Dance Team – Dance Dictionary
If you’re new to dance or coaching dance and you have trouble keeping your terminology straight, check out our Dance Dictionary! ADAGIO: Any dance to slow music; also, part of the classical pas de deux in ballet. AIR, ENL’: In ballet, a step done off the ground – for instance, tour en l’air, round de jambe en […]
Music and Movement Activities for Infants, Toddlers & Preschoolers
Movement activities for preschoolers are a fun way to help young children grow and learn. Abigail Flesch Connors’ new book Shake, Rattle, and Roll is full of infant and toddler activities, focusing on how music activities for infants and toddlers can help develop critical language, math, science, and music skills in their early childhood.
Stretching Your Dancers at All Levels
Dance teachers know the benefits of stretching for their students. But sometimes stretching exercises and descriptions can get boring for both the teacher and their dancers. Here are some new ideas that I use for imagery (stretching wording and descr
Brain Breaks - Pirate Freeze Dance
Pirate Freeze Dance: Need a fun movement activity to fill a few minutes of music or PE? Classroom teachers, are you looking for a fun brain break to get your kids up and moving?Try Freeze Dance! Turn on some fun music, and each time you hit pause show a different picture (print or project onto your ...
Building Body and Brain: Tips for Teaching Dance to 3- to 6-year-olds
Creative dance means creative teaching, too. Though leading a class of 3-year-olds may sound like fun and games to the uninitiated, there's a serious side to early childhood dance education. Each activity has a purpose: to develop cognitive, social and physical abilities. There are also specific tea