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.

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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1 Year From My Biggest Leap

1 Year From My Biggest Leap

One year ago, I took a leap. I can’t go back to that experience, but I can embrace the same audacity to step away, re-connect, and get started.

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Improve Your Life by Learning to Dance

Improve Your Life by Learning to Dance

Have you thought about learning to dance? For a long time, I never thought I’d be a dancer. Once I took those first steps in learning to dance, life hasn’t been the same.

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The June Ultimatum – Walking the Walk

The June Ultimatum – Walking the Walk

It’s time I “walk the walk” instead of only talking about how I want to live and the changes I want to make. If I haven’t made any tangible progress by the end of June, I’ll be going on a new detour.

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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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