About one year ago, I built my own ballet barre to use at home. Before I moved into the house I am in now, my dance space was a small kitchen and sometimes garage space. I needed something that was sturdy enough to stay upright, but also lightweight and portable. I looked through many designs … Continue reading How I Built My Own Ballet Barre
Every now and then, I get a message on social media, thanking me for sharing my energy, and for making dance looks fun. I've gotten it from students, and dance teachers alike, and it always feels good to hear it. One day, a friend sent me this video, and I dig the sentiment shared in … Continue reading Dancing Like an Idiot with Gratitude
I truly believe that every human has a dance. Whether you are willing to share it with the rest of the world or not, it's in there. Dance is in our evolutionary tool box for a reason. It may not always serve the same function, but in dance, we've got therapy, celebration, communal joy, and … Continue reading Thinking of Dance as a Breakfast Buffet
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
Finding space to dance at home is not always easy. Right now, I am fortunate to have a designated space for dancing in my house, but that has not always been the case for me. While the available space may be difficult to control, there are many hacks and tools available that can help. In … Continue reading My Favorite Equipment for Dancing in Small Spaces
The digital dance industry is exploding with new teachers and students. Online dance classes can provide students with additional value from that of in-person lessons but teaching and learning dance online also requires some extra considerations. Repeated technical difficulties can discourage students from wanting to learn, and I have already felt this myself while taking … Continue reading Old Dogs and New Tricks: Tips for Teaching Dance Classes Online
We may not be dancing in studios or on stages right now, but we can still find ways to keep creating our dance arts digitally. If you are feeling blocked on inspiration, try one of these 5 dance content ideas to inspire your next digital dance post! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rX4McbFgLQg Watch this video on YouTube! Learn a … Continue reading WHAT SHOULD I POST? 5 Content Ideas for Dancers
The other day I tore a hole right in the seam of one of my canvas ballet slippers. Rather than buy a whole new pair, or risk making the hole worse, I decided to fix them myself. I used rhinestone glue, and I think it turned out well! You can see how I did it … Continue reading I Fixed my Canvas Ballet Shoes with this Neat Trick!