2104 Point Shoe Series – VI

2014 Pointe Shoe Series VI

2014 Pointe Shoe Series VI

“Everything in the universe has rhythm. Everything dances.” -Maya Angelou

Find your rhythm and dance this weekend everyone!

2014 Pointe Shoe Series – V

2014 Point Shoe Series V

2014 Point Shoe Series V

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“When life takes me on a new journey, I simply remember the smile my first ballet recital put on my face and I move forward.” – Andrea Thompson

2014 Pointe Shoe Series IV

Objects of Desire

Objects of Desire

“Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal – a commitment to excellence – that will enable you to attain the success you seek.” – Mario Andretti

I love this quote and it relates so well to dancers and their dream of achieving the advancement to pointe shoes.  The quote comes from someone who accomplished his dreams and lived in the fast lane, something that you don’t typically associate with dancers.  However, driving does require a high level of skill and the dedication to the goal of winning is no different than that of what it takes to become a prima ballerina.  You would not typically think of race car driving and dancing as being in the same class, but when it comes to the desire to succeed, dedication, pursuit, excellence and even grace, the two can be associated.  I think it is safe to say that there is a certain level of grace that goes with steering a car at high speeds – no?  Or is it just being smooth?

I have a huge favor to ask all of my followers who happen to be on Facebook.  I am trying to increase the number of likes on my Robyn Graham Photography page.  I use Facebook for business purposes and am trying to increase traffic to my Facebook page to eventually lead more people to my website.  The growth in awareness of my business is important with my studio opening in September.  Thank you in advance for your consideration.  I am happy to return the favor, just leave your link in the comment section of this post.

Enjoy the weekend!

Pointe Shoe Series II

Pointe Shoe Series II

 

“Ballet is a dance executed by the soul.” –  Alexander Pushkin