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Dancing in the Rain in the Grass on Day 39 of Dance 365

February 10, 2014
Dancing in the Rain in the Grass on Day 39 of Dance 365

A friend asked me to dance with her on the beach. In the rain. I’ve done it before and was happy to do it again. Last time I realized I liked being out in the rain if I was dressed for it and didn’t have to deal with an umbrella! I adored the sound of the rain on my hood. The morning we were supposed to meet, my husband turned on the TV to a reporter on the beach in the pouring rain and 18 mile-an-hour winds advising drivers stay home if they didn’t have to be out. Hubby concluded with, “He looked miserable!” To stay safe because of the slippery roads, my friend and I chose to have a virtual dance date instead. She in her living room. Me under the tree that had been calling me to dance under it for months. . . Dancing in the Rain in Clover (Highlights) Flow – Sade Candycoatedwaterdrops – Plumb Rain – Madonna Rainbow – Elisa Raincoat – Kelly Sweet Double Rainbow – Katy Perry Come Rain or Come Shine – Etta James What The Water Gave Me – Florence + The Machine Somewhere Over The Rainbow/What A Wonderful World –

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25 More Sexy Pole Dance Songs for Valentine’s Day

February 7, 2014
25 More Sexy Pole Dance Songs for Valentine’s Day

Insatiable Desire for Music I’ve been swirling my hips for more than a decade. And spinning around a pole for almost nine. I have a list of 60 ‘go-to’ sensual dance songs on my iphone to ensure I have a tune ready to dance at a moment’s notice for any mood or occasion. Still, I hunt for new-to-me music. We dancers have an insatiable appetite for songs that make our souls sing and our bodies undulate & boogie. A recent discovery is Neva Give Up by Mishka. I just can’t stop dancing to it at home, on the beach, in the dark studio… Every song can be magic to the right woman. For example, I once warmed up to American Pie by Don Mclean. It did nothing for me or my sexy soul, but the spotlight dancer swooned. Then there are those tunes that light fiery magic in (nearly) every woman. . 25 Sexy ‘Love’ Songs If you’re looking for a sexy song for a Valentine’s Day treat for a special someone, here are 25 more sexy pole (or lap) dance songs that fall into this latter category. Each has a sexy vibe that lures a lady in. They’re rich

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7 Goals Honoring My Commitment to Dance Every Day for a Year, What I’ve Learned in Just Two Weeks and How You Can Join Dance365

January 17, 2014
7 Goals Honoring My Commitment to Dance Every Day for a Year, What I’ve Learned in Just Two Weeks and How You Can Join Dance365

Day 17 of #Dance365 I bounced out of bed today as Christina Aguilera sang about being stronger 20 seconds into Fighter. What a way to pounce on the day! While fueling my feminine fire with head tosses and winding hips I thought:  Ooo, dance out of bed every morning for the rest of the year? My whole life? Perhaps. Don’t over-commit. Still, the idea makes me smile. And fills me with hope and possibility. Could I really do it? I wonder how long I can keep the streak going as part of my commitment to dance daily in 2014. Sometimes commitments are easy to make. They resonate with every cell in your body. They’re callings. Saying yes is the only choice. That’s how it felt when I accepted the invitation to commit to dance every day for 365 days. It wasn’t something I’d consciously considered before. It wasn’t on my WishDo List (aka bucket list). Still, my heart leapt with joy and attraction. The rest of me dove in three hours later. And since I’d danced on the first and the second, when I committed on January 3, it became Day 3 of Dance365. The basic commitment is simple: Dance

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Make 2014 the Year You Set Resolutions AND Intentions

January 9, 2014
Make 2014 the Year You Set Resolutions AND Intentions

Do You Hate Resolutions? Resolutions have gotten a bad rap. Even from me. Several years ago I switched to intentions. My problem with resolutions stemmed from the number of them I’d list, fear of triggering old perfectionist tendencies and the time of year—it is the end of winter. But this year a couple resolutions snuck in even before I set my intention. First, 2014 became ‘the year of entertaining’ after my husband and I hosted a small, spontaneous champagne cocktail party on Christmas Eve. And then decided to host another on January 4. There are more parties and gatherings to come. Then under the crescent moon on January 3, I committed to a Year of Daily Dance (more on this soon, it needs its own post). I tried to categorize them as intentions, but they refused to accept that designation because they are, in fact, resolutions. As is the one about finishing the memoir I’ve been working on (and off) for several years. Why are these resolutions? Because they are decisions. Backed by determination. And there is incredible power in decision. Because once a decision is made, action follows. It can be like flipping switch When I get stuck, it’s

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Songs for the Siren featuring Inoculation for 2014 Intentions

January 6, 2014
Songs for the Siren featuring Inoculation for 2014 Intentions

Use it in dance and sensual movement to inoculate yourself now for those times later in the month or year when your commitment to your intentions for 2014 wane. Also letting go of any issues from 2013 you don’t want to carry over and weigh you down. Cue it up and let the feel of the music and the lyrics inspire and move you. If you need more ideas, here’s how it moved me.

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