Ok, y’all. I’ve always felt bad for not having taken dance lessons as a kid. I did some sports and a hell of a lot of Jewish studies. I’ve always regretted not dancing because I love the feeling of flying in the air (there was that one year of gymnastics in 3rd grade and while … Continue reading Dancing My Woes Away
After 10 years of writing, a few months ago I realized something. We have to tell our stories more than once. Like many times. I was always so frustrated that I would write something impactful and wouldn't get a response. Like, something I had personally gone through and learned a lesson from. If a tree … Continue reading I’ll Say It And I’ll Say It Again
Watching Level Up music video by Ciara Those moves! I’ve always loved how strong dancers are. In ballet, the strength translates to grace. In hip hop, the strength translates to strength. As in, you feel the strength, the energy oozing out of the dancers. Having a strong core is awesome. In PT recently I’ve been … Continue reading Abs Radiate Strength
When did we become a society who sits on their ass while watching celebrities dance in their living room? I just saw a clip of Zendaya dancing to a Drake song in her living room. Not even well, just chilling. How sad is it that people watch this instead of putting on their favorite beats … Continue reading Get Up and Dance!
Really this may as well just be the title of my blog site, y'all. This comes up so much for me, if but indirectly. Usually it's pretty direct though. I just ordered oak tag on Amazon. I had flashbacks of doing a book report in 5th grade. But this ain't no book report. This is … Continue reading Why School Kills Creativity Part 3
For this past Shabbat I created a movement-based lesson plan for the synagogue youth group I ran. As I was leading the group I realized an older audience would be a better fit for my lesson plan so I stuck to the regular scheduled programming instead—albeit with more movement and interaction on part of the … Continue reading Movement-Based Learning and the Post-Exile Jew
There is this concept in Judaism that an image of G-d cannot be made. G-d is beyond physical attributes, and when physical descriptions are used in the Bible, they are meant as metaphors to facilitate human understanding. For example, when it says He took the Israelites out of slavery "with an outstretched arm." So too, … Continue reading A Soul Cannot Be Seen
There is an ongoing conversation regarding the detriment of cutting art and music from schools. I have another reason to add to this: Not only do art and music expand our overall intelligence and appreciation for the world, but they can be crucial outlets for mental health. Speaking for myself, along with writing, I have … Continue reading TBT: The Healing Power of Teaching Art and Music in School