I’ve been working on some exciting new ways of reaching out to dance students, teachers, and parents online and getting the word out about the Dance Advantage blog. In addition to creating pages on Facebook and MySpace, I am releasing updates and other information on Twitter, and use StumbleUpon. If you utilize any of these online networks or tools, I would be honored if you added Dance Advantage to your list of connections.
In addition, I have recently launched a companion site to this blog called Dance Advantage Interactive. It is a network in which dancers, teachers, and dance enthusiasts can join, share ideas, suggest topics for the blog, ask questions, and form ties as a community. I am still discovering new ways of utilizing this platform, however, the network is expanded and improved primarily by its members. You can set up a profile, create groups, post videos and photos, and more. I hope you will check it out and consider becoming a member.
Okay, sorry for the commercial. I promise to keep posts like this to a minimum in order to maintain the purpose and integrity of this blog, which is to inform, educate, and inspire. I encourage you to add your feelings and responses to posts as comments here and elsewhere on the web. Your input will enhance and shape this resource, making it even more useful to students and teachers everywhere. Thanks so much for your readership.
Nichelle Suzanne is a writer specializing in dance and online content. She is also a dance instructor with over 20 years experience teaching in dance studios, community programs, and colleges. She began Dance Advantage in 2008, equipped with a passion for movement education and an intuitive sense that a blog could bring dancers together. As a Houston-based dance writer, Nichelle covers dance performance for Dance Source Houston, Arts+Culture Texas, and other publications. She is a leader in social media within the dance community and has presented on blogging for dance organizations, including Dance/USA. Nichelle provides web consulting and writing services for dancers, dance schools and studios, and those beyond the dance world. Read Nichelle’s posts.