“Stillness comes from within you; it doesn’t come from outside you.”
The world has become a race to transport information, increase productivity, and travel from place to place. There’s always an errand or project going on. I find that practicing stillness is sometimes the hardest to accomplish, especially with so much caffeine helping me operate!
A lot of people live in this reality of constant multitasking. Balance in life is key. With this weekly affirmation, it reminds me to be still and centered while all of the chaos is happening around me. Stillness can be physical practices such as yoga, meditation, stretching, a peaceful walk, and even watching a sunrise or sunset. The main one I forget to do is mindful breathing through the day.
More than anything else, I envy the people who have days who chill out with a good book, a bubble bath, and a glass of wine. Finding these moments slow down life, allows people to live out their lives.
Korie teaches Go-Go Cardio Mix on Tuesdays at 6:15 pm as well as Sexy Stilleto on Mondays at 6:30 pm, and her energy is through the roof! I asked her a few questions, and I got to learn more about her myself!
1. When did you start dancing?
Oh goodness, I can't remember! I think I was in 4th or 5th grade.
2. What is your favorite thing to do in Austin?
Dance, eat at new restaurants/food trucks, hit the park with my dog drake.
4. Who's your #1 inspiration?
Janet Jackson! She gets better with age, My mom on how to love others unconditionally, and my husband Tyrone with his work ethic.
5. Dance Background/Professional Experience?
I trained at my mother's dance studio, went to Kilgore College and was a Rangerette and Swingster. I have taught at my mother's studio and other studios while in college and danced as a performer in shows. Went to Texas State University and made my way to Austin, TX!
Dance Austin Studio invited Yanis Marshall to teach Street Jazz and Heels Master Classes last night, and Austin dancers showcased their amazing talent and individuality through the bold and alluring choreography. Before Yanis arrived, the lobby and convention room at Red Oak Ballroom were bursting with energy. Dancers received mini DAS tote bags with some pamphlets about upcoming performance opportunities as well as this Saturday’s Free Day of Dance with Dance Austin Studio. Chi Chi Randolph, DAS Director, got onto the stage to get the crowd excited for his arrival. Dancers warmed themselves up to a dance playlist, setting the night’s tone.
Once Yanis got there, the warm-up began for Street Jazz as dancers focused in on their mind and body. The room swayed in unison as everyone tried picking up the steps, and observers were literally dancing in their seats with Britney Spears’ new single “Slumber Party” playing.
The New Year at Dance Austin Studio is bringing in lots of new adult dance classes with new instructors, styles, and levels!
This year, we're excited to bring more Guest Master Class instructors! We're kicking off the best year yet with our first guest, Yanis Marshallon January 5th, 2017 teaching both Street Jazz and Heels!
Our master classes are growing, and we're excited to grow artistically and athletically!
I've wanted to burst out and tell the world all about the new classes in 2017. Now that they're finally posted on our DAS website, I can tell everybody about it! Blabbing on our new DAS blog was my second thought to start sharing. The first was telling people on Facebook because well... it's the Social Media Age and all the rage. After creating a survey for our students to tell us what they wanted to see in 2017, we put together an incredible schedule with your response levels. Lyrical Hip Hop won the most popular vote!