40 More Haunting Halloween Songs

Mystical tree on the background of an abandoned house with orange pumpkins

This year I’ve topped that with 40 MORE songs that you can use for parties or for dance class. Go way beyond the Monster Mash with tracks from True Blood, The Ramones, David Bowie, and Kanye West.

Chicago’s Menomonee Club Dancers Show ‘Why Dance Matters’


Thanks to Performing Arts Coordinator, Lauren Warnecke, children in their dance program were given the opportunity to submit statements and drawings completing the thought, “Dance matters because….” The wonderful sample below was selected for publishing on Dance Advantage. I am happy to share these with you during National Dance Week! I hope you’ve taken some time during this busy month of arts advocacy to celebrate at your own studios!

Teacher’s Top Three: Little Movers


“If you are a teacher you probably know how hard it is to find great music to use in your classes that are all on the same album. Here are my top 3 picks that have it all. They are creative, inspiring, and leave a don’t-forget-it-at-home impression on me. I am always looking for new music to spice up my classes, so I hope these will help you! I tried to feature a little something for everyone!”

Helping Dancers Deal With Disappointment

Photo by D Sharon Pruitt

Parent your child through this setback and support them in becoming a more resilient and confident human being. When your child is faced with a letdown, you have a great opportunity to encourage your son or daughter to face and rise above the obstacles that come their way. It may not feel like a gift but it is.

Confessions of a Busy Dance Mom


I’m probably a great example of some of the moms at your studio I suppose, who can barely find the time to get the lunches packed and get to school on time. Let alone read the many papers and emails and notices that come home on a regular basis. Here’s just a few reasons why:

Let’s Get Moving! GIVEAWAY


‘Tis the season for giving, and giving big. So this time I’m bundling some great giveaway items together. Each one has a unique strategy for inspiring children to investigate different movement forms, including ballet, creative dance, and yoga. These products encourage creative ways for kids and adults to explore movement together and are sure to spark a child’s interest in the physical practice, art, and delight of moving.

Trick or Treat Tracks for Halloween


I love holidays in the dance studio and Halloween can be especially fun. Here is a list of songs and albums that may inspire you to get a little ghoulish in your classes this year.

Five Favorites: Music for Children’s Dance Classes


Today I’m sharing with you a list of five albums from my own class music collection. I have put these to use and would recommend them for classes with young children.