Maria of Maria’s Movers has been writing for Dance Advantage for two years, bringing wonderful advice and years of experience to her posts about working with your littlest dancers. We love Miss Maria!
Here’s just a quick flashback of some of her fantastic work:
- Engaging Preschoolers with Puppets
- Decorating Your Dance Studio with Student Art
- “No Don’t Go!” Ideas for Easing Separation Anxiety
- Helping Your Students Through Tragedy
- Become the Ultimate Trickster
Today, we’re thrilled to let you know she’s giving away something special on the site. Read on…
Several months ago I released a toddler curriculum that I worked for years to develop. It was a big day!
On my blog over the years, I have had many teachers ask if I had something they could purchase. Since I had been teaching the lessons to my own students I thought I would share it with my blog readers too.
I wanted to make it affordable and useful for new dance teachers and share what has been successful for me over the few years I have taught my youngest students. If you are just starting to teach grown-up and toddler classes, this is for you!
It’s a 24 week curriculum (6 lessons) that offers song and music suggestions, prop ideas, advice on how to manage a room full of toddlers and their grown-ups, tips on transitions and a lot more!
I would love to giveaway 2 digital downloads to two toddler teachers who could benefit from new ideas this new year!
How to Enter:
If you would like a chance to win, visit my blog to check out what you’re getting, then come back to leave a comment below sharing your most favorite part of teaching toddlers.
TWO teachers will be chosen at random from the comments. This giveaway is open worldwide but you must be 18 or older to enter. We will close the comments on Sunday, March 9 at Midnight EST. Good Luck!
A passionate advocate for early childhood dance education, Maria Hanley Blakemore specializes in teaching ages 0 months to 6 years. She left NYC, where she designed and implemented programs at Manhattan’s Jewish Community Center, Dancewave Center and The Mark Morris Dance Group, to teach dancers in the greater Cleveland area. Maria holds a Master’s degree in dance education from New York University (2007) and a Bachelor’s degree in dance performance from Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania (2005). Maria authors the blog Maria’s Movers (www.mariasmovers.com) where she shares creative ideas and strategies for teaching young dancers. Maria served on the Dance/NYC Junior Committee for 2 years and presented at the 2012 Dance USA Conference. She also presents at the Dance Teacher Summit in New York City. Read Maria’s posts.