The Power of Groups

When we work in community (group classes, community environments,…) change happens on a larger scale. This sense of community cannot simply be more bodies in space. It means more bodies, with minds and intentions directed toward a shared experience, even if people do not interact with each other. It is a guided tour of what … More The Power of Groups

From 50,000 feet

A few weeks ago a colleague kept using the phrase “from 50,000 feet”. Every time he said it, I nodded but over days and weeks I have really been HEARING it and trying to PRACTICE it. What does that mean? It means pulling back. Observing from a distance, letting be, and setting aside. It doesn’t … More From 50,000 feet

Mad at Dance

For the last few years, I have been mad at dance. Recently, though, I used a different phrase. I was finally able to articulate that I am not really mad at dance. I am mad at the consumption of dance. For me, dance speaks to the human condition. It is a process by which we … More Mad at Dance

Movement Connects

This week, I co-led MAEIA Re-Ignite!- a day-long Professional Learning event for the Michigan Arts Education and Instruction project (MAEIA). We used Simon Sinek‘s The Golden Circle as a lens to reconnect with ourselves, each other, and the arts-education community at large. Representatives from individual schools, school districts, local and state arts organizations, the Michigan … More Movement Connects

Action Items

I always feel better when I have a list of steps to complete. It is how I know my goals aren’t just wishes. This year is about branding and launching for me. Putting my work into tangible means to share with others and extend my reach in new directions and deeper folds. It has already … More Action Items