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Creating With Kids – Michelle Hippensteel

Creating With Kids is an interview project I started in 2013! I decided to reinstate the project in 2019! So here it is! Creating with Kids 2.0! So excited to feature creative and inspiring teachers from all over the world! I hope you enjoy the interviews and can take something special away from each one. A look inside a dance …

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Poppers

I have had these poppers (does anyone know what they are really called?;)  in my prop closet for many years, and in the last few weeks I have had a creative burst wanting to create some new ideas, and for sure use some new props! I took the poppers into class with my three year olds and this is what …

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Hi Friends, Happy Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday! What’s yours? I wanted to write to tell you that I lowered the price of my curriculum and book for this week only. 25% off each one until next Monday, November 27th. Find them here: Toddler Curriculum – Ages 18 months – 3  Teaching Creative Dance – Ages 3-6  If you …

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Carousel Dance

Yesterday in class a few boys came up the idea of traveling to the carousel! I can not believe I didn’t think of that before, I love the carousal! Here’s what we did: First we bought tickets and waited in line. Next we gave the tickets to get on. Then we got on and picked our animal. It sounded like …

Community Brainstorm – Poetry In Dance

The Community Brainstorm Project is exploring the idea of bringing together dance teachers in this community and sharing a snapshot of thoughts on a specific topic. My hope is that we learn new & useful ideas, it sparks new conversations, or perhaps pushes us to investigate a topic that we have never thought about in our own teaching. I’m really …

Community Brainstorm – Transitions

The Community Brainstorm Project is exploring the idea of bringing together dance teachers in this community and sharing a snapshot of thoughts on a specific topic. My hope is that we learn new & useful ideas, it sparks new conversations, or perhaps pushes us to investigate a topic that we have never thought about in our own teaching. I’m really …

Creating With Kids – Flavia Cardas

This series is a part of the Creating With Kids Interview Project! I have set out to interview 52 dance teachers working with young children everyday. By doing this project, I have learned that you are all amazing, hard working, creative and inspiring! I hope you enjoy the interviews and can take something special away from each one. A look …

I’m A Little Latke

  A new Hanukkah dance! Yay! Today I tried a latke dance with my students and it was so, soooooo fun! I tried it with ages 4-6, but tomorrow I’m going to try it with my 2-3 year olds. Here’s what we did: 

Spinning + Spiraling Pumpkins

Pumpkins! This week we have been exploring pumpkins in class! I found these pumpkins and ordered them to use this fall. This lesson evolved as the week went on, because 3 year olds always have the most wonderful ideas, don’t they? It’s been fun, here is what we have been exploring: 

Falling Leaves Poem

Fall is my favorite season to create dances with my littles, if you couldn’t tell. The last few weeks I have been doing this leaf poem with my 4,5, and 6 year olds. They love it and so do I! So many wonderful movement qualities! Here’s what we did…