Something in the way she moves…..

There is something in the way my daughter moves that elicits strong physical memories of my childhood. Both of my kids are highly kinesthetic. My son, perpetually fighting imagined villains, never stops darting, kicking, rolling, falling, and slicing- much to my annoyance (grungey floors in public places) and sometimes embarrassment (totally wrong moment as deemed … Continue reading Something in the way she moves…..

Cycle 1: How much of what we teach is “curriculum”?

Let's face it, I am fortunate in that my subject area- dance- is not included in the standardized tests that my students take each year. That doesn't mean, however, that I am not careful and intentional in how and what I teach. As I see it, there are three main types of teaching/learning relationships in … Continue reading Cycle 1: How much of what we teach is “curriculum”?

Taking Responsibility: My View of the Dangers for the Field of Dance

Regular readers of Dance Advantage might already know the popular article, Is Dance a Field in Danger by Lauren Warnecke. I added my thoughts in the comments section. Please click over to read it as it will give some clarity to the following points. Essentially, we need to find responsibility in engagement from both the … Continue reading Taking Responsibility: My View of the Dangers for the Field of Dance

Picking Up the Steps: An Introduction to Dance Training

I have recently written a post for parents of little movers on Green Spot Blue (a parenting and literary Web site) on dance education and what to look for and expect in a dance class.  The article can be found here. Here is a snippet from the beginning of the article: Dance education, like any … Continue reading Picking Up the Steps: An Introduction to Dance Training