The ad-target gods bestowed some dance activities onto me, and so I wanted to pay it forward. Check out these fun and intuitive activities for dancing with children from First 5 California. I don't have children, but you can for sure catch me carry dancing my cat around the house on any given day. Carry … Continue reading Dancing With Your Kids (Activities from First 5 California)
Hello, and happy dance day! If you've ever wanted to learn to swing dance, there is no better time than now! Our FREE YouTube lessons this week will get you energized and swinging into the weekend. Single-Time Swing Basic In this first video lesson, we break-down a single-time swing basic step with a partner. You … Continue reading FREE DANCE DAY! Some Swinging Things
In case you missed it, this week on YouTube, I uploaded a brief introduction to search engine optimization, and I also had some older files from this side-hustle blog that I edited together. I have found YouTube to be a fun challenge. I am still working through channeling my personality on camera despite my social … Continue reading Every Room is a Dance Room
Hello, and happy Friday! We are going to begin sharing a curated collection of FREE Dance Lessons and Resources from myself and other great dancers on YouTube every week! All of these lessons are available for you to experience for FREE on YouTube. This week we have three beginner ballroom dance lessons. If you are … Continue reading FREE DANCE FRIDAY! Learn Ballroom Basics on YouTube
Some of you who follow me on Instagram are keen that I decided to leave the studio I had been training at previously, since I was not feeling their vibe. Truthfully, even without the pandemic, dance studio spaces are not my first choice for learning to dance, so seeking an alternative does jive with me. … Continue reading Partner Dancing | Now With More Partner!
One of my goals with my YouTube channel is to experiment with different styles of sharing dance information digitally that might be useful to others. I recently made two videos for foot stretching and relaxation that would make a fine end to a dancing day. First up is a Follow-Along Foot Stretch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySyG4UgGisY Now for … Continue reading Treats for Your Dance Feets!
The Dance YouTubers Support Network is a group that I started to bring together dancers and performing artists who want to grow on YouTube so we can have a central place to come together and chat about our experiences using YouTube for dance-related activities. https://youtu.be/XaLW1lDm_vg Even if you have not started a YouTube channel and … Continue reading Come Join the Dance YouTubers Support Network!
One of my favorite ways to start the day is by launching my local Classical Music Radio Station and feeling myself into an ecstatic morning dance. Today my joy popped at this piece by Valerie Coleman, called "Umoja", a Swahili word meaning "unity". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23Yx9gWHh0E Imani Winds performs Valerie Coleman's "Umoja"
Taking an online dance class has many benefits, and sometimes one of the benefits is an opportunity to do good. For the month of June, many artists have pledged to donate their class proceeds for causes that fight racial inequality. Check out this list of fundraising dance classes that are happening this week and throughout … Continue reading Dancing for Good (A List of Dance Classes that are Giving Back)
Hello dancers! If you are temporarily not working or working less, I feel you, and so I want to share a few ideas that I have used to make some extra money from home. I have done all these before, and while they are not meant to be a full-time dance income replacement, they may … Continue reading Side-Hustle Ideas for Out of Work Dancers