Fun and sexy — who wouldn’t want to give Latin dance a whirl? Here’s what you need to know before you try your first Latin ballroom class.
What to Know Before You Go: International Standard
Thinking about trying ballroom dance? Whether it’s for fun or you have your eyes on competitive Dancesport, here’s what you need to know about the dances, vocabulary, attire and training tips before your first class.
Dancer Speak: Re-Thinking How We Talk About Dance
When it comes to talking about dance, there are plenty of possibilities. Sometimes using “real-life” synonyms to the “dancer speak” that we are accustomed to allows kids to see how big ideas relate from discipline to discipline. Dance in the public schools provides an outlet for kids to express themselves but also a way to […]
Boosting Test Scores Through Movement
K-12 dance educator Heather Vaughan-Southard walks us through some ways study and exploration of dance elements like space, time, and energy can help students connect ideas to other subjects and prepare them for the “real world”, including the every day tasks of test-taking, interacting in their community, and expressing themselves and their goals.
Teacher’s Top Three: Improvisation and Composition Studies
Jenn Romano works with high school dance students and in two after school dance programs for at risk youth. Jenn’s Top Three comes directly from her work, teaching dance composition in New Mexico high schools. She uses these “games” to practice improvisational skills as well develop student-generated choreography in her classes.