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Injuries and recovery

As we age and remain active we collect injuries, some go away while others linger. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle can aid in avoiding certain injuries caused by inactivity. Although other injuries cannot be avoided or even predicted. Some common injuries in dance are: ankle sprains, Meniscus Knee Tear, Lower-Back Strain and Muscle Spasms, neck strain […]

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The Power of Repetition

We always hear the phrase “practice makes perfect” and most of us believe it to be true.  When I hear the word perfect, especially where it concerns dance, I interpret this to mean practice makes for perfect dance technique.  I have found something quite different through my daily dance practice.  It definitely takes a lot […]

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Overcoming Dance Obstacles

It occurred to me recently that having obstacles in our dance path is sometimes a great advantage.  Let me explain what I mean.  There’s a certain basic Kathak movement that I have been working on for a long time, and my body is responding much more slowly than I would like.  Specifically, my left heel […]

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Favorite Dance Videos

Dance, like other visual art mediums, can draw a viewer into its realm of creative wonder in an instant – and its partner in crime, music, plays a big part in attracting observers. Some of my favourite and wackiest music videos have featured hilarious dance routines, choreographies and sequences that prove that one does not […]

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Dusk Dances Ottawa

From July 11 to 14th I had an opportunity to participate in an amazing dance festival in Ottawa called Dusk Dances. Dusk Dances takes place throughout the summer in different cities across Canada. The festival in Ottawa was held at beautiful Strathcona Park and took place every evening at….you guessed it…dusk! Our fun, energetic, and […]

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Indian Classical Dance Kathak

A North Indian Classic Ghungroos, lengha-choli, or the Mughal insrpired angharka and jutra-churidaar – what do all these have in common? They are part of the traditional Kathak dance costume. Kathak, one of the eight forms of Indian classical dance, has its origins in the North. The name Kathak is derived from the Sanskrit word […]

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Dance & Health Happiness

As a dancer and yogi, I am always keen to keep myself in good shape so I can pursue my passions actively and fully.  Although I tend to stay away from health trends because it seems they change by the minute, I have started giving this Gluten-free thing a go.  While I’m not completely Gluten-free […]

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Make it Happen!

Is there a dance style you always wanted to learn? Do you ever groove to a song overheard in a depanneur? Have you ever wanted to participate in a flash mob dance but were too shy to join? On a recent trip to Chicago, I spotted this very witty advertisement on a bus shelter – […]

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Dance Culture Bollywood

Photo credit: www.newsonair.nic.in Bollywood, as we know it, is what we sometimes refer to the whole of Indian cinema (although this is technically Hindi commercial cinema). This movie experience, now celebrating 100 years, has evolved from silent pictures, to black & white, color, animation, and to even producing 3D films!). In Montréal, Cinéma du Parc […]

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Welcome to the world of dance… right here in Toronto!

Dance, to each of us, means something different. It can be used for emotional expression, social interaction, exercise, story-telling, cultural display and the list goes on… Every culture has their own way of using rhythmic movement (often to music) to paint us a vivid picture. Being here in Canada, we have a great opportunity to […]

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