I’m sure many of us have heard the phrase “work-life balance” thrown around and are often trying to figure it out. In my full-time job we hear this phrase more often as we deal with stress of deadlines and/or when we work more hours than planned. Having a job where I’m sitting for extended periods… Continue reading Work-Life-Dance Balance – Prologue
Valentine’s day is just around the corner and whether or not you celebrate it there are so many media messages and “Hallmark” type quotes that float about our daily lives. One line that comes to mind is “feel the love”. I have no idea where it came from but that is what popped into my… Continue reading Feel the Dance!
Life does not wait for us to write down and/or capture every moment we have in our lives, but there are moments that we will not forget. These moments will bring up a variety of emotions from happy to sad, from frustration to anger, or a mix of all emotions together. In our dance community,… Continue reading Remembering and Dancing for Causes
Dance Goals and Dreams! This year has been a year of pondering what I wanted to do next with my dance. It doesn’t seem like really any other year, as I’m really a goal oriented person in some ways; okay I’m a planner. I have seen posts for planning events, both dance focused and entrepreneur… Continue reading The Planning Dancer
Back to Classes! At this time of year we often start see advertisements for back to school deals and start to think what kind of classes should I take and/or try this year. Students and teachers alike start prepping for the upcoming fall classes to begin and dance students/teachers are no different. For myself, I… Continue reading Ottawa Dancers Blogletter – Back to Classes!
The summer is in full swing and although there are fewer classes happening around town during the summer, it doesn't mean that the dancing stops. If you're missing your dance class, and don't feel motivated to dance alone, then might I suggest calling up a dance friend and arranging a dance date with them. Whose… Continue reading Get your Dance on!
Self Summer Practice Although there are some classes and some workshops available over the summer, sometimes we still can’t fit it into our schedule and/or we’re enjoying some vacation time with the friends/family. This is where self practice is a great way to keep moving and not lose the moves you’ve learnt so far from… Continue reading Ottawa Dancer’s Blogletter – 2018/07/02
Even Teachers are Students... As the spring session draws to a close, I often get asked by students or people looking to take classes in the summer time. Although, I may be teaching for the first time a summer session of Bollywood, most often I don’t teach during the summer. Why? Well, this is the… Continue reading Ottawa Dancers’ Blogletter
Sssshhhh! Backstage Tips for Dancers Waiting in the Wings. Whether it’s a student show and/or a more professionally focused show dancers, seasoned and new dancers alike are always excited to have the opportunity to dance and show off their hard work and costumes. Shows are also a time for dancers to meet up with fellow… Continue reading Ottawa Dancers’ Blogletter – 2018/05/22
Dancing with Family! The first time I stepped into a belly dance class, I was with my mom and my sister Bettina. Bettina's best friend, who was also the teacher at that time, had invited her to class to try but my sister didn't want to go by herself. She invited my mom and myself… Continue reading Ottawa Dancers’ Blogletter – 2018/05/13