Monday, January 3, 2011

Fresh Choreography Ideas for Recitals

I think one of the hardest things to do year after year as a teacher is to come up with fresh and innovative choreography for recitals and competitions. It is key to that the choreography appeals to audiences who might not be dancers (like parents), appeals to dancers, challenges your students, pleases judges, and is different from last year! I just have to share this choreographer's work with you, as she has some very entertaining and creative pieces, that could give you the inspiration you need to tackle the 15 dances you have to choreograph for this year's recital!

I recently discovered her on YouTube as I was desperately searching for inspiration of my own, and found tons of her work there. Introducing...Kate Jablonski! She has her own dance company, Beyond Words, located in Westmont, Illinois. Here's her website with a video gallery of her best work. May you also be inspired!


  1. oh my goodness, that's amazing

  2. That was so beautiful. truly beyond words

  3. wow is all i can say very talented and also very powerful

  4. hi, im 11 years old and im choreagraphing for a performance in july. any ideas for a advanded group of girls aged 10-13???

    1. That's great that you're getting a chance to choreograph already!! Good for you. What type of dance is it? Choreographing is something you have to feel - I suggest listening to the music over and over with your eyes closed and imagine yourself moving to the music. Then, see what comes from what you've felt and imagined!