Artist Crystal Michelle Fallin

Artist Crystal Michelle Fallin
June 19, 1984 - August 18, 2019
Showing posts with label La Mirage Jazz Club. Show all posts
Showing posts with label La Mirage Jazz Club. Show all posts

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

“MacArthur Park” - I Love Dance Tampa Pageant Award Modern/Lyrical Group

The La Mirage Jazz Club won 2nd place for Modern/Lyrical Dance at the I Love Dance Tampa Pageant for 12 x 14 age Division.  The Pageant was held at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Florida, June 1996..  The team danced to the Donna Summers MacArthur Park Suite.

“Mortal Kombat” - I Love Dance Columbia Pageant Award Jazz Group

Crystal’s ADA competition team won First place for Jazz Group 12-14 age Division, dancing to  Mortal Kombat in the “I Love Dance” Columbia Pageant in Columbia, South Carolina.  The pageant was held at the Sheraton Hotel & Conference Center, May 19, 1996.

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

“BACKSTREET” - I Love Dance Orlando “Open” Pageant Award

Crystal’s dance Competition Team, LaMirage Jazz Club won First Place for Jazz Group in the 9-11 age Division at the I Love Dance Orlando “ Open” Pageant.  It was held on July 10, 1994 at the Stouffer Orlando Resort.  The Jazz team danced to “Backstreet” music.  Crystal was 10 years old in the 5th grade.  

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

MacArthur’s Park Suite - A Lyrical Dance


Crystal was a member of the La Mirage Jazz Club and the group performed a modern/Lyrical dance to the music of MacArthur’s Park Suite on Saturday, June 3, 1995 at Flagler College Auditorium.  The dance was part of the ‘Back to Broadway’ show which also showcase The Theater Street Express choir.  MacArthur Park is a song written by Jimmy Webber and first recorded by actor Richard Harris.  The disco version MacArthur Park Suite was recorded by Donna Summer in 1978 with over ten minutes of music.

“Spring was never waiting for us,
It ran one step ahead 
As we followed the dance
Between the parted pages and were pressed 
In lover’s hot, fevered iron
Like a striped pair of pants.”

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

La Mirage Jazz Club "The Roaring 20's"


Crystal was a member of the La Mirage Jazz Club at the Academy of Performing Arts.  In the theater production of 'Dancecoteque" in June 20, 1993, they performed dances of the Roaring 20's.

Monday, August 23, 2021

“Dance is Movement and Movement is Life” - A Dancer’s Biography


Crystal Fallin had eight plus years of dance training and was a member of the St. Augustine Academy of Performing Arts Competition team.  Dance competition is a sport and the physical demands on the body gives it equal status with recognized sports like football and soccer.  It involves physical exertion, skill, and dancers compete against each other either individually or as a team.  Dance requires stamina, flexibility, and endurance, and dancers have to be in excellent physical shape.  Crystal spent hours after school attending classes 3 to 4 days a week and weekends rehearsing for performances.  She attended summer dance intensives and master workshops to improve her skills.  She never complained and was always excited about performing.

Dance is Movement and Movement is Life

The picture above is a collage of Crystal Michelle Fallin's dance roles throughout her life.  She took dance lessons in all genres:  Ballet, Tap, Jazz and Modern/lyrical Dance.  She was a member of the Premier Ballet Company and performed in the St. Augustine Nutcracker Ballet for seven seasons.  She was a senior member of the Academy of Performing Arts competition team and La Mirage Jazz club.  The competition team completed annually in International Championship “I Love Dance” competitions in Orlando, Fort Lauderdale and Tampa, Florida and Columbia, South Carolina.  They also competed in "Dance Troupe, Inc.'" Champions of Excellence competitions in Daytona, Beach.  Crystal and her team members won multiple dance awards in ballet, jazz and modern/lyrical dance in major categories by age division:  Soloist, duo/trios and large group ensembles. She received top honors for ballet and modern/lyrical dance.

Crystal’s International Dance Championship Trophies and awards

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