Ballets Secret Code

ballets secret code

I thought I just had to share this documentary called Ballets Secret Code with you all, as ballet is becoming more and more competitive each year with dancers working their bodies to do the impossible. Sometimes it is good to remember that solid technique is always the best so that you don’t injure yourself trying … Read more

A Cinderella Theme Class To Teach

cinderella theme

Here are some ideas on how to teach a class with a Cinderella Theme going. This post is aimed at dance teachers who teach small children, but this type of class will also work for pre school, kindermusic and even gynmastics classes for small children. When I teach my tiny tots ballet class, I always … Read more

Coordination in Dance and How We Can Improve on It?

coordination in dance

In order to improve our coordination in dance we first need to understand exactly what coordination is. So let’s start with . . . What Is Coordination? Coordination simply explained is basically the teamwork between your muscles and your conscious thoughts, to make movements possible, whether it be a familiar or a new movement. When … Read more

What Is The Importance Of Flexibility Throughout Your Life?

what is the importance of flexibility

What is the importance of flexibility? How important is flexibility as you get older? Let’s look at why flexibility is important for everyone no matter what your age and whether you are a dancer or not! It is important to keep in mind that strength and flexibility should come together, as it is not healthy … Read more

Maslow Developmental Stages And How To Use Them In Your Teaching

Maslow developmental stages

Have you heard of Maslow? The Maslow developmental stages are a great method to use when teaching your younger children in particular. Let’s see why they work so well. Here are the Maslow Hierarchy needs explained. Who Was Maslow? Abraham Harold Maslow was an American psychologist who was best known for creating Maslow’s hierarchy of … Read more

How To Stretch Your Body And Avoid Injury

how to stretch your body

Let’s look at how to stretch your body safely and avoid injury, or as a dance teacher to make sure your dancers know how to stretch correctly. It is sad that so many children I teach at the moment have been over stretched in the past and are now suffering with chronic joint pain as … Read more