Painting in the loft on Broome Street & Crosby was a trial: The Chinese grocer on the ground floor unloaded the produce trucks at 4:00 AM.
Ruth Currier's dance studio was directly upstairs. During the day it sounded like a stampede of elephants. I figured I could finagle some free dance classes as exercise. Since I put up with the daily noise, Ruth agreed. I "danced" 4 or 5 times until I realized I looked ridiculous. I did meet some beautiful dancers and hade a few good photo shoots for painting reference. This one is called "Venetian Dance"; it depicts a life size figure.