Finding an Easy, Upright Posture…Part 4

Part 4: Clarify Your Midline Previously in the Posture Series...In the last video of the Finding an Easy Upright Posture series, you lengthened your sides for more supportive posture. If you haven't tried that exercise yet, you can do it here. Enjoy More Balance and Efficiency in Your … Read more about Finding an Easy, Upright Posture…Part 4

Finding an Easy, Upright Posture…Part 3

Part 3: Lengthening Your Sides Previously in the Posture Series... In the previous video in the Finding an Easy Upright Posture series, you lengthened your spine. If you haven't done that exercise yet, I recommend doing it now.Enjoy More Space in Your Ribs and Waist Today let's look at how … Read more about Finding an Easy, Upright Posture…Part 3

Finding an Easy, Upright Posture…Part 2

Part 2: Lengthening Your Spine Previously in the Posture Series... Last month I talked about "good" posture and gave you some ways to assess your alignment to enjoy more effortless upright posture in dance and in life. If you haven't viewed that video yet, you can watch it here. 2 Minutes to a … Read more about Finding an Easy, Upright Posture…Part 2

Finding an Easy, Upright Posture…Part 1

Part 1: Brandee's Thoughts on "Correct" PostureFind Your Easy Alignment This month I set aside the topic of connecting and moving from your center with a partner to talk a bit about posture, one of the most important aspects in dance.This video gives you the information you need to start to … Read more about Finding an Easy, Upright Posture…Part 1

Partner Connection Starts with You!…Part 2

Part 2: How to Find and Connect with Your Center In month’s video, I lead you in finding and connecting with your center before you connect with your dance partner. Dancing from your center not only makes your movement smoother and easier, it also makes your lead and follow more … Read more about Partner Connection Starts with You!…Part 2

Partner Connection Starts with You!…Part 1

Part 1: How to Connect with Yourself & the Ground I’m pleased to present my first-ever dance video!As dancers, you know how important good partner connection is. But if you’re not connected with yourself, how can you connect with a partner?In this video, I lead you in an experiential … Read more about Partner Connection Starts with You!…Part 1

Putting Yourself and Others at Ease on the Dance Floor

Putting Yourself and Others at Ease on the Dance FloorA few years ago, I spent a lot of time working with my dog, Naboo, who has separation anxiety. Two dog trainers suggested I take a tough love approach: give him corrections then leave him alone to “cry it out”. After several weeks, there … Read more about Putting Yourself and Others at Ease on the Dance Floor

Dare to Be a Dance Class Rebel

Dare to Be a Dance Class RebelHistorically I was a “good student,” diligently following my teachers’ instructions. In dance classes, I mustered my very best posture, tried to put all the teacher’s tips into practice, and kept going even when figures required more flexibility or balance than I … Read more about Dare to Be a Dance Class Rebel