An anklet decorated with bells jingles as Priyanka Jayanti, a dancer with the Laurel-based Jayamangala School of Dance, stamps her bare feet. The jingling grows louder as Jayanti, 20, quickly leaps toward her fellow dancers, sweeping her arms into the air and extending her fingers toward the ceiling. Jayanti is rehearsing “Prayer to the Sun God,” one of the dances she and nine other Jayamangala dancers will perform Saturday at the Atlas Intersections Festival, an annual arts festival in Washington, D.C., with more than 100 performing groups.
Ever wanted to learn how to kick a field goal? Or how to long putt? Or make a penalty kick?
The Howard County Times, part of the Baltimore Sun Media Group, has started a new summer video series called Sports Breakdown. In each installment, one of our sports reporters will team up with Howard County high school athletes to teach them (and you) how to do what they do best.
In our first installment, Howard sports editor Brent Kennedy gets a lesson in hitting fastpitch softball from River Hill High School’s Kinsey Johnson and pitcher Sabrina Curtiss, who led county this spring with a 0.89 ERA.