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WARM UP TIPS

During game 1 of the NBA Finals, versatile Miami Heat player LeBron James suffered painful leg cramps, and was carried off the court before the end of the game, setting off numerous Internet memes of his injury. The memes were funny, but take it from someone who pulled her sciatic nerve, the pain is no […]

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The Self Detox Plan

I have been hearing so much about cleansing and the miraculous results that you get from it that I decided it was time to try it myself. I’d say that watching the documentary “Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead” was the clincher for me.   I was convinced that I had to do a 10-day juice fast, […]

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Shen Yun

I recently saw Chinese classical dance in a popular touring show called Shen Yun at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto.  I wasn’t sure what to expect because I read so many mixed reviews about it.  I have to say that I absolutely loved this show.  The dancers are phenomenal and so […]

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Favourite Music 2013

I was asked to talk about my favourite 2013 artist, and I honestly have a hard time paring down my choices – I love music and musicians, so it’s almost like a “Sophie’s Choice” scenario where I just can’t pick one! So I won’t! Here are some amazing musical artists that I want to share […]

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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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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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Planet B-Boy

Stop whatever you’re doing and check out the fantastic 2007 break dancing documentary “Planet B-Boy,” directed by Benson Lee. The film showcases the early stages of the break dancing style as a North American phenomenon that shone out of New York City, with some of the pioneers that brought it to the forefront of the […]

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“Kaal”

I was fortunate to be part of the cast of “Kaal” January 26, 27 and 28th, 2012 at the Fleck Dance Theater in Toronto.  The production was based on the concept of time – how it all began and how it will all end.  It made me think about the time cycle of the production […]

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