Dance This Notebook is a must have journal for dance students and dance teachers.
Each page contains an inspirational quote by Janaea Rose Lyn and artwork by Laura Higgins Palmer. Fitting easily into a dance bag, it also makes a wonderful gift for all types of creative people.
Life is a process of unfolding.
Your Dance Career
Coming in May, 2024
This engaging handbook is intended as a resource and companion for dancers, choreographers, directors, and educators. Practical information, examples, and exercises, come alive with stories from the author’s experience to provide the tools and guidance to choreograph the career which only you can dance!.
ACT 1: FIRST STEPS
Defining What Matters
ACT 2: PHRASING
Putting Yourself on Paper
ACT 3: PARTNERING
Networking, Interviewing and Auditioning
ACT 4: BEHIND THE SCENES
Producing, Promoting and Directing
CYDC Workshops are available
for High School
and College Dance Programs.
Contact for more information.
Collaborative Dance Making: Philosophy and Practice
In this article, I share my approach to collaborative dance making. I used this in both workshop settings with learners of all ages and abilities, and as a more complex process for developing full productions with community college students.
I describe the basic practice as well as the philosophy that informs my work, which is designed to foster connection and communication through dance.
This is followed by a description of a more in-depth application of this cooperative choreographic process within which students can express their personal stories as part of a larger theme in a fully produced performance.
The role of educator as facilitator in this process is key, and so I share strategies for faculty and peer mentoring as well as specific feedback techniques.