"Master technique and then forget about it and be natural."

                                               ~Anna Pavlova

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July 23, 2017

One of the mini-musical workshops I led this summer with Apollinaire Play Lab for kids ages 6-10 years was inspired by the picture book, Maybe Something Beautiful - How Art Transformed a Neighborhood by F. Isabel Campoy, Theresa Howell with illustrations by Rafael Lópe...

July 9, 2017

What happens when kids walk through a giant book?

Well, anything can happen - that's what we found out this summer during a mini-musical workshop with Apollinaire Play Lab for kids ages 6-10 years.

The children and I created a story on stage devising scenes together, lea...

May 19, 2017

Kids have strong feelings, and some kids have extra-big feelings. Expressing feelings, naming them, and noticing how people react to them are all ways children figure things out about themselves and others.

One way we explore feelings during dance/theatre classes f...

February 18, 2017

"What exactly is a story dance?" a friend asked recently. "It's not an easy answer," I said. "It's a little bit of many things - moving to music, story-telling, pretending, listening, responding, and imagining."

I've been using story dances with young learners for many...

January 5, 2017

Children love to bestow their teachers with artwork. Here are some recent favorites from my students. Click for larger view.

January 4, 2017

With all the scraps of fabric I have left-over from sewing projects, I make little puffy hearts that are just right for holding in your hand. Last fall, I began using them for my preschool and kindergarten dance classes.

During dance classes for those age groups, we spe...

December 6, 2016

Need a pair of tap shoes?

Maybe you should come see me.

Many years ago, I began teaching tap dance at a youth theatre, and we didn't want to make it a requirement for families to buy tap shoes, especially since kids grow out of them so fast. That's when I began collectin...