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Dance Teacher Ideas to Improve Your Classroom Environment P…

In the final chapter of our 3 Part Exclusive Dance Teacher Series on classroom environment discover unique ways to have your students receptive to receive corrections and how to create harmony in your classroom.

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INTRODUCING SITE SPECIFIC DANCE TO YOUR STUDENTS

Been thinking about site specific work with your young dancers? There is no better time to change it up a bit and introduce the magic of site-specific dance to your students. The genre, made popular by modern based choreographic pioneers …

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Dance Teacher Web Conference and Expo Virtual Event!

Couldn't make it to the live event? Join us for the dance teacher virtual event of the summer! Over 100 movement classes and business seminars. Check out the expo hall filled with the top dance merchants for special offers and …

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CONSIDERATIONS FOR AUDITIONING COMPANY DANCERS

Many dancers in the studio setting strive to achieve the illustrious company status at some point in their training. Determining who is ready to advance and who needs some more time "marinating" is an important decision based on a variety …

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TIME TO MOTIVATE

Thinking about the fall season ahead? Thinking about how you as studio owner can best motivate your students, faculty and yourself to stay excited and focused through the new season? As the owner, you are the ring-leader, the master of …

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Helping Dancers Remember Choreography

When young, beginner dancers are learning choreography, whether as a class exercise or in rehearsals, they can sometimes become overwhelmed when trying to pick up material. Keeping in mind that picking up choreography is a skill and can be challenging …

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HOW TO SHAKE THINGS UP IN YOUR DANCE CLASSES

We all have taught those amazing classes where we leave feeling inspired because the energy in the room that day was so electric. You know, the ones where all your dancers are little sponges and retain everything, are focused, ask …

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EXERCISES TO STRENGTHEN ANKLES AND IMPROVE RELEVE

Why do our dancers struggle with holding their relevé? This is an ongoing question we often ask ourselves and an aspect of training that we continually try to improve upon with our dancers. It is also one of the most …

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FAVORITE FLOOR EXERCISE SEQUENCE TO STRENGTHEN LEGS.

Dancers are often known for their shapely, flexible, powerful legs. They are one of our most vital instruments. And while flexibility is often given great attention to, we must help our dance students balance that with strengthening exercises as well. …

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CREATIVE MOVEMENT & ART LESSON PLAN

One of the most wonderful things about dance is that it can be used as a vehicle for many interdisciplinary subjects. That crossover especially holds true within other areas of the arts. Even starting with your youngest dancers, we can …

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A Letter From One Studio Owner to Another

With the pandemic almost in your rear view mirror you may be wondering where do we go from here? Questions like how do I rebuild, reset and restore my business are very possibly going around in your mind.

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The #1 Lesson For A Successful Studio Environment

As dance teachers, we are often thinking about our choreography, our warm-ups and our across the floor and center combos before the day’s classes commence. Over the course of a season we exhaust ourselves trying to be creative and think …

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FUN, BEGINNER IMPROV EXERCISES FOR JUNIORS

Improvisation is still one of those areas of dance which mystifies some studio dance teachers and terrifies dance students (mainly older students.) Most of the time you’ll get an, “I love improv” or an “I hate improv” from the crowd …

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Dance Teacher And Dance Studio Owner Continuing Education

Continuing ed is a BIG key to the success of any Dance Teacher and Dance Studio Owner. Here are some ideas to consider to expand your knowledge and expertise

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YOUR DANCERS WANT TO TAKE SHORT-CUTS..NOW WHAT?

Tell me if this sounds familiar. “Can we get up from the floor this way instead of that way because it’s easier for me?” Or, “Oh good, I can come on from that side? It’s easier.” Or, “Can we just …

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