(alpharetta) I'm writing a book
Posted by Ofelia

Dear Dancers, Artistic Athletes and Dreamers!

I'm writing a book. It's not the book I thought I'd eventually write ... you know, the one my kids keep telling me I need to hammer out (the one that will be dedicated to my daughter Paulina for all those times she plopped a roll of toilet paper on my desk and said "Dry your eyes, Mom. This is going to make a great chapter in your book!" :-))

Rather, what I'm writing is the training manual for the newly minted Dance 101 Teacher Certification course we're hoping to launch January 2018. Before you fall asleep at the thought of reading this book... you should know how very personal it is to me. Although I'm leaving out all the juicy drama, my heart is very vested in this work. It's everything I've learned about teaching: everything I've ever studied, read; every mistake, every lesson I've learned spanning the last 20 years of my life. It's a lot of wisdom to collapse into 30 hours of training, but certainly a worthwhile pursuit. To read about the course click <here>. Details will follow in the next few weeks!

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(ATL) Footwork & Fireworks
Posted by Paulina

Inside the studio with Paulina:

Well, you overachievers (I say that with love) did it... Dance Fitness with Ashleigh Saturdays at 8:30am was such a success last Saturday, it's now permanently on the sched at that time! Woohoo way to go team, who needs that extra hour of sleep anyway. (Oh and speaking of Saturday... this Saturday June 24th MADDX is canceled - almost forgot to remind you! eek!)

I know what you're thinking... why are you JUST now telling us?! ... slow that (body)roll... it's because I've been busy crafting a bangin 4th of July schedule... And if your sparklers aren't the only thing getting lit that night, you'll feel better knowing you got your workout in ahead of time ;-)

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(alpharetta) Porter's shining light!
Posted by Ofelia

Dear Dancers, Artistic Athletes and Dreamers!

In my excitement over my clever power point presentation in yesterday's 101 blog, I failed to notice a typo!  Kevin Maddox will be out next Wednesday June 28th (not July)! My bad!

On another note, while I have your attention, last night's master class with Porter Grubbs was truly magical - it was exactly what I expected even though I couldn't "describe" it for you. 12 dancers showed - on a leap of faith (as requested) and the end result was an hour of glorious physical exploration and connection: a breath of fresh air and welcomed departure from the expected. So out of the box - and therefore greatly furthering. 

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