Dancing is Hard

Whenever my kids are complaining about a step or choreography I tell them “dancing is hard”.  If it were easy everyone would do it right?  Well, this week I have really felt the truth of that statement. I have been trying to get back into the dance world in a different way than I ever have been before.  Teaching master classes, taking classes that aren’t the usual or are not necessarily my style and auditioning for whatever comes up that I can make it to.  With all of these things the body mind can really take a beating. It’s hard to remember all of the good things and easy to get down on yourself. From not picking up choreography fast enough, to getting cut from an audition or always comparing yourself to others. I understand how people can decide to take an easy way out.  But you have to tell yourself you can do it because you love it and the passion for it is so strong.  I am just trying to keep positive and know that all of this is a learning experience and though it may not feel like it, it will make me so much better in the long run.

While it can be difficult, there are many fun and rewarding times also!

I get to teach sassy children fun combinations!

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and have dance parties with 7 year olds!

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I get to learn from people who are amazing at what they do and I am constantly growing as an artist and a person.  That’s what it’s all about.

You’re right, it does pretty much rock being a dancer..

Where have I been?

Living life I suppose you could say. Last time I was here there was a huge snow storm and now we are in the middle of a heat wave.  Hello Summer! To sum up my life so far.. Teaching dance class, taking dance class, choreographing for dance class.  There were some relaxing times thrown in there too don’t get me wrong. There have been visits to London..Image

Trips to Boston, Atlantic City, the Lake house,

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weddings, recitals, birthdays, christenings and so many babies!  154397_10101958948722901_1322367120_n

(Oh yeah and a pretty major haircut!)

Now that the year has started to die down and summer is happening I have had more down time and just time for myself to do whatever I please.  Which means I’m super fun to be around. No really just ask my husband.

Lately, I’ve been teaching master classes all over the place and I have been having a blast meeting and working with so many new and wonderful dancers!

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I am super excited about all of my new adventures and will hopefully be sharing more with you!