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 🙂

Happy hump day everyone!

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

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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

Choreo Cookies in Melbourne

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Choreo Cookies in Melbourne, August 2014

Wow. These ladies and gents are just as charismatic, in sync and totally jaw dropping as they are when you watch them on YouTube. Totally missing Rewind right now after watching the phenomenal Choreo Cookies on stage last Sunday night.

Congrats to all the crews who performed on the stage. Loved the energy, passion and talent.

I can’t wait to see what Baby D’s passion will be when he grows up!


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The night started and ended with flawless showcases by Choreo Cookies and following Melbourne crews also performed:

Kstar
Kstar Mums
TDC
Tenacity
A2D
Kstar
RnR
Liquid Express
Kstar Gen 2 ( dance showcase)
Courtney (singing showcase)

Judges: Mari, Keone and Carlos

Battlegrounds August 2014:
Old Skool – 1st: Daisuke and students Chris, Michael & Ricki 2nd: Kstar mums crew
Freestyle battle – 1st: Daisuke Benson
Monster division – 1st: RnR 2nd: Kstar Monster 3rd: A2D

Choreo Cookies Q&AStyling Daniel The Urban Ma blogDaniel waiting for the show to start back up after intermission – so enthralled by the dancers but still holding on tight to his toy car 🙂

#FBF – My first dance performance post partum


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So I found this post while cleaning up my drafts folder and I can’t believe I hadn’t published it!

These pics are from Sunday Feb 10th 2013, my first time performing again with Rewind Dance Crew after giving birth to Daniel.

It may not seem like that big a deal but for me it was a goal I had as soon as I found out I was pregnant!

And it was a lot of work.

I was exclusively breastfeeding at the time and the hubby and I had just started to get our sleep back when rehearsals began. It was worth all the effort in timing feeds, late night rehearsals and sweating my butt off to see smiles on the crowd’s faces again and share good times with these crazy cats.

IMG_1519 I love performing and Rewind has taught me so many things and really gave me the chance to come out of my shell (would you believe that I was the most shyest person on the planet before Rewind came along? And that may even be an understatement!).

I hope that one day if any of my kids are interested in dancing they’ll be lucky enough to be part of a positive and friendly crew they can share many exciting experiences with.IMG_1527IMG_1532

So grateful for this hands on hubby 🙂

This year’s St Kilda Fest will be on Sunday 14th of February and Rewind will again be taking over the DanceZone bringing you some new sets and performances by some of Melbourne’s finest dance crews.

The event is free and kid friendly so mark your calendars and we hope to see you there!

Check out these other dance posts to get you in the mood to boogie on a Friday night! Here we back up danced for some Filipino artistas and here we had one of the most fun nights out with the outrageously Jabbawockeez.

Don’t forget to subscribe to keep updated with the latest. For now, have a good night!

xx

Circa 2003 – Rewind Reclaim Photo Set

Came across these photos today on my hard drive…a time when there was no Youtube, no Facebook and nowhere to watch dance but Video Hits, Rage and the music award shows that were shown on tv whilst we eagerly had our fingers on “record” in order to save them.
These photos show a time when there were only a few dance crews in the scene. Melbourne, and Australia for that matter is so blessed now to have so many events & classes where anyone with a passion for dance can take part and express themselves in a safe an encouraging environment. Thank you Rewind for such an unbelievable journey – let’s keep it alive <3