After last week’s weather with temperatures that dropped into the 20’s, this week has been pleasant, almost too warm. The song of the birds rises above the city traffic, and the bees are madly dashing about, searching for bits of nectar.
At home we’re juggling several projects, not especially well, and I’ve got little piles and baskets for each project tucked in corners all throughout the house.
Behind this chair are hanging two large bags stuffed bits with tulle in five different colors. Two half-finished tutus—a purple one and a pink one–are dangling from a hook above them.
Next month C&D’s dance studio is going to host a fun run/walk for Camp Hope in the Rice Village. Part of the “fun” in this run/walk is that everyone will be encouraged to wear tutus. Isn’t the costuming part of the fun of dancing, leaving one’s everyday self to transcendently express joy and beauty?
We aren’t going to be running, or walking, with our tutus. The four of us are going to be standing on the course, dressed in our running gear + floofy tutu, encouraging those who race, jog, walk, hop, or dance down the path. We’ll be making sure those doing the short route will know where to turn to get to the finish line, and the children will be clapping and making happy noise.
Come join us, either by registering to spend a pretty spring morning walking or running, or volunteer with us. If you’d like to be standing on the course with me, let me know; I’m team captain for the course volunteers and we’ll get you set up. I’ll even help you make your own tutu. After the event we’ll twirl, skip, and tendu all the way home.
We are proud to announce that online registration is now open for Houston City Dance’s First Annual Tutu 5K Fun Run/Walk to Benefit Camp HOPE. The event takes place the morning of March 26th and we encourage you to register as a participant and to share this registration information with your family and friends so that as many people as possible may share in the fun while making a contribution to a very worthy cause. This is all ages, family-friendly, and immediately following the 5K is an after-party at Brian O’Neill’s with all sorts of live entertainment including of course, the talented artists of City Dance. Did I mention we get to wear tutus? (Optional, of course.)
To register as a runner/walker: https://register.raceassist.com/register/?event=3444
To make a donation to Camp HOPE: https://register.raceassist.com/fundraising/?event=3444
To purchase a tutu: https://register.raceassist.com/shop/?event=3444