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I Am A Dancer

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I am a dancer. I twirl, leap, and spin. I jump, pirouette, and tap. I am a dancer. I feel pain and fear. I feel defeat and failure. Yet, I keep going. I smile, I practice, I perform. I have … Read More

Don’t Forget the Joy

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Lauren Zehara (at right) recently posted this note on her Facebook page, and I wanted to make sure that a wide audience would be able to read and appreciate her simple yet profound wisdom–in short, that there is room for … Read More

I Praise the Dance

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I praise the dance, for it frees people from the heaviness of matter and binds the isolated to community. I praise the dance, which demands everything: health and a clear spirit and a buoyant soul. Dance is a transformation of … Read More

Your Dance Bag

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The first night of every Level 1 class, I do a brief orientation with the students.  We go over simple studio layout (where’s the bathroom, water fountain…), etiquette (being on time, no shoes in the studio, etc), how the session … Read More

Ollin Arageed by Hamza El Din

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A song we often dance to in slow in class, Ollin Arageed by Hamza El Din, has a beautiful history behind it. “Hamza El Din – Ollin ArageedA Nubian percussion performance, played for a person only once in a lifetime–at … Read More

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