MEET DTW FACULTY MEMBER SIMONE DEPAOLO IN THE SPACE
This month we are featuring our incredible Dance Teacher Web faculty member **_Simone DePaolo._** For those of you that have attended our conferences you know how inspiring Simone is in her classes; always providing a wealth of knowledge, motivation and energy to her attendees! For those of you that are just getting to know our faculty, get a glimpse inside of what inspires us to inspire you week after week and season after season!Read More
POINTE SHOE CARE: PROTECTION TIPS & GUIDELINES
In our last interview with Angela D'Valda Sirico we discussed the proper protocol for putting dancers on pointe. We examined the readiness in terms of physicality and commitment and also spoke with Angela about the importance of making this decision for your dancers so that they are set up for a healthy and positive dance experience. So what happens now, when a dancer is ready for their first pointe class? What should you as their teacher be doing to maximize their success to ensure they have a complete understanding of protecting and taking care of those precious feet!Read More
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 the craft. Here is an example of a word wall based on a painting by **Marc Chagall, _"The Blue Circus."_**Read More
RING! RING! RINGIN’ IN THE NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS!
**Happy 2014 Everyone!** Can you believe another year is already upon us? Where did 2013 go?! Well, now that the eggnog and decorations are put away, time to get down to business and take this opportunity to think about those things on our list we'd like to accomplish for the season ahead. While we all can admit, many times New Year's Resolutions are short lived, it is still a great time of reflection to** **consider what you hope to accomplish for your business and where you aim to take your students.Read More