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Mm Mm Monday – Kae Montgomery Drum Solo
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Kae is an incredibly beautiful and poised dancer, and as a member of FCBD she often pulls my eye when she performs–it’s always so hard to choose which incredible dancer to watch when watching FC, right.  Well in this piece … Read More

Traditional vs. Contemporary – a Kathak Tale
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 This week on a Facebook group that I belong to, someone posted this excellent link for our consideration. It is a series of letters between a dancer and an awards and festival organization. In it, an accomplished Kathak dancer, Aditi … Read More

Mm Mm Monday – Karim Nagi
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Known more for his amazing dumbek skills (and dancing!), Karim is a spectacular percussionist and musician on many levels, not the least of which includes his ridiculous finger cymbals skills. Not only does he make beautiful music with those simple … Read More

November Student Spotlight – Sara!
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The Student Spotlight is back! It took a short hiatus this summer, but now it’s time to revisit some stories from dancers just like you. Enjoy! Name: Sara ThueringerProfession: Content Project Manager at WildTangent GamesHobbies: knitting, computer gaming, reading (I … Read More

Mm Mm Monday – Datura
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The music just about makes me swoon into a full faint. The tight finger cymbals are ri. dic.you.lous. The choreography is an homage, but still purely RB. *plotz*

“OH MY GOD, I’M DOING IT!”
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I recently read a blog post on Portland Flamenco Events entitled “Do you know what just happened?” and it reminds me of a little anecdote I relate to my students when I am teaching them shimmies. Taking a trip into … Read More

A Dancer’s View on Dance Pay
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I very much enjoyed reading “A Dancer’s Retort” by Brittany Beyer–a self-professed “Dance Enthusiast” and Associate Editor for the Huffington Post. In it, Beyer explores the issues surrounding making a living wage as a professional dancer. There is a lot … Read More

Fear of Group Improv – It Gets Better
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Recently in class a student asked me how long it took me to feel proficient at tribal group improvisation.  I told her it would be wildly different from person-to-person, depending on previous dance/movement experience, mind-body connection, home practice, etc.  But … Read More

Mm Mm Monday – Everyday Looper
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This one has been among my favorites on YouTube for a few years. I love that this guy just whips this stuff up in realtime with an iPhone!  It does make me think about dance (yes really!). He makes it … Read More

An ATS Bellydance Quiz – Level 1
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First let me say, HAPPY 4th OF JULY to all my American readers. I hope this holiday finds you enjoying all the many freedoms and joys our country affords us. Let’s celebrate the truly positive today! Now, on to today’s … Read More

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