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5 Leg Exercises for Better Leaps & Jumps

5 Leg Exercises for Better Leaps & Jumps

There is a certain level of strength any dancer needs if they’re going to be leaping and jumping. And while practicing leaps and jumps each and every class is the best way to get stronger at leaps, there are a few…

0 Comments / 187 View / February 11, 2017

Lyrical & Contemporary Playlist Fall 2016

Lyrical & Contemporary Playlist: Fall 2016

This is a behemoth of a playlist. I’ve been collecting lyrical/Contemp music for a few months now, and I’m currently teaching four lyrical/contemporary classes each week. You could say that I need a lot of music. Here’s what I’ve been listening to. As always,…

0 Comments / 3009 View / October 6, 2016

Jazz Playlist Fall 2016

Jazz Playlist: Fall 2016

Better late than never! Here’s what I’ve been listening to this past month in my jazz classes. Some of these songs are more mature so be sure to listen thoroughly before playing in class. Listen & Follow on Spotify Or…

0 Comments / 5439 View / October 6, 2016

Jazz Songs for Summer 2016

Jazz Playlist for Dance: Summer 2016

It’s a little late in the summer, but there’s still plenty of classes, intensives, auditions, and workshops left before the dance season continues this fall. Here are some of my favorite songs I’ve been using for jazz class lately. Single…

0 Comments / 7859 View / June 28, 2016

Summer down time

Summer Down Time: Helpful or Hurtful?

Summertime is the time during the year that some dancers relax, recharge and join their friends at the pool. For other dancers, this is the time to travel to conventions, get a head start on solos, and condition for the…

0 Comments / 235 View / June 1, 2016

Jazz Playlist: Spring 2016

Jazz Playlist: Spring 2016

Another season, another playlist. Here are some of my favorite songs I’ve been jamming to in dance class. I organized this in a purposeful way, to try to please everyone as many people as a can. It goes like this: First…

2 Comments / 5938 View / April 20, 2016

Calories Burned Teaching Dance

How Many Calories Does Teaching Dance Burn?

How many calories can you expect to burn teaching dance? While there have been some recent studies on dancing and the energy it takes, there hasn’t been as much on teaching. Warming up, yelling encouraging, demonstrating, and running back and…

0 Comments / 56 View / February 25, 2016

Kelsey Sewing

I Made a Costume! Here’s What I Would & Wouldn’t Do Again

This dance year I started working with Kaci. I don’t normally teach at Kaci’s studio, but I subbed one time and ended up working with her on a solo. She’s 8 so her and her mom are relatively new to…

0 Comments / 186 View / February 9, 2016

Tips for Helping a Special Needs Dance Class

10 Tips for Working with Young Special Needs Dancers

Working with special needs children can be daunting, and asking them to complete a task can seem downright impossible at times. However, providing a safe, welcoming environment for these children is extremely important, especially in the arts. When special needs…

0 Comments / 432 View / February 2, 2016

Lyrical Playlist 2016

Lyrical & Contemporary Playlist: Winter 2016

It’s been over two years since our famously popular lyrical and contemporary playlist went live. We’re still creating quarterly playlists so be sure to subscribe via email and get the latest posts in your inbox. This season’s playlist has some…

0 Comments / 17743 View / January 25, 2016