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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Let’s Start. [Video]

Let’s Start. [Video]

Starting is the hardest, but most important part. There are many moments of growth, often unseen and unpredictable, behind a “start” we feel most pulled towards. So, Let’s Start.

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Do You Look At Yourself?

Do You Look At Yourself?

The beliefs you have about your capabilities may not be true anymore. Growth is incremental and if you don’t look at yourself, you may be holding yourself back.

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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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