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 Learn Ballroom Basics on YouTube
Memoirs of Blacks in Ballet has created a list of 12 action steps for cultural recovery in ballet, and asks us to "Please read, affirm them by posting and tagging your organizations, leadership friends, colleages, brands who you support or support you... Ask them to post as a commitment to cultural recovery." Memoirs of Blacks … Continue reading MoBBallet’s 12 Steps to Ballet’s Cultural Recovery
When it comes to ballroom, there are a lot of steps to learn. The good news is, almost every step can be broken down into three basic elements: walks, rocks, and box. In this video tutorial, I break down the three basic elements of ballroom dance to get you started on your dance journey. I … Continue reading JUST THREE STEPS: The Basic Elements of Ballroom Dance
Hello Dancers! Join us as we continue exploring our dance-selves with 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
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?
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
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