Hello world!

When I turned 26, I celebrated my birthday by dancing.  Being just 26,  I did not have a lot of experience to draw from or many things that I had been doing for a long time.  Things were changing all the time, I was living in San Francisco and every day was a brand new gift to unwrap.  As I was eating dinner with some friends  after the African Dance class and before going out clubbing, the conversation turned to whether there was anything, other than sleeping and eating that any of us had done consistently for more than 10 years.

I thought about it and came up with only one thing. In retrospect,  my future and my past were colliding at that moment, but I did not realize this until a few years later. The one thing I had been doing pretty much every day since I was 16 years old was dancing. Sometimes this took the form of half an hour with Madonna’s Like a Virgin album, sometimes it was an African dance class, sometimes it was a combination of those two and a few hours of clubbing.

This felt really significant to me.  Waking up at 5am so I could get my half hour in before work.  Leaving boyfriends behind so that I could go to dance class. Ignoring come on’s on the dance floor so that I could PLEASE have my dance!!!!

I am on almost 30 years of dancing every day of my life. Since the Nia Technique came into my life, dance has taken on a more multi-dimensional feel, and even now, as I am writing, I am Dancing Through Life. It just gets bigger and bigger. Deepest gratitude to my body, for the music and for the dance. And thanks to all of you who share that with me!

4 thoughts on “Hello world!

  1. congrats on entering the blogosphere! you go girl!
    glad out worlds crossed over via silke – another black belt grad!!! – and dance has moved in and enriched mine via you!
    xox
    syb

  2. Hi Maria,
    I am so excited that you have a blog and I look forward to reading your regular updates. I have already bookmarked your site.
    Erin W.

  3. Hi Maria!
    Your passion for dance is a gift to us all. Keep following your bliss! I love your classes and your sensuality!

    Liz

  4. Hi Maria! I enjoyed reading about you! I marvel at those folks who can find their way around WordPress. I just couldn’t manage it…and took the easy way on google blogspot. I love your blog!!! It’s given me some great ideas on how to expand my own.

    I’ve add your blog to my bloglist and would appreciate it if you would add mine to yours! http://niainnerjourneys.blogspot.com

    Thanks Maria! Welcome to the blogging world!

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