Dance Advantage – a Houston-based dance blog by dancer/writer/mom Nichelle Strzepek — is holding a contest for top dance blogs of 2010. She was kind enough to bring this to my attention, so let’s do this!
Here’s the deal: Show your support for Rogue Ballerina in the Dance News/Criticism category by commenting on this post. That’s it! All comments are welcome (please don’t curse!)…say why you like RB, a post you particularly enjoyed, things you’d like to see more of, whatever. The 10 blogs with the most comments will advance to a voting stage.
After commenting (before December 22nd!), don’t forget to check out the Dance Advantage site here.
How could I not comment? This blog is insightful, and approachable to a dance novice… FUN! GO R.B.!!!
R.B. is the best! It is absolutely where I go to get the latest information on Chicago’s dance scene! Love it!
LOVE RB! Keeps me up-to-date on all of the dancing going on that I miss!
You definitely have our vote! We love looking at the Chicago dance scene through your eyes!
I LOVE RB!! The blog is timely, constructive, and features dancers, companies, students, choreographers from a variety of genres and levels. And let’s face it, Rogue Ballerina is an awesome title!!!
What’s not to love!!!!!!!!
I enjoy RB because she’s knowledgeable, enthusiastic and covers a wide range of Chicago dance.
You have my vote 100,000%. Does each % count?
I love having RB keep me up to date on the Chicago dance scene!
RB is great! Well written and informative. What a great representation of Chicago’s dance scene! I always look forward to what’s next !!
R.B. has my vote! It keeps me up-to-date on the Chicago dance scene. I love how inclusive it is of all that is happening with the various companies, large and small, and also the various genres. As a dancer, the descriptive and constructive reviews enable me to picture the dancers and experience their performances from afar. This site is top notch!
I really enjoy reading about the dance performances and companies in the Chicago area. Keep up the good work.
I love the Rogue Ballerina blog, it is informative, witty and well written. Keep up the good work!!
Rogue Ballerina is the best blog on dance that I’ve read. It’s insightful, doesn’t talk down to you and gives me information that I can’t find anywhere else. Great site!!!
I love RB, combining my love for the arts and Chicago it is very informative and fun to read. Good luck and Congratulations!!
Rogue Ballerina has my vote! Thanks for keeping me up to date on the dance scene in Chicago.
RB is a must in order to keep in tune with the Chicago dance scene! She obviously has a background in dance and is a talented writer.
I love RB because it gives me the inside scoop as to what’s going on in the dance circuit in Chicago and it gives wonderful perspective of the performances after the fact. I value the bloggers opinion and critique because I know she has spent her life dancing and appreciate her giving back to the community in this way.
Love Rogue Ballerina! It really promotes dance in Chicago. I always look forward to reading it!! Good luck.
Have to cast a vote for my fellow Chicago dance writer! Keep up the great work!
awesome. RB has the most amazing posts about what’s happening in the Chicago dance scene, as well as from other places. keep it up!!!
I love RB. It keeps me informed on what to see when visiting the area.
Rogue Ballerina is the rosin that keeps me from slipping off into ignorance. Chicago is the ideal city to experience the full spectrum of the current dance scene, and RB clearly knows not just technique, but also who’s who and what’s what in her city, and how to get to the story without getting bogged down in the drama and politics of any one company. Love your writing RB and that your eyes don’t miss a thing! Reading you is like a warm hug that reminds me whether we’re performing these days or not, all of us who trained so hard will always be Dancers, so when our discerning eyes maybe see a new piece or a re-mounting of an old favourite differently, we at least speak the same language.
God bless ya RB for keeping me in the Loop even when I’m not!
RB is such an amazing blog because it gives a voice to all dance companies – big and small. It is well-rounded in terms of the various types of dance featured that it just feels like THE site to visit when looking for relevant dance in Chicago. Definitely one of the Top Dance Blogs in my eyes!
Rogue Ballerina is beautiful and talented. She is loved by all the world.
Keep up the good work RB!
Love this blog! Keep it up! =)
Just discovered RB this year and I think it’s great!
Love this blog!!!
Love RB ~ Keep up the great writting!
Your blogs or shall we say “ruminations” are always insightful and thought provoking. Thank you!
RB is THE BEST!!!
Keep up the good work. Much needed contribution to Chicago Dance.
thanks for supporting dance rb!!
Your blog is a great source of story ideas for us, as always!
Thank you for such an awesome dance blog on Chicago!
RB’s prose is more elegant than Swan Lake.
Rogue Ballerina is fabulous!!!!!!! A great way to find out about Chicago dance!
RB raises the ballet bar for any type of dance in Chicago. Great source for the vast offerings in our amazingly talented city. Plus, a great source for the dance audience to keep up on the campy, couture, classic and crisp companies offering beauty, strength, innovation and heart in their productions. I tip my tutu to you, RB!
Passion and beauty. The Best dance blog ever!!!
What is not to love about this website? It is insightful and fun, and FRESH!
RB is a cool place to check out thoughtful observations about dance in Chicago! : )
Thanks for your unique perspective on all things dance!
LOVE Rogue Ballerina. Editor/Blogger Vicki always keeps me in the loop on the latest in the Chicago dance scene. I wonder if she’ll go see Black Swan with me? ; )
RB rocks my socks! Vicki is a beautifully talented writer who knows her stuff. RB is a must-read for the in-crowd and ‘dance world curious’ *ahem* like myself 😀
I love me some Rogue Ballerina! Good luck!!!
Amazing blog! Love Rogue Ballerina!
Well written and compelling.
RB is the best!!
RB blog is amazing!
Vicki’s Rogue Ballerina blog is great! I look to it for all the inside scoop and dance info in the city.
Gogogo!!! Great blog, one more vote!! 🙂 H
Good luck Vicki. Hubbard Street is rooting for you.
Enjoying Christmas and Vicki’s blog from Boulay, France.
Always nice to have someone writing about dance who KNOWS about dance. Four stars for Rogue Ballerina!
Love this blog. Keep up the great work!
Thanks for all that you do!!! You have a talent for capturing the true essence of a dancer. You are such a natural…!