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Another Performance

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It was time again for a new dance performance

Tap and Freestyle.

For Tap we did a Tango – routine to

‘Perhaps, perhaps,  perhaps’

 

 

followed by another routine to ‘my future husband’ – Megan Trainer.

I loved every bit.

This was the outfit!

 

 

For Freestyle we danced to ‘Shut up and dance’

we wore a lovely red skirt with petticoat, silver belt, white T-shirt and red scarf.

 

I did love the petticoat, it makes dancing even more fun!

We also did a great routine to Justin Timberlake – I got this feeling:

 

We had a fantastic time, so did the audience.

Broadway next…… ?????  🙂

 

Mindful Day – Music

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Today have a specially mindful day

 

How about

 

you listen to a piece of music

 

without doing something else.

 

Close your eyes and enjoy the instruments playing,

 

listen to the music in detail,

 

hear the different instruments,

 

enjoy the soothing sound,

 

give thanks to your ears picking up the sound.

 

and most of all

 

Relax

 

How about this one:

 

 

 

 

 

Dancing feet

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I saw those dancing feet…..

 

 

Have a guess in what….

I had the right skirt too….

 

 

 

Yes,

in 42nd Street!

 

 

What a fantastic show!

I saw it 1988 the first time with Catherine Zeta Jones and loved it…

Now 2017 again, this time with Sheena Easton, amazing again.

Just listen to those taps…  ♥♥♥♥♥

 

 

 

 

Weekly Smile #50

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As you all know I love my dancing.

we are preparing for an Exam in March,

and I am learning 3 Tap dances for that.

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On our last session this week I got my second dance mistake free.

Yes, I nailed that one.

Yay

That made me smile and soooo happy!

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…and there is always a lot to smile!

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This was brought through Trent‘s blog

Weekly Smile #39

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In choir yesterday we started a new song:

Guess what….

One of my favourite musicals

Singing in the Rain

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It is not that easy as we sing harmonies

but it is great fun.

The lyrics say:

‘Let the stormy clouds chase everyone from the place

Come on with the rain, I’ve a smile on my face…..’

and there it was:

my smile got bigger

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Sing along

and smile with me!

This is part of Trent’s weekly smile.

Join the smiles and click to view and add/link your smiles here.

It’s fun!

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Weekly Smile #38

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This week my dancing lessons started again

that really made my smile bigger.

You all know how I love my dancing!

In Freestyle we dance to this catchy song

We are learning 3 tap routines and

4 freestyle routines for next year’s exam.

Tough but so enjoyable.

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and smile along!

 

This is part of Trent’s weekly smile.

Join the smiles and click to view and add/link your smiles here.

It’s fun!

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How to prepare for a James Bond Night

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James Bond Night

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how exciting,

a local event in aid of Amnesty International.

 I had to think….

how do I prepare for a James Bond night.

Homework….

3 basic ideas came to mind:

Going as a Bond girl I needed to think of

What to wear: – a glamorous  sparkly dress

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Diamonds are forever : – a diamond bracelet/ brooch

What does Mr Bond drink….

research: Martini – shaken not stirred

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“Bond also drinks gin, beer and champagne in the books and films, and in Casino Royale orders a drink he names a Vesper: “Three measures of Gordon’s, one of vodka, half a measure of Kina Lillet, shake it over ice, and then add a thin slice of lemon peel.”

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Luckily I just found a Ball room gown my mum wore about 45 years ago.

I tried and it fitted.

Diamonds- nobody knows if they are real as long as they are sparkly

So off I went.

Result:

Dress sorted

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Diamonds sorted

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Martini sipped

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We had a wonderful evening

and and enjoyed the James Bond music.

 

Wonder what I find next….

IL DIVO night

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I was fortunate to get tickets for an Il Divo concert in the London O2 Arena yesterday.

 

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Il Divo are 4 young men with amazing voices, they have been created 12 years ago and go from strength to strength.  I have followed them for at least 9 years now. They do sing pop opera or as it is called popera.

 

They are David Miller ( American) Tenor, Sebastian Izambard (French) Tenor, Urs Buehler (Swiss) Tenor and Carlos Marin (Spanish) Bariton.

 

I got tickets for their tour called Amor et pasion which goes up to November and they are visiting all different cities all over the world.

 

 

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In this tour they added solos, dancing and playing instruments themselves to their amazing singing.

 

They also added dancers to some of their latin american songs.

 

It was a feast for ears and eyes.

 

There were 7000 people there and we didn’t want to let Il Divo go home, demanding more songs which they gave us. ❤

 

 

 

It was a totally enjoyable and amazing evening and I can only recommend that if they are near you, go and see them.

 

This was after the final good bye song!

 

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Here another beautiful track.

 

 

 

Still smiling?

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Good Morning my friends.

It has been a while

since I had enough time to sit and compose something

and visit all your blogs regularly.

Even though holidays I have been away and had visitors,

which I thoroughly enjoyed.

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Finding new places in London to show my visitors I stumbled on some

yet fairly unknown places.

One of them is Crossrail place.

This is a new development, not even finished,

but the beautiful roof garden is finished.

It looks rather futuristic.

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It features plants from East and West, meeting in the middle. A calm garden on top of a new railway station which is being build in Canary Wharf. It was calm and quiet in the middle of a concrete world. We had a lovely walk and enjoyed the amazing plants and trees there. Have a look for yourself!

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There was a piano in the middle of the building so I couldn’t resist to do a fun bit on it which my aunt taught me.

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It was great fun and a great place to visit!

More discoveries in the next post!

Keep smiling and enjoy the warmer weather!

Battlecry – Two Steps from Hell

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Two Steps from Hell have done it again –  more tracks released – hurray!

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Even if you don’t know about them you surely have heard some tracks not knowingly – on TV or in films as trailer music.

 

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A new album with 26 tracks is out – Battlecry from Two steps from Hell

” The eight studio album under the Two Steps from Hell banner to be made public by project composers NP and TB the aptly named “Battlecry” offers 26 new movie trailer , war documentary and death defying gymnastic routine-ready of expertly crafted, epically resented audio melodrama. As per usual most of the tracks are instrumental but guest vocalist Merethe Soltvedt and Felicia Farerre lend their voices to a pair of songs.”  – Excerpt from their website.

 

For me this is another amazing collection of epic music of my favourite musicians.

Some tracks remind me of other music composed by Thomas and Nick.

This collection is more epic, dramatic and monumental and the name “Battlecry” does its justice.

Movie trailers perfect for war documentaries and film – you can let your imagination go.

For me the full orchestral tracks are the best.

My favourites are Victory, Never back down, Cannon in D-Minor – an orchestral masterpiece, Release me, Last of the light, No honour in Blood and Star Sky.

The best classical music of our time.  This is real music!

Epicness at its best.

Thomas and Nick never disappoint instead they get better and better.

Looking forward to many more amazing new tracks……. or even a concert in Europe one day????

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1.None Shall Live

2.Stormkeeper

3.Victory

4. Wolf King

5. Rise Above

6. Spellcaster

7.Never Back Down

8.Red Tower

9.Cannon In D Minor

10.Blackout

11.Stronger Faster Braver

12.Battleborne

13.Last of the Light

14.Ultraground

15.Release Me

16.Freedom Ship

17.Amaria

18.Flight of the Silverbird

19.Outpost

20.Unforgiven

21.Across the Blood Water

22.No Honor In Blood

23.Sariel

24.Star Sky

25.Battleborne – Instrumental

26.Star Sky – Instrumental

Listen for yourself to  Never Back Down and Star Sky

 

 

Looking forward to Classics Volume 2 which is in the making!