Take the words as dancers and direct them into their placement along a track of sound. Are you a subtitles person, or do you go for the dubbing? I won't try to sell you on subbing if it's not your preference, but I do want to illuminate the importance of options when it comes to … Continue reading Choreography of Words in Motion | Digital Skills for Dance Accessibility
Hello dancers! If you are temporarily not working or working less, I feel you, and so I want to share a few ideas that I have used to make some extra money from home. I have done all these before, and while they are not meant to be a full-time dance income replacement, they may … Continue reading Side-Hustle Ideas for Out of Work Dancers
Becoming a better dancer is about much more than just the physical practice. Self-reflection is a great tool you can use to learn about where you are at in your own personal dance journey, and start planning what you would like to be better with. Bringing regular reflexivity into my dance practice, especially at home, … Continue reading Keeping a Consistent Dance Journal: Questions To Ask After Each Practice Session
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
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?
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
With many public dance spaces closing, many of us dancers will be shifting to home practice. While you may not be able to design your dream dance space right now, there are some essential elements to consider before going full-out with your home dance training. Even if you don't have an ideal space for dancing, … Continue reading DANCING AT HOME? Try these Tips to Level up your Home Dance Space!