Cultivating Happiness

When I was thinking of starting to blog again and playing with names for this blog, I knew I wanted to somehow incorporate the idea of the pursuit of happiness. However, over the past few months I’ve really been focusing on the idea of intentionally creating or cultivating happiness, as seriously as a lifestyle choice.Continue reading “Cultivating Happiness”

Online Teaching with Podia

The true Millennial that I am, I’ve always loved the Internet and social media. Though I’m sure my design skills were sub-par compared to the Internet Blogging Queens I admired back then, I had my first web domain at the age of 14. I’ve been sharing my thoughts and ideas online–through blogging, creating graphics, orContinue reading “Online Teaching with Podia”

Making Space for Creativity in Your Dance Class

It’s okay to sometimes be a little uncomfortable when you’re teaching. This might sound surprising to some, but it is a fact that I’ve found to be true. I have found this sentiment to be most true when I am working to allow space for creativity in my dance class. Now that I’ve said that,Continue reading “Making Space for Creativity in Your Dance Class”

The Importance of Music in a Dance Class

Though I have occasionally had a specific movement or feeling in my head around which I wanted to create a piece of choreography, I typically choose the music for my dance classes before I plan the rest of the class. The music is my foundation, my core, my bass. This is because I believe thatContinue reading “The Importance of Music in a Dance Class”

Formulating Your Educational Philosophy

I can’t remember if it happened after I left New York City or later. Perhaps it was when I landed back in my City by the Bay, with the lyrics to “Empire State of Mind” still fresh in my head, ready to take on the world as an entrepreneur and dance educator. Maybe it wasContinue reading “Formulating Your Educational Philosophy”