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Hi I'm Nancy

I teach youth skills in singing, dancing and acting. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the mother of six children, two of which died (in less than 3 years of each other). I teach children skills in singing, dancing and acting. I also teach people how to get back on track after loss and hardship so they can still have joy in their lives. I love to cook, travel and go on dates with my husband. We have been married for more than 31 years! I love to read, watch good movies and hang out with my family and friends. I run my own business, I am writing books and life is NEVER dull! I am grateful for all that I have and all that I have experienced... even the hard things.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the church, though my parents weren't really active. I read the Book of Mormon when I was a teenager and knew it was an incredible testiment of Jesus Christ. It was the word of God. Throughout our marriage we strived to stay close to God and teach our children the gospel of Christ. When our two children died I experienced a time of questioning. Did I really believe all the things I professed to believe all my life? How does the atonement really work -- especially if one of the children who died was wayward? So many questions. How could I find joy again amidst so much tragedy? It was during this time of tragedy that I really came to know Christ, His plan for us, and how important the sealing ordinances of the temple really are. I came to know God's love for me in a very personal way. The most important thing to me is my family. Knowing that we can be an eternal family is the most amazing blessing I have. It is this knowledge and the responsibility I have to live the covenants I made with God that keeps me going. I'm a Mormon because I know it is right for me and my family. My faith and commitment to the Gospel gives me peace of mind, hope for the future and a calm assurance that I am living my life as God would have me live it.

How I live my faith

I also serve in my community as well as in my church. I organize the entertainment for our Town's Global Village Festival. I was on the Town's Art Advisory Board for many years. I help other event organizers when needed. I have served in many capacities in our church. I have planned activities and events, I have taught the women, young women and youth of our church. I have enjoyed teaching the adult Sunday School Class, doing newsletters, activity days with the young girls (under 12) as well as leading the music (choir, women's group and children). I have also taught dances for dance festivals, written plays for our youth programs, organized food storage workshops and more! I pretty much serve as needed.

How are modesty and chastity related? How can parents teach their children to be modest in dress, language and behavior?

I have been in the performing arts business for nearly 30 years. I have seen a direct correlation to the way girls dress and chastity maintained. I believe that our body is beautiful, but it is also sacred, made in the image of God. It is important to teach our children to reserve physical intimacy for marriage between a man and a woman. I have talked openly to my children about the joy of marriage and intimacy. It is something to look forward to and to enjoy - at the right time. I also have tried in all that I do in the arts to encourage modesty and family friendly choreography. It is difficult to teach children to respect their body and to be chaste yet also allow them to dance on stage barely covered. I do put my students on stage in costumes. But their torsos are covered, the girls wear bras and there are no distractions from the presentation by a show of body parts. I know... I am kind of unusual this way... but I believe the arts were created for good, and we can still have beautiful dance and performances without sacraficing our value system. As a parent, you need to be consistent in what you do and what you allow your child to wear. It does matter what your child wears to school, to the mall, to the pool, and if they are in the arts -- on stage! Be courageous as parents and take a stand. You can find things that are still fashionable and modest as well! Show more Show less