Featured Teacher – Miss Claire
Every month we like to highlight one of our terrific teachers. This month we are talking to Miss Claire Thompson from Tippi Toes® Tulsa.
Tell us a little about your dance history. Did you dance before? Did you teach before?
I’ve been dancing since I was a toddler! I danced at studios until I was in middle school and then danced on my school’s pom squad for most of high school. I met Brittany through the pom program and started teaching when I was 16. I had never taught dance before that, but I quickly grew to love it!
What do you enjoy most about teaching at Tippi Toes®?
I love watching students develop a genuine love for dance. Tippi Toes® has a great balance of learning good basic technique and having a ton of fun, and I love seeing the excitement on kids’ faces when they walk into dance class.
Tell us about a favorite Tippi Toes® moment from class.
It always warms my heart when students bring me a picture they drew in art class, tell me a story about something that happened at school, or come in excited to show me what they’ve been practicing at home. I love getting to see them grow and learn, both in dance and as people, and I love to find out about who they are in and out of dance class.
What do you like to do for fun when not dancing with the sweet kiddos?
I love to paint, sing, read, and spend time with my family and friends. I’m at my happiest when I’m with the people I love with coffee in my hand 🙂