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 […]
Yellow or Pink? Maria teaches life lessons and manages behavior by giving her young students a balance of direct choices and free choices during dance class. Apply these tips for growing independent dancers in your own classes.
Puppets are a wonderful way to add depth to a dance and back you up when you need help. Discover the benefits of adding puppets into the preschool dance room.
Dance teachers teach a lot of classes to earn a living. Repetition makes it easier to organize but harder to keep things fresh. Maria has adapted these 5 ideas to stop feeling like a robot in her preschool dance classes. Try them for yourself to beat burnout and enjoy your classes again.