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The Commonplace Dance Journal

Printable pages to aid you on your dance journey

LEVEL 1 - 69 Pages

Organize and track your dance journey with the Commonplace Dance Journal. Specifically designed for Dancers; makes it easier to design costumes, track practice time, and learn vocabulary. Includes coloring page style formats to personalize with your choice of paint, marker, or color pencil.

Full Size 8.5 x 11 and Half Size (foldable) 5.5 x 8.5 formats included.

ABOUT ME - 19 Pages

  1. Cover (3 Options)
  2. About Dancer
  3. Dance Name Brainstorm
  4. Index (2 Sides)
  5. Important Dates - Class Schedule
  6. Roots Of My Passion/Curse (2 Pages)
  7. Dance Media: Movies, Netflix, Hulu, Amazon
  8. Dance Media Too: Books, Podcasts, Youtube
  9. Travel Wishes/Favorite
  10. Morning/Evening Routine
  11. Weekly Routine
  12. Your Dance Journey
  13. Time to Dance
  14. 30 Days Of Water
  15. Habits vs Mood


COMMUNITY - 6 Pages

  1. Dance Passport (2 versions)
  2. Dance Family Tree
  3. Dance Tribe Moments
  4. Dance Family Connections
  5. Snack to Share Recipe
  6. Drink to Mix Recipe


DANCE TECHNIQUE - 10 Pages

  1. Level Vocabulary (2 versions)
  2. Drum Rhythms
  3. Zil Patterns (2 versions)
  4. Favorite combos
  5. Music for Drilling
  6. Music for Learning Drum Rhythms
  7. Dance Practice Tracking
  8. Time To Practice


COSTUMING - 34 Pages

  1. Design Model: Makeup (5 versions)
  2. Costume Inventory/Purchase
  3. Favorite Vendors
  4. Projects to Make
  5. Makeup Inventory
  6. Pinterest Boards on Costuming
  7. Design Model: Costume (2 versions/12 body types)


Your Instructor


Abby Sew
Abby Sew

If you enjoy learning, crafting, dancing, music, books, travel, and building friendships... then I want to meet you!


Originally from Nashville, TN, I have been a student of dance since 1996, performing with bands, at conventions, in festivals and music videos. I have studied a variety of styles and consider myself a fusion artist. Through weaving my love of GC Style, Flamenco, Romani, Persian, Egyptian, and various Latin dances, I strive to inspire students to explore the creativity within themselves and to build the confidence to share it.

In addition, I own an Etsy shop selling LeoToes dance footies. I travel the country selling my footies at festivals and I travel regularly throughout Central Florida to study with local teachers. There are so many styles and teachers of dance to experience. I can teach you the basics but the rest is up to you. I believe that through dance women can learn to accept and love themselves no matter their size, shape, or age. Come learn to love yourself with me.

New dancers, non dancers, bad dancers, shy dancers, geeky dancers... All are welcome!

BellyArtist Ocala Website

  • Certified Level 1 Teacher of Global Caravan Tribal Belly Dance
  • Certified Tribal Grooves Instructor

Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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