Are You A Good Audience Member?

Are You A Good Audience Member?

When you attend a dance social with performances, what do you do when they say “It’s showtime!”?Some people slowly mosey their way to the dance floor, satisfied to watch from wherever they are. I, on the other hand, usually make a dash to the front...
Remember When Trolls Were Cute?

Remember When Trolls Were Cute?

I’m probably dating myself here, but I remember a time when trolls were just cute dolls and cartoon characters with wildly colorful spiky hair that wanted to show love to everyone. These days, they are more likely to be anonymous profiles seeking attention and...
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...
Are You Really Asking?

Are You Really Asking?

When you ask, are you really asking? Or are you expecting a certain answer?Masked DemandsI’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”...
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...
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...

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