Wednesday, March 3, 2010


Have you ever had a child in dance class completely surprise you? Today it happened to me and the result? A big grin on my face! One little boy in my preschool class has not participated in movement since the school year began in September, but today, TODAY! He participated! He danced a duet, he explored with a prop, and shared his ideas as we made a delicious pretend sandwich! It completely made my day! I hope now this breakthrough will carry on for the rest of the school year! Wouldn't that be just fabulous? I think so!

Have your students made any recent breakthroughs? I would love to hear!


  1. These moments are priceless. Every year House of the Roses gets 350 kids from homeless shelters around the city together on stage for our end of the year show. After struggling to get them to move ALL year, they come out of the shells and turn into incredible dancing stars for the evening. This is the breakthrough that motivates me to teach for the entire next year! Thanks for sharing Maria.

  2. Yes! My one child who can never stand still for plies actually did the whole thing with pretty good technique and timing! Also, last week they were doing skips around the room and ending up non-intentionally doing a perfect circle around me. It was so cute and wonderful because I have THE HARDEST time teaching them how to do a circle without having it turn into a line. I was so happy!

  3. Awww yay! Thank you for sharing your breakthroughs! We should share these more often! Maybe I will have a regular post about this! :)