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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, …


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?


Living the Italian Dream: Part II – How it all began
June 10th, 2009

lulojc_dec04Sometimes I wonder in amazement, how Joel and I even got to have two such amazing people as Luca & Loraine in our lives… I always wonder how if one little thing had happened differently along the way, perhaps we would never have met them and our students would not have had the opportunity to benefit from their teaching. As a result, my life definitely wouldn’t have been the same, and I wouldn’t be the person I am today.


Living the Italian Dream: Part I – Studio Danze Baricchi
June 5th, 2009

Luca and Loraine in their studio, Studio Danze BaricchiOh the heat! Having a West-facing apartment, Joel and I have been just baking at our place for the past two days! It reminds me of those hot Italian summers when we lived in Italy. I remember it being so unbearably hot in the studio (cuz it didn’t have air conditioning) that we’d go and practice from 11pm to 2am in the morning! Those were crazy days, but when you’re insanely neurotic about dancing (as we are), you do anything to improve!