My name is Katie E. Clark – I am a professional ballroom dancer, choreographer, and teacher . I live in Los Angeles, California, and along with my amazing partner Shawn Groth, I am working on becoming the best human I can and helping others to become more awesome humans through dance. Our business, The Connected Dancer, started in 2013 and is growing and developing – it’s a tremendous and exciting process, and I am just disgustingly lucky that I get to do what I love every day and own my own company doing it.
I began writing Against Line of Dance when I transitioned from being an academic into teaching dance full time, because there were thoughts, observations, and conversations that I wanted and needed to have, but that I didn’t feel were possible in the real world. Or more correctly: they were conversations that happened, but only very rarely and usually after four or more adult beverages.
This blog isn’t professional advice, it isn’t gospel, and it certainly doesn’t represent any opinions other than my own. I believe in growth, and change, and learning new shit all the time. ALL THE TIME. The learning, she does not stop. (Unless you can FREEZE TIME but even then I’m pretty sure you would learn a bunch of amazing shit about the nature of time and whatnot.)
So, you know, there it is. I love rhinestones, I really like coffee, I swear too much, I have a lot of opinions but I’m pretty good at changing my mind when I’m wrong (ask Shawn, he’s right just as much as I am and I have to change my mind A LOT, it’s pretty great), and most of all, I love to dance. It’s just the greatest thing ever.
Thanks for reading! And save me a dance, okay?