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The 3 H's

If you are looking for a sendoff ritual, I highly recommend ending your classes with one of the Three Hs: a high five, handshake, or hug. I encourage my teen dancers to thank me after class. I appreci

10 Steps to More Expressive Dancers

I had a breakthrough moment during my first year teaching jazz that led me to come up with 10 strategies to increase dancers’ expressiveness. Developing an expressive physical voice and the self-confi

Make 'Em Laugh

During an across-the-floor exercise in a jazz class one day, I realized that all the students (7- to 9-year-olds) were leaping with their upper bodies slanting forward. One of the dancers was angling


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