So You Want To: Cut Music?

Sooner or later every dancer or dance teacher who’s involved with performing of any kind will face the dreaded task of cutting music. My 6 year-olds do not need to tap for a full 5 min. 24 sec. song! Their attention spans aren’t long enough nor the recitals short enough for that kind of time. … Continue reading

Birthday Post

Today is my birthday! Here is a video that makes me smile, and reminds me of how lucky I am to teach little spirited children for a living. This video was also my inspiration to buy 2 of the Swedish indie pop singer Lykke Li’s cds and use some of the songs in my jazz … Continue reading

How I Introduce: The Sleeping Beauty

Pre-ballet can encompass an amazing scope. Yes, I teach 1st position, pointed ankles, ballet skips, posture at the barre, standing in line, sharing props, how to not eat your ballet skirt during class, and also, dance history. Not all of my little ones will go on to dance through high school or beyond, but they … Continue reading

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