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  1. Shanazel

    Origins of a Dance Poem

    I wish you a joyful dance journey with all of us at OD, Andrew. Have you wandered around and checked out some of the dance videos?
  2. Shanazel

    Origins of a Dance Poem

    Thanks for explaining. Funny how things work out. Are you a dancer?
  3. Shanazel

    Origins of a Dance Poem

    Well, that's an interesting first post on a BD site, Andrew, but welcome here. I'm curious: how on earth did you come to post on a six year old thread?
  4. Shanazel

    next level

    But if I may quote one of your other posts, "Every semester saw some improvement in her skills and in her confidence, a thing I can’t say of some of the more advanced dancers who were content to stay in their comfort zone rather than struggle to the next level." Yes, you most certainly may...
  5. Shanazel

    Requiem for a dancer

    Pat took dance classes from me for so long that I can’t even recall now when she started. Dance didn’t come naturally to her; she had to work hard for every small advance. Sometimes she got frustrated to see others perfect a move that she struggled to learn. But Pat had something just as...
  6. Shanazel

    next level

    Well, I was one of those "flat-lined" regional teachers, and much of what you say is true. But in defense of us less-than-stellar regional dance matriarchs, if it wasn't for us, there'd be no belly dance in the region. ;)
  7. Shanazel

    Titis Tsai

    I saw this on FB and hunted around for it on YouTube so I could share it with everyone including Zorba. If you have ever danced with assaya or sword, watch it and weep. Titos Tsai
  8. Shanazel

    next level

    Tourbeau gives good advice. Zorba, my classes were mostly advanced beginners/intermediates with some beginners who remained beginners for years despite everything I could do. If ya don't practice, ya don't advance, no matter how many classes you take. As far as I know, classes were cancelled...
  9. Shanazel

    2020 World Weather Thread

    I'll take the extra rain, too, Daimona.
  10. Shanazel

    2020 World Weather Thread

    Part of what was on fire in the 90s was my neighborhood. We missed burning out by about 100 feet. About 5 years ago, there was a huge fire east of town that burned out a lot of folks, including our dearly loved veterinarian. It began on my son's first day as a country fire fighter. They didn't...
  11. Shanazel

    2020 World Weather Thread

    Are you in peril yourself? Thinking of you. Fire season is always scary.
  12. Shanazel

    2020 World Weather Thread

    We came in early this evening because it was too chilly to sit outside any longer. It's 72 degrees but the wind is clipping right along and making it feel cooler. It is seriously fire weather though: dry ground, low humidity, wind, and clouds that are more likely to produce lightning than rain.
  13. Shanazel

    Making a Mermaid skirt...

    Well, whenever you decided to flounce out of a situation, you'd be flouncing with style.
  14. Shanazel

    Making a Mermaid skirt...

    A gore is a full length skirt panel. A godet is an insert. I had to resist saying gore is what you get in horror movies and godet is what you wait for. Oh, look. I gave in after all. :eek:
  15. Shanazel

    Making a Mermaid skirt...

    "Sewsplaining." Love it, and I am using it from now on.
  16. Shanazel

    Life saving award

    Thank you all. I will tell her.
  17. Shanazel

    Life saving award

    She's transitioning patrol to detective right now. Tecs aren't guaranteed safety, but they're not on the street everyday all day. She's happy that it means no more protective vest and 30 pounds of equipment around her waist. No kidding: thirty pounds.
  18. Shanazel

    Life saving award

    My daughter and her award for saving a woman's life. She has been nominated for a second award for a different incident.
  19. Shanazel

    Theft

    Money.
  20. Shanazel

    Erhan Ay- 2016 Mediterranean Delight Festival, Greece

    I am content to admire from afar, though I'd love to see a performance in person.
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