"I've never taken a hip hop lesson before. Gabe did a good job of breaking down hip hop into the 3 skills he emphasized. Isolation, exaggeration, and swagger. It was a good experience and three skills that would benefit students. I think during…"
"I find it shocking that the United States Government went so far as to hire choreographers to design dances that kept dancers apart. There really must have been public outrage over the style of couples dancing that were happening. I guess there…"
"I enjoyed learning the fox trot, but since it is a couple's dance, do not think I'd use it with my current group of students. When studying this era, it is interesting to see how the move back to cities influenced the dances. Dancing was available…"
"I use Jump Jim Joe a lot with my students and am excited to have learned another couple of dances to throw in my repertoire. I also think the resource shared "Traditional Barn Dances with Calls and Fiddling" will be a great addition to my teaching…"
"I think the cakewalk dance is the most challenging and would be the most challenging for students because it is more improvisational. Students would become more comfortable with this type of dance, with repeated exposure, and a safe, supportive…"
"My main use of dances in the past has been as team builders. I am glad you mentioned the caveat of having boys play the girls role in dances. I don't think I would have thought of that, and I have far less girls than boys this year. So, I will…"
"I would use the welcome dance with my students and think it would be an easy, and non threatening way to introduce dance with my students. I like this because it is easy for students to learn and they don't have to worry about different steps.