Be F.I.T. and dance into the New Year! Hola from Central and South America!

2020-06-10T21:23:26+00:00January 22nd, 2018|Benefits of Dance, General/Personal, Lifestyle Choreography|

Hola- Surprised to see the picture of me above in my new Panama hat? It’s hand-woven and very inexpensive. But what does that have to do with dance? Actually, it doesn’t have a thing to do with dance. It has to do with a trip I just took.  My husband and I celebrated 44 years

A Premise for Catching my Breath

2020-06-10T21:25:02+00:00October 18th, 2017|Benefits of Dance, Choreography, Dance Ministry, General/Personal, Lifestyle Choreography|

Every time I see people ‘dance/move’ in appropriate, God-honoring ways, it catches my breath because it’s worship. Of course, underlying that opinion is a premise I have. Everybody is a dancer because everybody moves in lifestyle choreography. That doesn’t discount the value of trained, technical dancers. It just means that the dance family is larger

Choices: Age-Appropriate Children’s Dance Produces Positive Results with DA:NCE

2020-06-10T21:27:55+00:00June 20th, 2017|Benefits of Dance, Choreography, Dance Awareness: No Child Exploited, Dance Ministry, Lifestyle Choreography|

Hi all- Dance is a wonderful art form. Let's cheer-lead the positives in dance with 3 articles that can show how all of us can enjoy the positive benefits of children's dance: Learn about how movement helps children deal with stress: http://www.burnleyexpress.net/news/children-s-traditional-dance-performance-was-perfect-cure-for-exam-stress-1-8556239.    Then read a second article: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/patients-at-st-josephs-childrens-hospital-in-tampa-get-a-prom-of-their-very-own-300461131.html to hear about the healing components of dance from a hospital

Movieguide Article: A Bipartisan Issue

2020-06-10T21:28:11+00:00May 20th, 2017|Benefits of Dance, Choreography, Dance Awareness: No Child Exploited, Dance Ministry, General/Personal, Lifestyle Choreography|

Hi all- Good stuff going on! I told you that I would let you know when movieguide published my article re: DA:NCE. Take a peek! And yes, readers presented me with some thoughtful responses to my article. Look below to read a few of them: Jadon · My mom watches Dance Moms and Bring It and those shows and the

Washington(and Cuba and Birmingham) Update

2020-06-10T21:28:24+00:00April 21st, 2017|Benefits of Dance, Choreography, Dance Awareness: No Child Exploited, Dance Ministry, General/Personal, Lifestyle Choreography|

Hola! I’m back from a wonderful trip that I took to Washington DC concerning DA:NCE (and then on to Cuba and Birmingham Alabama-look at the pictures below where I went to see the Cuban Ballet and later observed a ballet class that my grand daughter was in). On March 20, 2017, I attended a meeting at the Capitol

DA:NCE to Y.P.A.D. Membership

2020-07-08T19:20:26+00:00November 29th, 2016|Benefits of Dance, Choreography, Dance Awareness: No Child Exploited, Dance Ministry, General/Personal, Lifestyle Choreography|

In October I wrote you about joining the DA:NCE team, a team of people who love the art of dance and who love children. This winning team spreads movement education and awareness to protect young children from hyper-sexualization in dance through a grass-roots effort. The cultural reality of the sexual objectification of our youngest citizens

Join the DA:NCE Team

2020-06-10T21:34:18+00:00October 28th, 2016|Benefits of Dance, Choreography, Dance Awareness: No Child Exploited, Dance Ministry, General/Personal, Lifestyle Choreography|

As a little girl, I was afraid. My parents meant well but their alcohol and fighting framed my emotions. Then I began to take dance lessons. Movement class kept my heart soft and became a refuge for my mind, body and spirit. At that time, I didn’t know how to articulate the interior experiences that

DA:NCE Awareness: No Child Exploited releases Trailer, Video Powerpoint & Slideshare[trigger warning versions and PG versions]

2020-06-10T21:34:31+00:00September 28th, 2016|Benefits of Dance, Choreography, Dance Awareness: No Child Exploited, Dance Ministry, General/Personal, Lifestyle Choreography|

Welcome to the introduction of something special! This month I go to the NCOSE(National Conference on Sexual Exploitation) conference in Houston Texas from Sept  29 to Oct 1. It will be a special time to gather with experts from all over the country and hear about the latest cultural  developments in the identification of pornography

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