Category Archives: belly dance

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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My Boyfriend, Chuck.

Everyone, I’d like to introduce you to my boyfriend Chuck. Here we are dancing : Please stop thinking, that is a doctored photo of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers with my face plastered on Ginger and Jensen Ackles face on … 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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How To Quit You

Rachel Brice so earnestly said to me, “You’re not done one minute before you are done. Not one minute, one second, one hour.” These words still echo in my brain when the moment I realize, something is actually over. In … Continue reading

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