Dance to Learn® University

Hello Dance Teacher Friends! 

Welcome to Dance to Learn® My name is Jessica Strong, I am the Creative Director and Owner and I am so excited that you are here! My passion in life is Dance Education! I love sharing the knowledge I've learned over the last 20 years as a retired ballerina, dance teacher and studio owner! Dance to Learn® has been the primary curriculum for my in-school dance program, Dance Exploration for 12 years. As a mobile dance teacher with schools as my primary clients, my goal was to create a curriculum that was EDUCATIONAL first. I knew that I wanted my curriculum to stand out. Recreational dance programs can be found in dance studios across America. Therefore I knew I wanted something different and unique designed to be rooted in education and focused on what my students were learning in school. Second, I wanted my curriculum to be ENGAGING. I wanted to create a multi-sensory educational dance curriculum that captivated the whole child by providing multiple sensory opportunities designed for all 4 primary learning types. Lastly I wanted a curriculum that was ENRICHING and involved parents and caregivers outside of the studio to encourage continued learning at home. 


Enjoy a FREE Lesson Plan!

Dancing a Life Cycle of a Butterfly!

I invite you to try a FREE Lesson Plan from Dance to Learn® Dancing the Life Cycle of a Butterfly is a FAVORITE of my dancers. This lesson plan allows dancers to create their own caterpillars, get wrapped in a cocoon and give their own set of wings a try. My lesson plans are educational, engaging and enriching with a focus on the whole child! If you enjoy this lesson plan, please check out our Membership Packages!

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Text DANCETOLEARN to 844-699-3240

Fall in Love with Dance Movement Cards!

Explore the Dance Concepts of Weight and Energy with these Fall Themed Dance Movement Cards! Each Concept includes 12 Movement Cards with Colorful Images and cute phrases to inspire movement.

Some Examples include:

- Push your friend in weighty wheelbarrow
- Land Gently on a Scarecrow
- Roll like a Heavy Pumpkin
- Crawl like a Grizzly Bear

- Swirl like Blowing Leaves
- Stand like a Strong Tree
- Push like you're raking leaves
- Rise like a Harvest Moon

The Fall themed Movement cards are recommended for Preschool Dance Classes for ages 3-7.

Featured Master Class

Free Resources

  • Dance to Learn® Blog

    Our Blog Contains Articles and Resources designed specifically for Dance Educators and Dance Studio Owners! To read the articles, you will need to be a member of Dance to Learn® University. Membership is Free.

  • Dance to Learn® Podcast

    The Dance to Learn® Podcast - is the best resource for Classroom Management Tips and Tricks, Curriculum and Lesson Plans, and Teaching Tools and Resources for Dance Educators! Hosted by Jessica Strong

  • Dance to Learn® YouTube

    The Dance to Learn® YouTube Channel is an additional resource for Dance Teachers and Dance Studio Owners to help you create educational, enriching and engaging lesson plans and dance classes for your students!

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