Dancing is Living – Living is Dancing.
To remove dance from my identity is to not know me. To better understand what I have just written skip the rest and read my dance collage poem at the end - first.
I am acquainted with most forms of social partner dance, though my passion is street style Latin with an emphasis on Timba/Cuban salsa dance and cha cha cha. I am a Latin DJ. I have choreographed performances as well other happy events like a Mother-Son wedding dance, and enjoy teaching.
Dance at Ithaca College
June 2014 I conducted a partner dance workshop for the Work/Life Lunch & Learn Program at Ithaca College, called Partner Dance 101 for Everyone. II am a dance resource and have connected many people to dance opportunities in the area and further afield. Would like me to do a workshop or dance class? Do you want some info or are just curious about something dance related? Contact me.
I enjoy social dancing. I look forward to every summer as Ithaca has multiple outdoor concerts almost every day of the week. Then I can combine that with another of my passions - the outdoors.
Enjoy the poem below and see you on the dance floor!
DANCING IS LIVING, LIVING IS DANCING - A dance collage poem
"To watch us dance is to hear our hearts speak" - 1
"While I dance I cannot judge, I cannot hate, I cannot separate myself from life. I can only be joyful and whole. That is why I dance."-2
AND AS LIFE HAPPENS REMEMBER
"The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance."-3
1--Derrick "Suwaima" Davis, Hopi/Chocktaw Indian