Will this class be recorded?
This class will not be recorded.
Can my staff join this class?
Of course! However, the price of the class is per student. Each teacher will need to register separately.
What if I cannot attend the class live?
There will be no refunds if you miss the live class. Stay tuned for future class offerings that may be a better fit for your schedule.
Is this for DiscoverDance Experience Members too?
YES! In fact, this is a bonus training for you. From your Membership Dashboard-> Teaching Library-> Updates and Announcements, you will find the discount code to join us for free!
If I sign up for the DiscoverDance Experience Membership can I attend for free as well?
You sure can! For $7 more you can get access to our Teacher Track resources and join us for this training at no additional cost. Learn more about the Experience at https://www.discoverdance.com/the-experience/
During this live session, we will define classroom management, identify potential challenges inside an early childhood dance classroom, and share systems and strategies to avoid these challenges. We will also discuss common behaviors during the early years and best practices for tackling disturbances that can throw off our class flow.
Andrea is dedicated to helping dance teachers create and deliver content that is research-based and developmentally appropriate for children under the age of 6. Her primary focus is classroom management, conceptual teaching, and foundational movement skill development in early childhood dance education. In addition, Andrea uses her 12 years of experience as a partner in a dance studio to inspire, equip, and empower educators. Andrea’s teaching career began in 1998. While receiving a B.F.A. in dance at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, she met dance educator, Kate Kuper. It was her class and mentorship that led to the creation of DiscoverDance. After over a decade of teaching, refining, and evolving, DiscoverDance launched in 2017. Since the launch, Andrea has presented at events sponsored by Revolution Dancewear, Misty Lown, Rhee Gold, Richard Smith, Louise Taitz, Chicago National Association of Dance Masters, and Dance Masters of Wisconsin. She has contributed to DanceStudio Life Magazine, DanceEd Tips, Rhythm Works Integrative Dance, and is a current contributor for DanceStudioOwner.com. She hosts the DiscoverDance podcast and is the creator of the Foundations Course for Early Childhood Dance Educators. Andrea is known for her energetic teaching approach, desire to ask and answer tough questions, and passion to advocate the importance of dance in a child’s life. Through Andrea’s tested structural classroom frameworks, creative teaching approach, and passion to improve the quality of early childhood dance programs, educators learn how to effectively teach inside the studio and how to share the “why we do what we do” outside of the studio with clarity and confidence.