“I love that teaching kids on Zoom brought me into their homes and closer to their lives. We often had family members, pets, and stuffed animals join us. One moment that brought me joy was when one student, who had been completely engaged in our dance class was handed a double scoop ice cream cone by an adult in his home – in the middle of dance class! I wondered what he would do when faced with the choice to dance or eat an ice cream cone. Well, this kiddo didn’t miss a beat! He just kept doing every step of our West African dance with an ice cream cone in his hand. That’s how badly this dancer needed to dance!”
Photo from one of Genoa’s filmed-at-home-with-family asynchronous lessons.
Genoa Sperske (she/her)
SF Ballet Dance In Schools and Communities
Valley Dance Theatre, Livermore
Summer Institute Alum 2020
Taught asynchronously, synchronously, concurrently, in hybrid, and in person, inside distanced + masks.