DANCING AT HOME? Try these Tips to Level up your Home Dance Space!

My home dance space, what do you think?! I have so many ideas for a renovation!

Welcome To The Dance

With many public dance spaces closing, many of us dancers will be shifting to home practice. While you may not be able to design your dream dance space right now, there are some essential elements to consider before going full-out with your home dance training. Even if you don’t have an ideal space for dancing, you can still find many inexpensive ways to enhance your home dance practice. Read on for more ideas on how to work with what you’ve got.

How to find Space to Dance in At Home

Find Yourself a Full Range of Motion

First and foremost, you need space to move in! This is unfortunately one of the hardest things to come by depending on your living arrangement and practicing in too confined of a space can have a negative impact on your range of motion. A garage space or lawn can be great alternatives if…

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My Favorite Equipment for Dancing in Small Spaces

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Welcome To The Dance

Finding space to dance at home is not always easy. Right now, I am fortunate to have a designated space for dancing in my house, but that has not always been the case for me. While the available space may be difficult to control, there are many hacks and tools available that can help. In this video, I share some awesome dance tools that are perfect for any sized home dance space.

The equipment I share in the video is a Balance board, Foam Roller, Hot/Cold Therapy Balls, Stretch Bands, and a Pull-up bar

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Free Dance Lessons Available on YouTube!

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Get Your Home Shopping On! New Jewelry for Sale in my Poshmark Closet

Come and shop new jewelry in my Poshmark closet!

Copper Earrings available

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Smoking Gun Anthropology | Normification of Academic Cannabis Discourse (2014)

Nicole Martensen


Participant observation is a method developed by anthropologists to attempt a deeper emic perspective for their discourse. This method puts the researcher in the position of their research subjects, and attempts to counter the subjective biases of their background. Participating in some experiences, however presents a challenge as legislation and hegemonic influences can differ greatly across and within cultural groups. This is especially evident in the discourses related to cannabis. Currently, cannabis culture in the United States resides in a liminal grey area of legislation control and social stigma, presenting a unique situation for anthropologists. When legality is concerned, admission if experience can affect future career opportunities, as several projects are federally funded. Whether the experience occurs illegally within the federal borders or away from legislative consequences, the social stigma related to cannabis influences the way it is perceived, and what language is used in its discourse. A normification…

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Digitizing the Heritage Experience

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Nicole Martensen

The concept of design thinking — taking into account how users interact with and experience a website or product in order to design a responsive experience — has become standard in the digital world. However, the concept of user experience is not a new concept, nor is it exclusive to sectors such as technology, design, and e-commerce. If you think about it, heritage professionals — from archaeologists to museum and exhibit curators — have been immersed in the question of how people experience and consume information and artifacts from the past for centuries. Understanding how visitors continue to interact with and experience museums and historical research in the 21st century is the question currently facing heritage professionals.

Curating the Past for the Digital Age: History and the Online Experience

The internet has disrupted everything — from how we communicate and learn to how society stores and interacts with information. Google…

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How to Show Your Support for Dancers in their Digital Transition

Welcome To The Dance

What happens when dance venues close? The dancers find a new venue. With social distancing restrictions, many artists and dancers are exploring what is to many a new frontier of digital arts online. This is bringing many new forms of collaboration, but there is also much more competition. Regardless of when we can go back to physical classes and performances, it’s likely that online classes will remain a large part of the dance industry.

I believe we are going to see a drastic shift in how we create and consume art, and so we will also need to consider new ways to show support for artists. I’ve been thinking a lot recently about how we can best support each other during this time. Support doesn’t need to be monetary to be valuable, and this is especially true for artists. Keep reading to find out how you can help, with or…

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Follow these Dance Leaders! (A List of Dancers Who are Doing Good Things)

Welcome To The Dance

Take a look around you. The dance world is changing! Recently, I have taken some time to reflect and redefine what it means to me to be a good dancer. It is one thing to have good technique, but we can take it so much further and use our dancing to do good things. This post features dancers who are doing good.

Brown Girls Do Ballet

Brown Girls Do Ballet is a nonprofit organization that promotes diversity in the arts by providing scholarships, mentors, and community programs for young girls. The organization began as a personal photography project by TaKiyah Wallace to highlight girls of African, Asian, East Indian, Hispanic, and Native American ancestry in Ballet programs.

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See History Up Close Without Ever Leaving the House

Nicole Martensen

As a history lover, I was thrilled to learn that many museums now offer virtual tours for some of their most prized treasures. Now, I could explore history like never before, right from the comfort of my home. I wanted to find out for myself if a virtual tour could be as informing and entertaining as a real-life tour, so I decided to check out two of the most popular online virtual tours available.

Virtual Tour of Ellis Island

First up is a virtual tour of Ellis Island, the same place my ancestors first stepped foot in America. The tour is created in partnership with Scholastic, so the material is appropriate for all ages; this makes it a great option for a virtual family field trip.

The website features a detailed 30-minute virtual tour of Ellis Island, with park rangers and historians helping to explain the history of the island…

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