“Hard Times Require Furious Dancing”: A Reflection on Right Now Inspired by Alice Walker

  I have been juggling emotions and grappling with words since learning of the events in Charlottesville, Virginia last weekend. It feels so far away, so foreign, so completely unbelievable. How, in 2017, is this happening? I realize that even this reaction reveals my privilege: I have lived a life largely untouched by racism. I … More “Hard Times Require Furious Dancing”: A Reflection on Right Now Inspired by Alice Walker

Dance in the Digital Age (or, Why It Took Me So Long To Write This)

It’s been a while since my last post – 5 months and 4 days, to be exact. When In Defense of the Dance Major went viral back in April of 2014, I was shocked, humbled, and a little overwhelmed. My tiny wordpress.com site was visited by thousands of people internationally, many of whom left kind and … More Dance in the Digital Age (or, Why It Took Me So Long To Write This)

5 Reasons Why Community Dance Matters Now More Than Ever

  Throughout my career, I’ve had several opportunities to bring dance to a range of audiences and participants, many of whom would not necessarily seek out dance on their own. These experiences helped me to realize how powerful dance can be in the effort to build strong, cooperative, and joyful communities. I’ve been thinking a … More 5 Reasons Why Community Dance Matters Now More Than Ever