Dare to Do in 2014

The soul of a poet, the heart of a lion, the spirit for dance….are you ready to take flight in 2014?  Every year we make promises about what we are going to do..but more often than not, we don’t seem to navigate our way out of the fog.  So why not make this the DARING DO year?

I have been dancing now for 45 years. This year will be my 46th, and for half that time I have been teaching…so what has kept me engaged on this ever demanding, (sometimes overwhelming) journey for so long?  After all it is a fact generally well acknowledged that dance is one of the toughest and most punishing of the arts….

Rarely is there one reason for a commitment, but the crux, (as it has oft times been expressed by our wisest forebears) is this little gem – nothing comes easy that is truly worth having   :)  When I feel like throwing it in I am immediately reminded of what I will be leaving behind…now that is a quick fix turn around!

Which leads me to the point of this post – if you are coming to dance for transformation, (and let’s face it – what are you expecting if not some level of change? – whether that change be a clear personal goal, or something more allusively expansive) – be prepared to discover and leave fantasy behind for a while, so we can begin to work from a space of truth……  Are you ready to do that?

Because if you are, let me assure you of this – an amazing new world will open for you, something that won’t go away the minute you blink – something that will stay with you for the rest of your life and transform your waking days……  And it won’t be an illusion or a delusion – it will be your new reality – a reality more powerful, meaningful and beautiful than any fantasy.

Introductory Beginners courses will commence February/March 2014

“The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called “truth.” ~Dan Rather

Disclaimer:  it is true that we occasionally use sticks  (called ‘Asiah’) in class when teaching Tuk Tib (a form of ancient martial combat) – but no-one actually ‘pokes’ anybody!  🙂

About juliet

Juliet Le Page has trained in many dance forms including Classical Ballet, Modern Dance, Jazz, and Flamenco and Middle Eastern Dance. She was one of the earliest exponents of Belly Dance in Melbourne and her first performance was in 1980. She soon became disenchanted with Belly Dance and stopped to pursue other opportunities in the arts, including script re-writes, directing, production as well as performance in theatre, TV and film. In 1995 Juliet was introduced to the work of Hilal and has since traveled the world in pursuit of excellence in the art of teaching and performing Egyptian Dance. Her dedication and discipline was rewarded in 2000 when she was invited to become an Applicant for teacher training by the Hilal Art Foundation. Juliet was awarded her full licence in 2004. She continues to hone her skills under the auspice of Marie Al Fajr. She has lectured in universities and to arts groups and has also been interviewed on National radio and for documentaries. She has performed for Arabic festivals, television and in theaters at the invitation of arts bodies. In July 2003, Juliet was invited by The Consul General of Egypt to perform at the official function celebrating Egyptian National Day. She has been interviewed and has performed on the Egyptian Show on community television. She has completed studies in psychology, anatomy and physiology and is a qualified fitness instructor as well as a licenced practitioner of the GYROKINESIS® Method*. Her research and knowledge on functional alignment and physical form relative to Egyptian dance is an important and distinctive component of her teaching. In her purpose built studio she also offers Pilates/Yoga Core Work, and Holistic Stretch classes incorporating PNF method. Juliet has been invited to sit as a panel examiner for professional dance and performance arts academies including the Australian Ballet School - (Spanish Dance 2001-2009). She also has professional experience in theater, film and television in various areas of production, acting and dance. Juliet is also affiliated with Tanz Raum, an international platform where similarly trained and accredited artists share knowledge, experience and resource to inspire excellence in the teaching and performance of Egyptian Dance. She has also taught at the international workshops organised by them. Tanzraum recognizes dedication and integrity and also produces high quality C.D's of traditional Egyptian music**. Juliet’s passion for her chosen genre is evident in her teaching and performance. Her objective is to bring to students an awareness of the intricate and rich cultural heritage of Egypt through the beauty and benefits of the dance art form. Please visit the website for more information www.eed.com.au * GYROKINESIS® is a registered trademark of Gyrotonic Sales Corp and is used with their permission. ** See the Music section for CD & DVD sales. Back to Home.
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