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Dance Teachers: Do This To Avoid Burnout!

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Dance Teachers

As a dance teacher, creator and motivator to your class it is imperative that you stay fresh and inspired. The key to this is to know and understand what makes you tick.Now that the Holidays are over and the New Year is here it's a great time to get yourself recharged, re-energized and realigned..We encourage you to take the test below. It will help you to understand more about yourself and what you need to keep your classes fresh and exciting.

Take a moment to get a piece of paper and write down your answers.

What makes you tick

What do you really love about teaching?

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What do you really not love about teaching?

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CREATIVITY

How do you get your creative juices flowing?

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What goals do you have for the next 12 months?

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What plans have you made to achieve those goals?

When do you plan to start?

Goals are important but the plans you make to achieve them are the key to getting what you want. There is no day like today. Make a plan, stick to the plan, make adjustments if necessary, and proceed!

LIFE

What passions do you have outside of dance?

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 Once you have this information you should study it and decide how you are going to use this data. Knowing and understanding what is important to you will help you keep the fire burning. Also, keep in mind that it is not all about dance. Your life and how you balance all you do will be a BIG factor in the way you feel, think, act and produce as a teacher.

Don’t forget that you are the most important person in your success. Keeping yourself fit physically and mentally will keep burnout at bay!

Did You Know?  That Dance Teacher Web is the LARGEST online resource for dance teachers and studio owners with 1000+ videos, 100's of articles and lesson plans so that you can stay current and creative all year long. For the busy Dance Studio Owner, we offer fantastic articles on topics like marketing, how to get more students and increase revenue, business building video seminars, downloadable manuals, sample ads and forms that can help you increase your profits 30% or more!

Think of us as your virtual Dance Teacher Conference.

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Author

Steve Sirico

Steve Sirico

Steve is co-founder of Dance Teacher Web the number one online resource for dance teachers and studio owners worldwide.He is Co-Director of the very successful D'Valda and Sirico Dance and Music Center in Fairfield, CT for the past thirty plus years. His students have gone on to very successful careers in dance, music and theater. Originally from Norwalk, Ct, Steve excelled in track and football. He attended the University of Tennessee at Martin on a sports scholarship. Deciding to switch and make his career in the world of dance, he studied initially with Mikki Williams and then in New York with Charles Kelley and Frank Hatchett. He has appeared in a number of theatre productions such as Damn Yankees, Guys and Dolls and Mame in New York and around the country and in industrials and television shows. He was contracted to appear as the lead dancer in the Valerie Peters Special a television show filmed in Tampa, Florida. After meeting Angela DValda during the filming they formed the Adagio act of DValda & Sirico appearing in theatres, clubs and on television shows such as David Letterman, Star Search and the Jerry Lewis Telethon. In 1982 they were contracted to Europe and appeared in a variety of shows in Spain, Portugal, Sweden, Finland, Switzerland and Italy before going to London, England where they appeared as Guest Artists for Wayne Sleep (formerly of the Royal Ballet) in his show Dash at the Dominium Theatre. Author of his Jazz Dance syllabus and co-author of a Partner syllabus both of which are used for teacher training by Dance Educators of America, He has also co-authored two books one for dance teachers and one for studio owners in the "It's Your Turn" Book series. He is available for master classes, private business consulting and teacher training development

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