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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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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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DANCE TEACHER ALERT: INTERMEDIATE MODERN TECHNIQUE WARMUP/L…

Enjoy this beginner-intermediate modern technique lesson plan template for your students.

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The Live Event: A Critical Part of Your Marketing Strategy

Most dance teachers know that live events provide an opportunity to interact with brands in a very personal and tangible way that is almost impossible to achieve through digital marketing.

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WHAT NOW? LOOKING TOWARDS A NEW DANCE ERA

With every new challenge comes reflection and insight. Coming out of what has been a grim era for dance teachers and studio owners, we can begin to see the light at the end of the tunnel. So what now? Well, …

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THE FUNDAMENTALS OF A GREAT JAZZ CLASS

When lesson planning for any class, there are vast avenues a teacher can take to teach the genre effectively. Jazz itself, in nature, is one of those idioms where teaching the technique correctly should also be compounded with other important …

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The Dance Studio Owner Assignment... What's The Big Idea?

One of the important things that every dance studio owner must do is to get away from your business so you can take an objective look from the outside and really see what you do well and what needs work.

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ARE CHOREOGRAPHY GIMMICKS AND TRICKS NECESSARY?

When we choreograph for our students, particular multiple numbers in the course of a season, it’s easy to rack your brain coming up with concepts for those pieces. While we are often inspired by music, life experiences, various other art …

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10 INTERDISCIPLINARY INSPIRATIONS FOR CHOREOGRPAHY

Finding a beautiful, moving piece of music is a wonderful feeling for any choreographer. To actually envisage movement coming to you in your head and pouring out, where the piece is essentially choreographing itself is what we all dream of. …

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Dance Teachers Bring Education and Inspiration to the Commu…

A tribute to Dance Teachers and Studio Owners everywhere! This truly is an honorable profession you are a part of and we salute you for all you have done and will be doing moving forward

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CREATING A CHOREOGRAPHY INSPIRATION BOARD!

Occasionally, even the most creative, provocative and innovative artists need a dose of inspiration at one time or another. Where that surge of inspiration comes from, are frequently, unexpected places. As a dance-teacher and choreographer myself, when I embark on …

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Dance Teachers: Do THIS First Thing EVERY Morning!

Countless people do this one simple thing each and every morning without fail. These people will swear that doing this has a definite positive effect on how the rest of their day unfolds. I’ve been doing this for a while …

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NEW TO R.A.D.? ANSWERS TO YOUR FAQ'S WITH ANGELA D'VALDA SI…

This weeks’ DTW Blog answers some of the most FAQ’s regarding the R.A.D. Ballet training method with our very knowledgeable and amazing DTW Co-Direstor, Angela D’Valda Sirico.....

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