Hello Dancers, and Happy Tuesday! Every week we will be exploring a new prompt for reflection on your dance journey. Mindfulness and journal practice can help us to work through the way we think and talk to ourselves about our own dancing. This week I want to start with exploring an awareness of our own … Continue reading DANCE JOURNAL PROMPT | We Are Humans Who Dance
Becoming a better dancer is about much more than just the physical practice. Self-reflection is a great tool you can use to learn about where you are at in your own personal dance journey, and start planning what you would like to be better with. Bringing regular reflexivity into my dance practice, especially at home, … Continue reading KEEPING A CONSISTENT DANCE JOURNAL | Questions To Ask After Each Practice Session
I had originally intended on more of a fluffy motivational piece about how we should all be working together and not against one another. Collaboration is good and competition is bad, right? But as I was reflecting on the concepts of collaboration and competition, especially as they relate to my personal dance experiences, I found … Continue reading To Collaborate or Compete? A Reflection of Terms
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
Yesterday I woke up and just couldn't get motivated. I have been working on so any things to keep my mind occupied lately, and they all started to process mentally and I couldn't pull my focus onto one task. I also had a couple of classes on my docket, and as the time for those … Continue reading How to Dance Through Your Unmotivated Days
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 MARKETING FOR DANCE | A Throwback to My First Experience Teaching Dance Online
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?
I am no stranger to working from home. I completed the bulk of my master’s degree remotely and I have had my own online businesses and blogging endeavors on and off for a few years. That being said, this whole situation is allowing me to reflect and focus on my own plans. The original goal … Continue reading Digital Data and Dance: Combining my Passions
Hello dance world! It’s good to be back at it. ...Okay, I never really stopped dancing, but I took a liminal break from teaching and formal classes to pursue new skills and perspectives. This first post is a reflection on leaving and returning to dance. I grew up doing theater and dance around Orange County … Continue reading Welcome Back to the Dance!