The Inner Dancer

Sometimes the best inspiration comes from music that inspires you to be yourself. www.theinnerdancer.com

Operating as usual

12/02/2021

👏🏼 Step into how you can show up as a teacher.

1. Be authentic. Own who you are and your motivations to teach.

2. Acknowledge yourself for what you have done and how you have contributed to your students.

3. Be grateful. Be grateful for the students you have and the classes you’ve taught.

You can do this.

➡ If you want to know how to get the above done powerfully and how it applies to your class, DM me so we can talk.

#BadassTeacherAcademy

11/29/2021

I’ve been challenging my body lately for several reasons...

Because I can
Because I feel great
Because when I’m 60 I want to move my body with as much liberty as possible.
Because it’s my time to be with myself and take care of me.

We are all busy. And I want to do things that are important to me.

So when I look back on my life, I can say to myself,
“I’m so glad I took the time to…
do my hair
take a walk
call a good friend
workout
dance just because
laugh really hard until I couldn’t breathe
go buy that dress that makes me feel like a fu***ng queen”

You’re important.  Take the time to do what is important to you.

I’ve been challenging my body lately for several reasons...

Because I can
Because I feel great
Because when I’m 60 I want to move my body with as much liberty as possible.
Because it’s my time to be with myself and take care of me.

We are all busy. And I want to do things that are important to me.

So when I look back on my life, I can say to myself,
“I’m so glad I took the time to…
do my hair
take a walk
call a good friend
workout
dance just because
laugh really hard until I couldn’t breathe
go buy that dress that makes me feel like a fu***ng queen”

You’re important.  Take the time to do what is important to you.

11/25/2021

#OneMinuteDrill - Hip Lifts and Tempo

Using hip lifts, let's play at half time, time, and double time! Bounce around with the tempos and control your movement. YEAH!

🙌🏼 Tag me if you post yourself doing this drill...I'd love to give you some high fives and love! 🙂

Here is the link to Beginning Belly Dance Day!
https://mailchi.mp/9f2c1ac708ae/bbdd2

💃🏻 If you have a minute you can drill it!
https://youtu.be/zpaMC9RTsAA
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DM me to learn more or join one of my classes as my guest! :)

#OneMinuteDrill - Hip Lifts and Tempo

Using hip lifts, let's play at half time, time, and double time! Bounce around with the tempos and control your movement. YEAH!

🙌🏼 Tag me if you post yourself doing this drill...I'd love to give you some high fives and love! 🙂

Here is the link to Beginning Belly Dance Day!
https://mailchi.mp/9f2c1ac708ae/bbdd2

💃🏻 If you have a minute you can drill it!
https://youtu.be/zpaMC9RTsAA
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DM me to learn more or join one of my classes as my guest! :)

11/21/2021

https://youtu.be/0wCRQU8JfRg

Thank you to Lenora and Cassandra for having me at the Fall Shimmy Showcase!
It was a blast!

I love drum solos because I think it’s just a chance to rock out in so many ways.
I hope you enjoy!

Song is “Desert Sound - Drum Work” by Emad Sayyah on Tabla Solo 4 U 2 album.

https://youtu.be/0wCRQU8JfRg

Thank you to Lenora and Cassandra for having me at the Fall Shimmy Showcase!
It was a blast!

I love drum solos because I think it’s just a chance to rock out in so many ways.
I hope you enjoy!

Song is “Desert Sound - Drum Work” by Emad Sayyah on Tabla Solo 4 U 2 album.

11/15/2021

Remembering the time I was in Egypt with Lenora, Tierney, and Eva, listening to music in a car ride going to Wadi El Rayan National Park to see dinosaur bones!

I loved this portion of the trip so much because our driver was our DJ.  So that meant some pretty amazing Bedouin music along the way.

Visiting Egypt opened my eyes to many things and I’m grateful for that.
I can relate to people and aspects differently that will help shape me as a person, teacher, and dancer.

Oh, Egypt...I’ll be back!

11/13/2021

No one’s on the rooftop?
#ThatsWhereYoullFindMe

I love dancing outside!
Nature has a way of relaxing me so I can just feel EFFING alive and in the moment.

This is what I keep telling my students. Feel alive in your body when you dance.  It will completely shift the way you move.

What’s one of your favorite memories of you dancing outside?

11/10/2021

#OneMinuteDrill - Around the World Legs

Leg work is great to add variety into our movement! This one goes over balance too!

🙌🏼 Tag me if you post yourself doing this drill...I'd love to give you some high fives and love! 🙂

Here is the link to Beginning Belly Dance Day!
https://mailchi.mp/9f2c1ac708ae/bbdd2

💃🏻 If you have a minute you can drill it!
https://youtu.be/d9alFIsfr3s
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DM me to learn more or join one of my classes as my guest! :)

#OneMinuteDrill - Around the World Legs

Leg work is great to add variety into our movement! This one goes over balance too!

🙌🏼 Tag me if you post yourself doing this drill...I'd love to give you some high fives and love! 🙂

Here is the link to Beginning Belly Dance Day!
https://mailchi.mp/9f2c1ac708ae/bbdd2

💃🏻 If you have a minute you can drill it!
https://youtu.be/d9alFIsfr3s
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DM me to learn more or join one of my classes as my guest! :)

11/06/2021

#OneMinuteDrill - Reverse Twist Accent

Go between smooth movement and an accent and learn to control the movement in your body. Go slow, be intentional and have fun!

🙌🏼 Tag me if you post yourself doing this drill...I'd love to give you some high fives and love! 🙂

💃🏻 If you have a minute you can drill it!

🙌🏼 If you love this video don’t forget to save it below!

11/05/2021

How to Shimmy and Travel 5

DANG! So many ways to shimmy and travel! We are doing 3/4 shimmy downs with some fun and versatile traveling movement.

Let's dance!

In this video I cover:
3/4 Shimmy and Travel movements
How to practice it
Putting it all together

Link to watch this tutorial:
https://youtu.be/zqQQ_4P8-FI

How to Shimmy and Travel 5

DANG! So many ways to shimmy and travel! We are doing 3/4 shimmy downs with some fun and versatile traveling movement.

Let's dance!

In this video I cover:
3/4 Shimmy and Travel movements
How to practice it
Putting it all together

Link to watch this tutorial:
https://youtu.be/zqQQ_4P8-FI

11/04/2021

BADASS TEACHER ACADEMY STARTS TODAY!!

Yassssssss!

Starts at 200pm AZ time.
Lifetime access to your course.
All recorded and you can do the whole course by recording.

See you there!!

🔝Sign up link in bio or DM ME! 😀

I’m effing stoked!!!

11/03/2021

#OneMinuteDrill - Reverse Twist Accent

Go between smooth movement and an accent and learn to control the movement in your body. Go slow, be intentional and have fun!

🙌🏼 Tag me if you post yourself doing this drill...I'd love to give you some high fives and love! 🙂

💃🏻 If you have a minute you can drill it!
https://youtu.be/joK-BWXYi5Y
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DM me to learn more or join one of my classes as my guest! :)

#OneMinuteDrill - Reverse Twist Accent

Go between smooth movement and an accent and learn to control the movement in your body. Go slow, be intentional and have fun!

🙌🏼 Tag me if you post yourself doing this drill...I'd love to give you some high fives and love! 🙂

💃🏻 If you have a minute you can drill it!
https://youtu.be/joK-BWXYi5Y
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DM me to learn more or join one of my classes as my guest! :)

11/01/2021

Happy Halloween everyone!
I hope you get all that scary in today and more!

I’m looking forward to sleeping, ‘fake’ trick or treating with the kids (we’re using our doors inside the house to mimic neighbors’ doors for the kids), and laughing at silly things.

Get that downtime in because you know when tomorrow hits, it’s back to work.
But I know I’ll be refreshed to bring it full force 100% to my students in my classes this week. 🙌🏼

Happy Halloween everyone!
I hope you get all that scary in today and more!

I’m looking forward to sleeping, ‘fake’ trick or treating with the kids (we’re using our doors inside the house to mimic neighbors’ doors for the kids), and laughing at silly things.

Get that downtime in because you know when tomorrow hits, it’s back to work.
But I know I’ll be refreshed to bring it full force 100% to my students in my classes this week. 🙌🏼

Photos from The Inner Dancer's post 10/31/2021

Had a super fun gig tonight!! I’m so blessed to do what I love!!

Huge thank you to my client for having me at her hubby and sons birthday!!

Thank you @gabriele.la.belle for being my right hand lady and for taking photos and so much more! So mad we forgot our selfie! 🤣

Do what you love and you’ll glow…..or in my case, sweat like a m***a effa. 🤣🤣

10/27/2021

#OneMinuteDrill - Hip Drop Into Umi
I love combining these two because it can add some really beautiful musicality to your movement. Make sure the movement stays fluid and continuous!
🙌🏼 Tag me if you post yourself doing this drill...I'd love to give you some high fives and love! 🙂
💃🏻 If you have a minute you can drill it!
https://youtu.be/qD68ARgLuoQ
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DM me to learn more or join one of my classes as my guest! 🙂

#OneMinuteDrill - Hip Drop Into Umi
I love combining these two because it can add some really beautiful musicality to your movement. Make sure the movement stays fluid and continuous!
🙌🏼 Tag me if you post yourself doing this drill...I'd love to give you some high fives and love! 🙂
💃🏻 If you have a minute you can drill it!
https://youtu.be/qD68ARgLuoQ
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DM me to learn more or join one of my classes as my guest! 🙂

10/26/2021

You’re a teacher.
One who is doing their best.
Let’s acknowledge and celebrate that.

10/24/2021

I love live music. My soul awakens when I hear it.
This ensemble was absolutely amazing and made my heart alive.

I was so blessed to be able to dance multiple times to live music while I was in Egypt.

They are playing one of my all time favorites Leylet Hob.

10/22/2021

Adrianne is back! and teaching Dynamic Entrances!

Adrianne is such an experienced dancer and knows how to wow a crowd. Looking forward to her sharing her insight!

⬆️ Learn more and sign up, link in bio!

Adrianne is back! and teaching Dynamic Entrances!

Adrianne is such an experienced dancer and knows how to wow a crowd. Looking forward to her sharing her insight!

⬆️ Learn more and sign up, link in bio!

10/22/2021

FUN Beginning Belly Dance Combination

It's all about the sass! And of course focusing on simple movements that make it fun to belly dance! Geared towards beginners but you can definitely add more layers if you'd like.

Gentle warm up included!

In this video I cover:
How you can make it fun!
Two different kinds of shimmies
Combining everything together

Here is the link to sign up for Beginning Belly Dance Day!
Free Online Event - October 23rd at 1100am AZ time.
https://mailchi.mp/2f5a7cea2d3a/beginning-belly-dance-day

Link to watch this tutorial:
https://youtu.be/lHC5YbB0JMM

FUN Beginning Belly Dance Combination

It's all about the sass! And of course focusing on simple movements that make it fun to belly dance! Geared towards beginners but you can definitely add more layers if you'd like.

Gentle warm up included!

In this video I cover:
How you can make it fun!
Two different kinds of shimmies
Combining everything together

Here is the link to sign up for Beginning Belly Dance Day!
Free Online Event - October 23rd at 1100am AZ time.
https://mailchi.mp/2f5a7cea2d3a/beginning-belly-dance-day

Link to watch this tutorial:
https://youtu.be/lHC5YbB0JMM

10/20/2021

#OneMinuteDrill - Great Posture

Without great posture can come a lot of issues.
With great posture, you can get the technique you want and the body safety you need.
Let's drill getting into it and then maintaining it this week!

🙌🏼 Tag me if you post yourself doing this drill...I'd love to give you some high fives and love! 🙂

💃🏻 If you have a minute you can drill it!
https://youtu.be/RbNX8zHXYqo
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DM me to learn more or join one of my classes as my guest! :)

#OneMinuteDrill - Great Posture

Without great posture can come a lot of issues.
With great posture, you can get the technique you want and the body safety you need.
Let's drill getting into it and then maintaining it this week!

🙌🏼 Tag me if you post yourself doing this drill...I'd love to give you some high fives and love! 🙂

💃🏻 If you have a minute you can drill it!
https://youtu.be/RbNX8zHXYqo
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DM me to learn more or join one of my classes as my guest! :)

10/18/2021

That sunset was everything in Fayoum, Egypt.

But what really made the difference was taking the time to reflect and take a step back to look at my life.

My family.
My business.
Who I want to be in my life.

Giving myself perspective compels me to create the life I want.

It allows me to show up as the teacher my students need me to be. And the leader other teachers need me to be.

It allows me to show up as a person the world needs.

And very importantly, it allows me to have self-compassion as I walk through the world.

Perspective and reflection is key to a fulfilling life.

That sunset was everything in Fayoum, Egypt.

But what really made the difference was taking the time to reflect and take a step back to look at my life.

My family.
My business.
Who I want to be in my life.

Giving myself perspective compels me to create the life I want.

It allows me to show up as the teacher my students need me to be. And the leader other teachers need me to be.

It allows me to show up as a person the world needs.

And very importantly, it allows me to have self-compassion as I walk through the world.

Perspective and reflection is key to a fulfilling life.

10/16/2021

My 3 Common Teaching Mistakes and How To Fix Them Seminar was a huge success! You can now get the recording.

I feel so grateful to be helping other teachers get where they want to go.

We talked about the issues.
Talked about solutions.
Came up with actions to take to make badass teacher self come through even more.
Hell. Yes.

Thank you to those who attended!

If you missed it and want to check out the recording, you can get it here --> https://mailchi.mp/9fe544a99875/commonmistakesrecording

🔝Link is also in bio! 🔝

My 3 Common Teaching Mistakes and How To Fix Them Seminar was a huge success! You can now get the recording.

I feel so grateful to be helping other teachers get where they want to go.

We talked about the issues.
Talked about solutions.
Came up with actions to take to make badass teacher self come through even more.
Hell. Yes.

Thank you to those who attended!

If you missed it and want to check out the recording, you can get it here --> https://mailchi.mp/9fe544a99875/commonmistakesrecording

🔝Link is also in bio! 🔝

10/15/2021

Why Learning Beginning Movement is Important

Let's face it. Being a beginner can be awkward, isolating, and sometimes even discouraging. But I'm here to tell you that there's light at the end of the tunnel!

I still put myself in "beginning" situations and in the end, I'm so glad I did.

In this video I cover:
Reasons why it's important
How you can start to appreciate them and not avoid them
Free event to show you how you can do it

Here is the link to sign up for Beginning Belly Dance Day!
Free Online Event - October 23rd at 1100am AZ time.
https://mailchi.mp/2f5a7cea2d3a/beginning-belly-dance-day

Link to watch this tutorial:
https://youtu.be/Hfu688TU6Rs

Why Learning Beginning Movement is Important

Let's face it. Being a beginner can be awkward, isolating, and sometimes even discouraging. But I'm here to tell you that there's light at the end of the tunnel!

I still put myself in "beginning" situations and in the end, I'm so glad I did.

In this video I cover:
Reasons why it's important
How you can start to appreciate them and not avoid them
Free event to show you how you can do it

Here is the link to sign up for Beginning Belly Dance Day!
Free Online Event - October 23rd at 1100am AZ time.
https://mailchi.mp/2f5a7cea2d3a/beginning-belly-dance-day

Link to watch this tutorial:
https://youtu.be/Hfu688TU6Rs

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What have I produced?

A love for dance and movement that only can be genuinely from the heart.

A world around me that creates a safe, positive, and encouraging atmostphere for people to be the person they dream to be.

A feeling of gratitude for the people that have come and go in my life who are the true models...who inspire me and others to contribute to the world through our passions.

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3108 E. Earll Drive, Ste. A
Phoenix, AZ
85016

Opening Hours

Monday 11am - 4:30pm
5:45pm - 7:45pm
Tuesday 11am - 4:30pm
5:45pm - 7:45pm
Wednesday 11am - 4:30pm
Thursday 11am - 4:30pm
Friday 11am - 4:30pm
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