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
Online dance classes are not a new commodity for the dance world. I myself have used many digital dance resources as a supplement to my training over the years. However, with more and more dancers are losing their physical spaces, the industry is growing rapidly. This is a good thing for students because there is … Continue reading The New Value of Online Dance Classes
My first experience teaching dance online was in 2007 when I first started teaching at A Global Rhythm Dance Studio in Southern California. These videos were part of launching a new beginner ballroom dance class series at the studio. In each of these videos, we teach a basic step, and then share information about an … Continue reading My First Experience Teaching Dance Online
What happens when dance venues close? The dancers find a new venue. With social distancing restrictions, many artists and dancers are exploring what is to many a new frontier of digital arts online. This is bringing many new forms of collaboration, but there is also much more competition. Regardless of when we can go back … Continue reading How to Show Your Support for Dancers in their Digital Transition
Are you feeling overwhelmed with options for online classes? This post is for you. With physical locations on hold, the dance world has been transitioning to online classes. I personally enjoy this, because I was already a huge nerd for digital dance culture and was already using digital resources to supplement my in-person learning. Now, … Continue reading How Do I Keep Track of All of My Online Dance Classes?
Digital dance is having a big moment, and I am way excited to see the influx of sharing dance online. Many dancers, professional or not, have an experience or class that could be digitized to share, and now is the time to do it! Plus, when you share your personal perspectives online, you are contributing … Continue reading How to Start a Dance Blog