Online Beginner Modern Dance Class

This class includes a series of standing warmups, floor work, and 2 movement sequences to practice. These movements have been gathered through my various experiences in my undergraduate dance program at Sweet Briar College. I have been teaching dance in private studio spaces and public school systems for the past 3 years, and performing at…

Teaching “PLACE”: A Creative Dance Lesson Plan

Introduction Lesson (1): PLACE Creative Dance: Ages 3 – 5 Start by circling up standing, with each person on one of the stars which have been placed in a circle prior to class. The teacher goes to the center of the circle and says her name and does a dance movement, she then high fives…

Inauguration

INAUGURATION ExpectationGenerationInstitutionTry to break my illusionI thought this was the worldBut it’s so much smallerThought I was just meBut I’m so much largerSo much lessCan I fight this tradition?Can I try to resist?Am I just preserving ignorance?I had a strange impressionI was already something specialBefore I got here

Growing Up Without Religion: Pros and Cons — SisTwitch.com

Growing up, I wasn’t taught to worship a particular god. I didn’t attend church, and my parents didn’t tell my what I “was” in terms of my religion. My mom identified as Christian, and my Dad (An Englishman and devout atheist) identified as “church of England.” On my own terms, I went through phases of […]…

Infinity in The Arts

Hello bloggers! I’ve missed you. I have a story to share with you about the time that’s passed since I last posted here. It’s a story about love and loss. Or…perhaps it’s a story about finding the silver lining. Maybe it’s a story of the lack of support for the arts, or a story of…

Fate?

I have always talked and thought about “fate” as if it were a thing that exists in the universe, while also keeping it ambiguous to myself and others as to whether or not I REALLY believe that important life experiences and events are “fated.” For over a year now, I’ve gone on with this idea…

Responsibility Vs. Opportunity

A large part of me wants to go into work tomorrow and demand that position, and offer to quit my other jobs for it. BUT I have responsibilities to my other employers. So if you read this and have some thoughts or advice, I could use them now. What do you think? Should a person jump on opportunity when it presents itself at all costs? Or should a person remain loyal to responsibilities whether or not that is in the best interest of their career? is their a happy medium?

How to Tell if Your Child’s Instructor is a “Time Waster”

It is shocking how many dance instructors I have worked with like to simply run out the clock with kids rather than engage with them in meaningful dance education. I recently met a dance studio DIRECTOR who was in the process of INTERVIEWING ME who actually stated “I love to waste time.” I cannot fathom…

Stretchy Toddlers Taking Over Dance

I think that the mistaken modern day perspective is that if a child does not have the flexibility, coordination, and stamina of the stretchy toddlers on “Dance Moms” it is not worth giving them an education in dance – they will simply not be good.