7805“Empanada, I want YOU!”
IMG_7817Yesterday Daniel ordered his very own baby-sized pho ga…and he finished it!
IMG_7834The Big Design Market was a hit with the whole fam…except for this little guy who just wanted to storm the puddles outside
IMG_7573Front of house with this birthday boy at the 2014 Australian Dance Crew Championships last weekend at the Melbourne Town Hall
IMG_7624Spectacular lighting entertainment on the facade of the Melbourne Town Hall – come and see it every night from 9-11pm!
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Just some of our buys at the Big Design Market this weekend ūüôā

Thinking Out Loud

I’ve been listening to this song all week on the way to and from work and was only able to watch the clip to it now – such a cool surprise to see that the choreography was by the super talented couple Tabitha and Napoleon!!! Their musicality and ability to turn sound into beautiful movement is effortless.

On a side not, if you want to see some amazing talent in dance, coming up real soon on Saturday November 29th are the 2014 Australian Dance Crew Championship finals!! Tabitha and Napoleon have been previous judges of the event that which features urban and hip hop dance crews from around Australia.

#ADCC2014 finals will be held at the Melbourne Town Hall so if you want to feel inspired and want to check out the hottest dance talent in Oz, be sure to get your tickets here now! You do not want to miss the latest showcases and  unparalelled talent of MC Philly who be hosting the finals this year.

Check out previous posts here and here to see the explosive dance crews who will be bringing their passion, hours of rehearsals, and their talent to the ADCC stage!

Move more, nourish your body

Lyle and Matt workshop

JT Dancers Workshop at Passion Studio
1/594 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne

After listening to one of Michael Hyatt’s recent podcasts (Slay your Dragons before Breakfast), attending a conference in the Gold Coast, taking part in the Steptember Challenge and not fitting into a few of my work clothes (eeek!) I have been wanting to get back into the studio¬†for some good old dance love.

I love the feeling of being surrounded by happy, active people. It always makes me feel so energized and inspired to just enjoy movement and music. I don’t think we were made to just sit and watch tv or lounge around, which don’t get me wrong, is totally what I need and crave¬†sometimes! But sometimes it’s just getting up and being active¬†gives you that thrilling rush. Whether you like to dance, run, surf, ski, ride, walk it doesn’t matter. Anything that gets your body moving will benefit your body, mind and soul. Last night was definitely no exception at the workshops of Lyle Beniga and Matt Aylward who are down in Australia for JT’s concert.

I missed out on the first class due to mummy duties but thankfully my wonderful sis was able to look after D so I made it to the second class. Even just by standing there watching and listening to the choreographers, you learn so much. It’s getting me more and more excited for this year’s ADCC finals in November (tickets available on Moshtix).

Hope everyone can make it down to MOD tonight for the second lot of classes this time with Lyle and Ivan Koumaev. Last night it was a full house at Passion Studios so make sure you get in early! See Triple8Funk here for more info.

What gets your body moving? And if you do like to walk or run, let me know where! – I can always use some new places to see ūüôā

Happy hump day everyone!

This is the routine Matt taught last night. Super fun! Thanks so much Matt! Subscribe. Like. Comment!

Check out Lyle’s channel for more amazingness. Subscribe. Like. Comment!

And finally got to meet and watch Ivan dance live. Here’s a clip of one of his pieces from SYTYCD awhile back now from Season 2 with Alison

We are so blessed to be able to take class and enjoy dance. There are many others who don’t get that same opportunity. If you would like to help those with cerebal palsy I am currently completing the Steptember Challenge with some work colleagues. Cerebal Palsy is a physical disability that affects a person’s body movement and their muscle coordination, balance and control. See here if you would like to help our team out or find out more information.

The Urban Ma Steptember

Australian Dance Crew Championships – Sydney Prelims 2014

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2014 Australian Dance Crew Championships – Sydney Prelims
Roundhouse Theatre, University of NSW

Teaming up with DG and Dancekool Studios this year UEG Events hosted the Australian Dance Crew Championships in Sydney with a twist Рthe Super Eight Battles were weaved in between the entertaining dance crew showcases and competition numbers! It always make me feel happy inside watching all the kids and the young at heart giving their all on stage. Dance moves me, no matter what genre and last Sunday no exception.

Super Eight 8 on 8 Freestyle Battles

Re-Fresh vs. HOPE
Falvor Familia vs. Sole Rockers
World Square vs. Golden G8tives
Rize Bubbles vs. Pop Your Nation
Soul Predatorz vs. Old Fellas

ADCC 2014 Sydney Prelims

CDC
Hellraisers
Relentless
Behind the Front
3D Reborn
Gen X Crew
MOV
Boondocks

Showcases: 

Juniors: 1st Hellraisers, 2nd CDC
Open: Behind the Front, 2nd MOV, 3rd Gen X Crew

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2014 Australian Dance Crew Championships

 

Dance the school holidays away with the 2014 Australian Dance Crew Championships Melbourne Prelims
Presented UEG Events – Saturday 5th of July 2pm
Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre (MSAC), Albert Park

Energy, entertainment and highly passionate dancers will be competing tomorrow at the Melbourne¬†prelims for the¬†2014 Australian Dance Crew Championships which will be held at MSAC in Albert Park. I can’t wait for Toddler D to see all the talented crews from the juniors (7yo) through to the open age dancers. Daniel already loves to bop along to his favourite tunes (which at the moment is still Happy by Pharrell) so hopefully he’ll get excited by all the action tomorrow!

Tickets will be sold at the door so come along and support these dancers who have put in the long hours and rehearsal time doing something they love. Meanwhile check out the video above to get a feel for what will be on offer tomorrow, Saturday 5th of July. See you there!

For more details click here.