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IMPORTANT REMINDERS FOR TEACHING CREATIVE MOVEMENT

Those with the calling, talent & patience to teach dance to toddlers will tell you it requires a skill set all its own. A special, dedicated subgroup of dance teachers, the knowledge and training necessary to teach these little's while …

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BEGINNER MODERN DANCE CENTER WARM-UP

You’ve asked and we’re here to help! I’m sharing a sampling of my beginner modern lesson plan for those of you that are interested in adding modern technique to your curriculum. Remember, this is a template to get your started …

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5 Important Tips for Dance Teachers to Have A Great New Sea…

As we embark on a new season this is always an exciting time of year. It is however a bit of a stressful time as well. Getting ready for new classes, finding or creating new material and getting to know …

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PERFORMING AT YOUR BEST! TIPS FOR GIVING A GREAT DANCE TEAC…

Teachers, that time of year is quickly approaching when studio schedules are being finalized and directors are rounding out their faculty for the new season. If you are lining up some interviews yourself for some new teaching gigs, I’d like …

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Can’t Make It to Las Vegas for the Dance Teacher Event of the Summer? Ignite your creativity with unique movement classes in all levels and explore business seminars designed to enhance explosive studio growth all from the comfort of your …

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BEGINNER EXERCISES TO CONNECT SPINE, PELVIS AND CORE

Dance Teachers are always trying to get dancers to understand the importance of the core, spine and pelvis. Without proper fundamental association of anatomy, dancers at some point will become limited in terms of their progression and visceral body connection …

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Floor Barre Exercises To Increase Turn-Out

Dance teachers are always trying to safely increase turnout while balancing strength & flexibility within our dancers. This is not something that develops overnight and is usually host to a whole list of variables including how much time and effort …

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HELPING DANCERS MAINTAIN TECHNIQUE OVER THE SUMMER MONTHS

With the summer season upon us, it’s essential to stress the importance of maintaining technique, strength and flexibility during this time to our dancers. So many times dancers make such beautiful progress throughout the year only to come back the …

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TIPS ON ENHANCING YOUR DANCE TECHNIQUE LESSON PLANS

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

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REFRAMING CENTER WARM-UP

The addition of a set-warm-up to your curriculum for dance students can have its advantages and disadvantages. In today’s blog, I wanted to give teachers something to think about in terms of what might work best for you and your …

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CHOREOGRAPHING FOR BEGINNER DANCERS

Every dancer, whether the most advanced to the youngest beginner, company or recreational, deserves the same experience of having a dance set on them they feel good about performing and look forward to.

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Beginner Choreography-Composition Lesson Plan

Here’s a wonderful lesson plan for your beginner students which is fun, encourages creativity, literacy, free-movement and choreographic voice. See below for progressions for older & more advanced students as well!

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A DANCE TEACHER'S GUIDE TO SUMMER TIME READING

Summer time is a great time to catch up on all that reading we were eager to get to but were too exhausted to after late nights in the studio. Every year my library seems to get bigger and bigger …

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SIMPLE COSTUME REMINDERS FOR A POLISHED & PROFESSIONAL APPE…

As we are in the midst of competition season and head into recital season in just a few weeks, there are a number of things we should include on our check list. One extremely important item that can transcend your …

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