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How To Plan A Successful Work Retreat

For this reason, I strongly believe in having classical technique separated from contemporary movement. In these classes, we worked through a progressive warm up, honed our classical work into a more stylized movement quality, and used choreographic techniques to develop a collaborative piece of choreography. After a short lunch, we spent our afternoons expanding our movement into the contemporary realm. At the end of the two weeks, it was quite exciting to see the physical and emotional progress my students had made in this short period of time. I also spent some time staging a short piece that will be performed in Pulse Dance Company’s upcoming season. While the stunning beauty of this trip will definitely remain in my mind for years to come, the obnoxious nature of the people on these boats will hopefully fade. Many people get confused when they hear the term contemporary ballet. It is my opinion that contemporary ballet is the perfect fusion of classical ballet and contemporary dance techniques. Luckily, I found an amazing advocate for dance in the state’s biggest city, Pulse Dance Company director Stephanie Wonchala, who graciously offered her studio space to hold the first (hopefully annual) AK-BK Contemporary Ballet Workshop.

Immediately after my last rehearsal with Pulse Dance Company, I ran to Ellison Air to fly on a 6-seater plane to the Lake Clark Wilderness Reserve. Now, most of my time in the Last Frontier has been incredible. But this time around things were a bit different. First off, I got to do things on my terms. What I didn’t foresee was that the terms expected to bring me back to this northern state would change and I would have to fulfill this vow on my own. Back in April, Xiangrui contacted me via LinkedIn asking me if I was interested in a position on the Spark MLlib team. LinkedIn Expert Laura Smith-Proulx offers sage advice for managing your visibility to support your personal brand. Their strong personal values and the obsession to achieve goals they value may, at times, make them lose a sense of perspective, and set impossible to attain standards and targets, causing them disillusionment and disappointment.

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It’s no secret that there are thousands and maybe even millions of work from home jobs today, but what should a mom look for in one of these jobs? I have been home for a whole three days and am finally getting situated again, even if not completely over the hump of my jet lag. Once we had completed our two days of rest in Homer, we headed back to Anchorage to catch our flight home. I was lucky to have two helpful ladies in Alaska assisting me with a handful of these items. When I left Alaska in December, I promised my students that I would return to Anchorage this summer. I guess it had left Hope behind), we were feeling rushed to get back to our home-stay to repack before our 1 AM flight. So I really hope that third time is a charm! We stopped in Soldotna before heading to the miniature, historic town of Hope for dinner.