Video How-To Resource for Teachers

is the at-home colleague I sometimes need. I often turn to Dance Teacher Magazine’s on-line collection of teaching videos. The variety is impressive: tap, ballet, jazz, hip-hop, ballroom, modern, anatomy, creative movement, yoga for dancers! Click a picture for the link to Dance-Teacher.com. (The listing for the entire collection can be found here).       … Continue reading

4 More Infectious Books for Little Dancers

Unfortunately, not all dance-themed books actually invite children to get up and dance….but many do! A previous Unreasonable Joy post — Move “From Head to Toe” with an Eric Carle Book — introduced one of my favorite books to get young children wiggling and moving. Now here are 4 more books to read at home or … Continue reading

Found: ’50s & ’60s Moves – With Costume Fail

My last post, So You Want To: Learn More ’60s Moves?, focused on dances from the later ’60s and leaning toward go-go style. Next, a little Lawrence Welk Show. Dancers Elaine Balden and Bobby Burgess show some classic ’50s & ’60s moves while they try not to get tangled in their mop shirts. This 1981 clip … Continue reading

So You Want To: Learn More ’60s Moves?

The ’60s had some very dance-worthy songs and outfits… …but are you getting tired of rehashing the same pony step with swim arms? If you’re using music from Hairspray, Mamma Mia, or by The Beach Boys or any Motwon artist, here are some YouTube resources for your ’60s era choreography needs. First, the Pontani Sisters … Continue reading

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