Parks and Rec(reational dancing!)

Parks and Rec(reational dancing!)

This week, we started advertising our classes in the park program at 3 beautiful Los Angeles parks: Coldwater Canyon Park, Hazeltine Park in Sherman Oaks, and Holmby Park in Holmby Hills. We had a lot of interest from and a lot of FUN with the park guests who ventured over to try out a demo version of our classes. Even the intense heat didn’t stop us from having a great time! When we do a demo, we provide a short version of our classes in order to show parents how much fun our classes are, while not taking up a lot...

Why Is Dancing So Good for Your Brain?

Why Is Dancing So Good for Your Brain?

To take a trivial example, which of us ever undertakes laborious physical exercise, except to obtain some advantage from it? But who has any right to find fault with a man who chooses to enjoy a pleasure that has no annoying consequences, or one who avoids a pain that produces no resultant pleasure? But I must explain to you how all this mistaken idea of denouncing pleasure and praising pain was born and I will give you a complete account of the system, and expound the actual teachings of the great explorer of the truth, the master-builder of human happiness....

Why Hire Me

Why Hire Me

I get it. There are a lot of options to choose from when it comes to picking a dance class for your kid. There is a studio down the street from your house, another a mile away, and about 10 more within a 5-mile radius. Options are on your side. And they are great options! You can get quality training at any of those places. BUT, what you can’t get is completely individualized attention, a personalized lesson plan, and the knowledge of an expert solely dedicated to your child. These are invaluable elements. That is exactly what I offer. An invaluable...

It’s My Party and I’ll Dance If I want To!

It’s My Party and I’ll Dance If I want To!

The STRESS! Planning a birthday party is stressful! Finding the table clothes and napkins to match your child’s theme; sending the invitations; buying enough goodies for goodie bags; making sure the cake is gluten free/dairy free/vegan/made from magical fairy chocolate. Phew! This all adds up to a lot of time and frenzy, but the good news is that booking your entertainment doesn’t have to be stressful. In fact, it’s fun and exciting! When I book a party, all the work falls on me. I double check the headcount a few days prior, and always prepare for extra children to pop...

Learning Through Fun

Learning Through Fun

I have been working with kids since 2010, and in that time I’ve trained a great deal with industry professionals. The one piece of advice that was common between all my mentors was this: Kids learn best when they are having fun. That small sentiment has changed the way I teach my classes. Whether a child is 3 or 13, I have found that allowing her to act creatively and engaging her curiosity has a profound impact on how she retains information learned in class. Teaching tendue (which means to stretch and point your foot in ballet) is a simple...