Wednesday, September 05, 2007


In February of 2006, I wrote about my college dance mentor, Dr. Dixie Durr. Sadly, Dr. Durr passed away this past weekend. She was an amazing lady, and everything I learned from her is still a force in my life as a teacher, writer, and of course a dancer. I have a lot of fond memories of classes and rehearsals with her, places where I learned and hurt and smiled and found out a lot about my personal limits and how far I should push them. As she said, "Never apologize for being alive."

1 comment:

Carrie said...

Oh wow. That's really sad. I'm sorry hon!

I knew of her, but never actually got to know her well since I couldn't really cut it dance-wise there. However, I knew she was one awesome lady. My condolences...