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De Anza College [2012] - Official Teaser HD
This is a story of connecting the dots. Because wherever you are right now or whatever you are doing at the moment, you are the result of the dots. What are dots? People? Mistakes? Love? Memories? or all? Inspired by Steve Job's 2005 Commencement address at Stanford University. Material was recorded at De Anza College. Produced by Jon Nguyen. Coming soon! ....I hope so! LOL In case you did not notice, this is a teaser. :)

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Superb,Hot Sensational Arabic Belly Dance Alex Delora
BELLY DANCE Belly dance or bellydance is a Western-coined name for a type of Middle Eastern dance. Originally a "solo, improvised dance involving torso articulation",belly dance takes many different forms depending on the country and region, both in costume and dance style, and new styles have evolved in the West as its popularity has spread globally. The term "belly dance" is a translation of the French term "danse du ventre", which was applied to the dance in the Victorian era, and probably originally referred to the Ouled Nail dancers of Algeria, whose dance used more abdominal movements than the dances described today as "belly dance". It is something of a misnomer, as every part of the body is involved in the dance; the most featured body part is usually the hips. Belly dance is primarily a torso-driven dance, with an emphasis on articulations of the hips.Unlike many Western dance forms, the focus of the dance is on relaxed, natural isolations of the torso muscles, rather than on movements of the limbs through space. Although some of these isolations appear superficially similar to the isolations used in jazz ballet, they are sometimes driven differently and have a different feeling or emphasis. In common with most folk dances, there is no universally codified naming scheme for belly dance movements. Some dancers and dance schools have developed their own naming schemes, but none of these are universally recognised. Many of the movements characteristic of belly dance can be grouped into the following categories: Percussive movements - Staccato movements, most commonly of the hips, which can be used to punctuate the music or accent a beat. Typical movements in this group include hip drops, vertical hip rocks, outwards hip hits, hip lifts and hip twists. Percussive movements using other parts of the body can include lifts or drops of the ribcage and shoulder accents. Fluid movements - Flowing, sinuous movements in which the body is in continuous motion, which may be used to interpret melodic lines and lyrical sections in the music, or modulated to express complex instrumental improvisations, as well as being performed in a rhythmic manner. These movements require a great deal of abdominal muscle control. Typical movements include horizontal and vertical figures of 8 or infinity loops with the hips, horizontal or tilting hip circles, and undulations of the hips and abdomen. These basic shapes may be varied, combined and embellished to create an infinite variety of complex, textured movements. Shimmies, shivers and vibrations – Small, fast, continuous movements of the hips or ribcage, which create an impression of texture and depth of movement. Shimmies are commonly layered over other movements, and are often used to interpret rolls on the tablah or riq or fast strumming of the oud or qanun (instrument). There are many types of shimmy, varying in size and method of generation. Some common shimmies include relaxed, up and down hip shimmies, straight-legged knee-driven shimmies, fast, tiny hip vibrations, twisting hip shimmies, bouncing 'earthquake' shimmies, and relaxed shoulder or ribcage shimmies. In addition to these torso movements, dancers in many styles will use level changes, travelling steps, turns and spins. The arms are used to frame and accentuate movements of the hips, for dramatic gestures, and to create beautiful lines and shapes with the body, particularly in the more balletic, Westernised styles. Other movements may be used as occasional accents, such as low kicks and arabesques, backbends, and head tosses. Belly dance is a non-impact, weight-bearing exercise and is thus suitable for all ages.It is a good exercise for the prevention of osteoporosis in older people. Many of the moves involve isolations, which improves flexibility of the torso. Belly dance moves are beneficial to the spine, as the full-body undulation moves lengthens (decompress) and strengthens the entire column of spinal and abdominal muscles in a gentle way. Dancing with a veil can help build strength in the upper body, arm and shoulders. Playing the zills trains fingers to work independently and builds strength. The legs and long muscles of the back are strengthened by hip movements. Paffrath researched the effect of belly dance on women with menstruation problems. The subjects reported a more positive approach toward their menstruation, sexuality, and bodies.

JC Football - College of the Sequoias VS De Anza - GetSportsFocus Football 2013 - Last week the De Anza Dons suffered a heartbreaking lost to Sierra but had hopes of turning their fortune around against the College of Sequoias. The Giants though came into De Anza Stadium with a perfect 4-0 record, led by the Valley Conference leader in touchdown passes, Raul Alvarez. Alvarez however, didn't look as though he would have much success early on as just three plays into the game, De Anza's defensive back Mark Herscbeck came up with a pick six by to put the Dons on the board. The Dons appeared determined from the opening kick-off to come out strong and erase any sort of memory from the past week. But just like their last game, the offense was simply flat in the first half with the only score came from the defense. With the offense struggling to get going, the defense suffered a little bit as well. They gave up big plays like running back D'Wayne Childs' 43 yard TD run and Darius Chandler's 12 yd touchdown reception...and found themselves down 17-7 at the half. Penalties certainly didn't help the cause; yet both teams definitely had their fair share of free yards. De Anza; 9 penalties for 95 yards. Sequoias; 13 penalties for 143 yards. How did the Giants overcome them? One thought would be, they took care of the "gimme's" and avoided unforced errors at crucial times, unlike De Anza. The Dons shot themselves in the foot time and time again with bad snaps, unsportsmanlike penalties and were only one of four with extra points. It wasn't until the 3rd quarter did the Dons "wake up." On back to back possessions, their main man Bryan Fobbs continued his fantastic season and added on to many of his conference leading stats, with two 50 plus touchdown down receptions and finishing with 13 catches, 289 yards receiving and 4 touchdowns. The fourth quarter was something to be seen. Back and forth, both teams laying it all out on the field, a thrilling victory was to be expected...but nobody could of envisioned what actually occurred. De Anza took the lead with a clutch toss from Jack Singler to Fobbs, their fourth connection on the night with just over a minute remaining and made it 39-36. The Dons sideline was ecstatic, the bleachers were rocking...but the Giants wouldn't concede. The extra point would've forced Sequoias to have to drive down the field and score a touchdown in order to take home the victory, but to everyone's surprise, the Giants blocked the PAT, Miguel Quinn picked it up and took it 98 yards for a defensive two point conversion and makes it 39-38 Dons. One more chance for the Giants, and on second and ten with less than a minute left, they lose a yard, which would have brought up 3rd and long but another unsportsmanlike penalty by De Anza gives Sequoia the first and an extra 15 yards. This extra shot in the arm looked to have inspired Alvarez has he marched Sequoia down the field, constantly moving the chains while conserving the clock which ultimately brought on Kasra Hosseinpours to win it all with a 35 yard field goal. Sequoias (5-0) will enter conference play next week at home against Modesto (2-3). As for the De Anza, they'll try to end their gut wrenching two game losing streak as they head out on the road against conference foe San Francisco.