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Audrey's Pilates & Dance


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Places to go dancing

Posted on August 20, 2018 at 6:00 AM

Places to go Dancing:

Practice with Chapman University’s Swing Club

When: Thursdays @ 8pm

Where: AF119


Atomic Ballroom

When: Lindy Hop on Tuesdays and Fridays, Balboa on Sundays & Tuesdays, Blues on Fridays & 1st Saturday of each month, West Coast is Thursdays & Mondays

Cover: $6-$10 with student ID

Lessons at 6:15, 7:00, 7:45 

Where: 17961 Sky Park Circle, Suite C, Irvine

(949) 250-3332



From 55 freeway SOUTH, towards Newport Beach

Exit MacArthur … turn LEFT

Redhill … turn RIGHT (the studio faces Red Hill)

Main … turn LEFT

Executive Circle (first light) … turn LEFT

Make an immediate LEFT

Follow it all the way around to the right… It will be on your right hand side facing Red Hill.

From 405

Exit MacArthur…go NORTH away from the airport

Main … turn LEFT

Executive Circle (third light) … turn RIGHT

Make an immediate LEFT

Follow it all the way around to the right… It will be on your right hand side facing Red Hill.

Southland Strutters' Ball

When: Wednesday Nights 7:45p-12am

Class: 7:45pm

Cover: $8 with student ID

Lessons at 8:30p. Dance starts at 7:00pm

Where: 307 N. Spurgeon Street in Santa Ana, CA 92701

on the East End Promenade

Directions: http//


When: Monday nights 7p Balboa, 8p Int Swing, 9p Basic Lindy Hop

Cover: $10

Where: 12901 Philadelphia Street, Whittier, Ca

Lindy Groove

When: Thursday nights

Where: 200 S. Euclid Ave., Pasadena, Ca 91101


When: Saturday Nights 6-10 pm

Where: Princess Fantasy Faire (to the left of the Castle), and sometimes in Downtown Disney

Rusty's Rhythm Club:


When: Wednesday nights

Location: The Elks Lodge

8025 W. Manchester Avenue

Playa Del Rey, CA 90293

Six Basic Pilates Principles

Posted on August 20, 2018 at 3:00 AM



Center (5)

The wide band of mid section from the naval around to the lower back, extending from the lower ribs to just below the gluteal fold. Also known as the powerhouse or core. Muscles include the collective group of abdominals, gluteals, and lower back musculature. Movement initiates from this stable source and we stabilize through the opposition of movement.


Control (4)

This is the physical aspect of the mental/physical connection. It is the control of the body by the mind when paying full attention to the physical details of the movement such as positioning and sequencing. It is the physical response to the mental direction.


Concentration (4)

This is the mental aspect of the mental/physical connection. It is the mindful intent and focus of the mind directing the body through the movement. It is better to do one repetition correctly and completely than many haphazardly.


Breath (4)

Correct breathing oxygenates the blood, increases circulation, and removes noxious gases from the blood. Full exhalation stimulates breathing (you will automatically inhale after a full exhale), facilitates core support, and intensifies the movement. The rhythm of an exercise is often determined by the rhythm of breath.


Flow/Rhythm (3)

The transitional aspects between each repetition within an exercise as well as the threading of exercises together in the total system. Continual flow and efficiency of movement from the beginning to the end of the whole workout.


Precision (4)

Practicing a keen awareness to detail while performing a given movement will elevate the benefits of each exercise from superficial to intense. It is not the structure of the exercise, but rather the work you put into it that determines your results. Perform each exercise as perfectly as possible.