Circle > Meet
the Women > Cathie
of Birth: 1947
Place: Waldwick, New Jersey
Books: I have many books
that are my favorites but two books that had a profound
effect on my journey in life are the Celestine Prophecy
by James Redfield and Seat of the Soul by Gary Zukar.
Movies: Officer and a Gentleman, action movies
Place: My home and the beach
Color: Periwinkle Blue to Purple and any bright
Hobbies & Interests:
Reading, Tennis, Skiing, Fitness,
Cooking, Traveling and Dancing
Why did you originally take the "Art of
Exotic Dancing" class?
After reading the description of "The
Art of Exotic Dancing" in the Learning Studio catalog,
I felt it would help me to be more comfortable with
myself and to be more at ease while dancing. I also
just wanted to try something more daring than I've ever
tried before. To strengthen and reconnect with the exciting
woman in me, who was a little lost. I wanted to feel
What did you like best about
your experiences with "The Art of Exotic Dancing"
class and video?
What I came away with from the class
was a lot more than I had anticipated. I learned how
to allow my body to dance to the music - feeling free,
less inhibited and confident in myself. I learned to
reconnect with the child in me and have fun. The confidence
I gained made me realize it doesn't matter what people
think; it is what I am comfortable doing and being that
matters. The camaraderie with the other women was wonderful.
We learned not to be competitive with each other but
to compliment. Our vulnerabilities were openly identified
and shared in a safe environment and lasting friendships
were built. The gals are everyday women from all walks
of life and all ages and we all shared a common goal,
to feel better about ourselves, to gain self-confidence,
self-esteem and reconnect with the feminine person within.
This class is not just another dance
class: this class reaches the soul. I felt enjoyment
as the other women's self-confidence grew and the sparkle
in their whole being changed. The positive energy they
gave off was contagious. The transformation that took
place on the inside of each woman radiated to the outside
and everyone around. I feel so lucky to have been part
of this video and the entire experience.
As I approached fifty several years
ago, I must admit, I was worried about getting old.
The advice I received from other women at the time was
that I had to start acting my age. I needed to start
looking and acting my age. OLD! That frightened my greatly!
I was not ready to get old; turning fifty was fine,
but not old. "The Art of Exotic Dancing" reconnected
me with life. I have learned that I still can be sensuous
and sexy over fifty. That goes for all of you too!