2011 Best Dance Blog Contest! Move, Create, Educate, Vote!

My dear readers,

It’s December and I can hardly believe the year is almost over! Can you? For the second year in a row Nichelle at Dance Advantage is hosing the 2011 Best Dance Blog Contest! This blog has grown so much in just one year (I know I said that last year but it’s true!) Β and I am so grateful for your readership and for the community we have built together! I am entering the Teacher Talk category since that is what we are, teachers that talk about teaching. πŸ˜‰

How can you vote? All you have to do is leave a comment on this post. You can tell me what you like about the blog or what you would like to see more of or you can just leave a smiley face. πŸ™‚ If I make the top 20 with comments on this post, I will need your vote again for the second round!

So fun right? Thank you in advance for your vote!






  1. Love this blog!! Maria has wonderful ideas that I can’t wait to share with my students. She is wonderful at sharing other instructors and educators thoughts and techniques as well!! Gotta love Maria’s Movers!!

  2. Love this blog. So many juicy tidbits of information to help inspire, teach, and share!!! Love brainstorming about dance education with Maria! Fabulous!

  3. You’ve got my vote, too! It’s been a while since I’ve taught any little ones, but I love children and I love creativity, so I love your blog!

  4. I love your blog! I love all the great ideas you share, you inspire me! πŸ™‚

  5. Love the blog, wish we lived near so my daughter could attend your classes.

  6. Maria is inspiring her little ones to get great exercise as well as to learn poise,confidence and to have so much fun. I took ballet when I was 5 and I still love still remember and love it.Thank you Maria!

  7. Maria is an innovator of teaching dance to littles! Her Blog is fantastic and creative! Best of Luck!

  8. Hello!
    I recently found your blog through another favorite( Dance Advantage). I teach at a variety of schools and was really in need of some new ideas to help inspire a more challenging class( mixed age, late Friday afternoon,etc.).So far, I have used some of the Thanksgiving plans with several classes and they were a HUGE hit. Yesterday, I also used the Laban activity with my Friday group and it was a success!! I am so excited to find ideas and inspiration from other Dance Educators that truly love Dance and educating young children.
    Love the blog!!

  9. Maria is an amazing dance educator who is loved my parents and children alike! Go Miss Maria!

  10. You are an amazing, thoughtful creative teacher. I wish you all the best in your new married life. Good luck with the contest.

  11. I love your blog, It is always fun and magical. Maria you are an amazing and creative teacher keep up the good work!

  12. Maria is a great resource for educators! She is passionate and talented — a model for others in the field. Keep up the great work πŸ™‚

  13. Maria,

    Your blog is such a gift to the world of dance! Your energy and enthusiasm shine through and I know that you care so much about dance and movement for kids – thanks for generously sharing that with us.


  14. Not only does Maria have an amazing blog, but she is amazing in the classroom as well. I’ve seen her in action employing all of her creativity and experience to happy little dancers! She puts her real world knowledge out there for everyone to learn from and enjoy. Kudos! πŸ™‚

  15. Maria’s creativity knows no bounds! It’s always great to read about the new ideas she comes up with for teaching her students.

  16. I am a children’s librarian, and I don’t know what I’d do without Maria’s Movers. I do several storytimes at my library. This year my preschool storytime is all rowdy boys + 1 rowdy girl. Sitting still is simply not an option. This blog is my go-to blog for activities that answer the call of my wild storytimers AND give them an early literacy experience in the process. Thanks Maria, you’re a life saver!

  17. Maria’s Movers is a great blog with some excellent ideas for inspiring young movers (and fellow bloggers too!). Wonderful work.


  18. Love the blog, love the teacher…. Maria is creative, generous and such a good person!

  19. I enjoy reading Maria’s blog and hope that she gets to the next round in this blog contest because she definitely deserves it!

  20. Marias one of the best dance teachers I know and had the pleasure of working with. Keep the ideas coming!

  21. Go Maria! This blog is such a source of endless inspiration when you are teaching littles.

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