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December 4, 2019

When people ask me what I do as a dance coach, I find my response slowly transforming into, "I study people's movement, and I teach them how to move better."

I work with dancers to enhance what movement is wanted, and diminish or eliminate the movement they don't want. ...

November 11, 2019

This Statement Haunts Everyone...

No matter what industry, what position in life, what background; we all come across this question, "Am I Good Enough?". None of us are immune to the way the "good enough" question feels in our bones. What we must focus on is the practic...

July 10, 2019

First, Remember Why You Train

The purpose of training is to repeat a skill again and again, properly, until it becomes automatic and refined. So, it should come as no surprise that taking time off and sustaining your ability and strength as a dancer (or an athlete) is a...

July 6, 2018

It's been a while since I've posted, and this blog entry will be brief!

What have I been up to?

I have participated in lectures and webinars on flexibility training, and I have taught classes on this subject. I have helped other dance educators understand proper stretch...

January 3, 2018

To parents and dance students reading this: I am aware that there are dance studios out there whose staff may not know how to properly assess a student’s ability, or properly place a student, and they might be ignoring potential because they do not have the range to re...

September 17, 2017

We purchase skin care systems, go to the gym, take Yoga class or Tai Chi, eat right, drink water, perhaps take supplements… all to combat the aging process and feel good. But, do we stretch to increase flexibility and maintain posture? Do we stretch to combat age?

Yoga

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August 20, 2017

Dance is patterned movement initiated by your brain. Your brain sends a message to your arm, leg, head, foot, etc., to move on a particular count, beat, back beat, or syncopated rhythm, at a particular speed, for an assigned duration of time. Movement is enjoyed sponta...

August 12, 2017

“You have good feet.” 

Being on the receiving end of this statement feels great, but if you have never heard that from your teacher in class, and instead hear, “point your feet” when you believe that you are… you might begin to think that you’re not cut out for dance, b...

August 6, 2017

It Hurts...

The Merriam-Webster dictionary offers the following definition for the word injury: "hurt, damage, or loss sustained".  Indeed.

Dancers get hurt; just like soccer players, hockey players, and cheerleaders do. Joints and muscles may become damaged fr...

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