FIVE PLYOMETRIC EXERCISES TO CONDITION YOUR DANCERS!
Conditioning programs for dancers should be an essential part of any training program. Along with regular technique classes, "cross training" efforts will help provide increased cardiovascular, strength, flexibility and endurance benefits. It will also increase core strength and muscle tone and encourage healthy exercise practice. Below are 5 of my favorite Plyometric (jump training) exercises you can implement at the beginning or end of any class or rehearsal which will get dancers started in the right direction and can be modified for any level of dancer..............Read More
DANCE COMPANY AUDITION CHECKLIST
Most dancers in the studio setting strive to achieve the illustrious company status at some point in their training, if they are serious enough. How you determine who is ready to advance and who needs some more time "marinating" is an important decision based on a variety of factors that should be determined and discussed by you and your faculty through the audition process. Those factors should range from a whole host of things and should be objectively deconstructed. Below are a few of those important priorities and can be translated into tangible checklists in which you and your faculty may score during auditions per each auditionee. Subsequent meetings with each individual dancer and their parents should then be scheduled that week to explain your decision-making. This is the time where you can discuss where you see the dancer going forward and how you will help them achieve their goals. Checklists can be made simply to range from a score 1-5 per category/technique idiom with a column for "notes" for each dancer...........Read More
THE GREAT DEBATE OVER ASSESSMENT IN DANCE EDUCATION
Having just returned from this year's 2015 Dance Teacher Web Live Conference and successful class session on "Lesson Planning for _Dance in the K-12_," I'd like to contribute some more information regarding many of the attendees' passionate questions on _assessment in dance education; _which can also be adapted for use in the studio setting..............Read More
IT'S A WRAP! DTW LIVE CONFERENCE & EXPO 2015!
Well, it's a wrap everyone! As another DTW LIVE Conference comes to a close, we would just like to take a second to reflect on what an incredible event we've just had; and it's because of you, our attendees. Our first year on the east coast was a definite success, which is only measured by the feedback and responses we've gotten from you. The enthusiasm, zest for learning and passion for what you do was in full throttle...........Read More
DTW LIVE 2015-DAY 3 DAILY RECAP!
Hello again everyone! We are so excited as another day of classes comes to a close here at Foxwoods! Today's festivities had people moving and grooving all over the place and we couldn't be happier to see our attendees enthusiasm and zest for learning continue. We also witnessed a lot of networking and collaborating going on and that's what we aim for; for you to make connections in every capacity!.......Read More
DTW LIVE 2015-DAILY ROUND UP!
So??? How was everyone's first full day of classes?! From the looks of things and energy that was buzzing around the hallways, I think we're off to a great start! We love to see attendees full of excitement and ready to learn and we certainly hope we delivered! This is your time and it's our goal this week to inspire and give you some new ideas and tools to bring back to your own students! In case you missed a few things today, we're here to keep you in the conference loop!Read More
LET'S GET IT STARTED! 2016 DANCE TEACHER WEB LIVE CONFERENCE & EXPO BEGINS!
The time is finally here everyone! We are so thrilled to kick off the 2015 Dance Teacher Web LIVE Conference & Expo here at Foxwoods Resort & Casino! This year, we're bringing it to you from the East Coast and the energy is already buzzing with excitement! From attendees to faculty to Expo presenters and staff, everyone is amped up for the next few days which are filled with over 90 classes to choose from! The All-Star Faculty Lineup includes the likes of Alex Wong, Liz Imperio, Simone DePaolo, Judy Ann Bassing, Jessica Smith-Epting, Aaron Turner, Wayne Sleep, our Directors Angela and Steve Sirico and many other greats in the business!Read More