Dancer: a brief history

I love to dance. At one time or another I also loved soccer, singing, gymnastics, ice skating, pet rocks, skiing, knitting, guitar, ukulele, poetry, and shoes. While still dabbling in some of the aforementioned, it’s the dancing that stuck. Let me digress to mention some […]

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Q&A on Weight Management, Part I

Last week, the Bell Institute of Health and Nutrition approached me about contributing a couple blog posts on weight management. They pulled questions from their Twitter community, and my responses will be posted this week and next. The first post went up today covering what people struggle with […]

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Bastille Day in NYC, 2009

The event and our dancing received complimentary reviews in French and English! Music: Copenhagen by Sidney Bechet Dancers: Maggie Moon, Eden Atencio, Akemi Kinukawa, Paolo Lanna, Dave Graybill, Patrick Germaine Choreographer: Maggie Moon Event: 85th Bastille Day Ball in NYC Location: Crest/ China Club, West […]

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NYC Pier 54 Dance Performance

Dancing on the Hudson River, pier 54, in New York on a balmy Sunday at sunset, July 12th, 2009. Music: Copenhagen by Sidney Bechet Dancers: Maggie Moon, Eden Atencio, Akemi Kinukawa, Paolo Lanna, Dave Graybill, Patrick Germaine Choreographer: Maggie Moon Event: “Moondance” with George Gee […]

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Thank you, Frankie Manning

A long-time living legend has left us. I don’t have the words to express how much he meant to me, but I am deeply saddened and wanted to share at least this eloquent obituary from the NY Times website: Frankie Manning, the Ambassador and Master of […]

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my first pair of heels

you can’t imagine how excited I was to learn that our whole class would be required to purchase character shoes for our recital. nevermind that today I’d rather dance in flats than anything else — back then I was thrilled to approximate anything I’d seen […]

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Next up..

Dance and Nutrition Writing stuff coming up…   Lindy hop/Swing dance workshop: Saturday, February 7th @ Swing ReMix   Live music by the Boilermakers, featuring singer Dawn Lambeth from California, playing authentic hot jazz, ragtime and swing. Read all about them here. Dance Workshops  Swing Remix is featuring one fabulous workshop […]

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