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Re-igniting the Passion to Dance
April 19th, 2013

Loraine_JC.jpgWhat better way to re-ignite the passion inside of you than to spend a couple days with your lovely coach and mentor?… Joel and I were so fortunate to have Loraine come for a short visit to Vancouver this April. After having 2 full days packed with lessons, lectures and workshops, we are re-inspired again to dance from within, to search for the truth and to pass it on to our beloved students!… Loraine covered so many essential topics that included: usage of the tailbone, figure 8 hip action, foot pressure and foot propulsion, circling energy flow, …

 

The Latest Addition to the Gala Ball
March 8th, 2012

So much of what dancers do these days is focused on either honing their technique or increasing their power and energy, with the unfortunate outcome being that artistry and emotion are rarely mentioned or worked on. Sport, sport, sport…stronger, higher, faster. We see this at all levels of dancing, whether it be at the syllabus level or the open amateur level.

 

The Inner Sound of Dance
August 27th, 2011

Clara showed me some of the feedback from our Robson Square show on her Facebook wall the other day. Among all the very cool comments (which btw, thanks everyone!), there was a question posted about whether or not I make the same sounds I did during our solo Waltz demonstration as I did in competition.

 

Commitment and Clarity of Intention
September 19th, 2009

ll09164Oh, the smell of fall… It never fails that shortly after Embassy, when Joel and I get home, the sun disappears, the air becomes a little crisper and the first drops of rain bring in the new season. Fall is definitely upon us, and after basking in the sun on my very relaxing California vacation, I’m ready to get back to work again. In fact, after having a fantastic visit with Luca & Loraine here in Vancouver less than a month ago, I am fully inspired and raring to go!

 

Connecting, Listening and a Passion for Life
August 7th, 2009

busy-crowd1These days, it seems to be so hard to connect with people. Everyone is so busy and preoccupied with all the things we have stacked on our plates, that we tend to forget the people who are living and breathing around us. How often do we go to Starbucks and barely acknowledge the barista or cashier, because we just want to grab our coffee and go? How about in the elevator or on the sidewalk? How many times have we tried to avert people’s eyes instead of giving a genuine smile and an honest hello?