More changes for My Tango Diaries and Leona Training

As you may or may not have noticed, the URL for this blog, and for Leona Training for Dancers, has changed to and respectively. It was long overdue, I was just nervous that the transfer would not go well. Mostly it went fine but there have been a couple of hiccups. (And if you happened to be reading this blog while I was going through my experimentation phase of "Let's try this . . . and this . . . and maybe this other thing," with the layout and template - thanks for your patience.)

The biggest hiccup is that my extensive, and up-to-date, Tango Blog List got completely blown away. It's not even in the backup, which I don't understand, but there we are.  I need help from you dear readers to try to build it again. If you can, please send me your own tango blog links, and the blogs that you like so that I can compile the blog roll again.  Meanwhile, above there is a tab for my Tango Blogs page, but the page is not as current as my other list was. It also isn't arranged according to most recent update. I promise to get the list built as quickly as possible.

The best my phone camera could do, more pictures coming soon.

In other news, I am back to renting space at what used to be McPhail Dance Studio and is now home to Austin Belly Dance. Dancer/teacher Bahaia has done beautiful things with the space. I hope to use it for holding stability, posture and training sessions, maybe some small classes and foot care for dancers clinics, as well as one-on-one consultations as soon as my schedule frees up again. I'm getting input from some friends and dancers on the space to see if it might be appropriate for future (tango) practicas as well. The lighting and sound system have all been updated and are fabulous, so I'm excited to see if this works out.

I'd also like to say thank you to everyone who's been giving me such great advice and feedback. Thank you, thank you, thank you for the recommendations, contacts and suggestions!


David said...

Congratulations on establishing this blog under your own domain name.

Marika said...

Thank you David. I'm excited, even though it looks like a lot of my plans are going to have to wait a couple of months while I take care of home and work stuff. It's encouraging to be able to make some forward progress. :D

tangocherie said...

Good for you to be going for it. Congratulations!
I'm looking forward to seeing the development and progress.
BTW, I'm sure you're aware of my Tango Blog List which has almost every tango blog in English I know about. If I can help to transfer it, just let me know.

Unknown said...

Dear Mari!

Glad you've re-established your blog! You may check and (archives) for more Tango blogs to refill your blog roll. Also glad about backlinking to, but not "mandatory" at all and only if you like us :)

BTW: It's tangoconnections.ORG, not *.net, and, aren't valid anymore (check section "About Argentine Tango").

Pablo y Anthony

Terpsichoral said...

Good luck with your exciting new ventures, Mari! My blog is here (and there are some links in my blogroll):