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The Practice Is The Thing: Devotion

“I believe that we learn by practice. Whether it means to learn to dance by practicing dancing or to learn to live by practicing living, the principles are the same. In each, it is the performance of a dedicated precise … Continue reading

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back from the deep

Originally posted on Sirena Tales:
wave after vast wave crashing down, staggering us here comes another \ cannot recover squelched breath of too many dreams spectered ocean teems \ deep dark descending unending fall, now halted by exalted calls ~~~~…

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Ah, Courage! Or, Trying Something New

  “Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.”~Anais Nin Yesterday, after the maiden voyage of a movement class I’m offering, one of the attendees approached me and confided how glad she was that she had trounced her fears … Continue reading

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The Importance of Showing Up

Originally posted on Sirena Tales:
I cannot remember the last time I danced as poorly as I did today.  I had half decided not to go to class as I had been feeling under the weather. Then, when I went…

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RELENTLESS: Life Lessons from Dancing

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Photo credit: Essennelle Studios “There are 2 rules in life: Number 1-Never quit; Number 2-Never forget rule Number 1.”~ Duke Ellington I am standing in the wings, waiting for my entrance. Exhilarated, nauseated, eager, terrified,…

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Enthusiastic Failure: or success by another name

Originally posted on Sirena Tales:
I did not dance well today.  Tight, sore, exhausted and off kilter, I seemed to careen from one misfire to the next.  I just could not get into my groove…or any groove, for that matter.…

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dancing solo

how can the studio so familiar feel this foreign and daunting limbs that relish movement balk: unsure, cautious, and taut the way, haunting, distant and vague… suddenly something memory? magic? or the sheer force of practice flickers and floods crimson glitter … Continue reading

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