Let's not get carried away here. Huntsville, Alabama, is not the epicenter of American Performance Arts. That said, we have some crazy talented performance artists in the Tennessee Valley. If you are one of them, or the parent of one of them, you know how important it is to work on your craft meticulously in order to master your craft--in this case, dance. The legs must be straight, the toes must be pointed, no lobster hands, always connect with the audience, and never, ever, ever forget the all-too-important details.
My new friend Cassie is that sort of dancer. Meticulous. A perfectionist. Attention to detail. When she dances, you know you are seeing the real deal. Cassie started dancing early in her still-young life, and she hasn't stopped since. Starting with the basic, "shuffle-step" shouting-while-dancing building blocks of beginner dance at the pre-ripe age of three, pushing through the more complex blocking of the routines of intermediate dance, and now pushing toward the top o' the heap in her dance academy's Elite group, Cassie finds herself among the most celebrated and decorated dancers in her region. Winning award upon award at seemingly every competition in which she participates, she has earned the respect of her fellow dancers and her instructors alike as one of the go-to performers without weakness.
Cassie defies gravity and the laws of physics with her compact five-foot-three frame that is built with solid muscle and even denser determination. One might look at her and never guess she would be a dancer: Long torso, short legs, five-foot-three. And yet, there she goes nailing C-jumps and grand jetés. (Pictured Below)
Cassie's C-Jump (left) and grand jeté.
And no doubt, if you have spent years that comprise the vast majority of your still-young life perfecting the craft of dance, you can relate to Cassie. You are meticulous and calculating, never cutting corners and never accepting second place as 'good enough.' Couture Dance Division is your new playground. Fine art dance portraits will freeze you in the peak of your moment, and will preserve this slice of your life forever. Imagine your very best move on a huge metal print, stretching across a featured wall in your home, almost life-like. Couture Dance Division is where the best version of you as a dancer is a captured and frozen symbol of every drop of sweat, every purple and red bruise, and every tireless minute of practicing with no one watching.
Imagine you had a collection of your favorite leaps, jumps, and poses to choose from. Just imagine....