Dancing the Night Away on the Cayman Islands

One does not have to be a professional dancer or an arts aficionado to fully enjoy dancing. Anyone can have a great time going outwith friends at night to dance at a club. One of the best things about dance is that it can either be viewed as a piece of art or just a really fun thing people do to have fun. Of course, there are still some considerations when it comes to dancing the night away – one of them happens to be the place where one parties. The reason why I am actually writing this article is to talk about a great place where people can have fun dancing all night long. Although it might be really far from home, anyone who likes partying would do well to make the Cayman Islands their next trip out of the country. The Caymanian nightlife offers an amazing partying experience to both tourists and locals.

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Something Special for a Night of Native Dance

I just have to share with you our recent trip to a night of Native Dance in San Diego. My wife and I had arranged to stay for a long weekend with two old friends from college. It turned out to be an amazing trip and was topped off with an extra special and yet unusual night out. We have always been a little unconventional and so have our friends so this was just like old times – trying something new. For the Saturday night treat our friends had bought us tickets for an evening of Native American Dance at a local theater. Not your regular night out you would agree but we were up for anything and I was definitely intrigued. Now not to be outdone by our friend’s hospitality we tied to think of something to make the night that little bit special. Our friends had put us

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Dancing – the Power of Powerful Food

If you are a dancer you know how important food is for your overall disposition. Nutrition should be one of your top priorities as it is key for your training routine. Paying special attention to your diet when dancing is crucial for your success on stage. Here you will find a list of the fundamental principles behind a healthier menu with ingredients and foods of your choice. Say Hello to Proteins Proteins are one of the most essential substances that should enter a dancer’s diet. They are responsible for the growth, recovery and change of tissues. They are the only nutritional elements which can multiply until they reach their intended size. After a workout dancers’ muscles need to recuperate, and to do so, they need lots of proteins. The best foods containing proteins are fish and seafood, meat and eggs. If you are a vegetarian or a vegan, a good

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Transformative Dance

Janie Cullen is premiering her latest dance at the Royale Albertus Hall on February 7. Her latest work is highly anticipated as it’s Cullen’s first work in more than a decade. Cullen has always been considered one of the premier dance choreographers of the 20th century, so it’s understandable how everyone’s very excited to see her latest work. What makes Cullen’s newest dance really interesting is that the dancers who are going to perform her work in the premiere all had plastic surgery at some point in their lives. Many people have speculated as to why this is, but Cullen’s closest friend/fellow choreographer Chris Gaines told us the reason why Cullen hired dancers who’ve had plastic surgery for the premiere. Hopefully, by posting what Gaines told us and discussing Cullen’s latest work in this post, I’ll be able to convince more people too see the dance live. According to Gaines,

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Problems of a Dancers with a Big Bust

Even when I was a kid, I loved to dance. I guess I was born to be a dancer; However, as I reached the age of 16, there is one thing that sets me apart from most of the other dancers in class. I had larger breasts than girls my age. Having a larger chest seemed to get in the way of my dancing.  Since I was a teen that I had to tape my breasts into my costume just to keep from bouncing while on stage. I remember altering my costumes just to accommodate my bust size. It’s not just the only problem that I was facing. The consequences of having a large chest can be very upsetting ranging from crippling back, neck and arm pain to frequent headaches and even curving of the spine. Whenever I perform, not only was I not comfortable wearing spaghetti-strap tops. I had

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Cayman Islands History and Culture

Discovered by Christopher Columbus on May 10th, 1503, the Cayman Islands can be found just south of Cuba and to the northwest of Jamaica. It forms a part of the British Overseas territories and it consists of three islands known as Grand Cayman (which is the largest of the three), Little Cayman and Cayman Brac. The name Cayman Islands was arrived at after several name changes and is a derivative of the Carib word for the marine crocodile which lived in the area, caiman. The Cayman Islands were the property of Spain until the 1670 Treaty of Madrid, which formally turned over the territory to England. The islands would eventually become a dependency of Jamaica from 1863 to 1959 when the West Indies Federation was formed. It wasn’t until Jamaica gained its independence in 1962 that the Cayman Islands become a direct dependency of Britain. Due to its history and

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Native American Sun Dance

Worshipping the sun has been an old custom, nearly as long as mankind itself. The tribes of the Great Plains in North America saw the sun as a sign of the Great Spirit. The Sun Dance has been performed for centuries as a way to  honor the sun as well as to bring the dancers visions. It is traditionally performed by young warriors. The preparation of the plains people for the Sun Dance, according to the historians involved a lot of prayer. It is followed by the ceremonial felling of a tree, which is painted and erected at the dancing ground. The tribe’s shaman supervises all of this. The Great Spirit is shown respect by giving them offerings. The Sun Dance lasts for several days and during this time the dancers abstained from food. Before the beginning of the dance, participants often spent some time in a sweat lodge, and

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Ghost Dance

The ceremony for the earth’s regeneration and the restoration of the caretakers of the earth to their former life of bliss is called the ghost dance. The religion experienced its height of popularity during the late 19th century. This was the height of the devastation of the land, the buffalo and the Native American guardians. Wovoka, a proclaimed visionary and Messiah by many desperate nations, was said to have received emissaries from different tribes between 1888 and 1890. Wovoka said that Spirits had shown him certain songs and movements after he had died for a short period of time. Wovoka preached non-violence, and most tribes abandoned their war-like ways in preparation for future happiness. The dance quickly spread to various American Indian nations, and as it spread, it took on additional meanings. While performing the ceremonial dance, it was believed that you could visit relatives who had left their bodies.

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Rain Dance

Native American tribes have performed a rain dance, a ceremonial dance that have performed for centuries. Rain dances are performed by both male and female members of the tribe when droughts occur or during the late summer months when rain is needed for crops. To this day, many tribes around the United States have kept this tradition alive and continue to perform rain dances. Tribes in the arid Southwest held traditional dances to get rain by winning the favor of their gods. The most famous was the Snake Dance of the Hopi Indians in Arizona, performed every two years, late in August, by the Snake fraternity. They built a small shelter of cottonwood boughs called kisi, where they put rattlesnakes. A man is crouched inside the kisi and hands out snakes. Naked and painted except for kilts, the rest of the tribesmen chanted, swayed, and sounded shell rattles. Each tribesman

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