Its a slow start for this writer up here in the frozen North. Our temps drop and I personally feel like hibernating, as such my blogging frequency has slowed down. So, I thought I’d take advantage of the Dance Advantage round-up for January to give this blog a little kick in the pants for 2013. Participants have been asked to linkup their favourite top 5 posts from 2012 – and why these posts? Next to each you find out why they rock so much they needed to be heard again.
PS – I’d love to hear what you think of these posts too! If your interest is tweaked and you’d like to hear more about a specific topic, leave a comment to let us know.
Thank you Nichelle at Dance Advantage for this round-up!
Every-Body’s Got the Ability! In 2012, I began to explore and develop my own approach to teaching dance to youth and adults living with disability. This post is a particular favourite!
Fa la la la laaaaa la la Alignment! At the core of every dancers technique is alignment, and as a teacher I always bring corrections back to alignment — usually its the root cause of physical issues.
Giraffes Can’t Dance Encouraging my young students’ love of books and reading is important to me so I like to connect dance to different children’s books throughout the year. This one was a hit with the boys – and its so wonderfully illustrated!
Givin’ Your Knees the Lovin’ They Deserve This informative post on the structure of the knees is a collaboration between an amazing group of contributors who have supported this project since before we hit the internet. They keep me thinking, and also keep my body from falling apart!
AD4L Newsletter Last, but not least, I cannot close this post without mentioning our newsletter. Its a collaborative project that we hope will get the dance community (students, parents & teachers) thinking about health & wellness throughout the lifespan of their dance lives. Thanks again to the fantastic group of contributors who take time out of their hectic schedules to write thoughtful, informed works for this project.
[In September we moved to an online format – so the link will take you to ISSUU. As an Ipad addict, I am loving the online reader format that ISSUU offers as well.]