14 August 2014

visiting the temple of Quan Yin

 Before I left Missouri I wanted to see the statue of Quan Yin at the Nelson Atkins Museum in Kansas City...
 We walked down a few hallways...and there she was...
 I was transfixed...we felt her energy when we walked into her room...
She is eight feet tall...magnificent, benevolent, commanding...
I am very, very happy. Thank you Susan Warner and Jenn Kasper for arranging my visit.

08 August 2014

Playlist for GS Modern Day 1, 8 Aug 2014



This playlist includes my favorite drum solo, Rejoicing in Upper Egypt by Musicians of the Nile. A piece of music that is so powerful it literally moves your body. A true example of Flow.

28 July 2014

26 Jul 2014; L1, L2 and L3 Crafting An ATS® Set

What a day!
Dance Fundamentals L1 was a home run! We covered Bodywave, Arabic and Trios and left no stone unturned.
Tribal Combination L2, a study in elegance; the Propeller and Corkscrew Turns.
Drills/Improv L3, real life planning as we Crafted An ATS® Set.

As always, let me know your thought so I know you're out there...



25 July 2014

15 Jul 2014; L3 deeper bodywave, strong arm 123, waterpot w/playlist

We explored the concept of a "deeper" bodywave, something between and deep bodywave and a layback.
For the strong arm and variations 123, we made sure the hands were lyrical throughout, because not much is happening with the body.
And the water pot, well, we tried not to fall over!
As always, let me know your thoughts so I know that you are out there...