Just a Ballerina – Diversity in Ballet

This is summer 2020 and our world is changing. With all my heart I feel this is a major time of change. Eyes are being pulled wide open more than before and people are seeing the need for larger changes in their lives and in their communities. I definitely feel it in...

Teaching Dance Online

We are currently in a time like never before. Hopefully we will look back at this time and remember how hard we worked to keep each other safe and to keep our businesses running the best we  could. It seems doing both is difficult right now. I know many dance teachers...

The Business of Teaching Dance

Teaching dance is such a passion for many people. To have the ability to share your art and pass it on to others is a great thing. For some people it is a hobby, something they do on the side for extra income or something they do so they can just keep dancing. However...

Is Ballet Good Exercise?

I recently read an article questioning whether ballet was a good form of exercise. The article was specifically referring to children and whether it is a good place to take your child for aerobic exercise. To sum up the article, their conclusion was that in ballet...

Teachers – Never Stop Learning

You are now a dance teacher. You love dance and children. You spent many years learning how to dance and have a good grasp on technique. Now you are ready to teach or have been teaching for a while. Does that mean that you are finished or complete in your training?...

How to End Your Dance Class

I write a lot about how to properly end a dance class in my book, How to Teach Preschool Ballet: A Guidebook for Teachers. If you have not read it you can get your copy here! In my book I go into detail about how I end my preschool ballet classes and the other classes...