I’m teaching my first class tomorrow.

They say that the secret to happiness and abundance in life is to have more beginnings than endings. I’m not sure if that’s possible, but I surely love starting new things. So tomorrow, I’m launching #DanceDazeSacramento — new weekday children’s classes in Sacramento, California, for my studio-based dance organization, Dance Daze, Inc. If you’ve knownContinue reading “I’m teaching my first class tomorrow.”

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”

Avoiding Dance-Teacher Burnout

Have you ever gotten to a point with your dance classes where everything just sort of feels BLAH? Maybe you’ve been working on the same piece for several weeks or months and the moves have lost their air of newness. Perhaps students are beginning to master some combinations and your classes are running smoothly, butContinue reading “Avoiding Dance-Teacher Burnout”

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”

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”