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
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
Welcome back to our weekly reflection prompt post. 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 out some essentials for home dance spaces, but I am willing to bet you can think of a … Continue reading DANCE JOURNAL PROMPT | A Dream Space for Dancing
We may not be dancing in studios or on stages right now, but we can still find ways to keep creating our dance arts digitally. If you are feeling blocked on inspiration, try one of these 5 dance content ideas to inspire your next digital dance post! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rX4McbFgLQg Watch this video on YouTube! Learn a … Continue reading WHAT SHOULD I POST? 5 Content Ideas for Dancers
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
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!
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?
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