Ready to Re-Create?

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The date was March 15th, 2020.  I was sitting in a restaurant with a few friends discussing whether or not I was going to be boarding a flight to California in the morning. I was to be heading west to choreograph a show at an amusement park, and I was really looking forward to working with a team …

Embrace The Improv

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Trigger Warning…  Let’s talk about IMPROV!  WAIT!  Don’t let fear take the wheel!  Keep reading!  We all know improv can be scary stuff.  Let me help you make this a little less terrifying.  Whether it’s professional or personal, the concept of producing “on the spot” content can cause even the most chill humans to spiral …

This Week’s Overture: 3.30.2020

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I saw a ladybug yesterday.  She was walking next to me on the sidewalk while I retreated from my apartment in an effort to feel normal. Likely unaware of the state of the world, she trotted by, flapping her wings trying escape the steamy concrete.  Ladybugs are a sign of good luck, you know?In fact, …

This Week’s Overture: 3. 23. 2020

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Well, last week was a certainly uncharted territory.   I had no idea I was capable of experiencing such a variety of emotions in such a short amount of time. As someone who is typically very optimistic and relatively pleasant, I felt wildly out of control of my own disposition. One moment I felt anxious, …

A Passion for Pirouettes

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“19 Ways to Make the Best of COVID-19”

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We get it.  COVID-19 is the worst.  It has taken thousands of precious lives.  It has sent hundreds of people into quarantine.  It has forced the cancellation of events people have spent their whole lives preparing for.  It has sent the entire world into sheer panic mode and it seemingly gets worse by the hour.  …

Go 4 It: 4 Tips 4 Your Best Week

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True or False:  “There are people in this world who truly BELIEVE they have NO CONTROL over their ultimate success and happiness.” Sadly, the answer is TRUE.  And, unfortunately, YOU may even be one of them.  New Week, New Game Plan:  We don’t have time for the “Blame Game.” The world has too much going on …

2020 Live Seminar “Goal Getter Series” Presents: “Parade 1: Managing an Asset on the Move”

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Wondering what kind of information you may learn if you book a 2020 Live Seminar with The KDs Collaborative? The magical thing about a successful parade is that it looks simple. Audience members would never know the hours of planning and rehearsal that goes into making it the spectacle that it is.  Real Talk: Being …

“Wait, She Doesn’t Just Dance?”

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This may very much come as a shock to a lot of people, so some of you may want to sit down…While I have spent the better part of my life building my career as a dance teacher/coach and choreographer, I must admit: There was a time I was living a double life. Sounds mysterious, …

“#ThankFOUR”

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Something you should know is that my years spent as a dancer has left me uncomfortable with counting past 8. Sure, I can, I just prefer not to. That said, The KDs Collaborative works in sets of 4s and 8s. Need to call people to attention? 1-2-3-4 Counting down to snap a picture? 5-6-7-8 It …

“But Seriously, What’s Up With That Hat?”

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While boarding a recent flight, a TSA agent looked me dead in the eyes and said:“Miss, before you walk through the detector, I am going to need you to remove your hat and PLACE IT IN THE TRASH CAN. Thanks.” Aggressive? – Yes. Out of the norm? – No. (Happy he chose to refer to …

“Keep the Change”

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Yesterday I was taking some kind of silly, yoga-infused-with-hand-weight-nonsense type of class. It was an hour set aside in my day focused on “finding myself” and “thanking my body for the ability to grow stronger”. While, yes, both things happened in a roundabout way, it was nary the “spiritual retreat”  most trendy yoga places promise. …

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