The Rose Circle Mentoring Network, a wonderful organization whose mission is to support and empower youth through mentoring, is celebrating the opening of its new office in downtown Ashland on Friday, September 7. As a former mentor and the designer of The Rose Circle's first logo and website, I was invited to exhibit some of my artwork at the open house. Since teen-agers love to dance, I chose upbeat artwork that I thought would appeal to them: images of dancers, in gouache, watercolor and cut-paper. The Rose Circle celebration is good reason to add some new images to my website and to re-consider what dance means to me and others. I invite you to re-visit my Dancers Gallery and check out my previous blogs: Dancing Scissors, Dancing Brush, Balancing Dancers.
Valentines DancersAlso, check out young-dancers.org as well, an "awesome" first dance-dedicated website for teenagers created by The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing based in the UK. The site includes photo galleries of all varieties of dance, advice about careers in dance, spotlights on some of today's leading dance stars, and quotes about dance, like this one from, of all people, Friedrich Nietzsche: We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once.