is to develop musical dancers by ensuring that EVERY ballet teacher can CONFIDENTLY understand, INTENTIONALLY choose and CAPABLY use music while teaching unset ballet classes!
Whether you're honing your own killer music skills or looking for something FUN that will WOW your students, I've got you covered!
Brighten your studio walls with a new poster that you can use to teach music rhythms! 2 birds with 1 stone!
Start conversation about music by using this quiz with your students! (Don't stress, I've included the answer key.)
I love having a bunch of bright-eyed young dancers sitting 'crisscross applesauce' d around the piano and listening raptly while I show them basic rhythms in the music and demonstrate it on the keys!
Music is a second language for you, as ballet was for me, many years ago. A FLIPPIN' hard second language!
Crying tears of frustration as I sat hidden behind the piano after being corrected for playing music that just didn't work, yet again, I vowed that ballet would NOT get the better of me!
Fast forward and here we are, you and I, hanging out and talking music theory for ballet class.
Crazy, right? I NEVER would have seen this coming back then.
Rather than taking the safe path and defaulting to syllabus, status quo, and stuffyness, I want music to inspire, invigorate and intrigue your life as a ballet teacher!
Whether through the Rhythms and Beats for Ballet Series for your students, OR, The Official Music Training Course for Ballet Teachers, I am starting a movement dedicated to musicality.
My goals are to:
You can do it.. I've got you covered!
Do you teach ballet? Yes? Perfect.. You're going to LOVE these easy-to-read and action inspiring posts!
(So are all the other teachers right now, the difference is, you're here and about to get excited!!) Check this out.. a one-of-a-kind video training series I created JUST FOR YOU, ballet teachers who want their dancers to learn about music (even during Covid!)!!
Do you KNOW your students would benefit from more music training but you have no idea where to start? Are you worried that without live music your students are missing out on some basic music skills? As your studio's pianist and music teacher from afar, I've developed JUST THE THING for you! In this series your dancers will learn to clap and count dancer counts, beats, bars and how to move to 3 different time signatures; the 3/4, 4/4 and 6/8. Sounds pretty sweet, eh?
"As a studio owner that is currently offering virtual instruction, it is important to seek out innovative and fun tools to continue to provide our students with a high level of dance education. This (Rhythms and Beats for Ballet) does just that!"
"It sounds fun already!! I just started listening to it. (about Rhythms and Beats)"
Their future success as a professional dancer depends on YOUR ability to use and count unset music well. Syllabus alone cannot train that musicality, your dancers MUST also dance unset exercises with unfamiliar music!
your future doesn't have to be you sitting alone on Sunday night in your Lululemons, drinking a glass of wine and feeling embarrassed that you're trying to figure out how to count that stupid polonaise that you were planning on using the next day!
I'm thrilled to tell you that I've created an INCREDIBLE music training course just for you, a ballet teacher!
I want to save you the tears and frustration that I experienced, hunched over and hiding my face behind the piano 20 years ago.
If you're down with mastering the use of music and becoming the Queen, nay, the kick-butt Ninja Queen of ballet class music, you've got to take it!
This course makes it EASY to learn how to count and use music (whether you work with a pianist or not, music skills are a MUST, right?!!)
The Official Music Training Course for Ballet Teachers is open for self-study!
Your commitment to ballet is amazing! Seriously, I'm blown away by the incredible commitment and strength that dance studios demonstrated over the past year! Your tenacity gives me great hope for the future of ballet. You are AMAZING!
My mission is to develop musical dancers by ensuring that EVERY ballet teacher can CONFIDENTLY understand, INTENTIONALLY choose and CAPABLY use music while teaching unset ballet classes!
That's YOU, right?! You're absolutely in the right place if you want to confidently understand, intentionally choose and capably use music while teaching unset ballet classes!
I give you clear, fun, easy-to-understand and use, music tips through monthly newsletters, blogs, free videos and finally, (after many VERY LATE recording sessions and endless-coffee mornings) three well laid out, thoughtfully created and recorded courses (one of them is even FREE!).
Grab a swig from your water bottle and settle in to learn more!
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