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Dance Teacher Inspiration Lesson plan: Chagall Word Wall

Teachers, we all know that **Word-Walls** are a great way to inspire young dancers to learn movement and also identify and read movement vocabulary. This is an important part to nurturing dancers who are able to articulate and verbalize within …

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THANKFUL FOR THESE MOVIE MUSICAL MOMENTS!

_With Thanksgiving this week, I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite movie musical moments. These great works always remind me of being a kid on holidays where Grandma and Pop would have the MGM movies …

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FALL FOR DANCE!

Most New York based dancers, teachers and choreographers know, "Fall for Dance" is an annual ten-day long dance festival presented by New York's City Center; celebrating the joy of dance with the hopes of exposing new audiences to our beloved …

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CONFERENCE CALL! DANCE TEACHER WEB CONFERENCE & EXPO 2015!

YES!! Can you believe it's almost that time of year again? We are thrilled to be getting closer to our annual Dance Teacher Web Conference & Expo, this year at the famed Foxwoods Resort & Casino! Join us on the …

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A DANCE TEACHER’S GUIDE TO SUMMER READING!

Summer time is a great time to catch up on all that reading we were eager to get to but were too exhausted to after late nights in the studio! Below, I have compiled a list of some of my …

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VIDEO VAULT: TEACHING MULTIPLE PIROUETTES

**Dance teachers! Learn a wonderful way to teach multiple pirouettes that will help your students turn like a top with one of our favorite DTW faculty members Jessica Smith-Epting!**

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INTRO TO PATHWAYS DANCE ACTIVITY

Teachers! Progressing your young dancers from stationary to transitory movement can be a process which takes some time. Getting dancers to understand spatial awareness and how to navigate different pathways and formation changes will be integral as they progress and …

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CREATIVE MOVEMENT DANCE ACTIVITY

The holiday season is a great time of year to break out fun, inventive and interactive lesson plans with your little ones! Always a crowd pleaser with my own students, **_"TOP HAT"_** is a dance activity I designed for 3-7 …

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THANKFUL FOR THE ART OF DANCE ACTIVITY

As we head into another Thanksgiving and holiday season, I always like to take time to pause with my students and reflect on how lucky we are to do what we do. I try to engage in this conversation in …

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5.6.7.8. GONE PROGRAM LAUNCHES!

Dance Teacher Web, The D'Valda & Sirico Foundation & The Breast Cancer Research Foundation are thrilled to have teamed up to create a unique program to help educate children and to raise funds for breast cancer research. This program will …

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LET'S CELEBRATE! DANCE TEACHER WEB LIVE 2014 SLIDE SHOW!

**As we put a final wrap on this year's DTW LIVE CONFERENCE & EXPO we'd like to share with you our event highlight reel; thanks to our very own DTW photographer and assistant extraordinaire Amanda Connor....**

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MINI-BALLET BARRE ACTIVITIES ON THE GO!

Ballet Teachers, sometimes there just aren't enough hours in the day right? We become so consumed with teaching classes, meetings, rehearsals, returning phone calls, choreographing and family life that we forget our own daily exercise regime or how good it …

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BALLET TEACHERS: START CLASS WITH A FUN BALLET “DO-NOW!”

**Teachers, with young or beginner ballet students, the use of proper vocabulary is a must right from the start. Why not reinforce the lessons with a fun "Do-Now" or "Take-Home" task?!**

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I HEART DANCE VALENTINE ACTIVITY!

With Valentine's Day coming up this week, why not get into the spirit with your younger dancers and build a lesson plan around the holiday?! Brainstorm with students about why they love dance and bring this movement sentence to life! …

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DTW TOP TEN LIST OF BELOVED CHILDRENS’ DANCE BOOKS

Getting young dancers to read is just as important as getting them moving at a young age to prompt an active lifestyle and energized mind. So why not combine these two great activities with some literature in dance?! Below are …

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ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE RELEASES TOP 50 ALBUMS OF 2013

Teachers, choreographers....as we all know, finding the right music for our pieces can take weeks and weeks to find the song that inspires us to create movement, is original and age appropriate. We also know that sometimes that research can …

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