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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 / 2613 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 / 122 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 / 3246 View / April 20, 2016

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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 / 257 View / February 25, 2016

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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 / 107 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 / 122 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 / 3500 View / January 25, 2016

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Money Saving Apps from a Fellow Dancer

So my first and and most rewarding passion is dance, but I also have an affinity for business, finance, and startups. My degree (entrepreneurship) and my job (content marketing) puts me into a place that a lot of my other…

0 Comments / 161 View / December 7, 2015

email etiquette

Email Etiquette for Dance Studios

I am hesitant to write this post because I know there are a lot of dancers, studio owners, and business–savvy choreographers that are well-versed in writing, email etiquette, and overall professionalism. But then I remember my past year and my…

0 Comments / 186 View / November 7, 2015

Spirit Week Ideas for Dance Studios

Dance Spirit Week Ideas

Does your studio have a spirit week? While spirit weeks are most commonly associated with schools, they can be a fun, uniting time during a studio’s year as well. They can break the ice during the beginning of the year,…

0 Comments / 637 View / September 22, 2015