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How To Be A Good MC

How To Be A Good MC

What represents a good MC, to you? When I was asked to be one of the Master of Ceremonies for the Istanbul International Dance Festival, I was excited and super nervous. From watching other seasoned MCs, I knew it involved more than just announcing the names of the...

Why A Bad Lead Stays A Bad Lead

Why A Bad Lead Stays A Bad Lead

Have you ever had a dance where everything was lead off time? How about a dance where the lead was so rough that you were certain you'd lose an arm? Have you ever danced with someone who never made eye contact, never smiled, or worse, looked at everyone else but you?...

Are You Really Asking?

Are You Really Asking?

When you ask, are you really asking? Or are you expecting a certain answer? Masked Demands I've observed that too often, especially on the dance floor, when people ask for something like a dance, they're not asking so you can reply with a "yes" or a "no." They are...

Questions & Answers On Rejection

Questions & Answers On Rejection

Learning When & How to Say No A little background on the questions and answers below. The above Mpowered video on rejection received the following comment which was a long list of questions. Given the length of the video, it's impossible to think of answers to all...

Do You Always Say Thank You?

Do You Always Say Thank You?

Do you put the same effort at the end of your dance as you do during the dance itself? The same question could be asked of the time you spend with people off the dance floor. Forgetting about the connection When it comes to dancing, sure, not all dances or...

Make Your Own Magnet Wall

Make Your Own Magnet Wall

When you take a trip to a new place, do you ever collect souvenirs? I collect magnets! No, not because they rhyme with my name.  Though, on that note, I am gonna go ahead and call my collection Magna's Magnets! Magnets Are The Perfect Souvenir I travel quite...

How To Be A Good MC

How To Be A Good MC

What represents a good MC, to you? When I was asked to be one of the Master of Ceremonies for the Istanbul International Dance Festival, I was excited and super nervous. From watching other seasoned MCs, I knew it involved more than just announcing the names of the...

Why A Bad Lead Stays A Bad Lead

Why A Bad Lead Stays A Bad Lead

Have you ever had a dance where everything was lead off time? How about a dance where the lead was so rough that you were certain you'd lose an arm? Have you ever danced with someone who never made eye contact, never smiled, or worse, looked at everyone else but you?...

Are You Really Asking?

Are You Really Asking?

When you ask, are you really asking? Or are you expecting a certain answer? Masked Demands I've observed that too often, especially on the dance floor, when people ask for something like a dance, they're not asking so you can reply with a "yes" or a "no." They are...

Questions & Answers On Rejection

Questions & Answers On Rejection

Learning When & How to Say No A little background on the questions and answers below. The above Mpowered video on rejection received the following comment which was a long list of questions. Given the length of the video, it's impossible to think of answers to all...

Do You Always Say Thank You?

Do You Always Say Thank You?

Do you put the same effort at the end of your dance as you do during the dance itself? The same question could be asked of the time you spend with people off the dance floor. Forgetting about the connection When it comes to dancing, sure, not all dances or...

Make Your Own Magnet Wall

Make Your Own Magnet Wall

When you take a trip to a new place, do you ever collect souvenirs? I collect magnets! No, not because they rhyme with my name.  Though, on that note, I am gonna go ahead and call my collection Magna's Magnets! Magnets Are The Perfect Souvenir I travel quite...

What Do You Do When You Can’t Connect With Your Someone?

What Do You Do When You Can’t Connect With Your Someone?

Connection It's that one thing that everyone says is super important and yet it seems to evade most of us, not only in dance, but in life as well. What is connection? To me, it's the result of an agreement between two people to: be respectful to each other be...

Magna Gopal is a Mindset, Movement & Communications Coach. Using the richness of her experience as a leader in the international Salsa dance industry, she provides unique insights and a deeper understanding into our sense of self, our thoughts, our relationships with others, and how we communicate.

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