23 August 2013

From Megha's perspective

Hello friends, Megha here.  I'm writing from our cute little apartment in Vancouver to let you all know that everything is fine.

There seems to be a lot of concern and confusion over Carolena's latest Fireside Chat where she announced the changes taking place at FCBD®.  Many people have said they are sorry to hear of her health issues and sad that the troupe is being disbanded.  I think her message wasn't received clearly by everyone so I thought I would jump in and try to shed some light on the situation from a different perspective.

First of all, Carolena's health is fine. She is happy and healthy and really excited about her upcoming wedding.  She (both of us really) just meant to say that all of the traveling has been exhausting and she was feeling it's toll on her body.  The smart thing to do is take care of herself to make sure she stays healthy and able to dance and teach for a long time.  The slow down in travel is simply a preventive measure rather than running herself into the ground and creating a situation whereby she would no longer be able to do this amazing thing that she does.

Regarding disbanding the troupe, it's actually an expansion rather than a destruction.  The idea is simply to allow all level 3 students the opportunity to qualify for a gig and make it more of a community based experience rather than a closed group.  This idea encompasses the basic nature of ATS as being all-inclusive.  There's no reason to fear that FCBD® is going anywhere.  The studio is still open and going strong, the company is well intact and the performance opportunities are now available to more dancers.

So, let's all celebrate this step forward for FCBD® and continue to share in the excitement that is ATS®!

With love in dance,

Megha

9 comments:

Foodycat said...

Poor Carolena - every time she posts a fireside chat the community has a fear-of-change meltdown! Have a lovely time in Canada!

Chayo said...

Hi, Megha!!
I'm Chayo (Spain).
You (Carolena and you)teach and make us fall in love with dance.
Your words are clear!!
Thanks!! ;)
Kissss!!

Deana Lawman said...

Every single part of this is a positive! I think people just worry so much about any changes. It's ALL GOOD :):)
Much love to you both x
Deana

Jennifer Shaw said...

Thank you for that, Megha! As a member of the student troupe, Blue Diamonds Belly Dance, I can only agree. In fact, there is new energy at the studio, and we feel that this has been a great positive step forward.

Val Grainger said...

Thanks Megah
You and Carolena made me fall in love with ATS in Edinburgh UK last year. So sending her good wishes for wedding and the future and hope to see her in UK again next year. Much love to you both from Val

Val Grainger said...

Hi Megah thanks for that. Have loved ATS since Edinburgh training last year. Vert best wishes To Carolena for wedding and the future. Hope to see her in UK 2014. Love to you both Val

Unknown said...

YAY!! Glad to read you are taking care of yourselves! Love you both.

-Margaret (Overly Cheerful) L.

Unknown said...

YAY! I am so glad to read you are taking care of yourself! And I think it is awesome and utterly right that FCBD(r) continues to grow.

LOVE YOU BOTH!!!!

-Margaret (The Overly Cheerful) L., Different Drummer Belly Dancers, Bloomington, Indiana.

Unknown said...

YAY! I am so glad to read you are taking care of yourself! And I think it is awesome and utterly right that FCBD(r) continues to grow.

LOVE YOU BOTH!!!!

-Margaret (The Overly Cheerful) L., Different Drummer Belly Dancers, Bloomington, Indiana.