If you are anything like us, you have gotten a WHOLE LOT better at technology since March of 2020, when we all had to begin teaching dance online instead of in-person. We dance teachers have conquered Zoom, live social media, video-streaming services and more. Never before did we need to know the ins-and-outs of our computers more!
But, the thing that was always top of mind for us gals at dance dance HOORAY was this - how do we stay connected with our students? How do we keep them engaged, while dancing from home? How do we make dance FEEL as good to them at home as it does in studio? This has been especially tricky for the preschool and elementary aged dancers.
We think we might be on to something! This summer, our virtual dance camps have had MORE camps run than any of our in-person camps in years past.....amazing, right?!? We had to figure out fast how to get these kiddos to want to dance along at home once they logged on!
We have spent this summer trying, testing, and mastering ideas and systems to make virtual work for YOU (the teachers) and for THEM (the students). Even better -- these camp ideas can apply directly to times other than summer! They are perfect for school-day-off camps, winter or spring break workshops, parent's night outs and more!
To get the goods, with full instructions for themed dance games, activities, craft projects, routines, and more, check out our Happy Camper packs!
In the meantime, here are some of our biggest lessons and take-aways -- some DANCE CAMP DO's!