A LITTLE ABOUT ME

A Whisper

“It’s impossible” said pride.

“It’s risky” said experience.

“It’s pointless” said reason.

Give it a try whispered the HEART”

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Alvin Ailey Ballet Class in NYC!

Alvin Ailey was a dance choreographer and activist who founded the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater. He is credited with popularizing modern dance and revolutionizing African-American participation in concert dance.

Growing up, my mother took dance class with Alvin Ailey. Here is a picture of her in NYC.

Alvin Ailey Dance Theater offers numerous dance classes and workshops for those who may not have any dance experience but want to give these classes a try!

I grew up dancing ballet, jazz, tap, and modern dance. So dancing is in my blood! Haha! I’ve been wanting to take a class here at the theater so I finally signed up for the Absolute Beginner Ballet Class.

My dance instructor was Anna Lederfeind, originally from Belgium and is a very prestigious ballet instructor. I enjoyed her teaching our class because she was very personable but she also was very stern and made sure every single person was doing every ballet move correctly.

What’s even more awesome is that we had a pianist playing the piano as we were doing our ballet moves! It was pretty awesome! Made me feel like I was in those ballet classes that you see in movies or on tv!

If you enjoy dancing, Alvin Ailey Dance Theater also offers dance and fitness classes that include Afro-Carribean, Ballet, Capoeira, Contemporary, Dance Fitness/Cardio, Hip Hop Street Styles, Horton, Jazz Theater Dance, Pilates Stretch/Core, Salsa, Samba, Tap, West African Dance, and Yoga!

4 Awesome Tips To Deal With Summer Heat!

1. Take breaks under the shade to cool off

If you plan on spending most of your time outside, try to get out of the sun throughout the day. Go to the nearest store or shopping center to cool off when it’s scorching hot outside!

2. Wear loose, light colored clothing

Wearing tight fitted dark colored clothing can absorb heat and restrict proper air flow.  Try your best to wear cotton material which is great for absorbing moisture easily. Don’t forget about wearing accessories like hats and sunglasses for added protection from the sun!

3. Lower floors of buildings

Heat rises, so higher floors of buildings or homes are normally warmer than lower floors. If possible, sleep on the ground floor or basement for a cooler environment. Covering windows with drapes and shades can help reduce indoor heat as well.

4. Limit intake of soda and alcohol

Soda and alcoholic beverages can have a dehydrating effect. If it’s unavoidable, alternate with drinking sips of water here and there to help reduce dehydration.

Untermeyer Gardens Conservancy in NYC!

Untermyer Gardens Conservancy is a non profit organization that has 43 acres of gardens that overlooks the Hudson River!

Here are a few pictures that I took!

Check out my Instagram page for more pictures and videos at Just Brittany Moments Instagram!

I hope you get a chance to see this beautiful garden for yourself! 😊

Summer Outfit Of The Day!

My sister and I spent the day in Manhattan. It was super hot today so I made sure to dress for the weather lol.

Here’s my outfit details:

Top: Forever 21

Bottom: Forever 21

Shades: small boutique somewhere lol

Earrings: Forever 21

Shoes: Shoedazzle

As you can see I really enjoy shopping at Forever 21 haha!

5 Fun Things To Do On A Rainy Day!

Here in NYC, it’s been raining on and off for the past few days and is supposed to continue into the weekend! That’s such a bummer and can put a damper on summer plans!

Here are a 5 fun things to do when it’s a gloomy, rainy day!

1. Break out the board games

When the rain is pouring down outside, find those old board games that you never play. You’ll be amazed at how much fun you can have with something that doesn’t need electricity to work!

2. Spend a few hours in a café

Get out of the rain and into a café or bar. Grab a seat by the window, consume a nice hot beverage, and enjoy the relaxing sounds of the rain!

3. Give your home a spring clean

It’s not a rainy day activity that everyone would have on their list, but doing the cleaning together is a lot more fun, than doing it on your own. You’ll get everything put away in its proper place, your home cleaned from top to bottom, and you’ll have plenty of time to talk to each other while you do it.

4. Watch old movies or catch up on readings

Rainy days are the best days to watch movies you’ve been dying to watch or even put on a nice classic movie! Catch up on your unfinished readings that you’ve been putting off so you can finally move on to your next read!

5. Get in the kitchen

If you love to cook than baking some delicious treats for you and /or your family might be a good idea! You could even try out a new recipe that you’ve might’ve saved to your Pinterest board!

Hope these tips make your rainy day more enjoyable!