West Coast Swing & Living a Full Life … a “story worth telling.”
Adventures and tribulations as a dancer, teacher, and community leader. Learn more about dance, Austin’s progression through dance, how you can get started, and the challenges and triumphs of creating a swing club from scratch.
Join me on my journey of mastering and teaching dance, my attempts to live a full life, and my efforts to grow a swing community (and other shenanigans)!
It wasn’t just a single moment. My breakthrough has been a week-long breakthrough, an experiential shift in my nervous system in learning “you got this. You got you.”read more
“And just before buying the plane ticket (“burning the boats”), I realized … the whole process of getting TO the event would be a whole grand, likely-transformative and evolving experience in itself. Take out the EOL event and I would still have an experience of growth. — And it was around that time that I started realizing: I need to go, no matter what happens.”read more
An experiential moment of growth in a battle between the Heart and Resistance. A little “that makes sense” experience to most, but quite substantial micro-experience for someone who has lived on the sidelines for most of their life (aka: me).read more
Being IMMERSED in dance and shortening the GAP between opportunities of learning, practicing, and dancing WCS has been instrumental for my growth as a dancer — and it’s only going to get better from here on out. In this post I explore the reason why I’m so excited about the Westie PLAYground.read more
I don’t feel like I’m living a “story worth telling yet.” I must have the courage to keep setting my intention and keep putting my vision out their into the world, to keep moving towards that “story,” so that one day I will actually have a story in my wake that’s worth telling. It starts with courage, the audacity to speak up, and the willingness to take that next step when it doesn’t feel “epic” and “worthy.”read more