The Dance Yard Blog Spot:
4/7/2012- by Kiva Holly
After I moved to Blythe, post hysterectomy...I pretty much had the blues. I was madly in love, but also in a new place, and I felt restricted and unable to do what I love to do, which everyone knows is Dance!! The other thing that a lot of people know about me is that I am a dreamer and consistently come up with great ideas....or so they seem, lol! Well one day I just became completely overwhelmed with an idea that I needed SPACE to dance and go all out, but being inside the house was impractical and my physical limitations prevented me once again. So I put my idea on paper to turn our backyard into a grungy, no frills, passion infested dance yard. Just mirrors, music, eager dancers, and the floor!!! To test the waters, I ran the concept by my 15 year old son to see if it even peaked his interest, and it totally did! He was brainstorming and as enthusiastic as I was, so then we knew that we had to see how my fiancé Kellie felt about it!! With pretty much an elevator pitch she got it and was excited too!! Ever since then, we have put the ball in motion and have been acquiring 8ft tall, wide closet door mirrors, borrowing trucks and driving to Las Vegas, Phoenix, and Palm Springs to get them along with other supplies. Trial and error played a big part as we unfortunately broke a LOT of mirrors, but hey we are not superstitious and you live and learn, right?! :-) So here we are 5 months later, and the idea is solid, the marketing is under way, and we are preparing to launch The Dance Yard into the Blythe community on May 4th, with classes starting on May 7th!! Please help spread the word! At The Dance Yard, all we care about is the art of dance, and how best to express ourselves thru movement. So we are recruiting dancers with the same mindset. Come dance it out with us, and watch our grassroots project inspire the masses to dance!
Haven't been able to post as much as I would like to, but only because Kellie & I, along with a massively talented team have been scrambling to launch our vision of The Dance Yard in its new indoor facility!!! We had our official Launch Party on Friday, May 4th, and it was absolutely incredible!!! Almost 250 people came and showed their support and enthusiasm, and we are STOKED!! Now, more than ever I cant wait to start teaching, and I cant thank everyone enough for the motivation to turn our passion into a community project!!
The Dance Yard 601 E. Hobsonway Blythe, CA 92225