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DEALING WITH DANCERS WITH BAD ATTITUDES

What do you do when you have a student who’s extremely talented, naturally gifted and a brilliant performer but their attitude outshines the aforementioned? How do you handle the lack of respect, the inappropriate comments to peers, the insults to …

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Dance Studio Owner's Top 3 Season Ending Tips

It’s time to take a deep dive into your overall business operations. Additionally, look at how do you get your current families to register for next year and which of your teachers and staff you want to retain. These three …

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Don't ONLY Exercise Your Body!

Welcome to my Motivational Blog that appears on DanceTeacherWeb.com each and every month. Need some motivation and inspiration to see things through? …You’ve come to the right place!

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Exclusive Dance Studio Owner Problem Solving Strategies

This is a follow up article to the “Sometimes You Don’t Have All the Answers, and That’s Ok!” I recommend that you read that article as well because both articles work together and will help you when you are hit …

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The Dance Teacher Success Formula: Follow the 3B Rule!

A MUST read for all dance teachers. These tips will set you apart as a world class dance educator and help you increase your earning power!

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CREATING EFFECTIVE ASSESSMENT FORMS FOR DANCE STUDENT PROGR…

Studio owners, how much thought have you given to measuring yearly progress amongst your dancers? Sure, the “eyeball it” method works when your teachers are in the studio with them, day in and day out, but sitting down and actually …

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CREATIVE WAYS TO KEEP YOUR DANCERS THINKING

Ever think of what you can do to enhance the learning curve in your dance class? While dancers are often taught “how” sometimes we forget the “why’s,” “when’s,” and “where’s” things came from and happened….

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WHEN DANCE STUDENTS DECIDE TO PART WAYS

It’s inevitable. At some point in owning your dance studio a student is going to want to part ways and stop dancing. If you’re lucky, it may happen only a handful of times over the course of your career, but …

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Conditioning Exercise Regimine for Your Dancers

Conditioning programs for dancers should be an essential part of any training program. Along with regular technique classes, “cross training” will help provide increased cardiovascular, strength, flexibility and endurance benefits. It will also increase core strength and muscle tone and …

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TIPS FOR TEACHING WITH COMPASSIONATE AUTHORITY

Dance teachers spend countless hours with our students in the studio week after week and year after year. It’s sometimes easy for the lines of the relationship to blur in terms of dance teacher to student vs. friend to friend. …

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Action Really Does Speak Louder Than Words... Here's Why

Welcome to my Motivational Blog that appears on Dance Teacher Web each and every month. Need some motivation and inspiration to see things through? …You’ve come to the right place!

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COMPETING SOLOS AND GROUP NUMBERS THAT LOOK IDENTICAL

The debate over competing multiple solos and similar group numbers often comes up in dance teacher discussion. Sometimes the notion is to showcase their talents in every genre and take center stage as much as possible. While it's commendable for …

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REMINDING YOUNG DANCERS TO, "TAKE .YOUR. TIME.'

We often see how each generation of dancers change. With instant gratification in rare form, there has been a trend for a while now which I’m sure you have observed too, especially with your younger ones. In many of my …

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IN A TEACHING RUT? TRY THIS....

Teachers are human. We are indeed the ones our dancers look to for training, motivation, discipline, artistic inspiration and guidance, but indeed at the end of the day we are human. We are not immune to creative blocks, bad days, …

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Please Dancers, Stop Marking in Class

I’m not sure when or how marking in class became a thing. When I trained, (and I may be dating myself,) this was an act one never contemplated, whether in class or rehearsals. Everything was expected to be done full …

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TEN MINUTE STRETCH PRACTICE YOUR DANCERS CAN DO AT HOME

There is always a way for our young dancers to maintain conditioning. Even at home. While they may not be inclined to stretch and condition on their own for a whole hour, even a ten minute stretch with direction and …

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