Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Dance Spying Seriously

I must be a decent dancer and teacher, considering another teacher in town sends spies to my class.  This occurs once a semester.  Personally, I do not have time, energy, or NEED to do the same.  I can't keep up with my own ideas.   

IF you are a truly gifted artist, you would have no need to do this.  Anyway, no one can see the big picture by attending my class once, several times, or ever.  I can determine the students being sent mainly because of how they behave in class.  They are VERY informal, and have Single White Female tendencies.  By informal I mean they constantly ask questions throughout class, they become frustrated easily, and they walk out to the bath room with out warning to me or their class mates.  Please teach your students how to behave in an artistic, real dance setting.  These are formal & organized classes. 

I am excited to get back to the academic girls that normally attend next week :-)! 

Thursday, January 16, 2014


Don't let resistance keep you from practicing your art, and much more important honing in on your craft.  Practicing with friends and hanging out, all sorts of things can in the end be a block to truly getting the work done in bettering yourself.  
Please read The War of Art by Steven Pressfield, and also The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron.  DO THE WORK.  DON'T GIVE IN TO RESISTANCE.  GET IT DONE!  When you feel those deadly urges to resist practicing and working on craft, DON'T! 
Artist’s Way, Chapter 11, The Zen of Sports:  “Creativity requires action, and part of that action must be physical.”  “Exercise teaches the rewards of process.  It teaches the sense of satisfaction over small tasks well done…we learn to move through the difficulty.” (Pg.  185 & 187) 
***No dream comes true until you wake up and go to work.  Anonymous