The Happy Dance Podcast: Episode #28

The Happy Dance Podcast: Episode #28 Press the PLAY button below to listen to Episode 28 of The Happy Dance Podcast and to learn about the resources I have for early career dance educators and dance studio owners over at DanceEdStartup.com!   

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”

Dance Classroom Management: Do Now

Happy Monday! Today’s dance classroom Behavior Management Monday tip is Technique #20 in Teach Like A Champion 2.0–Do Now. It falls under the larger category of lesson structure, and it reminds us that our dance lesson plan begins as soon as the students arrive at our studio/stage/dance room door. If you’ve spent time in aContinue reading “Dance Classroom Management: Do Now”

Creativity Is Definitely A Habit

So does it seem like I’m super into everything related to Dance Daze, Inc., Dance Daze in Schools, and, my newest, Dance Ed Startup? Well, that’s because I am. But does that mean I like doing every single thing associated with running those businesses and projects? Absolutely not. Earlier today, I was thinking about aContinue reading “Creativity Is Definitely A Habit”

The Perfect Playlist

It is my personal belief that the music of a dance class can completely make or break the class. Anyone who has ever taught classes for me knows that I place a huge emphasis on choosing the best music for the class they’re teaching. I believe that the music chosen for a dance class shouldContinue reading “The Perfect Playlist”