Natalie and I had a blast judging the ONE Love Movement Showcase this month at Olathe North!  There was so much talent there, plus a great vibe of service and spreading love and uniting people through dance.  I saw some fantastic routines!  My favorite was the Project Access dancers pictured below.  The Eaglettes work with these special…

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We love Missouri and its dance teams!  The weekend started on Friday with the solo competition.  Kayla, Natalie and Fallon got to help judge 82 solos.  I’m very proud of some KC Classic dancers who placed in the top half of their class: Freshman Solos: Katie Rhodus, Kearney 1st Alaina Lee, Liberty North 2nd JoAnna…

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I was so happy to be asked to judge the Miss Kansas Dance and Drill Team Festival this year!  It’s such a neat contest!  I love how the director, Gail Holder, always makes it about something more than trophies.  This year the focus was on being present (put away those phones and really connect!), remembering…

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It was a great day for dance teams at the 2015 Kansas City Classic!  Our fifth year was held in the brand new field house at Liberty High School.  Thank you so much to the teams who participated, the soloists, the ensembles, the Sapphires, their coaches, their parents, the judges, and all the spectators who…

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Summer flew by and I was a terribly lazy blogger, so I’m going to just do one big, fat blog post now. Kayla and I choreographed a pom routine for an adorable team that we love.  Here’s what the choreo sessions looked like: I did actually snap a photo of all the Hello Kitty stuff…

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It was a great day at the 2012 Kansas City Classic!  A huge thank you to all the teams, their coaches, parents, judges…..we are so grateful to everyone who made it successful!  You can see highlight reels and results on the Kansas City Classic page by clicking on the photo of the logo to the…

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Natalie’s photos taken by our good friend, Tom Styrkowicz, were featured in his photographic art show entitled “The Art of the Portrait” at 2009 Gallery in downtown Kansas City!  The show’s focus was Tom’s ability to capture the essence of his subject and their personality, and his uncanny knack for storytelling through his photos.  Congratulations,…

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Natalie had a baby!  And we all couldn’t be more thrilled because it’s a girl!  We like girls and all things girlie!  And in true Natalie fashion, the birth was a dramatic one, AND took place on leap day!  Yep, Naomi Ellen Singletary was born on February 29th, weighing 8lbs 14oz, and measuring 20.5 in…

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We did it!  We hosted our first dance team competition, and it went very, very well!  So proud of every single soul that darkened the doorway of Liberty High School that day. Click on the Kansas City Classic link to the right to be taken to the results and a highlight reel! Love and spirit fingers, Melanie…

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Our good friend and fabulous photographer Tom Styrkowicz decided that he wanted to inject some more creative “shapes” into his acclaimed Little Black Dress series.  After a recent Larkspur photo shoot with him, he was smitten with our little Natalie and thought she would be the perfect model to bring to life this exploration beyond…

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Here’s what I found out on the internets about this life-drawing event we were invited to do.  Pay attention.  There might be a quiz. Every month, over 3,500 artists gather in nearly a hundred cities (including New York, Hollywood, Sao Paolo, London, Rome, Paris, Tokyo, and Melbourne) to sketch glamourous, subcultural models and compete in…

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Our good friend and photographer Tom Styrkowicz and his photo series was just honored with The Little Black Dress Party!  It was sponsored by The Bank of Prairie Village, Tom Tivol and Wanda Allen and Kansas City’s magazine of society “The Independent” to promote Tom and his work.  I was just so pleased and proud…

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We needed some posed group photos and our good friend and aerial goddess Rachel McMeachin suggested that we enlist the talents of Nikki Moreno, owner of Vixen Pin-Up Photography.  So glad we did!  We got something  colorful, fun and different than any of our other photos.  Vixen Pin-Up is a collaboration between Nikki and her…

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Every year Larkspur donates their time and talent to the Girl Scouts of America because we love them and their Thin Mint Cookies.  Last year Kayla, Natalie, and Melanie taught a local Brownie troop basic ballet, jazz and pom techniques, helping the girls earn their Dance badge.  This year, Natalie tapped her degree in dental…

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Another “Night Of Fame.”  We just had to go.  The theme was Old School vs. New School Divas.  This time Cassie came home with the Best Costume prize, and it was well deserved.  She had to walk through Fallon’s parking lot in that get up….in front of people…..and it was unnerving.  I, on the other…

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I am so very, very excited about our newest endeavor!  The ladies of Larkspur have decided to broaden our dance repertoire to include aerial silks!  You know, the Cirque de Soleil thing where you wrap, suspend, fall, swing, and spiral into and out of various positions on a suspended fabric.  No safety lines, which is…

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Yep.  We made the paper again.  This time we weren’t wearing our Honky tank tops.  We were all dressed like Britney Spears.  We were taking a much needed break at a Night of Fame party.  So much fun!  These photos were featured in two arts and entertainment publications, The Pitch and Ink Magazine, and on…

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What a fun night!  We got to dance with critically acclaimed and award winning bluegrass band The Wilders!  They’re getting ready to leave for a tour of the UK, so best of luck to them!  I think Donnette and Mishra are still hanging out at the William Wallace Monument, so they should swing by and…

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So, it looks like the Toby Keith gig has been extended to include weekend performances at Harrah’s in North Kansas City!  Love those people!   We’re putting together what we’re hoping will be some entertaining choreography of jazz, country novelty, prop and line dances!  Awesome opportunity to hang out with each other and do what…

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  We were all so excited to have the opportunity to dance onstage with Toby Keith again!  The Sprint Center is such a great venue, and the set for Toby’s tour this year was really cool!  And there was a sold-out crowd, and pyro, and cool things on the background video screens!  And new choreo,…

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