Ask me to dance
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Ask me to dance

Why do we dance? Why don’t you dance? Why do we wrap ourselves up in tiny little balls at the thought of practising our dance, or if given the freedom to dance our own dance? How is it something as simple as moving to music, in the room or in your head, can hold such...

Dance on the brain
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Dance on the brain

Dance is essential for making my brain feel good and healthy. But how does it do that?

How dancing keeps you feeling young
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How dancing keeps you feeling young

Age is only a number It’s an old adage, but a true one none the less. While we all age differently and have different ailments and injuries to navigate. Dance has been proven to help keep not only the body but the mind agile as we get older! We’ve all seen the stories about the...

No Apologies Necessary
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No Apologies Necessary

An apology is a powerful thing. It has the ability to kick off the healing cycle. But they can also make us feel worse. Find out why.

Dancing in the Storm
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Dancing in the Storm

Where do you turn when your mind gets “rough”? When the turbulence gets loud and it gets difficult to think, let alone do anything? What can you do to help you ride out the storm? You don’t have to be into meditation, essential oils or incense to be able to find a way to calm...

Dancing Games
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Dancing Games

Shut-in? Got nothing to do? Need to dance but don’t have any inspiration? Family/housemates not really into dance but you need someone to do it with? Well, push back the couches, it’s time to dance. Here are some ways to dance through an isolation vacation. Lounge Room Disco The first rule of lounge room disco...

Getting the most out of online classes
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Getting the most out of online classes

With this time of sheltering in our homes, a lot of us, teachers and students alike, are turning to online classes as a way to connect to our community and to continue our education even though we can’t physically attend a class. But with all the distractions at home, how can we really get the...

Dancing Apart, Together
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Dancing Apart, Together

When you are stuck at home, on your own (or even with your family), it can be difficult to stay focused and in touch with your regular daily life. So I thought I would share with you a few ideas about how you can stay strong in your dance and mental health while we are...

What’s in my Teaching Bag
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What’s in my Teaching Bag

As a part of the belly dance hack posts, you’ve seen what’s in my gig bag, but that’s not the only bag that is important to me. Just as important is what is in the bag(s) I take when I teach a class. 1. Dance Props Some things may come and go, but something I...

First Run Stage March 2020
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First Run Stage March 2020

First Run Stage. All heart. No frills. But what does that mean? Why a blog post on an event? And why should you even care? Well, let me give you some details and see if we can puzzle this out together. What is a “First Run Stage”? At its core, First Run Stage is an...