Archive for August 2013

I’m Makin’ Fliers!

I made up this flier/flyer (how do you spell it?) for my jazz class. If you want to spread the word about how much fun we have in class, feel free to print it out and hang it up somewhere. 🙂

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Introducing…NEW CLASSES!


Well, I may be crazy for doing this, but I’ve agreed to add more classes to my schedule!  Oh, who am I kidding?  I can’t get enough teaching dance.  Starting this September I’m going to be teaching more than ever before (and that’s saying a lot!).  I’ll be adding three classes for adults at a brand new studio downtown called Express Yourself Madison.*

All of my new Express Yourself Madison classes will be on Thursdays starting September 13th.  These are not drop-in classes.  You’ll need to sign up for a 15-week session.  And at the end of the 15 weeks you have the opportunity to perform in the recital!


The classes below are linked to pages with more detailed descriptions.

5:30pm – 6:30pm Adult Beginner Ballet

6:45pm – 7:45pm Adult Irish Step Dance – The Other Steps

8:00pm – 9:00pm Adult Beginner Tap Dance


*Express Yourself Madison is located at 401 N Lake St, Lower Level.  Many of you have known that space as Dance Fabulous.  I want to clarify that Express Yourself Madison is in no way affiliated with Dance Fabulous. It’s just a coincidence that my new studio moved into the previous location of my old studio.  Express Yourself Madison is not trying to copy or one-up Dance Fabulous in any way.  I would not have agreed to teach there if that was their M.O.  They are going to be offering kids classes and 15-week adult sessions in addition to drop-in classes.  But I hope you will find the staff and environment as warm, welcoming and free of judgment as Dance Fabulous was for so many dancers.




Giving Up or Going Beyond?

There is a blog post by Shawn Renee Lent that I just really love. Are you a dancer that gave up? In an art form that seems more and more focused on competition success followed by commercial success, it would be easy to think any dancer that doesn’t follow that path has given up on his or her dream. But what if the dream simply changes?

Check out the original blog post here:

Getting the Most out of Private Dance Lessons

“Heidi, can I pay you to give me private lessons?” I have been asked this more than once by students in my group classes, typically on a night when we’ve done some particularly tricky moves. The short answer is “sure.” But most of these students don’t really know what they’re asking.

Who Benefits from Private Lessons? Read more