Online classes during the Corona Crisis


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“I never truly knew happiness until I danced with fruit on my head.” (PHOTO: Laurie Gordon)

I learned to dance by standing on my father’s feet.

“The eternal question: am I a dancer who writes? Or a writer who dances?”

As a founding member of the DecoBelles, I once performed at the Paramount, the Fillmore, and Hearst Castle.

“If you’ve danced to “Bend Down, Sister” or “Cheer Up, Smile, Nertz” you are one in a bazillion” — from Dance Like a Decobelle

I became a dance instigator in 2011 to get out from behind my computer.

“Writers become alcoholics, smokers, hunchbacks, addicts. Dancers have good posture and take impeccable care of their bodies. I still want to be writing when I’m ninety. So I’ll dance.”

Dance Classes

zin-logoAs KRS-10, Kristen leads weekly dance parties and teaches dance playshops.

“I never thought of myself as a dancer! But in your classes I feel so free.” —Louise, 79

“Who knew you could Zumba to Glenn Miller?” — Janet, 68

“This is the best break in my week. It helps everything else go smoothly.” — Lela, 42

“I just feel so happy all day long after class!” —Atefe, 24

“You’re a great teacher. We all look forward to ‘getting down’ on Fridays.” —Josh, 17

Click here for her ZUMBA page ~

Contact Kristen about her Dance Playshops:

“Devil’s Music” | “Salute to America” | “Black Music Matters” | “We Are Women” | “Vampy Goodness”

Dance Events

Kristen produces workshops, performances, and dance events ~ like Zumbathons! And Water Ballets! Put down your drink and dance at Oaktoberfest!


Dance Writing

Here’s an article about dancing: Your Writing Exercise is … Exercise! on Writer’s Fun Zone

Subscribe to Dance Like a Decobelle, my in-progress prescriptive guide to the good life on the dance floor as a chorus girl, bathing beauty, femme fatale.

A Prescriptive Book for Ladies (serialization)

“Each dancer is an individual note in relation to all of the others.”
“Walking, a DecoBelle might stroll, stomp, march, stride, strut, sashay, glide, promenade, skip, or even hop across the dance floor, but would never saunter, amble, trudge, plod, dawdle, tramp, slog, patrol, wander, ramble, tread, prowl, roam, or traipse.” — from Dance Like a Decobelle