Toy Castle

A good friend, Liz Thompson, a New York City dance educator, recommended these videos as a response to my post about dance in television and videos.  Check them out on Youtube… they are very educational for the little ones, teaching movement plus a life lesson to follow!  Thanks Liz! Add movement to a classic game! I like this one too …

Blue Butterflies

So… after last week with my 4 year olds crying, spitting, throwing spots and my 5 year olds just walking around the room and sitting for 45 minutes, I came up with a plan.  I used those management skills in my teacher tool box to come up with something I could manage.  Since both classes are really big and the …

Let’s make it about dance

Angelina Ballerina is a mouse who loves Ballet! But she has a new look! I found this article on the New York Times website and I thought it was brilliant! Angelina Ballerina is on PBS kids on Saturday mornings, and she also has best-selling books to offer education about ballet.   Check out the article, they gave Angelina a makeover and …

Creating Business Cards

While searching today for places that can create a CREATIVE business card for dance teachers, I came across this business card holder! How cool and interesting, right? For only $6 you can have a place to put your business cards! I found them at Etzy… check it out! Here are some of the websites I discovered while I was searching …

Fall For Dance

Fall for Dance Festival – New York City Center Shared via AddThis Every year in the fall, a variety of dance companies take to the stage at New York City Center. All tickets are $10! An opportunity to see dance you just can’t pass up! They go on sale September 13th at 11:00am. Above is the website if you are …

I’m LinkedIn!

Today I became LinkedIn! I was hessitant to join at first because I wasn’t sure how many networking sites I could keep up with, but this one is the one to join!  It’s professional and is designed to help you make new connections, promote your business, maintain references, and find job opportunities.  Here’s the website… I will be your first …

CPR and First Aid Certification

While living in New York it is one of my goals to get certified in everything that I can.  I know that once I leave New York there will not be as much available to me. Last friday I took a 5 hour course to get my CPR and First Aid Certification.  I was certified a long time ago but …

Ladies Who Launch

Since New York City is such a Big Apple… I have been searching for HELP with starting a small business. Who knew there was so much help out there? As a member of the Freelancers Union I get e-mails all the time about seminars for entrepreneurs. It’s really interesting and it is often hard to pick which one I should …

Calling All Tappers!

My new tap shoes… aren’t they beauties! I thought I would show them off since I have not purchased tap shoes since I was in high school! If you don’t know how long ago that was, don’t worry, it was long long ago! I wish I had a picture of my old ones so we could compare the difference. I …

Videos to Get Kids Moving!

Move N’ Groove Kids! Check this out! One of my professors from NYU has started a video collection for creative movement! It’s very unique and brings many ideas to children and teachers alike! You can find more of her videos on YouTube.com! I’m so proud to be a part of a community that is so involved in dance education!