When I started dance as a 4yr old, I remember my ballet teacher had a big stick… That’s it. That’s actually all I remember. Gone are the days of regimented dance lessons with strict teachers that push kids to strive for perfection with no respect for the beauty of difference and diversity. Or so they […]
One of my favourite things about being a teacher is that I’m always learning. Every day I’m finding out more about how to effectively build knowledge and engage students in a dance class. More often than not, it means doing things a little differently. This last week I’ve been learning signs to help me communicate […]
why we don’t teach dance here. As a dance teacher with 13 years of experience, and as the Director of a 7-yr-old dance studio, you might be surprised to find out that we don’t teach dance here. Why? As a very young child I was WAY too energetic and fidgety for my traditional ballet class. […]
As a PhD student that’s been blowing about USyd for over 12 years, it’s no doubt that I love learning. I absolutely loved school as a kid. But for as long as I can remember, nothing got me quite as excited about a new school year like the prospect of stationary shopping… and it still […]
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