Different Drummer Dance

Dance Education From The Inside, Out

 
 
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Different Drummer Dance is a studio + online community that believes in dance classes for anybody who has a body, that dancers should learn pirouettes + body positivity, + that dancers are much more than their reflections in the studio mirror.

 

FOR DANCE PARENTS

These aren't your mother’s dance classes. Every little girl (and boy!) needs a place to feel confident, unique, and bold. I offer fresh and big-hearted dance classes and parties with lessons that last a lifetime and empower your child's mind, body and spirit. Take a class or book a party in upstate New York or book a party in Northern California.

FOR DANCE EDUCATORS

Overwhelmed? Swamped? Tired? Your job should be soul quenching, not soul sucking. Though you spend most of your time hidden behind the scenes, I see you and I know your job can be tough. I offer coaching, curriculum, and weekly tips, tools and resources to help you uncover the core of your business or teaching practice.

My work (and this site) is devoted to bright, fresh + big hearted dance education.

Discover tons of valuable tools! From classes to curriculums, how-to’s and interviews with your favorite dance idols, I’ve rallied my best resources here just for you.

 
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ABOUT KATRENA

I’ve never felt like a typical ballerina.

I love ballet, but ballet hasn’t always loved me back.

Staring at myself in the ballet classroom mirror often left me wondering if I was too much, or not enough.

After 20+ years of dancing, and 10+ years of teaching, I'm now devoted to creating the products, classes, and communities I wish I had as a young dancer and that I know today’s dancers need.

“Katrena has a gentle and kind way to make all of the kids feel comfortable to perform and most importantly, simply have fun!”

— Michele, dance parent

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MIND BODYSPARK

There’s a secret I want you to know about leaving the worry of teaching and running a dance studio behind.

It doesn’t have to do with a master technique, or a super special Excel sheet…

It has to do with teaching a dancer’s mind, body, and spirit.

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OH HAPPY DAY!

I heard your sigh of relief from the other side of the computer screen…

Resources for dance educators and studio owners from someone who’s been in your shoes (yep, all of them… even that pair you hide in the bottom of that dance bag you haven’t used in 10 years).