Monday, June 11, 2012
Check out our gallery of photos from Saturday's recital.
A packed house filled the Athletes of Dance studio inside the Masonic Temple Saturday morning for its 2012 Spring Presentation dance recital. The recital featured dancers of all ages showing the progression of dance students will experience the older they get. Check out our photos from Saturday's event, and if you have any of your own, please upload and share them with us! If you'd like to learn more about Rebecca King and Sasha Kozadayev, the owners of Athletes of Dance, CLICK HERE. To find out more about some of the community members and vendors who helped make the recital a success, CLICK HERE. To find out more about the studio's Summer Intensive, click here.
Monday, May 14, 2012
Mekial Singleton, who's been with the Rush for six years, says she fell in love football and dance in fourth grade.
Mekial Singleton learned at a young age that if she wanted to accomplish her dreams, from entertaining arena football fans to one day tackling terrorism, she had to toughen up and work hard. In fourth grade, she attended her older brother John’s meet-the-football-players event at Downers Grove South High School. “I saw the Phillies on stage and I was star struck,” Singleton said of the school dance team and the moment she knew what she wanted to pursue. “I was very determined and diligent.” Singleton, who was born and raised in Bolingbrook and moved with her family to Plainfield in 2008, made the Phillies varsity team as a freshman and served as captain junior and senior years. After graduation in 2004, she heard a radio commercial that …
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Making it to the Super Bowl takes some strength and conditioning, but maybe not the kind you think.
This year’s Super Bowl was one of the best displays of athleticism I have ever seen. I’m talking about Madonna. At 53 she’s been entertaining people for over 25 years—over five times as long as the average NFL player’s career (you can Google that) and she’s still going strong. Underneath her blond extensions and leather breastplate was a well-conditioned athlete. With the backlighting and dry ice effects, maybe you didn’t notice she easily scaled her movie-set bleachers in high heels and lacquer leggings. I watched in amazement as she crouched down to the floor—bent her knees way beyond 90 degrees—and got back up under her own power. I wouldn’t attempt that without an aide or a Life Alert. While Madonna has faked the ability to sing …
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Watch the Downers Grove South Fillies' performance from Friday night
Miss the game? Want to watch the show again? Just check out our video below.