Westie Chronicles

Adventures and tribulations of a dancer, teacher, and community leader trying to create a “story worth telling” through dance, authenticity, self-expression, and community building.

I aspire to live a full life, be authentic, grow through experience, and invite others into their own truth.

I AM A CALM, PRESENT, CONNECTED LIGHTHOUSE. [Magma: Part 1]

I AM A CALM, PRESENT, CONNECTED LIGHTHOUSE. [Magma: Part 1]

Magma is one of the most powerful experiences I’ve had the great fortunate of participating in. In this post I share an identity that surfaced that has helped to shape the way I show up in the world – and this inner, inexplicable presence about myself that I now hold.

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Stepping Into the Fear

Stepping Into the Fear

By taking each little step forward we become more courageous in embracing and expressing who we authentically are.

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Austin Pranger

Austin Pranger

I'm sharing my journey through learning and teaching West Coast Swing – and organizing a local club – while constantly pursuing personal growth.

My hope is to encourage others to live a full life – a story worth telling, on their own terms – not through my words, but through the way I live.

On this blog, you'll find discussions and experiences through:

- Dance / West Coast Swing
- Minimalism
- Community Organization
- Personal Growth
- Burning Man

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