De Oirish ~

‘Appy St Paddy’s Day everyone! Oi ‘ill try ter write me entire post the-day wi’ an Oirish accent. Top o’ the mornin’ to you! Oi love de Oirish accent more than any other! Bono, Colin Farrell, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers an’ Liam Neeson are jist a few Oirishmen oi fend sexy. De Oirish accent is sexy whether spoken from de lips av a paddy or doll.

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De other tin’ oi think av whaen oi tink av de Oirish is dance. Oi wanted ter share an Oirish dance witcha, Riverdance!  Dees birds are amazing at waaat they do.

Oirish performance dancin’ is traditionally referred ter as stepdance. Oirish stepdance popularized in 1994 by de warrld famous show Riverdance. Stepdance is known for its rapid scotch peg (leg) movements, body an’ arms bein’ kept largely stationary. ‘Av a nice day ~

Riverdance ~

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Temptation…

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IMG_0096_3_2He pulled me in without a promise. He pushed me back in fear. His body moved like a panther stalking. He circled slowly not taking his eyes off me. Intensely engaged his stare glazed over as he tasted my body with his eyes. His insatiable desire to have me overpowered his ability to fight the temptation that stood behind closed doors at last. He was about to devour the prey he’d been hunting for far too long. He was moments away from taking what he believed belonged to him.

As he savoured the visual moment his thoughts balanced on the edge, about to spin out of control. T-e-m-p-t-a-t-i-o-n had entered the room and would not leave without a fight. His mouth watered at the thought of what my skin would taste like. He swallowed the saliva that pooled behind his lips, knowing he could not turn back once his mouth touched mine. His eyes gently closed as he inhaled my scent slowly and deeply.

I felt his eyes heating up the curve of my lower back as he paused before taking another step. I bit my lip gently as I turned my head catching him off guard with a look that penetrated his wall, exposing his soul. I whispered…check~mate. We were like magnets attracting and repelling each others every move. He caught my glance and held it tight. I felt the shift in his breathing ever so slightly as he narrowed the distance between us. I could feel the base of his heart beating like a wave of energy going right through me. His energy was like music to my soul. We were entangled in a dance neither of us were familiar with.

I closed my eyes to sharpen my intuition and escape into the abyss with him. His energy moved me as he came even closer. He vibrated my skin and scrambled my thoughts. Every hair on my body stood erect waiting, wondering if he was brave enough to dance as one. His breath on the back of my neck sent shivers down my spine. I could barely contain myself. Temptation was standing closer than it had ever been before. Whispering in my ear to succumb to its pleasure. We were both no longer able to walk away. Our minds were reading the thoughts of the other, our bodies ached for one another and our spirits were a breath away from coming completely undone.

He teased and tantalized my energy with the look in his eyes as he opened his mouth, moistened his lips and inhaled my being in one breath. There would never be a moment as pure as this between us again.

“The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it” ~ Oscar Wilde 

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Svaha S.S ~ The Real Harlem Shake!

Photo on 2011-07-27 at 19.27 #2Dance Season is fast approaching so I thought I would share this with you.

Viral? Really? The Harlem Shake…I don’t usually say the word ‘NEVER’ out loud because in my past it has come back to bite me, but in this instance “I will NEVER be a participant of the Harlem Shake…EVER!” I can however appreciate the real deal!

This is the REAL way to do the Harlem Shake.

I did however find one video where some guys actually had some moves…giggle!

Go Louisville Men’s Basketball! (((((smile)))))

Here is an example of what’s going viral…

You have to admit that is much better than most out there! The people of Harlem are not impressed with the videos circulating, but I think would appreciate a couple of these guys moves!

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Svaha Spirit Series: Ignite Your Light!

I spent the entire weekend watching young girls ignite their light. I get goose bumps every time I watch my daughters dance studio perform in front of a full auditorium. They have all come so far over the years. It gives me shivers to see such confidence. My daughter started out being the little girl who had to watch everyone else to make sure she was doing the right move. This year she didn’t just dance, she rocked it! Her confidence allowed her to feel the music and dance like no one was watching!

This is the song she listens to on our way to dance competitions. She told me she likes it because it inspires you to be yourself. She was brighter than the moon!

I am so proud of you and all your friends for being yourselves. You’re amazing just the way you are! xo


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Postcard Stories from Tara Cronica “To Dance”

My good friend Lawrence Thomas introduced me to ‘Postcard Stories’. He learned of them through his writers group. You are given three words and a 150 word limit to come up with a short postcard story. I mentioned to Lawrence that I would love to do one if he would give me three words. Lawrence gave me ‘Inspiration, Lyrical and Spiritual. Here is what I came up with. Jake and Bonnie if you would like to join in please feel free, it was a lot of fun! Thanks Lawrence!

Dedicated to my daughter Jordan.

To Dance  (150 word limit, spiritual, lyrical, inspiration)

The curtain opens, the auditorium is full, all eyes are upon me. I take a moment, breath slowly internalizing my strength. The music starts and I begin. I feel the vibrational energy move my body naturally as the rhythm and I become one. Each extension of hand and toe are strong, graceful, delicate. Lyrical dance is my personal expression, romantic, whimsical, almost spiritual. I am in a trance, unaware of my surrounding, enveloped by the moment. As the musical notes rise, I Grand Jeté across the stage to my finale. The music ends, a brief pause, the auditorium is filled with appreciation. I reconnect with the eyes that followed my every movement, as if it were their own. I see a room filled with inspiration. I bow my head and gently curtsy. Applause awakens me, I sit front row watching my daughter centre stage, reaping the rewards of her disciplines.

Good luck at Dance Jordan I will be sitting front row watching proudly while you dance like no ones watching ~

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“You don’t stop doing things cause you Grow Old,”

You Grow Old cause you stop doing things.” ~ I wrote about Body Image and since then I have been getting messages from the Universe to STOP with the negative thoughts that seem to be deep within my DNA. This is what you can do, if you change your perception, you will see by this inspiring video! Thanks for sharing it with me Mom!

My ‘Gusto Post Card’ was my first message: (inspiring postcards sent to you via email each day when you sign up)

” You know how wise people reach a certain point in their lives and realize it actually doesn’t matter what anyone thinks of them? They just sort of grow beyond caring about that, and they start caring a lot more about what they think of themselves? And then they decide they’re going to do what they want to do and be who they want to be and live their lives as they see fit and love every second of it? Well, that wise person lives inside of you. Let that certain pivotal point in your life be today. Your number-one fan, Gusto  And oh…Be you. Live Fearlessly!

My 8 year old daughter is a dancer in competitions, perhaps one day she too will dance with her young grandson!

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Svaha Spirit Series ~Dance for Climate Change~

TracyThe UN Climate Change meeting which kicked off on Monday in Copenhagen, ended it’s first day with the concert Dance 4 Climate Change“Dance and music are important languages that transcend cultural language barriers and reach many communities and faiths around the world. Therefore, we have the chance to demonstrate to our elected leaders that people around the world want them to Seal the Deal!” the organizers said.

The People’s Orb, a shiny, silver sphere filled with messages from people all around the world, as well as key climate change reports, has travelled from Sydney to Brussels and is being passed to high profile figures and appearing at various events in Copenhagen over the course of the next two weeks.
The concert is available for global broadcast and is a catalyst to mobilize as many people as possible to Dance for Climate Change and sign the climate petition at www.sealthedeal2009.org. I did my part and signed the petition!  Whether you were lucky enough to attend the live concert, watch it on television, the internet or via mobile phone, or listen to it on the radio, you have the chance to dance, sing along and add to the groundswell of people who want decisive action at this historic, crucial event.

In August 2009 over 10.000 people danced for the climate on the Ostend Beach in Belgium.  If you listen to the song they are dancing to you will recognise it is U2 once again using their fame to help make the world aware of what is going on around us.

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Dance Like No Ones Watching!

dance-like-no-ones-watchingYou’ve heard the saying “Dance like no ones watching”, but what if they were?  An entire auditorium full of them.  Would you still be able to dance with no inhibitions?

I spent the day with my daughter at her 7th  Dance Recital where she ‘Tapped’ her little heart out to ’Itty Bitty Pretty One’ and ‘Hip Hopped’ to ’Lets get ready to Rumble’.  When I was her age there would have been no way I could have come out on stage, never mind remember an entire dance performance with out looking like a deer in the headlights.

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All the dancers and instructors put their heart and soul into their routines.  One young girl began her performance, then stopped not remembering her next step.  She looked for reassurance from the side line where her instructor stood.  No one could see the instructor but she must be an incredibly encouraging person.  I say this because the young girl all of 9 or 10 years old paused and then continued her dance several times.  Her teacher kept her going.  I wish we could have seen her encouraging gestures from behind the curtain.  I tried as every single person in the audience did to send her my personal power to keep going.  I kept repeating  in my head “please keep going, don’t give up, you can do it!”  And then it happened, one of the Judges started to clap in a rhythm to keep her going and instantly the entire auditorium came together and joined in.  The look on this little girls face brought tears to my eyes.  At that moment she taught us all to NEVER give up.  She had our support and that is what got her through her routine.  It was incredible for all the little girls and boys to see that no matter what, no one was going to laugh at her, they were all right behind her the whole way.  There was talent in every category,  Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical dance, Hip Hop, Tap and Musical Theatre.  At one point during a beautiful performance in Lyrical dance all I could think was that  little girls truly are made of sugar and spice and everything nice.  It was whimsical!  I spent the entire day watching dance with my little dancer and I couldn’t have been more proud.

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These girls and boys  have confidence that will last them a life time.  I asked my daughter if she was nervous before she went out on stage and she replied “right before you go out you do have butterflies in your tummy but they get kicked out as soon as you start to dance”.  There is nothing more satisfying than to watch your little girl smile and dance like no ones watching, when in fact they are.  They were truly enjoying every moment.  The hand made costumes alone were worth going to see.  I smile every time I think of any part of the day, every moment was magical.hip hop

Work like you don’t need the money.
Love like you’ve never been hurt.
Dance like no one’s watching.
Sing like no one’s listening.
Live like there’s no tomorrow.
Fear like a stone.

Tracy

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