“You should go for it!” Claudia said after we had shimmied our hearts out. I was sweaty and utterly exhausted, and had no patience for whatever she was babbling about. She gestured excitedly to the poster hanging on the studio wall. The large, colorful advertisement shouted at me: One day, six workshops! Sepiatonic presents Samba, […]Read More Bridging the Gap
Yesterday, I was one of those who was going to stay away from the crowds of the Women’s March in downtown Portland. I am all for marches and protests, especially peaceful ones, but I also suffer from some anxiety surrounding these types of events. It’s not claustrophobia, but it does in a sense carry some […]Read More Women’s March on Washington: Portland Style
Renowned martial artist Bruce Lee described the opponent he was most wary of: “I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.” In my astrological opinion, you should regard that as one of your keystone principles during the next 12 months. […]Read More Over and Over Again
Becky Drops Another Hot Article on MilwaukieRules.com! I love the tagline that Mandy Zelinka (my editor extraordinaire) attached to my article: Get Your Groove on at Any Age! http://www.milwaukierules.com/ Click and enjoy! One last note, local readers!! If you are in the Portland area, please consider coming to my belly dance show this Friday, March […]Read More Drop it Like it’s Hot!
Last night my bellydance teacher, Claudia, gave the class her rendition of Performance Prep 101, a lot of material to cover in an hour and a half. To aid with this complex presentation, she gave us handouts with 12 Tips for Belly Dance Performance. As I started reading them, I could hear many voices ringing in my […]Read More In Performance as in Life