According to Days of the Year “Dance is one of the ultimate activities to destress, lose inhibitions, meet new people, and boost physical health.” Whether it is classical ballet, Bollywood, square dance, Zumba, Jazzercise, ballroom, hip-hop, folkdance, or any of the multitude of other dance forms, today is the day to put on some music… Continue reading Happy #InternationalDanceDay!
I don’t know about you but I am really getting to the point in December where time starts telescoping. I keep feeling like I have lots of time left before a task needs to be finished and then, somehow, time has contracted and my deadline is looming. Wait, is that just an ADHD thing? Does… Continue reading Making Space: Day 15
Sam, Cate and Susan have all written about their dance experiences in the 80s, something I managed to meet almost entirely (though I did own a copy of a Jane Fond workout book that I never used). Weirdly, I did rather enjoy those high school girls-only gym classes in the 70s, where we learned folk… Continue reading Dancing as a Cultural Experience
Ages ago, I wrote about how much fun I had being gloriously awful at a Nia dance class with my friend Elaine. I’ve done Nia lots of times since and I’m still a pretty goofy dancer but I have a grand time thanks to the atmosphere that Elaine creates. Since I trust Elaine to ease… Continue reading Team Hennebury & the ‘Ageless Grace’ Class
Welcome to Day 31! I hope today finds you with the space you need to take good care of yourself. And I hope that you can recognize your own efforts to make that space, even if you didn’t always succeed. You matter, your needs matter and your efforts matter. And here’s a gold star for… Continue reading Making Space: Day 31
We’re officially into that weird point of December where no one seems sure what day it is or what’s open or what they are supposed to be doing. And the range of Covid restrictions in various places is amplifying the confusion this year. All of that adds up to even more reason to try and… Continue reading Making Space: Day 26
How are things going so far? Have you been managing to make some space for yourself through movement, meditation, or through something else that makes you happy? I really hope you have. But if it is hasn’t worked out for you yet, I still applaud your efforts. It’s tricky to find time for yourself in… Continue reading Making Space: Day 12
Yesterday I danced for more than an hour with 387 other people to high energy club music … via Zoom. It’s the virtual version of a dance party I went to in New York City called The Get Down, back in the olden days (a few weeks ago … before all this). What I loved… Continue reading A Zoom-ing Dance Party
Wow. Cate and Susan have very different memories and current enjoyment of 80s style aerobics workouts. (They actually say 80s and 90s style but I confess I was too busy with small children in the 90s–they were born in 92, 96, and 98–to do workouts of any kind other than towing them places in the… Continue reading Sam does the grapevine, with joy and humour!
Does the fear of being a bad dancer have an effect on your dance morale, and what do you do about it?