Category: Creativity

  • How To Dance Forever

    I started dancing late. At age 19 I took my first ballet class, and I immediately knew I had a lot of catching up to do. Luckily, my mother had introduced me to, “Body Design By Gilda,” when I was 15. Gilda Marx had been a chubby child who loved to dance. She learned to use her…

  • Training For A Comeback

    When I was a personal trainer and fitness studio owner, my specialty was physical transformations. I was named Certified Turbulence Trainer of the Year in the Summer of 2013 based on the success of my clients in losing ponds and especially inches. Craig Ballantyne, the creator of Turbulence Training (TT) was my mentor, and like…

  • How to Shuffle Dance Over 50

    Shuffle dance helps keep me healthy and happy. Here’s how I learned. Back in 2019 I took my first shuffle class with Kelli Brock of @KelliBrockDance. She was so patient with me, and she went over the steps from the front and the back, slow then fast, so that I could start to get them…

  • More Views, Meaner Comments

    The first time I watched a YouTube video was in 2007. I was looking for new dance moves to use in musical theatre choreography, and I put the words, “Bollywood Dance,” in the search box. I watched a cute couple perform a dance together, and I was happy to see some steps I could learn,…

  • How to Sing and Dance Forever

    I started singing in the children’s choir at church when I was nine years old, and I took my first dance class at 20. My senior year in college I played Graziella in, “West Side Story,” and from then on I was ruined for any career that didn’t include singing, dancing, or both. Just before…