Tonight, June 1, 6:30-7:45 pm, Ballet with Lionel Richie! Let's Dance!
Tonight, Tuesday, June 1, 6:30-7:45 pm, Ballet Class with Lionel Richie!
Please note the time change for today's class.
(Ballet every Tuesday and Friday).
Message us to join the class! Let's Dance!!!
We'll use original versions of songs by Lionel Richie for our Intermediate Ballet Class, 6:30-7:45 pm Eastern time. Please note the time change for today's class.
You can also use the recorded version at a time that's convenient for you.
We’ll be using Zoom for this class, because Facebook doesn’t like when we do this.
Class is $10. Just send us a message if you want to join us!
Invite a friend to take our class for the first time, and you will get a free class!
It is going to be a fun class, so join us!
"Lionel Brockman Richie Jr. (born June 20, 1949) is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and television personality. During the 1970s, he recorded with the funk band the Commodores, and his solo career made him one of the most successful balladeers of the 1980s.
Beginning in 1968, Richie was a member of the Commodores. The Commodores became established as a popular soul group; their first several albums had a danceable, funky sound, as in such tracks as "Machine Gun" and "Brick House". Over time, Richie wrote and sang more romantic, easy-listening ballads such as "Easy", "Three Times a Lady", "Still", and the breakup ballad "Sail On". Richie launched a solo career in 1982 and his 1982 debut solo album, Lionel Richie, contained three hit singles: the U.S. number-one song "Truly", and the top five hits "You Are" and "My Love". The album hit No. 3 on the music charts and sold over four million copies. His 1983 follow-up album, Can't Slow Down, sold over twice as many copies, propelling him into the first rank of international superstars. He also co-wrote the 1985 charity single "We Are the World" with Michael Jackson, which sold over 20 million copies.
Over the course of his career, Richie has sold over 90 million records worldwide, making him one of the world's best-selling artists of all time. He won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year for Can't Slow Down, and his other Grammy Awards include Producer of the Year (Non-Classical) in 1985 and Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for "Truly" in 1983. Richie has also been nominated for two Golden Globe awards and won one.
In 1982, he was nominated for Best Original Song for the film Endless Love. In 1986, he won the Golden Globe award for Best Original Song for "Say You, Say Me", featured in the film White Nights. The song also won the Academy Award for Best Original Song. In 2016, Richie received the Songwriters Hall of Fame's highest honor, the Johnny Mercer Award. He has served with Luke Bryan and Katy Perry as a judge for the singing competition American Idol since its move to ABC from the Fox network, since 2018."
"Say You, Say Me", featured in the film White Nights
Mikhail Baryshnikov—"Say you Say me"
We are teaching ongoing Intermediate ballet classes every Tuesday and Friday, 7-8:15 pm Eastern.
You have the option of paying $10 per class or buying packs of 4 classes for $35 per pack.
We'll leave each of the videos online until one hour before the next class starts, so that you can participate at a time that's convenient for you. There will be two options for streaming: Facebook Live and Zoom.
We're creating a separate Facebook event for each class, so that we can more easily grant access to the videos.
All you need to join is ballet shoes or socks, something to hold onto (a chair or your kitchen counter should work), and enough room to move your legs and arms around.
To sign up, send payment to us via PayPal (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Venmo (@Roger-Plaut). If using PayPal, please choose the "friends and family" option to avoid extra fees. IMPORTANT: Please include a note with the date or dates of the classes you want to join, so that we can invite you to the correct private Facebook event pages. If you forget to do this, please send us a private message with the date(s).
Visit this link to see the list of recordings of our previous themed classes available for purchase: https://www.maneandroger.com/ballet-floor-barre-stretch
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"Greatness comes from fear. Fear can either shut us down and we go home, or we fight through it." — Lionel Richie