Category Archives: DANCE, THEATRE

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Will always love being in the theater…

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Duyan ng Magiting

Acts Manila will have its second company show entitled “Duyan Ng Magiting”. It will feature the tender side of heroism with choreographies by Herbert Alvarez, Zyda Baaya, Jun Saagundo, Pia Paderes, Melvin dela Cruz and Jayson Austria. Onstage at the CCP Little Theater on June 9, Sunday, 2013. Show starts 630pm.


Photo credit: Tes Pedrosa-Tirol

Note: My first attempt at Amorsoloesque. Wanted to achieve that vintage painterly look for this layout.

Taking my dance photography to the next level with this awesome photo slideshow.

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Now that the Acts Manila recital is over, adrenaline gone, I now feel the fatigue accumulated over the last few days. Makes me want to check out for a day bed mattress.  While the recital required a lot of energy, it was indeed rewarding to see students perform after a year’s hard work.  Congratulations to all the children and parents who were part of the 2012 Acts Manila Recital: Beauty from Ashes.


Check out For ballet classes in the Sta. Rosa/Binan/San Pedro, Laguna area call/text me at 09083020319/09228108396

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The past few days have been very busy…Acts Manila and its affiliate schools performed for 2 nights at the Main Theatre of the Cultural Center of the Philippines. The Company performed Paquita one of the most demanding ballets of all time.  Rehearsals were intense as the dancers’ bodies were pushed to their limits.  (Makes you think about basement flooring options that are kinder to your dancer’s feet and legs).  Thankfully they had a great performance with no serious injuries.  Soli Dei Gloria!


Check out  For ballet classes in the Sta. Rosa/Binan/San Pedro, Laguna area you can text me at 09083020319/09228108396.



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Today, I realized that my Ballet students really need to use weight as some of them had a hard time reaching their legs because of the fat in the way.  The physical demands of Ballet are high as you do all the jumps and turns following the Russian Vaganova technique.  While the regimen itself will cause fat burning, these needs to be complemented by a healthy diet.  No need to worry about Mulberry Zuccarin side effects.  Just eat the right quality and quantity of food.

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You can also text or call me at 09083020319 or 09228108396 for Ballet classes in the Sta. Rosa, Binan, San Pedro Laguna area.

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Summer approaches and with it, the Acts Manila Recital: Beauty from Ashes.   The rush to finish and clean choreography intensifies each day.  All these on top of the rush of new students wanting to try out Ballet for the summer.  These are the challenges and rewards of a life dedicated to serve God through the arts.  (Thankfully, I don’t need any term life insurance yet).  At the end of the day, fulfillment comes when you see your contribution into the life of a person as a dancer and as a follower of God.  It is indeed a joy to one day see the little cygnets in the studio transform into beautiful swans.


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or text me at 09083020319/09228108396 for trial ballet classes in Sta. Rosa/Binan/San Pedro, Laguna

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In the last few weeks, I spent a lot of time installing the floors of my Ballet studio in Laguna Belair.   The challenge really was to find the right materials for the floor installation I had in mind.  Will I use 1/2 “or 3/4” plywood? How much foam do I need?  Do I need a dowel pin? Should I use linoleum or vinyl?  Once these questions were answered, installation was pretty much straight forward.  I still had to sweat a lot but it sure was like clock work. At least, I now have good floors so my students can do pointe work.

My Ballet classes are every Mon and Wed 4:30 onwards at the 21st -22nd Bldg, Rodeo Drive, Laguna Belair 2, Sta. Rosa, Laguna.  I can be reached at 09083020319 or 09228108396. Do check out


Acts Manila goes onstage @ the CCP Main Theatre this May 2012 with 13 participating schools. Check out the ongoing rehearsals and preparations for this annual event in the video below – a sneak peek of what to expect.

This year’s theme is taken from  Isaiah 61:3.

and provide for those who grieve in Zion–to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the LORD for the display of his splendor.

Here it is:


Check out Acts Manila’s website ( for summer and all-year-round classes and schedules and be a part of transforming our nation through dance!


This is my first attempt at video and I shot the footage with guess what?….  a simple point and shoot cam. 🙂 Bring out the black ties, the custom lapel pins and the red carpet! hahaha nah I still have a lot to learn but this was really fun to do. I can’t wait to do more.