Chainsmokers choreography

I spent some time at the gym and came up with this choreography. It is a real freedom to dance this piece. This stretching room gives me inspiration somehow… Which is awesome since it’s 2 min away from my apartment door.

Team Levels at Stockholm Dance Team learned this combo last Sunday – it’s a perfect match for them. I love dancing it now, but I will get tired of it like a favorite hit song. But that ain’t now. I’m going to stop talking – you enjoy the video!


 

Sunday = funday

Hey! Monday is here and it feel grrrrreat! I am still excited after yesterday… Feels so relieving to be back teaching and working. Almost all classes are back on. Only Move2Dance left.

Team Upgrade and Team Levels had their first classes for the semester yesterday. It was so great to see my girls again and I my goodness I felt like a little grandma… My chickens are getting taller, they are growing up and they have all developed their dancing skills. My goodness I’m proud… It was so exciting to see new faces also. Our sisterhood is growing!
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I feel greatly sore in my legs today. But I think I’m going to take a visit to the gym. I feel like giving myself that treat …And then eat pizza afterwards! Or Burger King… Haven’t decided yet.

FLEX-ibility

Friday is down to it’s final minutes. I’ve had my classes at FLEX and I felt gooooood. What is it to say, really? A few nails almost broke in the 5-6 y/o class when we were doing gymnastics – some are bendable now… Ouch! I can’t imagine not working at Flex, like what? It’s so obvious! I really, truly love it! To be honest guys, I’m really tired so giving you tons of details of today will only end of being a speech of gibberish. Though I’m looking forward on getting back to my boss tomorrow – it seems like we might get together a Hiphop crew for competitions that will represent Flex. Cross your fingers!


 

Thursday surprises

Yesterday was both great and.. and things got totally unacceptably weird. My care for my students safety became very clear yesterday. When I say safety, then I mean emotional safety. Of course it was important before, but yesterday it really became in my face. I am not going to go into detail of what exactly happened. But what I’m going to focus on is I’m really grateful that things became so clear as they did yesterday – this means we understand each other better, my girls knows how I resonate plus what is okay vs not okay. I will set some ground rules so we all have a solid safe foundation to stand on. 
Yesterday I had a private lesson and then class with Team Advanced. I’ve noticed I’m getting a bit harder and stricter – not in a mean or an uncomfortable way though. But it feels like I’m getting more things done now. I’m developing! Meeting my girls was great, there were a couple ones that were on a try-out for the Team. They are both cute and hopefully we’ll have these two different talents and interesting personalities in our group.

I will soon be on my way to FLEX. Friday love! Their second week for the semester… It’s nice to be on the go again. Well, I’m off! Still wearing my “Nap Queen” sweatshirt, so that needs to change. Talk to you guys later.

In sickness and in health

When I woke up this morning I could barely wait to get my butt to the studio. Though my body haven’t felt so well for the last couple of days, so I was a bit worried for not being able to work today. But the adrenaline of going to Marikas made it all better.😍  The first thing that popped into my mind when I came into the door was home. Ain’t that nice, huh? It smelled just the same as it did when I was 13, 14 and 15 years old. Which was a huge nostalgia. It all started at Marikas so it is pretty amazing to come back and continue where the roots are.

I got there early to just enjoy the atmosphere… (cheesy) but also to choreograph, I swear! I danced for like an hour, ate dinner with a dear friend at the pizzeria (that is on the same street.. how awesome isn’t that??? I’m a real pizza lover). The one thing we always do for sure is showing each other memes that reminds us of one another. Meme addicts? Yep. I also performed my sweet cheer routines I did on the last episode of 100% Vaken …and I have never seen someone cringe so much.😂  I love making people cringe.❤

It was a perfect timing to have that dinner because after that I had a 2 hour private lesson. It was nice to see so much improvements in one session. I’ve said this a thousand times, at least to myself but I would like to take more classes. At least practice more for myself than “only” for the reason of preparing classes. I think this will change a lot now when I’m back at Marikas. I see so much brightness infront of me!

Tuesday thoughts

Why can’t time go any faster? I want to get to Thursday and have my class with Team Advanced. I looked over my plan for the lesson and put more details into to make it a real kickstart. Now I am so ready and I don’t know what to do with myself – I love the choreography we’re going to do and I can’t stop dancing it. The sweet thing about Team Advanced is that I really need to ransack and push myself, specially now we are going to have more lecture’s into the course. I love it!! One thing I’ve noticed about myself is that I feel way more confident and relaxed this semester. Like totally calm. I know what I’m doing. This fall was Stockholm Dance Team’s first semester so of course it is a bit shaky when it’s all new.


From a weekend at my friend’s collage.

Thursdays lecture is going to be about building your own brand, social media, finding your audience, promoting yourself and how to get noticed without contacts. I’m excited and ready, obviously. In my case it is important to be prepared so I have structure since I’m a real chatterbox. I’m going to keep it down to 15 minutes, because I want the last 15 free to rehearse or have them stretch. But mostly why I can’t wait until Thursday is because I genuinely have missed my girls!

 

My Top 5: Music Chart

 

Hey guys! Well just as the headline says – here is the top 5 songs I’m (constantly) listening too. Maybe we have the same taste? If you take my classes then you’ll be able to sing these in your sleep when this semester is over.


1. Say You Won’t Let Go – James Arthur

 


2. Shape of You – Ed Sheeran

 


3. Solo Dance – Martin Jensen

 


4. Paris – The Chainsmokers

 


5. All Night – Chance The Rapper ft. Knox Fortune 


 

This Top 5 thing is fun! I’m going to do some more… I’ll get back to you!

 

A Sunday

Hello all royalties! I hope you all had a funny sunny Sunday. Mine has been relaxed and productive – I have really enjoyed it! I started my day with heading to FLEX in Vallentuna to be present at a meeting for parents whom kids just going to start competing and whom already are experienced. So far it’s the best dance school I’ve ever been employed at! They really know what they are doing, how they are doing it and why they are doing it. I love the professionalism and warmth at FLEX which makes me want to be involved as much as possible. I feel really blessed to be FLEX’s official and only Streetdance teacher, and hiphop competition coach. I’m there to stay! After that meeting I went straight to  the city and met up Tiddi. We had lunch and talked about everything from Heaven to earth… Literally! But mostly we talk about dance – we both have so much to share and it is so… FUN! Tiddi is both a dear friend and a coworker. She works for me at Stockholm Dance Team. One of the things we discussed was what kind of specific challenges we can give the students to increase every individuals strengths and weaknesses. We developed and expanded our ideas and this spring theme a lot during this lunch. We really think the same but different. Which is perfect!

I felt happy when I sat there with Tiddi and talked about Stockholm Dance Team. Two young dancers filled with inspiration who can do and have done SO MANY THINGS. It’s amazing how much we are capable of – and I mean like everyone if we really go for it with confidence and determination while being realistic with a twitch of crazy. I’m getting mysteriously curious what my limits are. One thing is for sure. they are getting blurrier and fewer fast! I’m really blessed and I have a headache from all the sugar from the dessert. But it was good, reaaaaal good.

30 things you didn’t know about me

Hey guys! I’m back from a restful vacation. You better have missed me! The Christmas Holidays are over and I’m back to work… Finally! I have been looking forward to get back to my classes with new energy and inspiration. I’m really psyched about this spring term. If you want to see where I’ll teach this semester, than click HERE.


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30 things you didn’t know about me.

  1. my favorite breakfast is a hotdog bun and a glas of Diet Pepsi.
  2. I got three dogs – maltese toy, chihuahua and a pug.
  3. I believe God is my Father, Jesus is my savior and the Holy Ghost is my inner guide.
  4. My dance school, Stockholm Dance Team is moving in to Marikas Dance & Fashion Studios – which is the same school I took my first dance class.
  5. My favorite pizza is Margarita because I love the taste of bread and cheese.. I always dip it in garlic sauce.
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  6. During my overall childhood, I went to five different schools.
  7. I stopped growing in height when I was 12 years old.
  8. I’m 161 cm – 5ft 3in.
  9. I really, really love and I believe I have a small addiction to diet sodas.
  10. I don’t like foods with a lot of ingredients – I want my food plain and simple.
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  11. The worst audition I’ve ever gone to was when I auditioned for Diambra Education a few years ago. I auditioned two years in a row and both went bad.. Real bad! Poor little me.
  12. When I want to relax I sing and play the piano.
  13. During my 21 year old life I’ve owned three horses.
  14. On my first solo competition I came 2nd out of 20 dancers.
  15. I was 15 years old when I performed on a stage for the first time.
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  16. I knew after my second dance lesson that “this is what I want to do”.
  17. My favorite kind of outfits includes high waisted pants and a crop top/hoodie.
  18. The coziest thing in the world for me is Grannies knitted sweaters.
  19. I am very responsive to the other side – I often see, feel and hear “unnatural” things.
  20. The last thing I do before I fall asleep is watching meme’s on the iFunny app.
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  21. I have never ever colored my hair.
  22. My actual hair is straight and I perm it once a year to get it curly and wavy.
  23. My favorite disney movie is Lilo & Stitch.
  24. My favorite movie is the Back To The Future trilogy.
  25. My favorite TV-series is Dexter and Pretty Little Liars.
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  26. Annoyingly talented at making messy buns.
  27. I work most efficient during pressure.
  28. I love the feeling I get after I’ve expressed anger/displeasure maturely. Relieve.
  29. My biggest phobia is butterflies.
  30. What made me start dancing was this movie. Keep in mind… This was in 2008 and I was 13.
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Why so serious?

Things are heavy in the family since a dear member have left for another dimension. My grandmother’s brother who was close to us all is no longer in his physical body. Times like these I’m happy that I got my little gift – to hear, feel and see what others may not. I’m glad I can be a support for the ones mourning. Though it’s a weird thing to see energy. It’s a weird thing to hear someone talking by giving you inner pictures and by using your own feelings. It’s weird to feel smells, presences and even touch things that gives you another persons memory. It’s all weird. Still, I’m not used to it. Still, I haven’t accepted it. But days like these – it’s a gift.

I am now in our apartment in the city, but I want to go back to our peaceful country house by the stables with all those pretty trees and hills. Times like these, all you want is some quietness and rest. A rest from all the weirdness, but yet you wanna learn more about it and yet you want your own time to mourn.