Richard Maddock’s second album with piano music to accompany your dance classes for children is just as beautiful, useful and expressive as his first.
Kids are naturally creative but we want them to think while they are moving, too! If you are having trouble getting young dancers to make their movements interesting, Maria shares how to facilitate creativity with questions.
The discovery of movement is a glorious thing. But what about students who don’t have an innate love for dance? Heather rethinks how she presents improvisation based on what we all have in common — bodies and the need to communicate.
Maria had a birthday this month so her gift to you is to share her ideas and tips for leading fun, creative dance birthday parties. If your young students want to share creative dance with their friends, this is a fantastic way to use your talents to earn a little extra money (not to mention market your classes), but it’s not really a ‘piece of cake!’
Teaching dance is not a spectator sport! Do you dance with your students? Get up and down from the floor? Follow the rules you have set? Maria offers tips on why you should dance with your preschoolers and how to save energy doing it!
Forget the costumes, backstage, and the tickets. Maria gives a formula for showcasing young dancers and building a community that can get excited about dance.