Every year I aim to make it the best ever when it comes to dancing and 2019 was probably one of my favourite years in a while. I decide to take charge of my time and turn down jobs I no longer wanted to do and instead focus on what I really wanted and enjoyed. It may sound spoilt but I needed to in order to allow enough time for my family, myself and not least the creative process of dancing and choreographing, which often gets neglected once time gets limited. There are only so many hours in the day and I find it hard to be creative when I’m stressed and running to catch up with things.
So what will 2020 bring? I think the year – 2020 – has such a magical ring to it, and I can’t wait to see how it all comes together. As always I have a million and one things planned from more online classes and video tutorials to interviews and of course workshops and performances. I will be taking more of my learning online, but I’ve also got quite a few national and international workshops and performances planned, so there will be opportunities to work with me live too depending on where you’re based. If you would like me to come and teach in your area, please send me a message to discuss further.
See my confirmed upcoming events here.
But what would you like to learn? I always ask my students this – and even if you’re not attending any of my regular classes or workshops, I would love to hear from you.
You may wonder what you really ‘need to learn’ and that can sometimes be very different from what you think you do or what you like to do, but in order to develop yourself as a dancer it’s essential to look at this too. A technique review is a clear way of finding out and JWAAD offer technique assessments all over the UK so checkout the JWAAD website to find your nearest Mentor and more details about how this unique dance development tool can help you improve not only your dancing but also your confidence and performance skills.
It may sound scary but it really isn’t. Here’s what the lovely Jennifer thought of the process:
If you don’t live anywhere near a JWAAD Master teacher or Mentor then you can also learn online with me. I have taught via Skype and other online platforms for years and am proud to currently have students in the USA, Belgium and Denmark.
Read more about learning with me on a bespoke basis here.
Finally, I wanted to thank you for taking the time to read my blog posts and commenting on them as well as my online posts. There is a lot of content out there dealing with dance and belly dance, and I really appreciate being able to add to the conversation in order to keep the knowledge sharing and dance development going. If there are any topics that you would like me to cover here on the blog please do let me know. I strive for it to inspire and engage people like you – so please take the time to feed back so I can develop it and make it even better.
Happy, safe and inspired dancing – always 🙂
Did you miss my last post? Read it here: Understanding belly dance rhythms