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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 …

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 …