Intellectual Dancer's Newsletter #016
Current State Of Mind
A lot has been on my mind, but what's really new about that lol. In my last newsletter, I was on the verge of traveling to San Francisco and Portland to teach at two weekenders. Both of the weekenders were awesome and I wrote a nice recap post you can check out if you'd like.
One thing I realized with organizing two weekenders in states that have more strict COVID protocols was that there's still a lot of confusion around what COVID rapid tests are versus the PCR tests. I'll be writing a blog on this topic because I feel it will be super important as we try to navigate back to dancing as safely as possible. In a nutshell, a rapid test is similar to an at-home pregnancy that can give you results in less than 15 mins.
I'm also writing this email Sunday night after a weekend where I attended my sister's wedding and also an ex-coworkers funeral in Houston. It was an interesting journey to swing my highs of happiness and dancing to those of loss and sadness from one day to the next. I cried more than I expected today but I'm doing alright.
Song I'm Currently Jamming To
During a massage I was getting earlier this week, my massage therapist played this one song I'd heard before and really enjoyed, Big Wild by Venice Venture.
Currently working on a blog about the COVID rapid tests as it pertains to running safer dance events and also scripting a video to explain what it means to urbanize kizomba fundamental concepts.
Cool Video I'm Watching
Since coming off of a funeral and contemplating the meaning of life, I feel it would be only fitting to share a video with some cool thoughts around the question, "Is There A God?"
10/2-3 - Chicago, IL - Neokiz Weekender
10/16 - Des Moines, IA - Neokiz Workshops
10/22 - Phoenix, AZ - Neokiz Weekender
10/29-31 - Neokiz Weekender in Denver, CO
11/12-14 - Neokiz Weekender in San Francisco
12/3-5 - Denver, CO - Attending Elevation Zouk Festval
12/10-12 - Euroson Festival - Cancun, MX
12/17-19 - The Zouk Challenge Weekender - Dallas, TX
1/13-17 - Arlington, VA - Attending Interfusion Festival
I also announced I'll be doing a tour in South America, so far I've only announced Buenos Aires, Argentina in February 2022, there will be more countries announced soon!
Event details can be found here. If you'd like to setup a Neokiz Weekender in your city, let me know!
Question Of The Week
Has dance made you a better person? Why or why not?
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Thanks for reading!
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