Minute Masterclass Episode 99

Welcome to your one-minute masterclass. I’m Andrea Trench, founder of DiscoverDance and creator of the Foundations Course for Early Childhood Dance Educators. Today in our Power of Props series, we are talking about where to shop for props. DiscoverDance partnered with Bear Paw Creek Movement Props to create a line of props in the DiscoverDance branding colors. I have used Bear Paw Creek props long before our partnership. They are a small family business, made in the USA, and offer a limited guarantee on their products. They have scarves, bean bags, the giant stretchy bands (I recommend the Connect-a-Stretchy Band), ribbon rings, balloon balls, and an assortment of instruments. In addition, they offer customizable personal prop kits that you can sell to your studio families or offer as a registration incentive. You can apply for a wholesale discount if you plan on ordering in bulk. It really is a fantastic company with amazing people. You can find out more by visiting musicandmovementproducts.com. Please support your small businesses when you can. 

I purchase dome cones, rhythm sticks, poly spots, agility hoops, and floor marking tape from S&S Worldwide,  parachutes, movement dice, and inflatable campfire from Oriental Trading, tambourine and mallet from West Music, and anything I cannot find from those places I get on Amazon, including a train whistle and many of the books I use in my classes. For more information, visit DiscoverDance.com.

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