Category: <span>Class Resources</span>

Ideas for Blessing Ways: Honouring the Expectant Mother Through Gathering and Ritual

A Blessing Way does not have to take on spiritual connotations, nor involve “ritual” if that idea may make the mother uncomfortable. Ritual is simply a series of actions combined with spoken or written words that are focused around a common intent or purpose. No deity need be invoked or prayed to, your “prayers” or…


Blessing Ways

The Blessing Way is a ceremony that prepares and celebrates the passage a pregnant woman and her child experience in birth. It may also be a time to prepare an adoptive mother (or both parents) for their journey into parenthood. The term “Blessing way” is borrowed from the Navajo, who practiced this kind of ritual…


About Private Instruction

Private lessons are a wonderful, important, and effective way to hone your dancing skills. Nicola teaches private and semi-private lessons either in a studio space or your home. Share on Facebook Follow me…


About teachers

Anyone can rent studio space and organize a class. Some studio owners do not check out credentials on instructors coming from different dance traditions than they are familiar with. All teachers vary widely in their teaching and performance philsosphies, practice, methods, and styles. Each teacher does have her own unique ways of breaking down moves, teaching prop work,…


About class levels

Levels are rarely consistent from teacher to teacher.  It’s in your best interest to contact any teacher prior to registering if you are coming from another instructor. Share on Facebook Follow me…


How to choose the best type of class for you

A teacher cannot be all things to all students. Nor can a single class. It is important to understand your own reasons for taking classes, in any dance form.  Here are some suggestions to help you pick.  Share on Facebook Follow me…