Monday, November 16, 2009

Educator- Educator-Educator- Dancer

This weekend I am dancing in the student and alumni concert at NYU! I haven't danced in this concert since I was in the masters program in 2006- (wow! that was a long time ago!) I am really looking forward to being on stage again. All of the pieces are student works and vary in genres from tap, modern, ballet, and folk dancing. Here is the flyer! Isn't it perty!

As an educator, I think it is important to take class, rehearse and perform. Right? I think I need a new goal: as much time as I spend on educating, (it is a lot!) I should spend on dancing. I just don't take enough technique classes anymore. So after this weekend, I will be a free to be cast as a dancer! Anyone? (hehe)

How important do you think it is to keep dancing while and after you have started your career as an educator? How do you keep the balance of teaching and dancing? I would love to hear what other educators do to fit it all in. What is important to you?

In the meantime movecreateeducate....


  1. Oh I think it's very important!! I feel like I haven't danced for ME in a long time and then I feel like I lose some of it... I don't know if it's my creativity or drive but something goes away. I really feel that as teachers, we should have the chance to take a class or two to keep ideas fresh and keep us on our toes (so to speak!) I don't want my work to get old. Plus I feel it is important for us to have an outlet! Dancing was always mine, but sadly the chances to take classes in Greensburg, Pa aren't there... :/ But I say take classes when you can... if for nothing else but the fun of it! xoxo

  2. Thank you for your comment Lori! I agree! We should take class sometime if you come to NYC while I am here!