2013.05.22 – Hartford, CT – Dancers Jane Cracovaner and Christopher LaFleche from The Hartt Dance Ensemble rehearse for the upcoming spring performance of The Rite of Spring with Choreography by Division Director, Stephen Pier. As I entered the building and walked to the studio where the rehearsal was going on I couldn’t help but notice all the great photos taken by my former colleague John Long. His ability to capture the dancers movements and emotions are effortless. John was honored Thursday night as he was inducted into the Society of Professional Journalist Hall of Fame. The award goes to those “who have made significant contributions to journalism in the state.” This is no “John Long” photo but he has taught me many things over the years and with any luck, someday I will be able to capture dance as effortlessly as he did. Congrats John!