Give a Little Receive a Jewel

Just a quick update and thank you to all who have helped us in the process of trying to raise funds for our Stars of Heaven & Lion Cubs Dance Troupe!

First of all, THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts if you gave, shared the news, gave words of encouragement or any support to help us on our journey!  We are super excited to report that we have raised enough to obtain material for costumes and our Dance Troupe T-shirts.  We are still in need of the other items but we are so grateful for what we have received.

 

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Our initial performance goal is to perform for those in need of cheering up and inspiration such as children in orphanages or hospitals and adults in hospitals and nursing homes living with chronic illnesses or medical hardships.  What better way to teach children how to serve others with the talents given to us by our Heavenly Father?  Thank you for whatever is put on your heart to give!  For those donating $25 or more and would like to receive a special gift, an inspirational book entitled, “Jewel”, by Dr. S’rah Yisrael, please click the donate button and follow the instructions below.

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The book “Jewel” is an inspirational journey to empowerment for a woman with an exceptional life!
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Author of “Jewel”, Dr. S’rah Yisrael

For your donation of $25 or more you receive this powerful book entitled “Jewel”!

For more about this amazing author, mother and writer, Dr. S’rah Yisrael, please click on this link:  Jewel by Dr. S’rah Yisrael

Here’s how to donate:

Step 1:

Decide on which amount you would like to give then click on the corresponding PayPal button below.  Any amount is welcome. Be sure to include shipping address if donating $25 or more.

Stars of Heaven & Lion Cubs Dance Troupe Fund Raiser

$10.00

Stars of Heaven & Lion Cubs Dance Troupe Fund Raiser

$15.00

Stars of Heaven & Lion Cubs Dance Troupe Fund Raiser

$25.00

If giving $25 or more and you would like to receive the inspirational book, “Jewel”, please fill out the below contact form and allow for approximately 2-3 weeks for shipping. Be sure to include your name, email below and full shipping address including zip code with your amount after clicking the donate button. 

Your email address will only be used for any needed shipping clarifications and will not be shared or saved after the close of the fund raiser. 

Don’t forget to subscribe here, tapin2life and to the Taptutor YouTube Channel! (Click on “Taptutor”) Stay updated here for our fund raiser progress!

Watch the dance troupe in action in our premiere video!!! 

Help these precious children to succeed by donating toward our cause.  Help us to share the joy of giving to others less fortunate & in need of hope.

Thanks for dropping by and please spread the news of our goals by sharing this link with others!

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Out of Loss Beauty Blossoms

I wanted to share an amazing story with you about a woman struck by sudden tragedy, responding with enormous courage, her method of healing and finally her triumph over her illness.  My guest artist is not a musician, poet or a dancer but is extremely creative and an inspiration to anyone who has been the victim of a debilitating illness.  She is also an inspiration for those who make excuses that something simply can’t be done.  Please take a few minutes to read about how she turned a loss that could’ve ended a craft that she enjoys, into beauty, despite her challenges.


Hi, my name is Brenda Dunams and before I had a stroke I was an artist of sorts.  I enjoyed making everything with my hands from crocheting and sewing to jewelry making, handmade clocks and wall hangings.

After my stroke, I knew my life had changed forever.  Accepting this harsh fact, I worried about how I could become an artist again.

At that time my daughter was pregnant and was concerned about how I was going to at least hold my grand baby.  I was offered an opportunity to receive rehab while recuperating in the hospital.  There, my occupational therapist asked what I did.  When I told her one of the things I did was crochet, she said, “I can show you how to do it with one hand.”  My inspiration was a bird and it’s beak.  I thought, if a bird can make a nest with a beak, what could I do with one hand, right?

Well, I was able to walk up out of rehab, and had the strength to hold my newborn grand daughter.  Slowly, I relearned how to crochet.  I’ve found other ways to do my crafts.  These are a few things I’ve done.


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All of the above and below items are handcrafted by Brenda and inspired from nature.

img-20180712-wa0006-collage Just goes to show that where there’s a will there’s a way.  I hope by sharing Brenda’s story that it is an inspiration for all of us to put forth our very best and to be grateful for every day that we have to share our talents with others.  Also to be courageous in the face of tragedy and know that we can overcome with a lot of determination and most of all our Heavenly Father and Creator of all of the Heavens, Earth and all that are within.

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Beloved One Performing Group

An update on what’s new with Beloved One Performing Group in Israel

We are a unique performing arts group in Israel specializing in poetry, song, and dance. We combine our individual talents to create a body of work telling stories of hope, love, unity, and freedom through spoken word, music, and dance.  Our source of our talents is most definitely the Heavenly Father, all praises to Him!!!  Take a look at what we do when we come together.

Beloved One is a performance group featuring Akilah Mosley “Lay”(far right), Nikia Browne “Nakiyah” (center) and yours truly, Monica Terry “Taptutor” (far left).  We’ve performed our trio act of Poetry, Song and Dance for The Association of Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) which was hosted by the daughters of Adinah Dorfman (Elana & Aviva Dorfman), in Tel Aviv at the Levontin7 Club for a fund raiser event to give awareness and a place of safety to abused women, Bar Ilan University for a memorial and various occasions in our community.   Although each of us has our own endeavors and performances outside of Beloved One, it’s a blessing to come together in unity to magnify the name of the Heavenly Father who gave us our talents.

Please check out our recent contest entry video above.  We would be happy to perform for your special occasion as well.  You can contact us at spitscattap@gmail.com or visit our site at http://belovedone.wixsite.com/beloved1 

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(Logo: by talented artist Mykael Terry)

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Introducing “Jewel” by Dr. S’rah Yisrael

I was 26 years old, sitting in my doctor’s examining room, when he told me I was pregnant. Again.  With my third child in three years.  I cried.

I went home and told my husband who assured me that everything would be okay.  But I silently disagreed and thought to myself, “No, everything will not be okay”.  I do not know exactly why that thought came to my mind when it did.

It wasn’t too long after that day that I realized why I felt the way I did.  My life would evolve into a distinctively exceptional journey, to say the least.  My life would be far from what most people would consider to be “okay”.

To receive this inspiring book go to:  Stars of Heaven & Lion Cubs Dance Troupe

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About this amazing Author

S’rah Yisrael is a doctor of educational leadership in higher education (summa cum laude). Dr. Yisrael has over thirty years of progressively responsible experience as teaching faculty, registrar, interim student activities coordinator, student advisor, and residence hall director.

She has also served as a Florida State Assessor for the elderly, support coordinator for the developmentally disabled, case manager, counselor, and business owner.

Dr. Yisrael is the founder of “A True Jewel, Inc.”, a non-profit organization which provides training, support, and services for the female caregivers of loved ones with special needs.

Her hobbies include traveling abroad, playing piano, easy listening, reading (especially about cultural history), and dancing Zumba®-style.

Recently, Dr. Yisrael had the honor to provide aid as an international volunteer in Israel where she was named “Volunteer of the Year”.

She is the parent of three beautiful adult children and one amazing grandchild; her youngest daughter is Jewel.  “It is a true honor to be her mother.”

Please visit her not-for-profit site for women who parent individuals with disabilities at:

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What readers have commented about this compelling book:

“Jewel” will grab your attention from beginning to end.  You will be uplifted by her ability to rise above life’s challenges.

Here is an inspiring personal account of a young woman who was born with special needs.

Each chapter is like a new stone uncovered that illuminates and touches your inner being to self-realization and empowerment.

I can only hope that this book affects it’s readers the way it affected me.  Jewel is a gift to all of us.

This book reminds me of how Jewel has grown into such a beautiful woman.  I pray for continuous blessings for all the jewels out there.

How inspired I was during and after reading this book and have so much more insight into the challenges but also triumphs in raising a child with disabilities. What is even more amazing is when the parents can have a wonderful relationship that grows out of love, trust and perseverance, (quote by yours truly, Monica the Taptutor)!

Thanks to Dr. S’rah Yisrael for allowing me to review and post this inspirational work and also show some love and LIKE👍,  REPOST♻, COMMENT💬 

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Give a Little Receive a Jewel

From the oldest to the youngest dancer, the children that I teach are in much need of your support.  As an up and coming new dance troupe in Israel with a small budget, we ask for your support in obtaining the following items:  tap, ballet & jazz shoes, dance costumes, leotards, tights, and portable audio equipment that can be used on the go for upcoming dance performances. DSC00104

Our initial performance goal is to perform for those in need of cheering up and inspiration such as children in orphanages or hospitals and adults in hospitals and nursing homes living with chronic illnesses or medical hardships.  What better way to teach children how to serve others with the talents given to us by our Heavenly Father?  Thank you for whatever is put on your heart to give!  For those donating $25 or more and would like to receive a special gift, an inspirational book entitled, “Jewel”, by Dr. S’rah Yisrael, please click the donate button and follow the instructions below.

20180607_151104
The book “Jewel” is an inspirational journey to empowerment for a woman with an exceptional life!
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Author of “Jewel”, Dr. S’rah Yisrael

For your donation of $25 or more you receive this powerful book entitled “Jewel”!

For more about this amazing author, mother and writer, Dr. S’rah Yisrael, please click on this link:  Jewel by Dr. S’rah Yisrael

Here’s how to donate:

Step 1:

Decide on which amount you would like to give then click on the corresponding PayPal button below.  Any amount is welcome. Be sure to include shipping address if donating $25 or more.

Stars of Heaven & Lion Cubs Dance Troupe Fund Raiser

$10.00

Stars of Heaven & Lion Cubs Dance Troupe Fund Raiser

$15.00

Stars of Heaven & Lion Cubs Dance Troupe Fund Raiser

$25.00

If giving $25 or more and you would like to receive the inspirational book, “Jewel”, please fill out the below contact form and allow for approximately 2-3 weeks for shipping. Be sure to include your name, email below and full shipping address including zip code with your amount after clicking the donate button. 

Your email address will only be used for any needed shipping clarifications and will not be shared or saved after the close of the fund raiser. 

Don’t forget to subscribe here, tapin2life and to the Taptutor YouTube Channel! Stay updated here for our fund raiser progress!

Watch the dance troupe in action in our premiere video!!! 

Help these precious children to succeed by donating toward our cause.  Help us to share the joy of giving to others less fortunate & in need of hope.

Thanks for dropping by and please spread the news of our goals by sharing this link with others!

A Winning Team!

Congrats to all of my Caruthers Dance Studio Family on your recent winnings in the Stage One Competitions this month!!!  Hard work always pays off!

Exciting videos coming soon!

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Stars of Heaven Dance Troupe

Presenting the Stars of Heaven Dance Troupe

Hope this short vid brings some joy to your day.  Had fun making it with these precious beginners and look forward to seeing their continued growth in the future.  A big thanks to them, the parents, our beautiful community here in Israel and family and friends abroad.

 

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Multi-Talented Teen Asha Berry

Multi-talented phenomenal teen, Asha Berry holds a 4.4 G.P. A and is # 8 out of 315 in her graduating class. How she finds the time to be on the varsity cheerleading squad, member of the Thespians Society, Cappies ( theater critique group), National Honors Society, student council, college ambassador, advanced orchestra and theater,concert choir and Caruthers Creative Center Dance Studio Sr. Dance Troupe Member I will never figure out! She recently was a member of her high school swim and dive team.  She has already earned two years of college credit classes, dreams of majoring in theater at NYU or the University of Chicago next year and has been dancing since the age of two.  She is lettered in choir, theater, and orchestra, and has played roles in the play Oklahoma. Other high-lights to her already impressive list include The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Stage Door Dance Competition, and the musical, Hairspray.  Asha has superior ratings at district choir contests, does all of this while working part-time at HyVee for over a year, and helps take over receptionist and teaching responsibilities at Caruthers Dance Studio.

Asha was also given the Nirm Brooks award for being the girl with a perfect GPA of a 4.0 for every grading period all 3 years of middle school. She is also a former Girl Scout, and also received an award in her school district for being a distinguished scholar, as well as an invitation to Girl’s State.

Please give this talented teen a pat on the back for being a go getter and shattering the stereotypes of African American youth. Oh, she is also my beautiful niece so I guess I’m guilty of being a proud Aunt.

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See her in action below performing her character dance, “The Adams Family”.

So Berry Nice!

Hey all!  Just a great update on some sweet success for one of my talented nieces, Kya Berry!  She is taking the modeling world by storm!   She has been modeling with Hoffman International for the last few years and now has earned a spot with Payless Shoes in a recent commercial.  Kya recently danced with Kaufman Center as well.  She has been featured on the blog as a guest artist and is still working hard to make her dreams happen.  By the way Kya, you do “Own Your Style” and you wear it Berry well!  Please check out her recent dance video as well at national competition in which she received First Place Photogenic Double Platinum and Competitive 1st Place Award and placed 19th out of 80 dancers!  All the best Sweetie and so proud of you!

Click here to see Own Your Style Video with Kya Berry

 

Support her YouTube as well and if you enjoyed checking out her work, please give it a like, share and or comment!

Click here to check out her Channel

She has a very polished channel about Fashion, Make Up, Video Tips, Product Reviews and More!

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Guest Artist Maddie’s Double Platinum


My neice Maddie’s most recent performance from a national competition entry.  My family’s business, Caruthers’ Creative Center Dance Studio in Missouri, is one of the few African American owned businesses in the area that has stood the test of time. Congrats Maddie on your double platinum as well as the Competitive & Photogenic Award and 11th overall out of 80 dancers! Tough competition!

This multitalented teen was also nominated for All American in Cheer leading and made varsity squad as well as the competition team as an incoming freshman.  In addition, she excels at tumbling.  She has won numerous state band awards as well and is currently the only female trombone player.  She has recently had a dance gig with Kaufman Center and to top it off, she does all of this while maintaining a 4.0 G.P.A along with winning many academic accolades, including the President’s Academic Award.  She is an inspiration to those around her and a great influence on teens internationally.  Great job Maddie and keep it going!

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