DanceCreate was originally suggested to me by my acting teacher in order to improve my movement and onstage presence. As I had no previous experience with dance or any kind of movement class, I was a bit weary about joining at first. After all, dance is for girls, right?! When I started my first class, I felt extremely uncomfortable; I… read more →
Starting Saturday, November 5th, we are holding our final Dance Basics Boot Camps of the year! Exiting things are happening in 2017. Our Basic classes have been very successful in teaching people to dance and move their bodies–from actors, artists, performers, to people who simply just want to learn how to dance, duplicate dance steps, learn dance choreography. … read more →
So many times I’ve heard: “I can’t dance…I have no rhythm…I have two left feet…I’m not coordinated…I can’t get the dance combination…I can’t remember the dance combination…It’s too fast, I can’t pick it up!” The solution is simple. One of the biggest road blocks I’ve experienced myself, and with teaching others to dance, is skipping gradients. What is a gradient?… read more →
What a FUN combination: “Cake By The Ocean”!
In great dance, there is always a balance of technique and expression. This is my teaching philosophy, and I’ve developed it through my entire journey in dance. When I started out dancing as a child, I was all self-expression. Then, entering Ballet study (which was ALL technique) I would get in trouble for creating expressive flairs. After time, I buried… read more →
Many students experience the “mirror fear”. There’s this huge mirror in front of you, making it super easy to see every possible flaw and out-ness about your body, your technique, your dancing. For those of you that have “mirror fear”, even a little, I urge you in the new year to look at the mirror in a new way: as… read more →