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ATTAINABLE CORE BUILDING EXERCISES

Dance Teachers, we all recognize that core strength is essential to any strong, technically sound dancer. While we aim to teach our students to always move from the inside out vs. from the extremities (i.e. arms, legs, etc.,) getting started …

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HOW WELL DO YOUR STUDENTS APPLY & RETAIN CORRECTIONS?

Working with young dancers, we are accustomed to giving feedback, critique and correction as young bodies and minds progress and develop. While technical and performance skills are on the forefront of one’s training agenda, part of one’s dance education should …

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Is Excellent Technique Enough?

Dance’s representation on T.V. has helped make great strides for the world of dance in terms of recognition and respect, without a doubt. It has allowed young dancers to see dreams realized as well as the hard work, dedication and …

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STUDIO OWNERS & FACULTY- REPRESENTING A UNITED FRONT

It’s important to recognize that the most effective way to ensure consistency and clarity in setting expectations, is to represent a united front. When children see follow-through coming from parents, it lets them know they are like-minded with similar philosophies …

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WAYS TO CELEBRATE GRATITUDE AT YOUR DANCE STUDIO

The holidays are quickly approaching and it’s the perfect time to take pause with young dancers and give thanks for all that we are afforded. Sometimes it’s easy to forget how truly lucky we are when life gets busy, so… …

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NEED STRENGTH AT THIS POINT IN TIME?

Welcome to a new Motivational Blog that will appear 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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IDEAS FOR CHANGING UP TECHNIQUE CLASS

Technique is a crucial aspect of any dance class, we all know that. It is the fundamental foundation of dance which propels a dancer’s growth, increases flexibility, enhances strength and teaches them essentially, “how to dance.” If our dancers are …

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Easy Tips to Help Your Dancers with Musicality

Musicality is an essential component to being a dancer. They go hand and hand. A dancer without musicality is like a scientist who doesn’t know the elements. It just doesn’t work. While some dance students have an instinctual, keen sensibility …

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TEACHING YOUR STUDENTS IT'S NOT JUST ABOUT THE STEPS

When choreographers have a vision, it’s usually about the work in its entirety. The concept. The story. The feelings they hope the movement evokes. That’s what touches the audience and speaks to their soul; the essence and the spirit of …

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WHY FAST-TRACKING STUDENTS PREMATURELY DOESN'T WORK

Our goal is to move our students forward. To help them progress so that they can continually build upon the knowledge we give them. We do that specifically in their technique classes where we aim to start with a strong, …

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DEVELOPING A GENERATION OF MINDFUL DANCERS

Everything we do we should be done with intention. From taking a breath to mastering a step of choreography, it is so important to remain present in the space you are in at any given moment. In a time where …

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TEAM BUILDING IDEAS FOR YOUR DANCE STUDENTS

Anytime you are dealing with children and adolescents who spend an enormous amount of time together, you are bound to hit rough patches, clicks, disagreements and gossip. It’s inevitable. What our dancers must remember is that they are team...

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NURTURING YOUNG CHOREOGRAPHERS

Dance teachers, we have the advantage of insight from an educational and experiential standpoint. At one time, we were in our students’ shoes, just about ready to conquer the dance world and take our first steps into the professional arena. …

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Dance Teachers: Your Reputation Is Everything!

As a dance teacher the only thing that you have that can make or break you is your reputation. How you conduct yourself not only with your boss but with your students, parents and fellow faculty members says a lot …

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