Peace.Joy.Love.Laughter.Inspiration.Growth.Faith.Patience.Perseverance.Acceptance: All can easily be rolled into one to be the person i am, or more aptly,the person i seek to be. i have been a dancer all my life ,and dance is really what i believe i do best, even though there still are "miles to go"!! to move, create, inspire, share, build and grow together , through the vehicle of Dance is what i perceive to be my "calling" in Life. and there i find not only the pursuit of my dreams and my happiness, but also God's blessing, in its purest form .. God, Parents, Family, & F.R.I.E.N.D.S (!) blend into my system of "jewels" of Life. apart from them, i've been lucky enough to have had some incredibly inspiring teachers as "influences" : Jacquie Bird, Soraya Franco, Robin Merchant, Ashley Lobo to name a few .. Luam is yet another choreographer that deserves special mention.. as she has been one of the Hugest Sources of Inspiration to me(online only though)!!! JAZZ funk/lyrical and contemporary are areas of interest to me and what i work in :) its interesting to note how one is capable of tapping into one's various shades as a dancer, like an artist that dips into his palate for different colors: Spunk that screams out loud in a Funk piece; Profundity that comes through in contemporary,Discipline and Finesse in a Ballet piece , while sex appeal in Salsa, for instance.... is what intrigues me the most about these various forms , yet a commonality amongst them : a Passion to Express ......... Peace.

As i take you through this little blog, i hope you vicariously enjoy my journey as a dance artist! it has been one of immense joy and hard work, inspiration and growth, and a sense of being committed to my purpose... Gifts that I today seek to impart to as many as possible through this God-given vehicle of Dance !!!

Cheer$ !!

P.S: there is a lot more "detailing" that needs to be done.. Please (pretty please!) bear with me as i try and put this blog together!!! okay.. enjoy :)

Also, pardon me for the complete lack of chronology (the series of events per year) , but then Thats what I call "OrganiZed ChaoS" !!

Friday, June 18, 2010

JACQUIE's workshop : Summer of '08 !!

How do I begin this one?

Jacquie is the one with the most interesting hair (in the above snap, standing right behind me) !! And if u are having trouble locating me, I'm the one blowing the "flying kiss" !!

One teacher , who besides having taught us dance and a whole new style of movement , even expanded our mental horizons in ways that need only be experienced. Aware of her unique gifts as a teacher, she regards herself as 'an ambassador of Life'.. . something she did live up to, so far as my experience tells me!

So, obviously, we all did have super-duper fun in her classes! they were a terrific mix of Jazz, Modern and Hip-hop vocabulary :D we all shaped up not only as 'break-outta-that-box" individuals, and braver dancers, but also as people inspired to find their own unique voice in this mad world of dance.

my friend, Ana, and I , tired ... Just tired... after one of the classes !!

Thats .. obviously "US"!!! .... at the end of an "emotionally charged Workshop" !!!!

As we preferred calling one another ,"the Mamas" ! LOL

One of those times I fail to explain my own behaviour !! To get all emotional & passionate is one thing, but for a girl to strike a hee-man pose, is quite ANOTHER!!!! anyways, another picture from our last day ! Memories that I'm darn sure we ALL cherish till date :)

and OH! the following is just a short video from the workshop... and it was my FAVORITE routine :D


  1. I love it...and I hope that we can dance together one day soon Dear Simran.
    Big Hug.

  2. i knowww ! that would be sooo awesome :D
    well.. thank u so v much for taking the time to actually see it !
    Big Fat Hug to u too :))