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Capital G Music, Dance, Pole and More!

Posted by on Jun 18, 2012 in Dance, Entertainment and Lifestyle, Events, Pole Dancing, Sports

Capital G Music, Dance, Pole and More!

Thank you Eli, Chelo and Capital G for inviting me to your summer show!

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with Eli and Chelo Abstrid

Watching the show made me want to attend hip hop classes again coz that’s what my comfort, feel-good dance!

Check out Capital G’s new schedule for off-summer season.  This may change so just check their official Capital G Facebook Page.

They currently have a promo of P100 per dance class every Monday (not applicable to pole) and get a free class if you purchase worth P1000!

Q York opened the night!

 

The students performed per class!

 

Finally, the pole dancers!

 

Pole dance instructors Janina and Jamaica who are also friends with Polecats Manila

 

 

The Philippine All Stars for the finale

 

Curtain call

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Trey McIntyre Project: American Contemporary Ballet Company

Posted by on May 9, 2012 in Dance, Entertainment and Lifestyle, Events, Featured, Philippines

Trey McIntyre Project: American Contemporary Ballet Company

I’m very happy to witness this fusion of ballet, contemporary art and our very own folklore dances!

Thank you very much to our friends from the US Embassy for inviting us to become a part of this :)

 

U.S. Embassy Manila and the Cultural Center of the Philippines just the visit of an American contemporary ballet company, Trey McIntyre Project, to the Philippines. The group will work collaboratively with the Ramon Obusan Folkloric Dance Group and conduct master classes in ballet, modern dance and technical direction in Manila and Iloilo City during a ten-day visit to the Philippines.

 

They graced us with a short number to the music of The Beatles

Trey McIntyre is one of the most sought-after choreographers working today. He has created a body of more than 90 works for companies such as American Ballet Theatre, Stuttgart Ballet, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, New York City Ballet and Ballet Santiago (Chile). He formed his acclaimed Trey McIntyre Project in 2008, based in Boise, Idaho and has since focused on creating works that explore the human experience in transformative and captivating ways.

 

Trey McIntyre Project’s visit to the Philippines includes two showcase performances:

· May 10, at 5:30 p.m., Central Philippine University, Rose Memorial Auditorium,

Iloilo.

 

· May 12, at 6:00 p.m., Market! Market! Mall Activity Center, Taguig City.

 

Both performances are open to the public and free of charge, presented through the support of Central Philippine University and Station Square East Commercial Corporation.

Fellow Pole Kitten and blogger, Bambi in the audience.
We wanted to join the team’s workshop the next day but both of us couldn’t make it.
We got to witness the Trey McIntyre dancers be emersed with our Filipino indegenous dances.
As ballet dancers, they are so used to “pointing” their toes.  Good luck to them, most of our tribal dances “flex” the foot!
And souvenir photo with Trey McIntyre
Don’t forget to catch their performances at the following venue:

· May 10, at 5:30 p.m., Central Philippine University, Rose Memorial Auditorium,

Iloilo.

 

· May 12, at 6:00 p.m., Market! Market! Mall Activity Center, Taguig City.

 

Trey McIntyre Project: American Contemporary Ballet Company in Manila

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American Contemporary Ballet Company in Manila and Iloilo

Posted by on May 4, 2012 in Dance, Manila, Philippines, Sports

American Contemporary Ballet Company in Manila and Iloilo

I’m so excited to witness this!

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U.S. Embassy Manila and the Cultural Center of the Philippines just the visit of an American contemporary ballet company, Trey McIntyre Project, to the Philippines. The group will work collaboratively with the Ramon Obusan Folkloric Dance Group and conduct master classes in ballet, modern dance and technical direction in Manila and Iloilo City during a ten-day visit to the Philippines.

Trey McIntyre is one of the most sought-after choreographers working today. He has created a body of more than 90 works for companies such as American Ballet Theatre, Stuttgart Ballet, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, New York City Ballet and Ballet Santiago (Chile). He formed his acclaimed Trey McIntyre Project in 2008, based in Boise, Idaho and has since focused on creating works that explore the human experience in transformative and captivating ways.

Trey McIntyre Project’s visit to the Philippines includes two showcase performances:

· May 10, at 5:30 p.m., Central Philippine University, Rose Memorial Auditorium,

Iloilo.

· May 12, at 6:00 p.m., Market! Market! Mall Activity Center, Taguig City.

Both performances are open to the public and free of charge, presented through the support of Central Philippine University and Station Square East Commercial Corporation.

Trey McIntyre Project’s visit to the Philippines is part of DanceMotion USAsm , a program made possible by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and produced in partnership with Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM). The program is aimed at sharing the rich dance culture of the United States with international audiences. (www.dancemotionusa.org) In the Philippines, the DanceMotion USAsm program is being implemented held under the auspices of the US Embassy Manila and the Cultural Center of the Philippines.

More info here: http://manila.usembassy.gov/ballet.html

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Valentine’s Day: Flowers and Fuerza Bruta

Posted by on Feb 15, 2012 in Dance, Entertainment and Lifestyle, Events, Featured

Valentine’s Day: Flowers and Fuerza Bruta

Wow, Valentine’s Day was very tiring for me! It started out with me and my teammates personally delivering flowers to random people on Twitter.


This is me waiting for our deliverees 😛

Then, I braved the traffic and rushed to Manila Hotel Tent to watch the premiere of Fuerza Bruta! It was packed with celebrities, artists and people who celebrated Valentine’s day in a unique way.

Unique is an understatement! Fuerza Bruta was beyond that! I felt so involved with their performance! I don’t really know if I can describe what I’ve experienced in words but it’s like this: it’s like an interactive club. It’s not like theater. There weren’t any chairs and you move around a huge space to experience the show. The stage keeps moving and there’s even a stage just right above you!


People dancing above you!

I must say, I was high with endorphin during the show. The dancers are from Argentina I believe (not sure) and we couldn’t understand them, and they couldn’t understand us either. It seemed like they turned Anger into ART – something fun and playful!


…at Fuerza Bruta!

It was something I have never experienced before. I will blog more details but I don’t want to post a lot of pictures about it because I want you to experience it for yourselves!

At the end of the very busy day, all my tiredness went away because of this:

He knows how much I love flowers!
Thank you :) You know who you are <3

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Samba Party with BlueWater Day Spa 6th Year Anniversary

Posted by on Nov 11, 2011 in Beauty, Celebrities, Dance, Entertainment and Lifestyle, Events, Fitness, Health

Samba Party with BlueWater Day Spa 6th Year Anniversary

Congratulations BlueWater Day Spa for a successful celebration of their 6th Year Anniversary!

They introduced their new pool of Brand Advocates that include Go-getters, Movers, Visionaries and people who are beautiful inside and out.

Their new Brand Advocates include:

Illiac Diaz – Model Innovator / Founder – My Shelter Foundation

Angelo Ortiz – World Champion Pianist / Recording Artist

Conrad Perreras – CEO / SPAI

Reese Fernandez – Young Achiever / President Rags2Riches Foundation

Bianca Mercado – CFO Business World

Kiko Rustia – Host / Chef / Adventurer

Andy Leuterio – Fitness Coach / Sports Writer-Editor / Triathlete

Mikaela Lagdameo-Martinez – Career Mom / Model / Entrepreneur

They also launched new Massages for Infant and Pregnancy.

Check out more about their new services at their official website:

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Blue Water Day Spa 6th Anniversary Samba party

Had to dance on the spot… they taught us how to samba!

Blue Water Day Spa 6th Anniversary Samba party

and of course, models from Brazil!

Blue Water Day Spa 6th Anniversary Samba party

Karylle with lovely long legs :)

Blue Water Day Spa 6th Anniversary Samba party

I had slight fever that night… glad I’m okay now :)

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‘Til the next party!

xoxo,

Flaircandy :)

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Stellar: Polecats Manila Recital

Posted by on May 27, 2011 in Art & Photography, Celebrities, Dance, Entertainment and Lifestyle, Events, Featured, Pole Dancing, Sports

Stellar: Polecats Manila Recital

*because stars are meant to shine :)

I am inviting everyone to our Pole Recital “Stellar” on June 4 2011, 7pm at Teatrino Theater and Bar, Greenhills.

We just had our general rehearsal yesterday night – and OH EM GEE! You would want to watch this show that won’t happen again (probably in the next 6 months to a year).  We all worked hard on this and the performances are AWESOME to the hundredth power!

Come and watch us defy gravity!  Students will perform, plus special performances and of course the Polecats too! It will WOW you like CRAZY! I’m not even exaggerating 😛

And the tickets are only at P500! Which to me is worth much more than that, you wouldn’t see this anywhere!

When In Manila is also a partner! and some of my friends who did this music video will do lights and video documentation!

I’m so excited and I hope I will see you there!

Check out Polecats Manila official website for more details!

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Pole Dancing Practice

Posted by on Apr 20, 2011 in Dance, Pole Dancing, Sports

Pole Dancing Practice

 

2nd Day.

Obviously, I need more practice! This is my second day of Pole Dancing classes and we are practicing for our recital. I needed to catch up with the other dancers :) Anyway, I’m so not graceful yet like the pole doesn’t like me AT ALL… but I’d like to document my dance daily so that I can track my own progress :)

I’m so glad I can climb the pole now and stay on one position… although not graceful >.< will work my way there!

Btw, my thighs felt like they got their cherry popped – whaddup it was so hard for me to walk properly lol. At least I know my muscles are working!

To know more about Pole Dancing and the Polecats, read here :)

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Manila Superstar Dance and Sing Audition

Posted by on Jan 5, 2011 in Dance, Sports

Manila Superstar Dance and Sing Audition

A good friend of mine asked me to post this and I think it will help a lot of girls out there to make their dream come true – become a superstar!

If you think you were born a superstar, then…
WE WANT YOU

We are holding open auditions for females aged 18-23 years old who have a passion for DANCING, SINGING and PERFORMING, and are committed to a career in entertainment.

JANUARY 8, 2011 and JANUARY 15, 2011
4-7pm at Studio Z Katipunan

Please prepare a 2-minute dance routine and a 1-minute song acapella as well as a valid ID and printed head shot and full-body photos.

Email us at [email protected] for inquiries and other details.

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Dance With Me

Posted by on Aug 21, 2010 in Announcements, Dance, Featured, Sports

Dance With Me

I just started going to my dance class yesterday at ACTS Dance and Arts Academy.  I paid only P2800 for 12 session.  Each session is generally for an hour for their regular class and 1.5 hours for  Weekend sessions.  It’s amazing because the schedule of their classes is very flexible.  You can choose from over 15 classes  ranging from Dance, Fitness, Sports, Music and Art classes.  And the best thing is that you can attend any class you want.

If you don’t want to pay for 12 sessions and you just want to try out one class (walk-in), you just need to pay P280 or P350 depending on the class.

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I am really interested in Lyrical Hiphop and Diva Dance.  Lyrical Hiphop makes you dance to the tunes of “Bleeding Love”, “Pyramid” and other RnB ballads.  Diva Dance however gives you more of a “club attitude.”  With Diva dance, you dance like Beyonce and the Pussycat dolls.  Sexy, Snappy!

Those two classes are the ones that I am planning to attend…

I know some people are interested in taking dance classes too… So, take it with me!!!

The studio is just small and usually only 1 to about 5 people are being taught per session.  Sometimes, if only 1 enrollee arrives, they still proceed with the dance lesson (like a 1 on 1 type).  But, I want to dance with friends so, enroll with me all of you who are interested. 😀

ACTS Dance Studio Location and Details

Address: Unit B Mezzanine Flr., G.A. Tower 1, Boni Edsa, Mandaluyong City

Landline: (02) 7194062

Mobile:

Jane Mangubos
0922 8243762
0917 7028277

Email:   [email protected] or [email protected]

I actually called them just to check about the dance classes but you can just walk in. :)  Check the schedule below first though :)

Schedule and Fees

Here is comprehensive table of ACTS Dance Arts Academy schedule and fees:

ACTS Dance Studio DAY TIME RATES
REGULAR CLASSES
Hiphop for Kids Sat 11:00 – 12:00 pm Php 3500 / 12 sessions
Ballet Sat 1:00 – 2:00 pm Php 3500 / 12 sessions
Hiphop Sat & Sun 4:30 – 6:00 pm Php 3500 / 12 sessions
Jazz Funk Sat 6:00 – 7:30 pm Php 3500 / 12 sessions
Upclose Master Class Sat 7:30 – 9:00 pm Php 3500 / 12 sessions
YP Dance Mix Mon 6:30 – 7:30 pm Php 3500 / 12 sessions
FITNESS CLASSES
Dance Aero (YP Dance Mix) MWF 6:30 – 7:30 pm Php 2800 / 12 sessions, Php 1600 / 6 sessions, Php 350 walk-in
Pilates MWF 6:30 – 7:30 pm Php 2800 / 12 sessions, Php 1600 / 6 sessions, Php 350 walk-in
Body Conditioning MWF 6:30 – 7:30 pm Php 2800 / 12 sessions, Php 1600 / 6 sessions, Php 350 walk-in
MARTIAL ARTS
C.O.R.E. Sat – Sun 12:00 – 1:00 pm Php 1800 / 2x a week, Php 1600 / 1x a week
Karate Sat – Sun 10:00 – 11:00 am Php 1800 / 2x a week, Php 1600 / 1x a week
OPEN CLASSES
Jazz Funk Mon 5:30 – 6:30 pm Php 2800 / 12 sessions, Php 1700 / 8 sessions, Php 280 walk-in
Lyrical Hiphop Tue 5:30 – 6:30 pm Php 2800 / 12 sessions, Php 1700 / 8 sessions, Php 280 walk-in
Thu 7:00 – 8:00 pm Php 2800 / 12 sessions, Php 1700 / 8 sessions, Php 280 walk-in
Sat 2:00 – 3:30 pm Php 2800 / 12 sessions, Php 1700 / 8 sessions, Php 280 walk-in
Breakdance Tue 6:30 – 7:30 pm Php 2800 / 12 sessions, Php 1700 / 8 sessions, Php 280 walk-in
Diva Dance Tue 7:00 – 8:00 pm Php 2800 / 12 sessions, Php 1700 / 8 sessions, Php 280 walk-in
Fri 5:30 – 6:30 pm Php 2800 / 12 sessions, Php 1700 / 8 sessions, Php 280 walk-in
Hiphop Beginner Wed 5:30 – 6:30 pm Php 2800 / 12 sessions, Php 1700 / 8 sessions, Php 280 walk-in
Hiphop Intermediate Thu 5:00 – 6:00 pm Php 2800 / 12 sessions, Php 1700 / 8 sessions, Php 280 walk-in
Contemporary Thu 6:00 – 7:00 pm Php 2800 / 12 sessions, Php 1700 / 8 sessions, Php 280 walk-in
Hiphop Advanced Fri 5:00 – 6:00 pm Php 2800 / 12 sessions, Php 1700 / 8 sessions, Php 280 walk-in
Footworx Sta.Lucia East Grand Mall DAY TIME RATES
Dance Aero Fri 7:30 – 8:30 pm Php3500 / 12 sessions
Hiphop Mix Sat 12:00 – 1:30 pm Php3500 / 12 sessions
Footworx Circle C Mall DAY TIME RATES
Baby Ballet Sat 9:30 – 10:30 am Php3500 / 12 sessions
Sun 3:30 – 4:30 pm Php3500 / 12 sessions
Ballet Sat 10:30 – 11:30 am Php3500 / 12 sessions
Sun 4:30 – 5:30 pm Php3500 / 12 sessions
KDA Dojo Studio (Cubao) DAY TIME RATES
Baby Ballet Sat 3:00 – 4:00 pm Php3500 / 12 sessions
Street Vital (Hip Hop 1) Sat 1:00 – 2:30 pm Php3500 / 12 sessions
Sun 5:00 – 6:30 pm Php3500 / 12 sessions
YP Dance Mix TTh 6:00 – 7:30 pm Php3500 / 12 sessions
Celebrity Sports Plaza DAY TIME RATES
Ballet Sat 3:00 – 4:00 pm Php3500 / 12 sessions
Hiphop Sat 1:00 – 2:30 pm Php3500 / 12 sessions
Fitness Class Sat & Sun 4:00 – 5:00 pm Php3500 / 12 sessions
Revflex Gym DAY TIME RATES
Hiphop TThSat 3:00 – 4:30 pm Php3500 / 12 sessions
YP Dance Mix TThSat 4:30 – 6:00 pm Php3500 / 12 sessions

See you in the dance floor? OK? 😀

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I Commit to Change: Time To Buy New Dance Shoes

Posted by on Jul 7, 2010 in Advocacy, Dance, Featured

I Commit to Change: Time To Buy New Dance Shoes

Ladies and gentlemen, let me tell you that I have been planning to “Dance” again a year ago.  Every time I think of my broken dream as a dancer, I often say to myself “Maybe I should Dance Again.”  And, it ends there… I didn’t really commit to finding dance class or doing something about it.

One person asked me when I was confused on what to do with my life and career…

“What do you want to do in life, regardless of money, time and other factors.  What makes you happy?”

I immediately said, “I want to Dance again.”

Memories of A Dancing Era

I have been dancing since grade school.  I remember the first time the teacher acknowledge that they liked how I dance when I was in Grade 2.  Since at that age I was taller than my classmates, they put me at the back-ish of the dancers.  (Don’t ask me why I was taller then but I’m an inch short to 5”).  The teacher noticed me and put me on the first row despite the fact that I was tall… I didn’t know why she did that but I must have done something right :)

I wanted to take ballet lessons since then.  I was so jealous of my classmates changing to their ballet clothes after the class for their ballet lessons.  Our family couldn’t afford dance lessons however.  So I just moved on…

I thought I stopped dancing there… It was in grade 6 that this dancing thing took over my life.

I have a poor memory, but the only thing I can remember is that I found myself in an audition room.  Our school competes every year with other schools for the Negros Occidental Private Schools Sports Cultural Educational Association (NOPSSCEA) literary division.  There were 5 girls and 5 guys left… They only need to pick 4 pairs…  They asked me to dance the piece…  My memory was blurry but all I remember is that I got the spot! :)

Ever since, I danced on every opportunity there is… If some programs needed intermission numbers, we danced hiphop.  We even danced in some seminars outside of school and it was totally fun because we were excused from our classes just to dance :)

Ah… remembering all that is bliss…

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In high school, I continued dancing and competed for NOPSSCEA again.

It was also in high school that I discovered cheerleading.  I was obsessed with it!  Especially when at that time, the movie “Bring it on 1” was very very popular.  I watched it like 20 times I think and I memorized the lines already lol

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I danced a lot during high school that pretty much my face was on every dancing gig ever.  On my last day in high school, I received letters and gifts from… well… I guess I can say “Fans”… they were students from the lower batches and.  I couldn’t believe I also served as an inspiration to them… It really melted my heart ^_^

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In college, I continued cheerleading…

image I was part of a cheering squad :)

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Okay, nobody knows except my college friends that I joined a Beauty Pageant lol.

There was a “Talent Portion” of course…

This was the first time I danced solo…

I must admit, I gave my all on that dance… it was a mixture of ballet and hiphop.

After I danced, the crowd applauded like crazy…

I was in tears…  I was so HAPPY!

Why I’m sad :(

Notice the pictures… they were just scans.

In my days, digital cameras are way expensive and I couldn’t afford it.

My SOLID POINT:  I wasn’t able to capture my dancing era

ERGO:  It’s as if it never happened!

What evidence would I show to my grandchildren?!?

My solo dance… nobody captured it in video or even in stills.

I also stopped dancing after second year of college.  My boyfriend at that time (now my ex obviously) wanted me to quit cheerleading and dancing… He doesn’t want other guys to get close to me… You know in cheerleading where guys throw girls everywhere? yeah… He was that jealous of a boyfriend who even didn’t let me hang out with my girl friends… (haiz how I regret those days)

I gave up my crown as a dancer when I was in my second year of college…  I had a lot of dancing engagements supposedly and I was supposedly a “lead” dancer in many competitions… But I was stupid and I gave up dancing… Now I let my best friend in college take over all of my dancing roles.

Comes graduation…

Who got the Special Literary Award for Dancing?

Not me of course :(

I cried when I realized what I gave up for some stupid love life… College was done, I can not rewind…

Time for a Change

I must admit I got a little emotional writing this… Dancing is my passion and remembering my stupidity of letting love and immaturity take over me made me really hate myself…

It’s time to renew myself…

I need to move on from my horrid college memories and replace them with good ones.

Right now, my current boyfriend is very supportive of me dancing again :)  I’m thinking – any dance class will do!  I love any dance!

Most important thing… I am a performer.  I love being on stage and perform.

I think, now is the time to make it happen again…

I Commit To Change

I shall Dance again!

I will find a dance class.  Any, ballroom, hiphop, jazz, even pole dancing…

I am committed to UNBREAK my broken dream…

Time to buy new dancing shoes :)

Committing to Change Can Make You a Winner

Do you also plan to change something in your life?

Perhaps becoming a more independent woman?

Changing boyfriends? (LOL) I’m just kidding…

Want to go to school again?

Fulfilling your dreams?

Doing what you are passionate about?

Moving on with your career?

I know there must be something… Why don’t you join all other women committed to changing for the better.  Not only will you be on your way to a new you, you would also get a chance to win Gift Certificates and other prizes if you post your commitment to change on I Commit To Change Facebook page.

You know what to do… Are you ready for change within yourself?

http://www.facebook.com/icommittochange

to a better us,

FlairCandy

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