Where The Wind Blows

Its as if the wind has a decision to make. And when it blows, what ever drifts with it’s motion, clearly lands where it’s intended to. The energy it takes to propel your dancing career forward, is complicated. To start out as a young child going to class one or two...

Turning Point

January. The coldness of winter that comes with the new year reminds us that hibernation is an option. Less walking outdoors, more sitting on the couch by a warm fire, less light in our day, more comfort in the foods that bring us warmth–when holiday and winter unite...

Move Meant To Be

Can you remember the last time you danced? Over the last handful of decades it seems like our Westernized beings have forgotten how to move. Like sediment at the bottom of the ocean, we sway with the current but rarely do we ride with the waves, flow with the wind and...

A Thinking Dancer

When you think of dancing, what comes to mind? Do you envision repetitive movements at the barre? A Broadway show? The Tango? A brilliant mind…”The dancer is the body, the dance is the mind, dancing is a chiasm (a crossing or intersection)” (Merleau-Ponty). Regardless...

Make Room For Art

Imagine leaving all your current belongings in your home for over 70 years-untouched-a time capsule. This article http://themetapicture.com/abandoned-this-apartment-from-1942/ about French socialite and actress Madame de Florian was so stirring as it revealed a lot of...

Straight To the Pointe

At what point do we, as parents, realize that our child may need to do movement in order to grow and learn about the world around them? So many times we see the activities we enrol our children in as a necessity for exposure, experience and education. But at what...

Don’t Lose HeArt

“Ready to disappear…Where do you go from here?” Underneath it all, The Kin The creative process is never an easy road. There are times you want to just disappear in the midst of the hard part. Give up. Other times, basking in that difficulty, is exactly where you need...

The Gift Of Potential

Recently we watched the documentary Searching for Sugarman (watch the trailer link here, even better is the whole movie on Netflix). It left us in awe of the potential that every person has to create something great, whether one is noted for their accomplishments or...

On Being Adaptable

Its safe to say from day to day we live our life in three worlds:  yesterday, today and tomorrow. All three equally important, but only one of them we can change. Where we stand right now. Being adaptable:  able to change or be changed in order to fit or work better...

Seize The Silence

The times when one is not dancing, seems to be the time a dancer thinks the most about dancing. As you sit in the studio with our students they always want to talk about dance, watch a ballet video or practise their choreography in the lobby. Like a photographer who...