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  • I teach Nia, yoga and stretch!

    Nia: Thurs at 9 am

    Yin Yoga: Mons at 11:30 am

    Gentle Yoga: Tues at 10:30 am and Thurs at 6:00 pm

    Stretch: Thurs at 10:30 am

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Posts Tagged ‘San Francisco’

Pyramid In San Francisco

Posted by terrepruitt on June 28, 2019

This is the Transamerica Pyramid in San Francisco. It is 48 stories. It was the tallest building in San Francisco, but in 2018 Salesforce Tower became the tallest. (According to Wiki)

Here is my Friday Photo.

 

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Karl Cuts Off One Of The Golden Gate Towers

Posted by terrepruitt on June 14, 2019

Today we went to San Francisco and played tourist with a guest we have visiting from another country. It was a nice day.

Here is a picture of one of the towers of the Golden Gate Bridge being “cut off” by Karl for my Friday Photo.

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Goodie Jar – Check In #38

Posted by terrepruitt on November 15, 2013

Wow!  It is Batkid Day.  Well, the TV station I was watching last night was calling last night “Batkid Eve” so I figured they would be calling today “Batkid Day”.  The day that San Francisco is turned into  Gotham and a child gets his wish to be a hero.  It is really, really cute.  I’ve heard that the organizer from the Make-A-Wish Foundation was hoping to get 200 volunteers and she got thousands.  I’ve heard different numbers, from 10,000 to 13,000.  I am sure a lot more people will show up.  I bet it will be great.  I am really excited by this.  I think it is so cool!  I bet it is live on TV, but I am on my way to teach a Nia class.

That is one for my Goodie Jar.  I am subbing a Nia class for a fellow Nia teacher.  I am excited.

So how is your Good Things jar coming along?  It is our Friday check in, what are you putting in your jar today?

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Free Nia, Zumba, Belly Dance, Yoga, and More

Posted by terrepruitt on April 25, 2013

Dance Exercise, Nia, Nia at the City of San Jose, Nia classes in the South Bay, Nia Teacher, Nia Class, San Jose Nia, Nia San Jose, Nia workout, Nia, ZumbaEvery year the studio in San Jose where I teach Nia Class on Monday mornings and Wednesday mornings participates in the celebration of National Dance week.  This year the “week” is actually ten days, from Friday, April 26, 2013 through Sunday, May 5, 2013.  This is the 15th year of Bay Area Dance Week, and the 32nd year in which there has been a National Dance Week coalition.  BayAreaDance.org states:

National Dance Week was founded in 1981 to increase awareness of dance and its contributions to our national culture. The first Bay Area Dance Week (BADW) festival grew out of a public dialogue in 1998, when dance artists, administrators, and organizations came together to explore how best to spotlight Bay Area dance during National Dance Week.

The studio I rent from rents to different instructors who teach a variety of fitness classes and dances.  Each instructor can choose to participate in Bay Area Dance Week, by offering free classes.

Bay Area Dance Week at the studio in San Jose starts Saturday, April 27th.

Saturday, April 27, 2013:
12:00 noon – 1:15 pm: Bellydance Essentials – Courtney


Sunday, April 28, 2013:

9:00 am – 10:15 am: Morning Flow Yoga – Eme


Monday, April 29, 2013:

9:00 am – 10:00 am: Nia – Terre  (free to NEW Students)
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm: Zumba – Lili
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm: Egyptian Bellydance. All Levels – Hala
8:00 pm – 9:00 pm: Egyptian Bellydance Technique. Int/Adv – Hala


Tuesday, April 30, 2013:

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm: Drills & Performance Skills – Michelle
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm: Bellydance Level 1  (4.27.13 changed)  Fan Veil Choreography – Natika
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm: Tribal Fusion Technique & Choreography – Natika
8:30 pm – 9:30 pm: Turkish Bellydance – Natika


Wednesday, May 1, 2013:

9:00 am – 10:00 am: Nia – Terre  (free to NEW Students)
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm: Bellydance – Setareh
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm: Hala Dance Company Rehearsal – Hala


Friday, May 3, 2013:
8:00 pm – 9:15 pm: Bellydance Cardio and Combos – Jill


Saturday, May 4, 2013:

9:30 am – 10:30 am: Bellydance Basics – Amanda
10:30 am – 12 noon: Bellydance and Beyond – Amanda
12 noon – 1:15 pm: Bellydance Essentials – Courtney


Sunday, May 5, 2013:

10:30 am – 11:30 am: The Art of Bellydance – Jizan

In regards to classes at the studio, classes not listed are not open to free drop-ins.

This is the schedule at the time of the writing.  Sometimes things change so it is always good to check with the studio and/or instructor to verify class times and participation.

Remember it is National Dance Week so there are free classes all over the United States.  I bet there is a class that you have always wanted to take, but have not yet got around to it.  So check with the instructor of that class or call the venue to see if they are offering free classes.

The San Francisco Bay Area is beginning the week with a celebration dance on Friday in Union Square Park in San Francisco at noon.  The closing event is a Planetary Dance led by Anna Halprin on Sunday, May 5th at 2:00 in Yerba Buena Gardens in San Francisco.  You can check for free classes in the Bay Area at BayAreaDance.org.  But even if it is not listed on the site check in with the person teaching it or the place it is being taught.  They might be participating but maybe didn’t get on the site.  So don’t be shy get out and dance.

What classes, in ADDITION to Nia, are you going to take?

 

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Free Nia During Bay Area Dance Week

Posted by terrepruitt on April 17, 2012

Every year there is a Bay Area Dance Week. This year is the 14th annual dance week and it is being presented by Dancers’ Group. This will be the fourth year that I have offered my morning Nia Classes to New Students for free. I did it last year, but I didn’t post about it. I figured I should post about it to remind people it is happening. My 9:00 am Nia Classes on Monday, April 23rd and Wednesday, April 25th at Halanda Studio will be free to New Students. Here is another opportunity to try Nia for free.

In addition to Nia there are many FREE Classes during National Dance Week at Halanda Studio. Halanda Studio is owned by two women who rent out the studio by the hour. The variety of classes that are offered at the studio is very diverse. As you can see by the schedule of free classes there is several types of Belly Dancing from beginning to Intermediate/Advanced. Also being offered for free during Bay Area Dance Week is Hot Hula, Yoga, Zumba, Bollywood Fitness, and I’ve already mentioned Nia.

While I want you to attend classes at Halanda and in particular MY Nia class, my dancing spirit has to bring to your attention to the fact that from April 20 – April 29, 2012 it is Bay Area Dance Week. So there are FREE classes ALL OVER THE BAY AREA!!! According to the Bay Ara Dance booklet there are more than 650 groups, artists, and organizations participating. There are over 100 forms of dance to enjoy. Not only are there free classes but there are free performances.

The opening event is Friday, April 20th at Union Square Park in San Francisco. The closing event on Sunday, April 29 will be at 2 pm in Union Square Park in San Francisco where there will be simple circle dance for peace among people and peace with Earth. Looks like this dance will be led by the amazing Anna Halprin. She is 92 years old and still dancing and teaching dance . . . now that is what I call amazing!

Below is the current list of FREE classes (as of Tuesday, April 17, 2012) being offered at Halanda Studio in San Jose during Bay Area Dance Week (Friday, April 20th through Sunday, April 29th – 2012)

Saturday, April 21:
9:30am-10:30am: Bellydance Basics with Amanda
10:30am-12:00pm: Bellydance & Beyond with Amanda
12:00pm-1:00pm: Bellydance Fusion Technique with Michelle
1:00pm-2:00pm: No Rules Bellydance with Michelle
2:30pm-3:30pm: Tunisian Folk Dance with Pamela

Sunday, April 22:
2:00pm-3pm: Hot Hula Fitness with Marie

Monday, April 23:
9:00am-10:00am: Nia with Terre
4:00pm-5:00pm: Silk Road & Middle Eastern dance for Kids with Farima
7:00pm-8:00pm: Bellydance – All Levels with Hala
8:00pm-9:00pm: Bellydance – Intermediate Technique & Drills with Hala
9:00pm-10:00pm: Bellydance – Choreography with Hala

Tuesday, April 24:
5:00pm-6:15pm : Hatha Yoga – Mixed Levels with Dahlia
6:30pm-7:30pm: Bellydance Workout with Natika
7:30pm-8:30pm: Tribal Fusion with Natika
8:30pm-9:30pm Fan Veil Dance with Natika
9:30pm-10:30pm Silk Road Fusion Dance with Farima

Wednesday, April 25
:
9:00am-10:00am: Nia with Terre
6:00pm-7:00pm: Bellydance with Setareh
7:00pm-8:30pm: Hala Dance Company Rehearsal with Hala
8:30pm-9:30pm: Basic Belly with Naima

Thursday, April 26:
6:30pm-7:30pm: Killer Drillz Level 1 with Vanessa
8:30pm-9:30pm: Dances of Persia & the Silk Road with Farima

Friday, April 27
:
7:00pm-8:00pm: Zumba Fitness with Melissa
8:00pm-9:00pm: Tunisian Folk Dance with Pamela

Saturday, April 28:
8:00am-9:15am: Power Flow Yoga with Delanie
12:00pm-1:00pm: Bellydance Fusion Technique with Michelle
1:00pm-2:00pm: No Rules Bellydance with Michelle

Sunday, April 29:
9:30am-10:30am: Bollywood Fitness with FusionBeatz

There are other classes taught at Halanda, but the classes listed here are the ones that are participating in Bay Area Dance Week.

Aside from Nia :-), what classes are you going to try out?

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Silly Jokes

Posted by terrepruitt on December 10, 2009

Recently I attended a Holiday Party in San Francisco put on by Yelp.  It was for all the “Bays”; East Bay, South Bay, North Bay.  They always have promotional items and things lying about.  I spotted some Laffy Taffy and grabbed a few.  Now first let me say, “I know, I know, the ingredients are pretty much everything on my ‘avoid’ list” but I put some in my purse anyway.  Even though this is not something you should eat (becuase it is just so fully of stuff that you shouldn’t have) I am so glad I grabbed it, I don’t know whether I was just in a silly mood, but the jokes on them had me laughing so hard that I was tearing up.  They are just good old fashion silly jokes.  I am thinking that there are some kids out there that will like ’em.

 

 

 


1)  How do you get an alien baby to sleep?

                                                                                                                               1a)  You rocket   

    

   

   

2)  What is a buccaneer?

 

 

                                                                                                                              2a)  Expensive corn
  

    

    

    


3)  What is a bunny’s motto?

                                                                                                                              3a)  Don’t frown, be hoppy

 

 

 


4)  What is a cat’s favorite color?

  

  

    

                                                                                                                              4a)  Purrrrple

    

5)  Why is it so hot in a stadium after a football game?

  

    


                                                                                                                              5a)  All the fans have left

    

6)  Why is a lost dalmation so easily found?

  

    

    

                                                                                                                              6a)  He’s always spotted

    

7)  Why did the boy throw butter out his window?

  

    

    

                                                                                                                              7a)  He wanted to see a butterfly

8)  What do you call a cow with a twitch?

  

    

    

    

                                                                                                                              8a)  Beef jerky

So?  Did they make you laugh?  Make you smile?  Which one was your favorite?  Silliness is fun!

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