Greetings! March is a birthday month for me. Naturally I am looking backward instead of forward the older I get. I think the common term for this is nostalgia. This was a BTS photo taken of me. That day I was part of a photoshoot with some other beautiful belly dancers. At the time, we were a troupe and it was magical. I truly miss dancing with those ladies. This picture is probably over ten years old but I'm not sure. Since the pandemic, I have no concept of time and space anymore. What day is it today? I have no idea.
Just received an email from my current dance teacher that classes will resume on March 27th. Ohhh HAPPY DAY!! I am so excited. Classes stopped in March 2020. For awhile I was taking privates with her (both of us wearing masks), and then the dance studio completely shut down. To say I was heartbroken is an understatement. Dance class is one of my anchors in life. Without it, I have a severe lack in motivation to continue and develop my personal dance practice. But when I have a class to look forward to, whaddya know! Suddenly I'm on my yoga mat 5 days a week, I am practicing in front of my bedroom closet mirrors, making music playlists and even creating original choreography. BTW, dancing with a mask is so hard for me, I dissolved in tears the first few times I did it. I have been watching ballet classes and rehearsals on youtube of professional dance companies...they are kicking ass and wearing masks and I can hardly believe my eyes. It is seriously so HARD to do!
This picture was taken on my birthday. Yes, I am far away because I'm feeling a little self-conscious in front of the camera these days. This too shall pass. Happy Spring!
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