Theatre spaces are reopening, but this time it is not for a production. The Open Your Lobby movement is a call for theatre spaces that have been closed down recently to reopen as a safe place for protesters. Check out some of the theaters that have been joining: In support of #BlackLivesMatter and the many protesters nationwide … Continue reading Open Your Lobby! Theaters Reopen to Provide a Safe Place for Protesters
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?
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
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
I just finished uploading my introductory video on my new YouTube channel. I am so excited to share my experiences as an applied anthropologist and consumer of dance culture and hope you will join me in discussing all things digital dance! I have some exciting projects planned for that in the coming weeks, so please … Continue reading Coming Now! My Digital Dance YouTube Channel
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 MARKETING FOR DANCE | A Throwback to 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