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WHEN STUDENTS DANCE AT MULTIPLE STUDIOS

As a studio owner, there are challenges in and of itself when dealing with other dance studios who are in close proximity to yours. There is constant competition in gaining business, losing business, staying relevant, keeping on the pulse of …

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Creating A Successful Summer Dance Program

We are almost at the end of what is hopefully turning out to be your best year yet and it’s time to turn attention to the summer season! If you haven’t already done so, lining up your summer intensive schedule …

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TIPS FOR THE NEW DANCE TEACHER

Walking into a dance studio for the first time to teach your first class can bring up a whole host of emotions. Being excited, creatively charged and also nervous and apprehensive are all par for the course. You’re walking into …

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NOT EVERY DANCER BELONGS ON POINTE- AND THAT’S OK.

One might think that the natural progression for every ballet student is to progress from a pre-pointe class to a pointe class. That is true for many, but there is a demographic of dancers who are either not ready, not …

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GETTING YOUR NUMBERS NATIONALS READY

Competition Nationals time is approaching. While coming up with clever concepts and original choreography is a given, sometimes once all the “genius” is out there, the upkeep and “polishing” can get lax when we’ve now run it a million times. …

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PLACING FOCUS ON FOCUS IN CHOREOGRAPHY

Often times we see pieces and wonder what sets them apart from others. What gives them that magical, slight edge of polished nuance compared to others? I often harp on the notion with my dancers that it really is not …

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Five Fundamental Building Blocks Every Dance Student Should…

With every year I teach, the more and more I realize how important it is for the fundamental building blocks of technique to be taught. It’s not the tricks or the flashy turns or the “advanced” lessons that are most …

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LET'S TALK ENERGY OF EXECUTION

When we teach young dancers and they are starting to execute movement, often times the comprehension of that somatic initiation and execution takes a while to sink in. We all have had dancers who can replicate a piece of choreography …

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WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU FEEL UNINSPIRED?

Our dance students look to us as the beacon of creativity. Particularly at the start of a new year, dancers await the delivery of new pieces, concepts, movement and music. It is a very exciting time of the year for …

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BIDDING FAREWELL TO SENIOR DANCERS

As we wind down from recital season, we have also reached that point when it’s time to say goodbye to graduating students. Our beloved senior dancers, who many of us have trained since they were little, now stand before us …

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PROMOTING JOY IN DANCE CLASS

Remember when you were little and would twirl and spin just because it was fun? Remember those first pair of ballet slippers and the excitement of being in dance class following your teacher in the front of the room? Remember …

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3 BEGINNER DANCE IMPROV EXERCISES

Teachers! If you’re excited at the thought of introducing improvisation to your dancers, here are three popular exercises to get you started with beginners at any age! Each can be adapted to age/level and will get dancers exploring the space …

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Why Dance?

Why do you dance? It’s a simple enough question with an infinite amount of answers; unique to the individual being asked the question. Think about how many times you’ve been asked that question throughout your life. Go on. Give it …

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LEARN FIRST, TECHNOLOGY SECOND

I have a new rule in class- you are not allowed to bring in your phones to video a rehearsal while learning choreography. This hasn’t always been the case, in fact videoing is in fact quite helpful (for myself included) …

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CHOREOGRAPHER'S CREATIVE PROCESS CHECK LIST

At different points in a choreographer’s career, one discovers how they create best; what works for them and what doesn’t; in terms of the creative process. When one is just starting out, the ways in which we use trial and …

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DEALING WITH DANCERS QUICK TO PEAK BEFORE THEY'RE READY

Dance Teachers, have you ever experienced this? Dancer eagerly asking, “Can we add on now?” “When are we adding on?” “Do we have to do technique today? Can we just get to the dance?” Or, “I think I’d like to …

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