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DANCE TEACHER WEB LIVE-LAST DAY ROUND UP!

Well.........here we are at the final day of DanceTeacherWeb Live Conference & Expo and we are overwhelmed at the response we have received the past few days! While every year brings new magic and inspiration, this year the energy was particularly contagious and seeing you all in your classes and chatting at the Expo was an amazing sight to see you all dive in, no holds barred; ready to learn and share your thoughts and vantage points as well. As we always say, we learn as much from you as you hopefully do from us! You are our inspiration to make each and every year's event better and better!

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DANCE TEACHER WEB LIVE IS IN THE SWING OF IT! DAILY RECAP!

Greetings everyone! We're back with another recap from Dance Teacher Web Live Conference & Expo here at the beautiful Red Rock Resort and hope you all had another exciting, fulfilling, productive and fun day! What a better way to start off our morning with a beautiful poolside breakfast and Fashion Show sponsored by Costume Gallery while being serenaded to the incredible reggae sounds of "Dreads of Steel" to get things going?!

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DANCE TEACHER WEB LIVE-DAY #1 OF DANCE CLASSES=SUCCESS!

So....how's everyone feeling? All we can say is WOW!!! What an incredible day of classes and events to kick off this years DTW Live Conference & Expo! Firstly, the adrenaline and energy that was buzzing through the hallways this morning after the Expo Breakfast sponsored by IDS was a tell-tale sign that all of our attendees were ready to rock n' roll!

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2014 DANCE TEACHER WEB LIVE CONFERENCE & EXPO KICK-OFF!

Welcome Everyone! The time has finally arrived so let's get this party started here at the Red Rock Resort for the 2014 DTW Live Conference & Expo. We are very excited to welcome you all for another event which is sure to inspire, enlighten and ignite that creativity and spirit we all know you all have!

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THE BENEFITS OF LIVE MUSICAL ACCOMPANISTS IN DANCE CLASS.

The incorporation of a live accompanist, whether it be the classical pianist in ballet class or the sound of live drummers in modern or African class can change the dynamics of your studio curriculum. There is nothing more enlivening than to hear live music start a class and can change the interaction your dancers have with you and the musician while sharpening their focus on the movement you are giving as well as their sense of musicality. In addition, the embedded lesson of dancers learning how to work with a musician and see how dance teachers and musicians speak to each other is a wonderful way for dancers to learn about this very important and essential communicative skill with fellow artists. Obviously, an extra expense which not every studio can afford on a weekly basis for all classes, there are ways you can give your students the experience of a live accompanist without breaking the studio's budget.

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DANCE TEACHERS: THE KEY TO YOUR SUCCESS IS IN YOUR HANDS!

Teaching over the long haul can be a drain, especially if you are teaching a lot of classes and are pushed to create. One of the toughest things teachers face throughout the season is to stay motivated and energized. You are constantly giving and if you are not careful you can drain your battery and teaching can become a struggle. Don't wait until you get to that tipping point! .

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DANCE STUDIO OWNERS: TRAINING YOUR STAFF 101

For many of us our season has just finished. We have had the excitement of the recitals and all end of year performances and although some studios continue running over the summer offering programs for their dancers, it is usually a quieter time as families take their vacations and children go to sleep away camps. Summer is a wonderful time to re-train your staff or to bring new staff members in to train from scratch

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EVERY DANCE STUDIO NEEDS SOME SUMMER LOVIN'!

As we bask in the summer months with a little downtime before summer intensives and the new fall season begins, now is a great time to think about decking the halls once more…..this time with a fresh facelift to welcome change and breathe some new air into the studio. While cost for any sort of repairs or cosmetic renovations is always a concern, there are some quick and easy ways to welcome students and parents back with a little pop of inspiration and some simple sprucing up around the studio! ** **

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DEMYSTIFYING MODERN DANCE IN THE STUDIO SETTING

As we all know, modern dance is a genre which breaks traditional ideas, and at times does not synchronize with the traditional ballet foundation we are primarily aiming to instill within our students. In fact, until recently, modern dance was not a common inclusion within studio training curriculums until the undergraduate years of college dance programs. Then, students coming from solely traditional training backgrounds would often be overwhelmed and intimidated by this "new" way of moving, exploring space, improvising and creating movement.

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