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Thursday, July 23, 2015

The Folks Shoe Shop now restored!

This building is mentioned in the book "The Astaires" a book about Fred's life with his sister, Adelle. Got to visit West 46th street today, where the facade of Israel Miller's shoe store, The Folks Shoe Shop, has been restored, looking much as it did a hundred years ago. The four statues are Ethel Barrymore, Marilyn Miller, Mary Pickford and Rosa Ponselle. Their statues were lovingly restored at a restoration facility near my home in DC .

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

From Unmotivated to Inspired

"When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy." - Rumi

I really must say that it's a pleasure to be slowly getting back on the practice floor, after several months off from dancing. 

I've stopped teaching as a full time career but have made plans to continue dance by donating lesson hours to college programs, and local community centers.

It's been nice to spend my dancing hours with friends and family, it has been a refreshing break from business side of dancing.

It's also so nice to be back at home at Mr. Henry's in DC. Henry's has always been gathering place for people in the arts, so without dance on a daily basis, the artistic needs in my life are still met every day,  plus some. Life is more simple and fun these days, and much more rested.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Julian Eltinge at Mr. Henry's

This YouTube link provides more info on Julian Eltinge, who appears on the wall at Mr. Henry's DC 

A view of the Eltinge Theater in NYC