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My Top 5 Movement Skills Your Students Should Master

About a year ago (maybe more – time flies!), someone in a dance teachers’ group on Facebook posed an interesting question:

What are the 5 skills that you think are most important for your students to learn? 2,395 more words


2.15.18: Introducing Modern Dance to 8-Year-Olds - An Experiment

I was recently tasked with leading the modern dance portion of Boston Ballet’s Citydance program – where over 380 third-graders are offered free dance education at Boston Ballet’s studios. 867 more words


Dance Infinities and the Secret to Seamless Transitions

Since I decided to call my new workshop series “Raqs to Infinity”, I wanted to elaborate on some of the concepts from the first workshop, and talk more about the concept of infinity and why it’s relevant to dance. 1,153 more words


10.19.17: Teaching Drop-in Class at The Dance Complex Next Thursday!

Come fly/jam/explore/sweat with me! I am thrilled to be teaching a drop-in contemporary class for advanced dancers at The Dance Complex in just one week! This is a one-time class as part of the… 136 more words


Is ballet getting too good too fast?

It is no secret that between physics, anatomy, and kinesiology, that ballet technique has literally been perfected to a science. Now, dancers are pushing their bodies even harder, pushing it to the limits to achieve something new, something unseen and something exciting. 910 more words

Empowering Our Ballet Students, Part 2

This is the second in a series of blog posts considering the ways we can teach ballet in a way that leads to greater student empowerment. 2,573 more words