|Posted by mstiffy on February 10, 2012 at 4:20 PM||comments (1)|
Watch Ms. Tiffany's, "Why do YOU dance?" interview:
|Posted by mstiffy on October 12, 2011 at 5:15 PM||comments (0)|
During the month of October, MTD is bringing you a new interview series entitled, "Why Do YOU Dance?" We will be interviewing dance educators, dancers, choreographers, and all around dance enthusiats to get different viewpoints on why dance is so important in their lives. Our second interview takes us Tennessee.
Lucia White is a singer/song-writer and lover of dance.
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|Posted by mstiffy on October 10, 2011 at 12:30 AM||comments (0)|
During the month of October, MTD is bringing you a new interview series entitled, "Why Do YOU Dance?" We will be interviewing dance educators, dancers, choreographers, and all around dance enthusiats to get different viewpoints on why dance is so important in their lives. Our first interview takes us to Charlotte, NC.
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|Posted by mstiffy on January 23, 2011 at 6:57 PM||comments (2)|
Alternate forms of medicine have always been something that has been of interest to me. Whether drinking herbal tea to cure a headache, or positive affirmations to relieve stress, many people are turning to less conventional forms of healing.
Did you know that dance can also be used to heal?
Have you ever had a bad day at work or school? Have you ever went home and turned on your favorite song and danced around the room? Did you notice that you started t...Read Full Post »
|Posted by mstiffy on June 13, 2010 at 6:17 PM||comments (2)|
Hip-hop dance and video dancing (or what I would like to call "booty dancing") are always mistaken for one another. As a hip-hop instructor, I always have parents say, "Now will my daughter be dancing like those girls in the music videos?"
Want to know why? Let me tell you.
What those "girls in the music videos" are doing is not, I repeat, is not hip-hop dancing. Shaking your backside to a hip-hop song do...Read Full Post »
|Posted by mstiffy on June 10, 2010 at 9:32 PM||comments (0)|
I'm happy to announce that the Topics of the Month are back by popular demand! In the future months, we will be discussing several dance topics, for instance, the sexualizing of children in dance competitions, how to have a successful and inviting dance website, and dance companies and social networking. Please stayed tuned!
Also, as I always say in each of my blogs, this is an open discussion. If there is anything you would like to discuss please dro...Read Full Post »
|Posted by mstiffy on December 7, 2009 at 5:36 PM||comments (0)|
So you have decided to put yourself out there as a freelance dancer, meaning you are not tied to a specific company or organization. There are a few things that you need to know before taking the jump into the life of freelance.
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A dance audition can be intimidating. Whether you are...
|Posted by mstiffy on October 13, 2009 at 8:41 PM||comments (0)|
I have deciced to take a break from the monthly blogs, due to being really busy with business. Please stay tuned and check back regularly for updates. Next month we will continue our series on how to protect yourself in the professional dance field.
|Posted by mstiffy on September 8, 2009 at 7:37 PM||comments (4)|
So you were just hired as a dance instructor huh? Or maybe you have been teaching for a while and still don't know exactly all the details at your studio. As instructors, we are the backbone to any dance studio. We work directly with the students harvesting their technique. We also talk directly to parents about the progress of the child/children. Without us, there would be no studio. Before accepting an opportunity to be an instructor, there are several things that should be discus...Read Full Post »
|Posted by mstiffy on July 30, 2009 at 1:54 PM||comments (0)|
As dancers, dance instructors, and choreographers it is so important to have a business mind. You have to protect yourself first, because in this business you can get messed over very quickly. Sadly, I have experienced this several times. I wanted to focus this month on the importance of protecting yourself as an independent contractor doing choreography.
Whether you know it or not, as a...Read Full Post »