Thursday, February 14, 2013

On Moving...

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I am moving this blog from this address, archiving the posts and redirecting my energies. Please follow. I feel a lot is happening and I want to share the process with you!

See you over there!!


Wednesday, April 4, 2012

On Forgetting To Mention

Reading my previous post I realized that I mentioned EVERYWHERE ELSE BUT HERE, that Tasha Rose (a.k.a. ME) and Kamala Chaand Dance Company are officially Minnesota's PREMIER FatChanceBellyDance Sister Studio and presently the only Teacher Certified ATS(r) instruction in the Twin Cities.

I am excited that there will soon be more ATS(r) instructors in MN, too...up North in my former town of residence, Pine River, my former troupe mates Noelle Anderson and Amber Hunt(Gaia Sophia) will get their TT in just a couple of weeks. At that same time, Rochester's Terri Allred will get hers and a gal from the suburbs of the Twin Cities, Crystal from the learning group Briar Patch will get hers. Lotsa ATS(r) lovin up in this hizzouse!

OK that's all I have today, I promise!

On The Studio!

I don't have much right at this moment, but I will tell you this: KCDC will be in new studio space starting this Saturday! I am holding all day Saturday classes from 9am-4:30 pm at various levels to get new dancers off on the right foot with Minnesota's premier FCBD(r) Sister Studio.

I am taking this climb slowly and steadily and have some pretty massive expansion plans that encapsulate the next two or so years. One of which is developing a dance curriculum complete with history for a fine arts credit at a local college! Big plans! Taking over the world by dancing!

I will have photos up after the weekend. I plan to have a KCDC open house NEXT weekend for our first ever Second Saturday Shimmy Soiree.

If you are a local performer (or even not local but plan to be in the Twin Cities) let me know if you want to perform...any style...drummers too! Come out and riff a drum set for eager ears and happy dancers! It will be a great time!

More details sooooooon...... YAAAAAAAYYY!!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

On Stats, Starts, and Super Upsetting

I have to say that one of my favorite parts of blogging is seeing where people are visiting from. One thing I find really funny this week is that in the week I was blogging about the intensives I had over 800 hits to this blog.

Today's hit count: 4

That really made me laugh a lot!

In April I am starting weekly Saturday all day classes. I am starting out with back to back hours of level one, mixed levels drills, level two, level three and floorwork. Additionally, I plan to host open hafla nights twice monthly on Saturday nights. I am encouraging people to bring as their admission, an item for the food pantry as well as a $2 donation that will also go to the food pantry in the name of the Twin Cities Belly Dance Community.

I will have info likely tonight on my website and on the KCDC Facebook page.

In other news, Sister Studio status is on hold as we received news that on Sunday night, Mama C had her laptop stolen. I hope it is found and/or insurance is able to replace it for her or mend any repairs that may be needed. As soon as she gets it back though.....I sent my email for status first thing Saturday night when I got back to the hotel room. I don't waste time.

Back at it....oh how I long for the day when dance is my day job!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Teacher Trained!

That's all I have the emotional capacity to post for today's update. I am blessed.

Thank you Carolena for this dance gift and thank you Megha for being a mentor! Congrats to my sisters who became FCBD(R) certified today with me! You are all fabulous! And now it really begins...

Friday, March 16, 2012

On Teacher Training Day One

This day was great! I am going to say though, that this is the most taxing day, but not physically. There was a lot of quick thinking and making sure to use your knowledge and execution abilities to teach a mini class based on a movement. It was the single most nerve-wracking experience of my life when I taught in front of Carolena. I am pleased to report that the only thing she said I would need to do is project my voice a little more! I am going to make note here that I am working hard to fight off a touch of a cold that is coming over me, so I'm going to go ahead and chalk the lack of projection up to that.

I am preparing for tomorrow where, at random draw, we will all have to teach two movements to the class. I have Ghawazee Shimmy Combo and Layback. I ain't skeer'd.

On the personal side I am really loving the women I am getting to know and look forward to collaborating with them. One who I really am drawn to is Teresa Tomb, though she isn't taking Teacher Training. We got to dance with one another quite a bit during GS and I really enjoyed it. I loved making eye contact with her when dancing and got really excited each time we danced together. There are others as well who I plan to give highlight about, but I am mentioning Teresa because I sooooo wish she was at Teacher Training with us!

Also on the personal side, I am homesick. I don't know how Mama C and Megha do it. I miss my babies and my Fella and my home and my car and my kitchen and my bed and my cat and my everything so much. I could dance all day everyday with Carolena and Megha and these women if only I could go home every night. I am glad I get to go home on Sunday. I love my life so much.

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Thursday, March 15, 2012

On General Skills Certification!!

Tonight my Quads are telling my hammies to shush. But they are all happy because we all worked hard this week to get this paper with that key to the kingdom scrawled across it.

A word to the wise. If you are any further along than 15 weeks pregnant, don't start GS or TT. I have been dancing for as long as I have and this has been a really tough week physically. I still have two days left for Teacher Training and I am super stoked but my body definitely feels it and is anxious to be done and home in my own bed.

Carolena and Megha are so unbelievably amazing and I can't say it enough. 

I am truly overcome today...I am nearing the pinnacle so far of my dance life and I am very excited about it. 

Thank you to each of you who have been reading along this week. I know I haven't provided a TON of detail, but I hope that you have gotten at least a bit of insight, some laughter and the understanding of the emotional aspect of this process for me....perhaps that last bit is yet to come.

Good night y'all....and once again, if you are reading and haven't subscribed you ought's only going to get better from here...