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.
An open house or class demonstration can bring new business to your classes or studio. Maria helps you turn a short-lived event into an enrollment success story with tips that encourage fun and quickly make young students and parents comfortable.
Maria shares why it’s important to have a clear structure when teaching preschool dance class. She can’t stress it enough, structure makes a world of a difference!
Tie my shoes! My Feet Hurt! Sound Familiar? Maria makes a case for why teachers should toss the dance shoes aside and ask preschoolers to dance barefoot.
Maria’s little dancers have experienced their share of tragedy lately. She shares her experiences and how she helped her young ones cope, plus some resources to help you help your students if or when tragedy strikes.
One of my mentors once told me, “if you make em’ laugh, they will listen to you.” It’s so so true! In honor of Halloween, I thought I would post my secrets of being the ultimate trickster dance teacher and making my students laugh. Think magicians are the only ones who get to be tricksters […]