Welcome back to the Tuesday dance journal! As some studios are opening back up, let’s take some time to reflect on how our online dance experiences compare to in-person classes. There are many potential benefits that may come with online dance classes, however, there are also many challenges that can make the experience less enjoyable. … Continue reading DANCE JOURNAL PROMPT | On Online Dance Space
A lot of dancers will tell you not to compare yourself to others. The issue with that is,we need to set goals and it's not really possible to do this without some comparison to what is possible. There is nothing wrong with noticing something about another dancer that you want to achieve for yourself! It … Continue reading DANCE JOURNAL PROMPT | (Don’t) Stop Comparing Yourself to Other Dancers
There are two petitions going around to demand that two big dance-wear companies, Bloch and Capezio to offer more inclusive color options for their products. Since the petitions went live, Bloch has already announced it will be offering more more shades in fall! Bloch is joining Freed as one of the only big companies to … Continue reading Petitioning for More Inclusive Dance Product Options, and Where to find Them Now!
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
Dancer Adie San Diego shared this message for dancers on their Instagram profile: "It is just as important to know about black dance pioneers like Master Juba, Josephine Baker, and Pearl Primus as much as we are taught to know famed white artists like Agnes de Mille, Bob Fosse, and Jerome Robbins. It was only … Continue reading A Letter to Dancers from Adie San Diego
Taking an online dance class has many benefits, and sometimes one of the benefits is an opportunity to do good. For the month of June, many artists have pledged to donate their class proceeds for causes that fight racial inequality. Check out this list of fundraising dance classes that are happening this week and throughout … Continue reading Dancing for Good (A List of Dance Classes that are Giving Back)
On Tuesday, June 2 many businesses in the music and dance industries will be taking part in "Blackout Tuesday. "The call is circulating through the music and dance industries to take “a day to disconnect from work and reconnect with our community” and to take “an urgent step of action to provoke accountability and change.” … Continue reading #TheShowMustBePaused (A Call to Reflect on Tuesday, June 2)
The world of dance would not be what it is without countless contributions from a world of diverse humans. Unfortunately, there is a not so subtle, yet swept-under-the-rug racism that allows an unfair experience for many dancers. I am a white woman, and an academic, so my experience with racism in the dance world has … Continue reading DANCE JOURNAL PROMPT | Racism in the World of Dance
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