I haven't danced in so long and its very unlike me. I think with all that has been going on between recently graduating, 4 hour acting classes, working a lot, and my personal issues, my dance classes have taken a back burner. I should know better... when I dont dance I get depressed... and when I get depressed.. well I don't dance. Its a vicious cycle and a
stupid one at that.
Well today when my alarm went off this morning I decided... I wasnt going to go to my acting class today... screw it... I needed to take some dance classes... and take dance classes I did!!!
I got into the city around 12 and headed over to "Steps" and took a
class with Daina Moore. She is so inspiring and just completely positive. The class itself wasnt incredibly challenging, but I knew Later I would get my ASS KICKED (in my second class)
Since I had some time to kill... I poped into Urban Outfitters.. and LOOK WHAT I FOUND!!!!
HOW CUTE!!! I know you all want one :) hehehehe i cant wait to wear it!
So first my awesome dance class.. then my adorable shirt... well Why should I stop Now?!?!?
I ran to my favorite dance supplier store and bought two new pair or dance pants. (i actually needed them for rehearsals for my upcomming show!)
(if anyone lives in the NY area... and is a performer.. you NEED to go to "Class In" Its on 72nd and Amsterdam...theyre amazing... you pick a leotard, pants, unitard etc and they size you so it fits perfectly...and then you can make alterations...lower back, higher leg...etc and THEN you get to pick your own fabric and colors! Its so much fun and really cheap!! OK..!)
So after some new dance clothes, my adorable t-shirt, and my amazing dance class.. I headed over to Broadway Dance Center (aka BDC) FOr my second class.
This one was with my FAVORITE teacher.. David Marquez.
Not only was the choreography challenging but it was the kind of movement that just makes you gush happiness at the seams. Everything that has been bothering me lately completely melted away. I just moved freely, intensely and joyfully... i know this sounds silly but I felt free. This is why I love to dance.. because of the way it makes me feel. I have been lucky enough to have been blessed with the opportunity to do it professionally... and I need to remember that this is what calms me...centers me...and makes me whole. Thank god I have something like this...thank god!
Ok so after I got home, I had a suprise waiting for me at my front door!!!
About a week ago I discovered a product called "Sun Butter"!!!!Basically its a "peanut butter" substitute made from sunflower seeds. Well I was super excited when I found it!!! I got chunky and creamy... ok so the verdict????
AMAZING!!!! I tasted it and I had to re-read the label because I thought it might have nuts in it! It is creamy, salty, and AMAZING!!!! IS THIS WHAT I HAVE BEEN MISSING?!?!?! Seriously... anyone who has nut allergies like me...GET THIS PRODUCT!!!
Well i IMMEDIATELY remembered a post that I saw on Celine's blog. It called for nut butter and of course I couldnt use it.. BUT I HAD MY SUNBUTTER... so I attempted to make "Thick Chocolate Mousse with Chocolate Ribbons of DOOM"
OH MY GOD.... this is AMAZING... and its made with avocado and BEANS! (i subbed Black beans for White beans... I dont think it made a difference... its still amazing!)
ANY desert made with beans and or avocado intruiges me... I mean... DESERT...and MY FAVORITE VEGETABLES!!! god it cant get any better than this.
So here's my picture... Celine has a better on one her blog (Shes an amazing photographer)...(and the recipe) but Hey i wanted to share too!!