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!
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
Online dance classes are worth much more than just a temporary business fix. Now that I have taken an even greater personal sample of online dance classes, I can tell you that there are many studios and teachers who will unfortunately not make it in this online business. I have mentioned in previous posts that … Continue reading An Introduction to User Experience and Dance Design
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! Learn a Dance Combination One idea for digital … Continue reading WHAT SHOULD I POST? 5 Content Ideas for Dancers
The Martha Graham Dance Company is hosting a "Show Us Your Graham" challenge on Instagram. For this challenge, all you have to do is reinterpret one of Graham's 19 poses into an everyday task. Then, post your creation to social media with hashtags: #19poses and #marthagraham and tag a woman who inspires you. Martha Graham's … Continue reading DO IT FOR THE GRAHAM | A Dance Challenge Anyone Can Try
As a long-time house dancer, I had been desiring a way to film myself that would be more useful than my still phone on a tripod. I have seen some awesome dance videos on social medias, and also many that leave me wanting to see more. It is a huge advantage to be able to … Continue reading ADVENTURES IN USER TESTING | The Pivo Pod Cameraman
With physical dance studios shutting down, many individual dance instructors are exploring more freelance teaching options. Whether you are teaching via live-stream on social media, or through a video conference-calling service, investing in a personal website brings benefits for you and your students. A Personal Dance Website Means More Control Anyone can make a social … Continue reading Is a Website Worth It For Freelance Dancers?
As dancers, we are constantly designing experiences for our clients. From choreography to costumes, each is completely unique. Although I would love to tell you there is one ideal way to run a studio or design a course, that is just not the case. The key to designing good experiences for dances is learning how … Continue reading How to Evaluate Your Online Dance Program
Currently, we are experiencing a global pandemic, and online classes are the only option for many dance professionals. Once this passes, however, dance teachers and studios will need to decide whether to continue with their online efforts. As I watched so many studios jump online, I found myself questioning how many had even asked their … Continue reading Business by Fear or Innovation: Should you Even Start Teaching Dance Online?
Dancing is just as much of a mental sport as it is a physical one. It takes courage and confidence for anyone to attempt a step for the first time, and self-doubt is a common enemy for many. For myself, this doubt is usually coming from my feeling that my dancing might not fit in … Continue reading DANCE PLANNERS AND JOURNALS: The Benefits of Taking a Reflexive Approach to Your Dance Practice