October 24, 2018

Overlooked qualities of a good dance teacher.

May 13, 2017

Doubling up on priorities

March 16, 2017

Giving feedback is a practiced skill with a basic set of rules to follow so that you build the self esteem of the person being evaluated. Top tips on how to give good feedback: A good judge shows they

July 26, 2016

I vividly remember the very first time I actually hated dance class.  It was in modern dance and we were told to dance like a leaf.  My eyes rolled to the back of my head so hard I could have given Linda Blair a run for her money in the Exorcist.   I grudgingly trudged...

March 22, 2016

“Quack, quack–quack, quack” is all I heard.  I was sitting in the massive lecture of Physics 101 and not a single word was sinking in from the duck of a professor quacking up front.  I hated this class, but it was a requirement if I was ever to become a veterinarian....

January 24, 2016

Some of us have one, or two or more and some of us have yet to find one.  Your Bellydance Best Buddy is that person that gives you the “real” honest feedback after your performance, encourages you to just keep shimming and shares in the many adventures that come with b...

November 12, 2015

After class this week I wanted to get some feedback on whether or not the material I was teaching was meeting my students’ needs. So I asked my beginning students why they decided to take belly dance. I got a range of answers from exercise, strength and improved self-i...

September 13, 2015

I should be on a high.  I just got back from 2 fun filled weeks of dance, but dancing is the last thing I want to do now. 


I love to travel and I love to dance and when the opportunity presented itself to travel to the Miami Belly Dance Convention (MBC) I jumped a...

July 20, 2015

I was just a little kid when I saw Lawrence of Arabia, but the images in that movie had a huge impact on my young, imaginative and impressionistic mind.  The memories of those images would only be further distorted by oriental fantasies conjured up by movies like Jewel...

June 27, 2015

Planning and executing a photo shoot in a remote location.

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