Four Habits to Start in the First Six Weeks of a New Dance Class

As we approach the start of another dance season, many of us are spending time polishing our lesson plans, perfecting our playlists, developing assessment tools, and¬†brainstorming recital and concert ideas. But the “clean slate” of the new season also affords us – and our students – time to break old bad habits and start great … More Four Habits to Start in the First Six Weeks of a New Dance Class

The #MonthlyMessage: Never Let Your Blessings Start to Feel Like Burdens

My son went through terrible sleeping stage recently. He’s never been a good sleeper, but ¬†it at least felt like we were making progress for a while. Then, at 8.5 months, WHAM! We were back to 4+ night wakings, fighting bedtime, erratic naps, the whole deal. I know sleep regressions happen, but this one was … More The #MonthlyMessage: Never Let Your Blessings Start to Feel Like Burdens

Dance Improvisation Tips & Activities

Improvisation can have a vast array of benefits for dancers of all ages and skill levels. When students improvise, they: Discover how to apply technical concepts in new ways, helping them to more deeply understand and internalize their dance technique Develop self-awareness as they explore movement principles and ideas in ways that work best for … More Dance Improvisation Tips & Activities