Over the past couple of days, I've had some Facebook memories popping up on my feed. I had been posting status updates when I participated my first ballroom showcase 13 years ago. I performed not as a student, but as an instructor. I started teaching ballroom dance very early in my journey. I was new … Continue reading One Foot in the Ballroom Dance Door for 13 Years. Has it Really Been That Long?
Scrolling through my social media feeds, I see that many dance studios are announcing that they will be opening back up for classes within the next week. I have some mixed thoughts about getting myself back out there. While I feel excited to get my toes back into the social waters, I will definitely be … Continue reading Simple Resources for Going Back to Dance Class
If you know me, you know I'm obsessed with the concept of liminality. In fact, I named my very first blog endeavor Liminal Anthropology. I did that for irony at the time, but the concept stuck with me perpetually as a lingering interest. If you are not yet familiar with the word, liminality refers to … Continue reading These Liminal Dance Days
Those of you who know me personally may know that have been practicing to learn more video editing skills. To do this, I am using an outdated version of Camtasia by TechSmith that I purchased during college. For the most part, I had only used it for tutorials and discussion videos for school. In terms … Continue reading Digital Dance Skills in Progress | Video Editing
The ad-target gods bestowed some dance activities onto me, and so I wanted to pay it forward. Check out these fun and intuitive activities for dancing with children from First 5 California. I don't have children, but you can for sure catch me carry dancing my cat around the house on any given day. Carry … Continue reading Dancing With Your Kids (Activities from First 5 California)
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
A lot of dancers will tell you not to compare yourself to others. The issue with that is,we need to set goals and it's not really possible to do this without some comparison to what is possible. There is nothing wrong with noticing something about another dancer that you want to achieve for yourself! It … Continue reading DANCE JOURNAL PROMPT | (Don’t) Stop Comparing Yourself to Other Dancers
There are two petitions going around to demand that two big dance-wear companies, Bloch and Capezio to offer more inclusive color options for their products. Since the petitions went live, Bloch has already announced it will be offering more more shades in fall! Bloch is joining Freed as one of the only big companies to … Continue reading Petitioning for More Inclusive Dance Product Options, and Where to find Them Now!
Theatre spaces are reopening, but this time it is not for a production. The Open Your Lobby movement is a call for theatre spaces that have been closed down recently to reopen as a safe place for protesters. Check out some of the theaters that have been joining: In support of #BlackLivesMatter and the many protesters nationwide … Continue reading Open Your Lobby! Theaters Reopen to Provide a Safe Place for Protesters
Dancer Adie San Diego shared this message for dancers on their Instagram profile: "It is just as important to know about black dance pioneers like Master Juba, Josephine Baker, and Pearl Primus as much as we are taught to know famed white artists like Agnes de Mille, Bob Fosse, and Jerome Robbins. It was only … Continue reading A Letter to Dancers from Adie San Diego