Sunday, March 4, 2018

March 2018 Schedule


We had a lovely time in Maui.
Now back to dancing NIA.
Below is the March Schedule.

3/5 Mon
3/7 Wed
3/9 Fri
3/12 Mon
3/14 Wed
3/16 Fri
3/19 Mon
3/21 Wed
3/23 Fri
3/26 Mon
3/28 Wed
3/30 Fri NO CLASS

I would love to know why you come to dance?  Drop me a note as to “what’s in it for you"


Wednesday, January 31, 2018

February NIA Schedule at Anita's Studio

Have you noticed the birds outside already.  
It’s only February but spring is coming early

As they dance, the beings in a murmuration seem to be connected together.
They twist and turn and change direction at a music’s notice.
Oh they dance in community connection!
Join the murmuration at Anita’s Studio
every Mon, Wed, Fri at 9 am.

RSVP for February at Anita’s Studio
2/2 Mon
2/5 Mon
2/7 Wed
2/9 Fri
2/12 Mon
2/14 Wed
2/16 Fri
2/19 Mon
2/21 Wed
2/23-3/2 No class ~ Maui dancing on the beach


Wednesday, January 10, 2018

YES we will have 9 am class this Friday, 1/12 at Anita’s Studio

Hi Dancers,

YES we will have 9 am class this Friday, 1/12 at Anita’s Studio.

We will NOT have class on MON, MLK Day 1/15.

See you Friday on the dance floor!!!


Tuesday, January 2, 2018

How ready are you to dance in Jan 2018?

Happy 2018!

Change for me always creates enthusiasm, motivation and desire.  And you?  

Share with me what change does for you. Even if you can’t make class. I want to know. Your voice is important to me.

And sign up for your January month of classes at Anita’s Studio. 

1/3 Wed 
1/5 Fri
1/8 Mon
1/10 Wed
1/12 Fri No Class UNLESS you sign up and really want it ~ in other words are you out of town?
1/15 Mon MLK DAY ~ No Class UNLESS you sign up and really want it - in other words are you out of town?
1/17 Wed
1/19 Fri
1/22 Mon
1/24 Wed
1/26 Fri
1/29 Mon
1/31 Wed

See you on the dance floor!

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Last chance to dance 2017 is Wednesday, 12/27

At Anita’s Studio
Wed 12/27 at 9 am
DANCING to this playlist, with YOU on the dance floor
bring your loved ones or love yourself and bring yourself

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Remaining 2017 Schedule at Anita's Studio

Remaining 2017 schedule (can you believe it)


11/17 Fri
11/20 - 11/24 Anita’s Studio Closed ~ Happy Thanksgiving
11/27 Mon
11/29 Wed
12/1 Mon
12/4 Mon
12/6 Wed
12/8 Fri
12/11 Mon 
12/13 Wed
12/15 Fri
12/18 - 12/26 Anita’s Studio Closed ~ Happy Holidays
12/27 Wed
1/1 Mon NO CLASS ~ Happy 2018
1/3 Wed Classes resume
1/5 Fri

BTW the 12/27 and 12/29 classes are favorites of mine.  
You often bring your friends and family who are in town visiting.
All are welcome!

Sunday, November 5, 2017

GRATITUDE ~ 1 minute read

Over my 27 years of teaching NIA I often receive "gratitude" notes from those who take class from me. I want to share this particular insight about self-awareness/healing from our community. Here is just one that I received the other day ~ I respect the privacy of every dancer and share this anonymously and with permission. I love the way this practitioner relates this bounty of work to spatial exploration on the dance floor and in the forest. EnJOY.... a 1 minute read: Hi Anita. I am really enjoying the way you always bring new movement explorations to our practice. What I have been noticing lately is more flexibility in my chest and rib cage. I realize that it is not uncommon for me to just hold my chest rigid. This is probably partly due to my asthma, which fortunately is much better than it used to be. I have spent decades splinting my chest, holding it rigid, just to allow air flow. As I get more mobility I feel an incredible sense of ease. I also like doing movements to "2 o'clock, 10 o'clock, 8 o'clock and 4 o'clock. The usual axis for most of our activity is 12 and 6. The next most common axis is 3 and 9. Beginning to move intentionally into the in between axes( yes this is the plural of axis, I looked it up!) gets us off our usual paths into the territory in between that has always bee there, but that we don't often enter intentionally because of our habits. It is similar to what I have discovered by mushrooming where you have to get off the trails (where it is allowed like in state and federal forests) to find the mushrooms. Suddenly you realize you have been living on a narrow path in the woods and you discover an entire world that you have in the past simply passed by. I feel the same thing is happening with my body, whether I am reaching in to 5:30 or 2:15, or going down, rolling on the floor and standing up on my tippy toes. I learn there is freedom for my body, and by extension for my spirit and my life that I am just beginning to explore. As always, thank you! Thank you helping me to ground, helping me to soar, helping me to dance, helping me to live fully! From Anita: I AM SO THANKFUL!