Not the best way to start the campaign for 2018, a lot of learnings to take but always good to see the family, glad I managed to grab my nephew going for a streak thru the field 😅🤦🏾♂️ #OnAndUp
"With every new dance step learnt, with every new drama skill acquired, with positive feedback each and every day, children blossom in many ways that might seem unfathomable to many" - Kim Worrall (CO-FOUNDER & Drama teacher) ❤️🧡💚
being our focus look what Nandipha Sandlana actioned with or CORE class a couple of weeks ok!
Love it! ♥️
- Preparing Our Youth for #SUCCESS
Amoyo is so much more than just a performing arts training programme. Our classes are a platform to engage with our youth, to show them we care about them, about the choices they are making, that we are there to support and help them develop into successful, employable adults.
Thinking back to Mandela Day when Amoyo spent the afternoon cleaning up the community where they live.⠀
We are so proud of each and every one of them! ⠀
They are growing up to be the most kind, considerate and amazing pupils. ❤️💚🧡
invites you to share in #s
Join the CPPLA Mentor Program BBQ and bonfire at Huntington State Beach on the evening of August 19! Come out and meet some of the Cal Poly Pomona alumni and current students as we celebrate summer and the start of a new academic year. 👉See link in bio to register! #onandup #bravelycurious #landscapearchitecture #cppenv
Free - will is the ability to do whatever you like (obviously within reason). It’s easy to forget that we have free-will though. Especially when we’re around people who don’t make us feel very good about ourselves. But this is when it’s most important to exercise our ability to tap into free-will.
So, when I am asked the question, ‘How do you remove toxic people from your life,’ the answer is easy. You simply remove them!
Get rid of them. Stop calling them, stop picking up the phone, stop allowing the dysfunction and the drama and damage to continue. Just stop it.
You might be thinking ....you don’t understand – it’s my mum… it’s my dad… it’s a family member…’ Well, if it is anyone that’s close to you, you need to ask yourself the question, ‘What is the impact of staying around these individuals for a long period of time?’ Obviously if it’s a family member or someone that’s been in your life for a long time, you’re probably not just going to cut them out – but you can start moderating the level of exposure that you have with them and their energy in a way that’s healthy for you.
Better yet, have a tough conversation with them. Grow some balls. Tell them how you feel and give them an opportunity to rehabilitate the relationship.
It’s not rocket science to remove toxic energy or people from your life, but people make it a lot more difficult than it needs to be.
Ultimately this comes down to loving yourself enough and putting your own needs first. And that might sound selfish but we’ve got to understand that if we want to be of service to others then we have to put ourselves first.
#justsaying #kerwinrae #onandup #toxicpeople #negativepeople #getalife #chooseyourlife #loveyourlife
My name is Mandisa Qwesha and I started dancing when I was 16 years old. At 16, I was introduced to African, ballet, Spanish and contemporary dance. 💃⠀
While I was doing my teachers Diplomas, I was also introduced to India dance. The first thing that caught my attention was the rhythms. 🎶⠀
I now teach the children of Amoyo and my inspiration comes from anything and everything. 🧡💚❤️⠀
If you love dancing or in particular African dance, you can even be inspired by morning traffic. ⠀
A lot of my own work is inspired by sounds. Sound of running water, the sound that comes from tapping a piece of glass and even the sounds of chirping birds in the morning. ⠀
This is the reason that I believe that there is no wrong or right when it comes to African dance. All one really needs is to have a story in mind and then just bring it to life. 🇿🇦⠀
When I think of African dance, words like fast, loud, djembe, wild facial make-up and bare feet come to mind and of course celebration. 🎊🎈⠀
If I could think of one word to describe my African dance would be ⠀
because that is how you will be when you are done with my class!! 😅
Well, today did not go to plan! However, I have SO much to take away from both comp and training camp & am really happy with how my training is progressing from rehab! I feel fit and looking forward to this training block leading into the British...and beyond! Congrats & good luck to @bryony_page
and everyone in finals tomorrow! #OnandUp
Last weekend we were invited to perform at a camp for some of Cape Towns orphans. 💗⠀
Gratitude to Rainbow Dreams Trust 🌈 for the difference they are making to the lives of many children and youth and for allowing Amoyo to participate, integrate and collaborate in some of the camp activities.⠀
Everyone had so much fun. 💚🧡❤️
Amoyo is so much more than just a performing arts training programme.
Our classes are a platform to engage with our youth, to show them we care about them, about the choices they are making, that we are there to support and help them develop into successful, employable adults.
The Amoyo journey aligns skill development with self-respect, respect for others, integrity, emotional intelligence and communication skills needed to survive in the fast paced professional world outside of their immediate environment of poverty, neglect, criminal and gang activity. 🧡💚❤️
Agh, I had a statue day the other day. I really loathe making mistakes but anyway - made one. Felt like a dill.
In the scheme of things, no one died, it didn't cost anyone anything (except maybe my pride) and I can fix it (phew). Funnily enough, Dad recently shared an article with me about people who not only accept the ups and downs of life - but revel in it. Can you imagine? They embrace the all good bits, all the ugly bits and all the other bits in between.
So I've decided to enjoy being a statue. I'm going to embrace my mistake, learn from it and be excited about what will become because of it.
After nearly 15 years of walking aimlessly (and often in the wrong direction) around nyc; endless emotional wine bar conversation; all the laughing about everything and nothing; hanging at grown-up places too cool for us and super un-cool kid-friendly spots for Aunt Abby time, she is leaving us and moving on. We went to a super-sad show to celebrate 😂What are we going to do without her? Massachusetts get ready. #endofanera #onandup #missyoualready @abbs0206