On a Personal Note: How I'm Handling COVID-19

Today my phone's calendar alerted me, like it always does, that it was time for me to teach class. Except this time, I got the notification

Setting Your Team's Attitude At Competition

You don't want your students to take the stage expecting to lose, but you don't want them to always anticipate a win, either. And no matter

Top 4 SAQ's for Parents Picking a Studio

Here is my list of SAQs (Should Ask Questions) for parents looking at prospective studios for their children, and why these questions are...

3 Best Preschool Dance Themes

We all know children love a good, immersive theme. Here are 3 themes you can try out that break the mold of princesses and fairy tales!

Top 5 Musical Theatre Songs for Dance

Have a summer workshop coming up? Looking to make sure your playlist has the hits people expect? Fear not! Here is my list of Top 5...

Best Props to Use in the Dance Studio

Check out my list of inexpensive and easy-to-use props for your dance classes! 1. Hula Hoops Great for practicing jumping! Lay them on...

Dancer Self Care (Free Worksheet!)

As competition season hits full-swing, we have the tendency to focus all of our energy on our performances, our teammates, our teachers,...

3 Dance Games You Can Play in Class -- Tonight!

Are the kids bored with freeze dance? Here are 3 Zero-Prep Games you can add to your class to switch things up! Game 1: "Follow the...

How to Motivate Students with a Game (Free Download)

Struggling to find an activity or game for those slow classes, like a week before a holiday or over the summer? Look no further! Keep...

When Should My Child Start Dance ?

Ask a Dance Teacher Part I: When should my child start taking dance class? As a teacher, this is a question I hear a lot. My child...

January Favorites

We are getting on towards the half-way mark of January! Here are some of the things I've been living in and loving this month. Favorite...

New Years Resolutions: Dance Edition 2019

2019 is officially here: Time to think about what we want to achieve in the new year! Here are three resolutions I’m making for the new...

Teaching Performance Quality

Performance quality is that "something extra" a dancer exhibits, besides just knowing the steps. It gives a performance life and...

My 2018 Dance Playlist

2018 has been full of great hits, especially for choreography. Here were my top five songs to jam out to this year! 1. Modern/Lyrical :...

What's In My Dance Bag?

Everyone knows a dancer keeps her shoes in her dance bag, but keep reading for a list of my dance essentials that I keep stashed in my...

Nutcracker Survival Guide

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Some people call this the Holiday Season, but dancers call it Nutcracker Season. From December...