Closure

I have been a member of the SUU Ballroom Dance Company for 4 years now. That’s four wonderful years of 6am practice, pounds of heavy makeup, gallons of hairspray to secure my helmet head, performing, dancing and creating a place for myself, a family if you will. This morning was my last early morning. I…

A Little Assistance, Please

In any journey, whether it be rehabilitation to weight loss to just getting to know yourself again, the going gets tough and you need help. We are only human and can only do so much! We live in a time where the help we need is right at our fingertips, literally, pull out your phone…

DWTS: Contest’s Prospective

As I mentioned in an earlier post, SUU Dancing with the Stars is one of the funnest events to participate and attend at SUU. I have made some lifelong friends by participating in this exciting event. Once the process begins with the first day of rehearsal you can’t blink because it will be over before…

Transformation Tuesday

Today I went to the gym, like I normally do, but I felt differently today than I did yesterday.  I felt proud, grateful and humble all at the same time, a weird combination I know.  As I was standing against the wall waiting for my turn on the pectoral fly machine I looked down at…

Knee Surgery

How lucky are we to live in a time where medicine is constantly evolving? Pretty dang lucky! My first knee surgery, in March 2011, was ACL Reconstructive surgery where a graft was taken from my hamstring and used to repair a gigantic tear in my ACL. This surgery was invasive and took a long time…

A Coach’s Perspective

Guest Posting from SUU Ballroom Dance Company Director, Beth Feild A Coach’s Perspective: As ballroom company president, Ryann has been an integral part of our team since before the school year even began. Not only does she assist me with behind the scenes preparations for tours and performances, but she also serves as an exemplary…

Dancing With The Stars: SUU Style

Dancing with the Stars is not only one of the best shows on T.V. right now but it also one of the funnest events that happens on the SUU Campus put on by the SUU Ballroom Dance Company. Each dancer from the company is given a style and is paired with a “Star” from the…

Stand by me

Going through the recovery process of an injury is a very personal experience. Although you may have numerous people lending a helping hand, your inner monologue is one that should never be shared, at least I know mine shouldn’t be shared. Now think of it from the other side, you’re watching someone you love or…

Come Back Kid

What is the hardest part about coming back from an injury you ask? Well in my opinion it’s the mental hurdle that you have to throw yourself over to kick off any kind of progress.  For me, the first day back on stage is the scariest. Yes, I have been back in rehearsal for months…