The Importance of Flexibility

I recently posted a few polls on the Dance Daze Dance Boards™ Instagram account asking which kind of dance education content my audience there would be most interested in seeing. One of the top-voted content choices, receiving 88% of votes, was information about improving flexibility. As a dance educator and as a former pre-professional dancer,Continue reading “The Importance of Flexibility”

Thinking of Your Dancers As Learners and Not Only As Movers

In my research for my doctoral dissertation, I’ve been looking into the teaching for understanding framework, with the intention of studying this instructional model as it relates to dance education. Earlier today I was re-reading part of a book from my graduate studies: Integrating Differentiated Instruction and Understanding by Design: Connecting Content and Kids byContinue reading “Thinking of Your Dancers As Learners and Not Only As Movers”

What Are Students Learning in a Dance Daze® Dance With Me Class?

Dance Daze® Dance With Me is one of the new classes that we are offering at Dance Daze, Inc. studio-based classes! This class is designed for our youngest dancers (ages 18 months to 3 years) who are seeking a fun, high-energy, music-filled introduction to dance and movement. The idea for Dance Daze® Dance With MeContinue reading “What Are Students Learning in a Dance Daze® Dance With Me Class?”

Time-Management Tips for Seriously Busy People

We are in the first few days of February 2020, and I haven’t blogged since November of 2019! But that doesn’t really surprise me. I know that I haven’t been writing simply because I haven’t been making the time for it, or committing to getting a blog out on the same day each way, orContinue reading “Time-Management Tips for Seriously Busy People”

Dance Classroom Management: Double Plan

Happy Monday, Dance Friends! Today’s dance classroom management tip, which comes from the book Teach Like A Champion 2.0 (paid link) is called Double Plan. To Double Plan is to plan both what you–the teacher–and the students will be doing at each point in class when you are writing out your lessons. The text goesContinue reading “Dance Classroom Management: Double Plan”