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Monthly Archives: December 2011

How to Do Something You Don’t Know How to Do

A discussion of how to dive into something new, whether it’s dance, music, writing or business. 10 ways to get started without spending too much time or money. Continue reading »

Categories: Business, Change, Dance | 1 Comment

Dance Party

I went to a birthday/holiday party at a Mexican restaurant with my family over the weekend. We walked in and there was fried food, cake, a DJ/smoke/light setup and several bottles of Tequila. The birthday boy switched off with one of his nephews on the DJ setup and for the first time in three weeks … Continue reading »

Categories: Anecdotes, Dance, Travel | 5 Comments

Solstice Dance

The long journey through the night… It was the end of the solstice service and the elderly woman who had spoken throughout the evening about the dark night at the end of winter, the annual death, the stillness of the sun and the coming of the light announced to us that we were all going… … Continue reading »

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Writing Your Bio – made simple

Writing a bio is challenging and most of us write our own, which means we’re bound to fail. So here are some guidelines to make sure you include the most important information in your artist or professional bio. Continue reading »

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What I Want in a Dance Class

A list of things I’m looking for in a dance class, depending on the level and some commentary about how choreography impacts follows in a partnered class setting. Continue reading »

Categories: Choreography, Dance | 5 Comments

Getting the Local Feed

Sitting in a small-town café is a whole different ball of wax from sitting in a city café. First of all, I’m one in maybe 5 people with a laptop instead the standard 95% laptop population of San Francisco and Chicago. Second, every day that I’ve come in, (which is about 6 days out of … Continue reading »

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Things I Learned from Small Town Fitness Classes

Taking movement classes in styles you’re not that familiar with can create good learning experiences for your own teaching. Continue reading »

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To Note or Not to Note

A discussion of how taking notes in dance class is detrimental to the learning process, with a few exceptions. Continue reading »

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Writing vs. Living

The view from the trail. We walked 11,000 steps on this hike! This morning, I decided I would get some damn writing done… and so I spent almost two hours hacking some kind of problem with the note-taking software that was holding hostage my latest blog entry. As the sun leaves my writing room and … Continue reading »

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Tame Your Message For The Medium

A brief complaint about the misuse of texting and the ultimate realization that I have to adapt. Continue reading »

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