Articles by Hannah Maria Hayes
How Creative Force Dance Center launched a special-needs class that ALL students want to take
Carson cannot wait for Wednesdays. That’s the day the 16-year-old takes Force Friends, a 45-minute technique class designed for dancers with … Continue reading
Teaching artists help children speak English through dance.
Jennifer Golonka demonstrates a passé skip with a high shape and then points to the words on a chart. Her students read and pronounce the terminology with her … Continue reading
How poor body image can impact your work
Thinking about stepping into a dance studio to teach ballet makes me panic, even though I have a dozen years of experience. Being trapped in a mirrored … Continue reading
How Arvin Arjona took the Millburn High School dance program from zero to the Orange Bowl in six years
Most of his students call him Mr. Arjona or Mr. A. “But some call me Papa Panda … Continue reading
K–12 teachers go to the mat for proper floors.
Teaching dance in a K–12 setting often means holding classes in hallways or cafeterias, sharing space with other student groups or dealing with ceilings that are too … Continue reading