Tap Into Transformation, July

Let’s sing, dance, and grow together while having an absolute BLAST!!

You’re a FIREWORK!

TAP INTO
TRANSFORMATION

JULY 4, 2014 7:00 – 9:00 pm

At the Viriditas Studio
4939 N. Broadway, Unit 65
Boulder, CO 80304

firework 2

Baby you’re a firework!
Come on, show ‘em what you’re worth
Make ‘em go “Aah, aah, aah”
As you shoot across the sky-y-y (Katy Perry)

firework 1

Come, bring your light and let it shine this Fourth of July!
Come shoot across the dance floor with us to the tunes of Bruce Springsteen and Katy Perry!
Come wearing your brightest colors!
Come and go boom, boom, boom, even brighter than the moon, moon, moon!
Come and enjoy Boulder’s best Southern Soul Food, aka Moe’s Original Barbecue!

Join husband and wife duo Dr. Jeannine Goode-Allen and Dr. David Sharp in an evening of transformational song, poetry and tap dancing in our gorgeous and inspiring Viriditas Studio in North Boulder.  You will laugh, smile and stomp your feet while feeling the joy of moving your body and opening your heart to awe, wonder, beauty, gratitude and more.

firework 3

Our world so needs each of us to step out onto the stage of
life and make manifest our great potential. Experience us as
we pave the way to do this by exhibiting the power of
Divinity In Action through our spectacular and fun gifts.

Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity, in a creative
community, to acknowledge and share your own gifts, or be
inspired to dive into new ones! We will teach you tap steps,
and with these tools, we will journey into our hearts to
explore and celebrate the human journey, honor its
triumphs and challenges, and spark new breakthroughs in
the art of living. We will create rhythms, poetry, prayers
and praise with our feet, our voices and our bodies,
individually and as a group.

We also have djembe drums and rhythm instruments
for you. So even if you cannot put on the tap shoes, or
don’t want to just yet, you can still come and play with
us!

To Reserve Tickets:
1.888.612.8189 or www.viriditasllc.com
$15.00 admission $10.00 students
No experience necessary and we provide the tap shoes!

Let’s sing, dance, and grow together while having an absolute BLAST!!

A Pile Of Money.

pile of money

Someone dropped a pile of money into a crowd to see what would happen. Everybody went for the bills – even the quarters. One little fellow systematically picked up the pennies everyone was ignoring. He ended up accumulating more money than anyone. Greed caused the others to miss the treasures at their feet.

Humility may take a little more time – and a lot more effort, but it will take you much farther than greed in the final analysis.

Affirmation:
All of the events in my life are priceless. The little things as well as the major events.

Prayer:
May I remember that all good things come from you, O God, from each breath I breathe to every penny that comes into my life. Thank you for my life and those who love me and that I love. And may I remember that love is more valuable than any amount of money.

May you have Power for Life Now!
David

Power For Life Now, June Newsletter

The June Tap Into Transformation was a Bollywood themed event emphasizing happiness and freedom. We combined that popular style of Indian dance and Bangra music with tap shoes to create what may well be a one of a kind art form. I mean, I have never seen anyone do Bollywood dancing with tap shoes, have you?  To check out a little of what we taught, click on this link: Bollywood Tap Dance.

Bollywood pic

We had wonderful Indian cuisine including chicken kabob, shrimp saag, lamb masala and samosas. Jeannine made home-made ice cream for dessert. Delicious!

During the second half of the evening Jeannine lead us into creating some Sharpettes, which are three line poetic expressions that I began creating over 30 years ago now. Jeannine asked people to think of a word, activity, or thing that brings them happiness. She created beautiful cards that she hand painted. After each person created their Sharpette, they were written in the card, and given to each person to take with them as a memento.

hand made cards by Jeannine

The Africa project is moving ahead! We now have a logo, and a new name. We will soon be announcing the name and a new website for this project, which will explain our new, exciting venture. After two years of research and exploration getting to know the African continent, we are excited as we near the next phase. Stay tuned!

Our marimba band played a half our set at the Shine restaurant on June 1st. It was the first time we have played a set of that length. It means we are proficient enough and have learned enough songs that we can now hold court for half an hour.

Knob Mentality

As summer gets underway I wish you a joyful time of fun and relaxation.

May you have Power for Life Now!
David

Sharpettes and Annie Ruth’s Truths, June

I began creating what I call Sharpettes over 30 years ago. As a speaker and writer they became my own way of sharpening my understanding of the meaning, power, and energy of a single word. I am sharing them publicly now in hopes that you will enjoy them as much as I have enjoyed creating them.

The first line is the word.
The second line defines or describes the word twice, 4 syllables for each attempt. You may place a comma or semi-colon between each attempt. So, the second line has a total of 8 syllables.
The third line is a simile. It always begins with the word “Like”, and paints a picture of the word in 10 or 11 syllables.

On some Sharpettes the 4th or 5th syllable of the third line will rhyme with the word on the first line itself. This can yield another insight into the word chosen, and provides a unique and fun poetic challenge.

Enjoy!
David

***

Respect
Certain honor, A high regard
Like saluting sunrise with awed silence.

yoga sunrise

***

Annie Ruth’s Truths are my renderings of folk wisdom and country common sense, gained from a lifetime of listening to my mom, who has a unique way with words, as well as a witty, joyous and playful attitude to go with it! Always fun or sassy, they tell the truth and can make you laugh, shake your head and go “Hmph!” or even make you shout, “Whaaat?!”

MOM-AND-ME-IN-TAP-POSE-240x300

 

“Give people more RESPECT than they EXPECT.”

Tap Into Transformation, June

Let’s sing, dance, and grow together while having an absolute BLAST!!

 

Hooray for BOLLYWOOD!
TAP INTO TRANSFORMATION

JUNE 6, 2014 7:00 – 9:00 pm
At the Viriditas Studio
4939 N. Broadway, Unit 65
Boulder, CO 80304

India
Land of Krishna, Bollywood dance
Like rich tapestries of spirit and romance.

Indian man

Slip on some white attire, slap on a bindi, and dance up a storm!
Inspired by two of our recent Tap Into Transformation participants, Lee Johnston and Kala Pletzer, this month we are celebrating freedom and happiness as we do Bollywood dancing in tap shoes! Get ready to sway your hips and bounce your shoulders to electronic Indian music. Enjoy homemade ice cream and some refreshing water features. We guarantee you will leave the Viriditas Studio smiling and ready to take on the world.

miss-india-saree

Join husband and wife duo Dr. Jeannine Goode-Allen and Dr. David Sharp in an evening of transformational song, poetry and tap dancing in our gorgeous and inspiring Viriditas Studio in North Boulder. You will laugh, smile and stomp your feet while feeling the joy of moving your body and opening your heart to awe, wonder, beauty, gratitude and more.

bollywood-dance

Our world so needs each of us to step out onto the stage of life and make manifest our great potential. Experience us as we pave the way to do this by exhibiting the power of Divinity In Action through our spectacular and fun gifts.

homemade ice cream

Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity, in a creative community, to acknowledge and share your own gifts, or be inspired to dive into new ones! We will teach you tap steps, and with these tools, we will journey into our hearts to explore and celebrate the human journey, honor its triumphs and challenges, and spark new breakthroughs in the art of living. We will create rhythms, poetry, prayers and praise with our feet, our voices and our bodies, individually and as a group.

We also have djembe drums and rhythm instruments, so come and play with us, even if you cannot put on the tap shoes, or don’t want to just yet!

To Reserve Tickets:
1.888.612.8189 or www.viriditasllc.com
$15.00 admission $10.00 students
No experience necessary and we provide the tap shoes!

 

Let’s sing, dance, and grow together while having an absolute BLAST!!