Category Archives: American Tribal Style

Hawaii, Kale, coffee and other musings…

Apologies, this isn’t very dance related, but it’s a blog that I started that just sort of came out of no where and now that it’s done, there’s only one thing left to do. Hit publish. I hope you all … Continue reading

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Calling Of The Drums

I love to dance. And you love to dance, or watch dancing, that’s why we are all here, right? To share the experience of dance. Before my blog, my first attempt to share this experience was with a feature-length documentary … Continue reading

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What’s Your Dance Personality?

Are you a Special Snowflake Diva? An Insular Bell Jar? The Geek Felicia Day? Or The Humble Rachel Brice Gandhi? (Theorised by a (mostly) Geek Felicia Day.) I present these four personality types with the theory that not one person … Continue reading

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Hope And Dental Floss

Dealing with injury and the pain that inevitably comes along with it? Try… “I have seen what a laugh can do. It can transform almost unbearable tears into something bearable, even hopeful.” -Bob Hope The formula is simple enough, through … Continue reading

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Dr. Coppelius

Last night I was sewing the elastic on new slippers for my second ballet performance. After appearing in the Nut Cracker back in December, I’ve gone back for one more in Coppélia. Funnily enough, almost Freudian really, the story of … Continue reading

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Seven Deadly Sins Of Dance: Why I’m Guilty of Every One of Them

I have never been a religious person and I am truly sorry if my views offend anyone. My only intent is to write a charming blog about the sinning (some fun, some not so fun) of dance. I started with … Continue reading

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Negotiating Burn Out; Dance Edition

Are you feeling overwhelmed? Physical, mental and emotional exhaustion got you down? Are shame and doubt your new best friends? Have you developed so much cynicism and callousness that one could interpret it as, an attitude? Does failure, helplessness and … Continue reading

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