The Power of Stuffed Animals!

Fall is in the air and that means it is time for the start of preschool ballet classes! We have kicked off many Wish Upon a Ballet classes here in MN and have met so many wonderful students! I had a great experience with a shy child today at one of my classes and...

The Benefits of Preparation

by Meg Gronau I just came home from three of the best classes I’ve ever taught. This isn’t totally earth-shattering news, because as a teacher I am always trying to improve – so my classes SHOULD get better and better as time goes by. One reason today went...

Wish Upon a Ballet Blog’s Guest Writer!

Hello! I am excited to announce that I am going to be adding some updates to the site in the next few months! Bear with me if things look unfinished from time to time. The focus is to better reach out to my audience and provide the best ballet information that I can!...

Taking Good Care of Yourself

Here in Minnesota we are very anxious for spring. March seemed more like January with the cold and one snowfall after another. One of my four year old ballet students put it best, “We have 100 snows in our backyard!” To which a another student said,...

The Value of Good Teachers

Everyone knows the value of a good teacher in any discipline. Go back and go through your career as a student, whether it be in school or dance class, and think about the teachers that really made a difference in your life and helped shape you as a person. Think about...

First Day of Class

My teachers and I were very excited to begin our first day of classes this past week! For those of you who are getting ready to start teaching I thought I would share some first day of class tips. When you are teaching preschoolers the first day of class can be...

Keep Class Positive

I received a call from a teacher a couple weeks ago. She was having trouble keeping her class listening and asked me to come and observe to see if I had any tips fer her. The next day I went out for a visit. It was very easy to see what the issues were that...