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June 2016

Growth, resilience, and community

A while ago, I featured Lewis in the Dancer Spotlight series. Lewis embodied so many values in dancing that I want to highlight them.

Resilience

When Lewis first tried dancing as a freshman in college, he was not good at all. Continue reading “Growth, resilience, and community”

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What would you dance to Panda?

Five weeks ago, we started the game of: What would you dance to this?

One week in, One Dance by Drake is tied Continue reading “What would you dance to Panda?”

Dance Spot – Alberto’s

This is the first of a series of Dance Spot posts highlighting different places to go dancing.

Dance Spot: Alberto's Salsa Nights
Price: $10
Time:
- Tuesdays/Thursdays 7:30pm beginner class; 9pm intermediate class; 10pm social dancing
- Fridays 8pm beginner class; 9pm intermediate class; 10pm social dancing
Location: 736 W Dana St., Mountain View, CA 94041

On Thursday, I went with a few friends to Alberto‘s in Mountain View (SF Bay Area) for Salsa dancing. Continue reading “Dance Spot – Alberto’s”

From leading to following (Part 2)

Last week, we covered the benefits of a lead learning to follow in an interview with Simon. We continue the interview this week to cover challenges Simon encountered as well as tips for others.

What are the challenges?

One stickler is the preseumption that men and women will fill traditional roles. Continue reading “From leading to following (Part 2)”

What would you dance to this? One Dance

Four weeks ago, we started the game of: What would you dance to this?

One week in, Work by Rihanna is tied Continue reading “What would you dance to this? One Dance”

Dancer Spotlight – Lewis

This is the fifth of a series of Dancer Spotlights to show how dancing fits into someone’s day.

Lewis is an engineer at an aerospace company. He describes himself as a “Nerdy Asian kid with 2 left feet”  Continue reading “Dancer Spotlight – Lewis”

From leading to following (Part 1)

In the past two weeks, I covered the benefits and challenges I found in learning to lead, after dancing as follow for several years. My friend, Simon, has been learning to follow after dancing as lead. Continue reading “From leading to following (Part 1)”

What would you dance to this? Work

Three weeks ago, we started the game of: What would you dance to this?

One week in, Stiches by Shawn Mendes is tied Continue reading “What would you dance to this? Work”

Dancer Spotlight – Michael

This is the fourth of a series of Dancer Spotlights to show how dancing fits into someone’s day.

Michael is a gradudating MBA student at Stanford. Dancing has been part of his culture growing up in Nigeria. Michael decided to learn to dance in college Continue reading “Dancer Spotlight – Michael”

From following to leading (Part 2)

Last week, I wrote about the benefits of follows learning to dance as lead. Afterwards, several people asked me what were the challanges, so that’s what this post is about!

To recap, I’ve been dancing as a follow –the traditional role for women Continue reading “From following to leading (Part 2)”

What would you dance to this? Stitches

Two weeks ago, we started the game of: What would you dance to this?

One week in, Love Yourself by Justin Bieber is tied Continue reading “What would you dance to this? Stitches”

Dancer Spotlight – Kaixi

This is the third of a series of Dancer Spotlights to show how dancing fits into someone’s day.

Kaixi is a graduate student studying Computational and Mathematical Engineering at Stanford. She first started with square dancing when studying in France Continue reading “Dancer Spotlight – Kaixi”

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