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Teaching Dance In Greece

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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A Balancing Mom: Mary Allen

A little over a year ago I became a Mom. It’s changed my whole world and some days it can be a challenge to do both. This is a series on how dance teachers who are Moms balance it all. I hope you enjoy it! xo photo credit  Tell us a little about yourself. Where do you live? Where do …

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Exploring 2 Props

This week in class I am trying something new! We are dancing with two props at the same time! Gettin’ crazy around here! Ha! Here’s what we did: The two props I am using are ribbon sticks and streamers. I have a lesson I use with both of these props but I thought dancing with both at the same time …

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Balancing Mamas Series

Hi Friends! I’m starting a new series! It’s all about the work- life balance of dance teachers who are also moms! Sounds interesting, right? This past year it feels like my life was turned upside down, in a good way of course. I had to figure out EVERYTHING all over again and how to make teaching and being a mama …

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Teaching Dance in the UK

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 …