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PROMOTING HEALTHY COMPETITION AMONGST DANCERS

This is not always a negative thing if done in a healthy mindset with tons of positive support behind it. Now, the balance to this is to ALWAYs reaffirm and remind students that no dancer should obsessively compare themselves to …

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TEN "MUST-DO'S" TO GET YOU ORGANIZED & RECITAL READY!

Studio directors, that time of year is quickly approaching and recital season is in the air. Here is my handy checklist and timeline to help you stay organized in the weeks ahead. Stay ahead of the game and on target …

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TEACHING YOUR STUDENTS COMPETITION COURTESY

When we head into competition season we are usually engulfed in setting pieces, rehearsing, ordering costumes and perfecting every last detail so that it is show ready. We spend countless months coming up with concepts for our dances, organizing schedules …

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HOW TO DESIGN AN EFFECTIVE SUMMER INTENSIVE DANCE PROGRAM

Can you believe we're already nearing the end of March? We are quickly moving towards the end of what is hopefully turning out to be your best year yet and it's time to start turning attention to the summer season! …

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STUDIO LOYALTY: WHEN STUDENTS DANCE FOR 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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IMPLEMENTING APPROACHABLE TEACHER EVALUATIONS

Assessment is always a hot-button issue regarding education. It's particularly a tender subject when dealing with paying customers, but what happens should you choose to administer teacher evaluations amongst your faculty as well? This can also create a bit of …

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ORGANIZING THE PRODUCTIVE FACULTY MEETING

Studio owners, how often do you and your staff/faculty partake in weekly, bi- monthly or monthly staff meetings? Do you have a regimented protocol to keep abreast of the things currently going on at the studio and projections as such? …

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BEING MINDFUL ABOUT MUSIC SELECTION!

Studio Directors, is faculty selection of music a constant stress? Do you have to approve all music choices because teachers choose the same music or inappropriate content, music that does not match your recital theme, dated and overdone songs, etc.? …

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BRINGING IN MASTER TEACHERS & GUEST ARTISTS

Studio owners, if you've given thought to bringing in master classes, workshops or guest choreographers for your students, this can be a wonderful experience for a number of reasons. While the faculty you hand select should be a group of …

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NEW YEAR "CHECK-IN" FOR DANCE STUDIO OWNERS & TEACHERS

Heading into a new year (or really what is "mid-year" for the dance season,) is just as exciting for dance teachers as it is for students. Everyone can benefit from the little bit of down time over the break which …

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Costume Gallery Announces Scholarship Winner

Costume Gallery would like to congratulate Sara Pavesi, the grand prize winner of our 2015 Beverly Miller Dance Scholarship, along with the other eighteen scholarship winners. Sara dances with the Atlantic Contemporary Ballet Theater in New Jersey. With the help …

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS & HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM DTW

We here at Dance Teacher Web would like to take the opportunity to thank you all for a wonderful year. It has been an eventful one for us and we're sure it has been for you too. While we acknowledge …

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DEALING WITH THE OVERLY CONFIDENT DANCE STUDENT

As dance teachers, we all love when our students excel and have a stellar performance year. A year where we see the student blossom and have that "A-HA" moment when everything starts to click for them in class. It's wonderful …

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LIGHTEN THE LOAD: LETTING GO OF NEGATIVITY & EMBRACING POSI…

It may seem like common knowledge and something that is a given; surrounding ourselves only with people who lift us up and want to be see us succeed and fly high. But, that is not always the case and we …

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TO COMPETE OR NOT TO COMPETE?

To compete or not to compete, this is a posing question for any studio owner in terms of the _"type"_ of studio they are going to market themselves as. Are you a traditional training facility, solely focused on classical training …

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SIMPLE STRETCHES DANCERS CAN DO AT HOME!

Getting students, particularly young students to warm-up or want to warm-up is a difficult feat in the studio itself. Dancers come in and often ask the question, _"Do we have to warm-up?"_ in the hopes you will say, _"No we …

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