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August 3, 2020

We came whirling out of nothingness, scattering stars like dust. The stars made a circle, and in the middle, we dance. - Rumi

I now direct your attention to the whirling dervishes, engaged in a spinning dance of prayer and meditation, a practice inspired by the 13th cen...

June 1, 2020

Plato stated, way back in the ancient era of Greece; "the power of the Good has taken refuge in the nature of the Beautiful."   The beautiful that he spoke of was art.  Of all the arts, Plato deemed dance the one that most influenced the soul.  I don't know about you,...

April 20, 2020

Lately, the honey-bee keeps visiting me.  Does this ever happen to you?  Where a creature of the natural world consistently crosses your path, seemingly bringing you a larger message, attempting to catch your attention and telling you to THINK, BELIEVE, DO!  A totem, i...

February 1, 2020

I remember being 11 and not wanting to miss a single ballet

class. I was obsessed with ballet (not much has changed). I felt as though I couldn’t breathe without ballet. I wanted to impress this art form with my allegiance, my hard work, my heart, and my soul. It was...

January 2, 2020

Here it is!  A new year, and even bigger, a new decade. 

As many of you may know, for dance teachers, the end of the year is when we begin to think about the Spring Recital. We flip through costume books, conjure up stories to choreograph, and dig through endless o...

December 31, 2018

It is a New Year.  Here we go … the familiar choreography of setting new goals and new intentions; tossing out old habits and throwing off leashes of the past, limitations that may have steered us wrong or weighed us down.  A clean slate, a blank page, a fresh canvas,...

July 27, 2018

We are only through the first day of our three day camp and we are ignited with joy!  

July 6, 2018

At a time when we are celebrating our independence as Americans I pause to reflect upon that word: independence.  As always, when I reflect upon something, it is inevitable for my brain to wonder over into the realm of dance.  I recently watched a video of a Pales...

June 20, 2018

We open the shades to our sacred space, and our joy expands.  Our street shoes have been removed so that we can tread lightly across the gray satin floors.   We slide on our dance shoes, and as we do so, we begin to slide into the community we have created with one ano...

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