Tag Archives: StarQuest

long time no see

12 Aug

The Jacksons

Hope you are having a great summer!




It’s been a minute since my last post and in that time I GOT MARRIED! My husband Nate and I tied the knot after 11 years together in a beautiful, joyous dance filled event with family and friends here in NY.  Surprise flash mob included : )



Classes at Steps have been going very well and I continue to learn and grow from my wonderful students.  I am constantly impressed with their tremendous improvement and feel blessed for the opportunities to “help souls feel lighter,” which is how one lovely gal described how she felt after classes.  What an incredible compliment!  Please join me Mondays 10-11:30am, Thursdays 7:30-9pm and Saturdays 4:30-6pm to explore together.


My experience as a first time judge for StarQuest International Dance Competitions this year also proved enjoyable.  It was exciting to see the young talent from around the country and offer guidance and insight for growth.  It also became quite clear the boundaries of appropriateness studios are testing ; /  I realized I am a self proclaimed Grandma in regards to the suggestive nature being elicited from these students.  ***For teachers, please realize your students want to grow up and emulate what they see on TV or in the older students in your schools.  Please work to keep things age appropriate from the costume to the facial expressions to the song choices to the choreography.   It is our responsibility to teach these values through our art form and as a judge, it does not make me score higher if I am uncomfortable.  Even with this, there were numerous pieces done well and dancers with very bright futures ahead.  Let’s see what 2014-2015 brings.


Stay tuned for more exciting news to come.