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Teaching Dance in the UK


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The Around The World project is inspired by a mothering around the world series that I really enjoyed reading. I thought it would be a wonderful idea to see how teaching dance varies around the world. Each month I will post an interview from a different country. I’m so excited to learn about the way dance is taught in other …

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2 New Book Ideas

In the last year I have written for the Library as Incubator Project. I thought I would share with you two books that I wrote about in case you want to use them with your littles in the New Year! I Can Be Anything  The Watermelon Seed  They are fun books, and in the link gives movement ideas to try. …

Rounding out 2015

The end of another year, I can’t believe it! I really miss you all, and I know I keep saying I am going to blog more, I just can’t seem to find the time to fit it in with full time teaching and a 1 year old! Are you all still with me and reading? I have exciting goals for …

Bowling Dance!

In the last few weeks, we have been bowling in class! Genius, right?  It was one of my boys ideas from my all boys class and I have been using the idea in all of my classes. I thought you might want to use the idea too! Here’s what we did: 1) Put on your bowling shoes. 2) You need two …

Rules

Hi friends! How is the beginning of the year going for you? Mine is easing in and I’m having a blast! Going to start some fall lessons here pretty soon! My fave! 🙂 I was thinking the other day about rules, and how and when to give them to a class. How do you explain the rules? I thought I would …

Loofahs!

This week, the first week of class for the fall, I started using loofahs as a prop! They have been sitting in my closet for a while because I couldn’t figure out what to do with them. But this week I got motivated. I told myself, “just give it to the kids, and you will figure it out.” So that’s …

Alphabet Cards For Teaching Creative Movement

A good friend that I met through this blog created alphabet cards to use in creative movement! On the front is the letter and on the back are creative ideas that begin with that letter! So clever and awesome! You could use them in any classI Lay them all out like in the above photo and have someone pick which …

Apple Music

This September I’m going to try using Apple Music for my classes. In the past I have been using an ancient iPod that is so hard to add new music to! I think this will really be inspiring because I can search music and add them to playlists on the spot. I can add music without buying it, and I …

Dance Teacher Summit 2015 Recap

Last week I presented at the Dance Teacher Summit in Long Beach, California! It was a blast, and I met so many new teachers and made some wonderful connections! The picture above is me, right before my sessions. I wore purple pants to feel powerful! I took a lot of photos and am excited to share them with you if …

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Celebrating My 6 Year Blogoversary!

Hi Friends, How are you doing? I confess it’s been a while since I have written (again!) but with this being my 6th year celebration of writing this blog I am writing in celebration. The truth is, I have been trying to find a way to jump back in, but I have felt so far behind that jumping back in …