Hello Dancers! Welcome back to our weekly reflection post! Personal reflection and journaling are essential to our personal growth as dancers, and I hope the prompts have been helpful. This week we will be exploring how we define ourselves in language with dance. A few weeks ago, we looked at our identities as dancers, and … Continue reading DANCE JOURNAL PROMPT | What’s in a Word?
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
Hello Dancers! This week we will look to our dance teacher and mentors and reflect on this unique relationship. While there are many ways to dance alone with no guidance, those who have taken formal classes know how important it is to have a good teacher. Even without formal dance classes, we rarely find inspiration … Continue reading DANCE JOURNAL PROMPT | Lessons Learned
Welcome back to our weekly reflection prompt post. Each Tuesday I post a new question or activity to get us thinking about our whole dance experience. One of my favorite topics is at home dance spaces, which have become much more popular in recent times because of social distancing requirements. I wrote a post layout … Continue reading DANCE JOURNAL PROMPT | A Dream Space for Dancing
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
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
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
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!