The start of this week I found myself discouraged while looking at job postings for dance studios. I have not feeling the spark to go back and learn on the job like I have usually done, especially when I never felt that I fit in before. With an over-saturated movement toward online dance, most possibilities … Continue reading Welcome to Whatever You Wish
Hello, and happy dance day! If you've ever wanted to learn to swing dance, there is no better time than now! Our FREE YouTube lessons this week will get you energized and swinging into the weekend. Single-Time Swing Basic In this first video lesson, we break-down a single-time swing basic step with a partner. You … Continue reading FREE DANCE DAY! Some Swinging Things
In case you missed it, this week on YouTube, I uploaded a brief introduction to search engine optimization, and I also had some older files from this side-hustle blog that I edited together. I have found YouTube to be a fun challenge. I am still working through channeling my personality on camera despite my social … Continue reading Every Room is a Dance Room
Hello, and happy Friday! We are going to begin sharing a curated collection of FREE Dance Lessons and Resources from myself and other great dancers on YouTube every week! All of these lessons are available for you to experience for FREE on YouTube. This week we have three beginner ballroom dance lessons. If you are … Continue reading FREE DANCE DAY! Learn Ballroom Basics on YouTube
This video is a super quick introduction to YouTube search engine optimization. I will tell you a few ways you can add detail to your video uploads to help potential viewers find it in search. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmgxCawx_Uk This video will be premiered LIVE on YouTube June 21 at 3:45pm,PST. Please come and join me to chat!
Some of you who follow me on Instagram are keen that I decided to leave the studio I had been training at previously, since I was not feeling their vibe. Truthfully, even without the pandemic, dance studio spaces are not my first choice for learning to dance, so seeking an alternative does jive with me. … Continue reading Partner Dancing | Now With More Partner!
"Dance is a language, and social dance is an expression that emerges from a community"Camille A. Brown In this Ted-Ed video, choreographer, educator and TED Fellow Camille A. Brown talks about the history of African-American social dance, communities, and connection. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dpCBMwAweDI&feature=youtu.be
One of my favorite ways to start the day is by launching my local Classical Music Radio Station and feeling myself into an ecstatic morning dance. Today my joy popped at this piece by Valerie Coleman, called "Umoja", a Swahili word meaning "unity". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23Yx9gWHh0E Imani Winds performs Valerie Coleman's "Umoja"
Welcome back to the Tuesday dance journal! As some studios are opening back up, let’s take some time to reflect on how our online dance experiences compare to in-person classes. There are many potential benefits that may come with online dance classes, however, there are also many challenges that can make the experience less enjoyable. … Continue reading DANCE JOURNAL PROMPT | On Online Dance Space
I recently found this post that @mishiDance shared on their Instagram with a list of non-profits and companies that are focused on supporting artists and dancers of every culture and community. I definitely recommend that you have a look at the links below, and support however you can! https://www.instagram.com/p/CBBRGiol112/ NONPROFITS @laundromat_proj@iabdinc@movenyc@blackartfuturesfund@baadbronx@mobballet COMPANIES @firstname.lastname@example.org@collagedance@dallasblackdance@dancetheatreofharlem@deeplyrooteddance@_move_you_@modarts_dance@slmdances DONATE @blklivesmatter@thelovelandfoundation@campaignzero@naacp@aclu_nationwide@colorofchange@reclaimtheblock@eji_org@fairfightaction@splcenter … Continue reading How to Support Artists of all Cultures and Communities