No To Panty Hose

In 1995, I was recruited by the Sara Lee Corporation as Brand Manager for one of their boring panty hose lines. This was not my idea of a good time. I wanted something different, something more. At the time I couldn’t really explain what it was. The only thing I knew with certainty was that I wanted to dance. My ... Read More »

How I Gained Self Confidence

Imagine, strutting down the red carpet, and not wondering, “Does my butt look big in this?” Self Confidence is Trusting Yourself. It’s believing that you’re better than ok; that you’re good just the way you are. Self confidence: It starts with a thought. Yea, that is me to the right. I’m okay posting such an unflattering pic because what I think ... Read More »

5 Crazy Things I’ve Always Wanted To Do

A friend asked me to write about the crazy things I want to do. Turns out my list isn’t so crazy after all. Here they are: Have a stellar solo performance. Just once I’d like to leave the stage completely exhausted, spent and proud instead of frustrated, unsatisfied and melancholy. Perhaps even make a short visit to “The Zone.” I’ve heard ... Read More »

How to Ask for and Get a Killer Letter of Recommendation

If you’re old enough to need a letter of recommendation, you’re old enough to ask for it yourself. Think about the difference in the letter of recommendation I’m going to write for two different kids: who do you think gets my vote of confidence? The kid who called to tell me about the application for the school or program or ... Read More »

Conquering Fear and Getting On TV

When the producers from The John Walsh Show called to ask if I would be a featured guest, my initial thought was, “NO WAY!” My fear was so intense that I ended the call. I told them I needed to check my schedule. What schedule? . My immediate excuses were: I’m not ready. My book is not finished. I’ve gained weight. ... Read More »

The Useless, Inattentive Dance Assistant

Some subjects require a direct approach. That’s why this article is not titled, “Top 10 Tips to Becoming the Best Dance Assistant Ever. Dance assistants play an important role. Whether you’re assisting for an ‘in studio’ class or on a convention or festival, it’s serious business.  When it comes to assisting, you’re either adding value or you’re a battery drainer. ... Read More »

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