Belly Dancing with Ruby Jazayre!

Below are audio recordings from Ruby Jazayre’s belly dancing class that were taken on Wednesday, March, 29 from 6:00-7:00 pm. In the clips, we can hear Ruby giving out directions to the class, and her critiquing the dance. The clips make it easy to picture Ruby standing in the front of a dance room filled…

Latin Dance Sound Track

Lesson Audio The following recording is a sample of the dance instructor teaching everyone more Latin moves. Consent Form: A Dance Music The following recording is a sample of the kind of music people danced to after each lesson that was taught. Since it was following directly after a lesson, people moved slowly as they…

Interview With Michael McMillion

Below is our interview with one of the Spraoi Agus Rince Irish Step Dance School instructors, Michael McMillion. The interview focused on his personal experience and life in the Irish Step dancing world, along with his involvement with the specific style of dance he teaches at the school called Ceilidh Dance. We learned more about…

Sinai Synagogue Welcoming Service Audio Recording

This is a recording of the Welcoming Service at the Sinai Synagogue taken on Friday, March 24th. The welcoming service is done right before the Shabbat Service to welcome the “Queen of the Week,” the Shabbat. Shabbat is celebrated from sundown on Friday to sundown on Saturday and commemorates the creation of the world. The…

Interview with Dusten Roe

We got the opportunity to interview Dustin Roe, a fellow dancer alongside Bridget, right before he started his night at Vegetable Buddies. We asked him various questions, about his dancing lifestyle and how he is involved with the Latin night experience. Most of the questions centralized around a theme of his identity in Latin dance…

An Interview with Grace from Beyond Zen

Dakota, Krysta and myself (Madeline) interviewed Grace from Beyond Zen about gender roles in yoga. She makes some great points about an increase in men coming to classes and why she thinks that might be the case. There seems to be an upward trend of men coming to yoga classes in the area. Grace: So we’re…

Yoga

Our instructor, Grace, is telling us how to do certain stretches to relieve areas that tend to get tense under stress such as the shoulders, neck and back. In this particular section, she has us imagining becoming one with the floor, to feel ourselves sinking in relaxed. The lights in the room are very dim…

Sinai Synagogue Shabbat Service

On March 24th and 31st we (Emma, Clara, and Giovanna) attended the Shabbat services at the Sinai Synagogue in South Bend. Those in attendance, approximately 10 other people with genders evenly split in number, were very friendly and made a point of welcoming us before and after the services. The Shabbat service welcomes the Sabbath…

“Into the Cottage”

This sound clip is taken from the class dancing the “Into the Cottage” Ceilidh dance. This clip is from Monday April 3rd, 2017 and was one of the dances Julie, Abbey, and I were able to learn. After learning, we got to dance along with everyone else. If you listen closely, you can hear the tapping of…

Irish Dance with the Spraoi Agus Rince school of dance!

Julie, Abbey, and I ( Meghan) attended our first dance class with the Spraoi Agus Rince School on Monday March 6th, 2017 at the United States Marine Corps League. The adult class is available to take free lessons of Ceilidh dancing for anyone and comes with a very welcoming environment for all! The dances all…

Swirling Skirts and Flying Machetes

On Sunday March 26, 2017 Caitlin, Kelly, and I (Katie) had the opportunity to attend our very first Ballet Folklorico practice. Ballet Folklorico Azul Y Oro is a group of students at Notre Dame that practices and performs traditional Mexican folkloric dances. The group performs at many events throughout the school year including Latin Expressions…