Seeing my Granddaughter Dance

 She flew accross the stage all aglow with the dance. Her Russian dance teacher told her "I saw dance tonight." My 16 year old granddaughter is in love with the dance and her joy shows through while she performs. She did a classical ballet on point and a pop and modern number.    We went this last weekend to see her dance and to hang out with our grandson and hear him tell his wonderful imaginary stories he has created in his mind. And to be with my son and daughter in law. It was a great weekend. I am truly blessed by family....more

Mommying is like Dancing (and Drugs)

Ballet is an extremely important part of my life that I have tried my best to grasp on to even as my family has grown and moved around the world....more

should i just let myself go, now that Our relationship is over!!

i don't Really have to care Any more, i'm not going to go and be single, i don't want to take any bath, there's just no reasons to be like All Gorgeous now.i Hate my diet, i can't eat everything Now. i hate fashion, i'm not going to wear anything anymore. what i'm going to be ,like now, now what's there to do.. Now, i am like, some WOMANGirl that is like, Too Immature to Date.  Like how those PRO-Ball Guys are too immature for A Girlfriend.  ...more

The Coolness of Mad Cool Fitness

On Tuesday, January 14th, I had the fantastic opportunity to get a great cardio workout with Jennifer Turner, the founder of Mad...more

Dance Class Swap Out...

MrsTeeI've Got This... The night started as normal as any other Dance Class night. My Big Girlie came in from school we did our after school routine: check backpack for homework, read letters, sign notices, etc. ...more

May Playlist

click here to play the full songs... and dance!  ...more

Dance Theatre of Harlem and Why Ballet Isn't Just for White Girls

When I was a kid, like so many little girls, I took ballet lessons.  Every Saturday morning I packed up my pink ballet box, slipped on my leotard and trailed my mother downtown to the Brooklyn Academy of Music for class. I was the only black girl in the class but I didn’t care.  More formidable was the ballet master barking instructions, making me jump as I moved tentatively across the polished floor.  I don’t know that I was very good, but I do know that I loved to dance....more
@GloriaMalone So glad to hear from you!  I love that your daughter is pursuing something she ...more

Uwaki Woman

  Here is one of the Uwaki women who dance and song and drum at the worship services in Tanzania. I met her when I visited the village where a man I had taught when we came to Tanzania in 2010 was the pastor. She was in one of three choirs that danced that day. Here is a bigger picture of an Uwaki group from the last post. ...more
@Barbarahughes  thank you for sharing!more

Women in Tanzania

 Here are women dancing after the worship service in a villege we visited. They are members of Uwaki, the women of the village who drum and sing and dance. One time when we visited a villege I was there to preach, which I really enjoyed, having them act out the bible story. More about Africa to come....more

the face of joy

Last night, big sister was working on her solo ballet routine. In the last five minutes of the lesson, I am always called in to be the audience. Normally, her teacher has me film the performance as a learning tool.Don't film this time, just watch. Tell us if you notice anything different. I wasn't sure I would be able to see what they wanted me to, I have no training in dance. And my eyes are often blurred by tears....more