THE SCOOP ON DANCE TEACHER UNIVERSITY CERTIFICATION PROGRAM
CUTTING EDGE PRACTIAL TEACHER TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION
Faculty from the University of Nevada Las Vegas and Dance Teacher Web have partnered to create the best and most comprehensive teacher training program for dance teachers, K-12 teachers and dance studios with multiple disciplines. This program presents a syllabus that is safe, effective and fun! The curriculum provides a challenging yet easy to grasp dance training for beginner through intermediate levels. Level two certification is for those looking for intermediate and advanced curriculum. Give your Studio a competitive edge by certifying your faculty.......Read More
FIVE THINGS TO REMEMBER WHEN TEACHING CREATIVE MOVEMENT TO TODDLERS
Those with the calling, talent & patience to teach dance to toddlers will tell you it requires a skill set all its own. A special, dedicated subgroup of dance teachers, the knowledge and training necessary to teach these littles while creating a fun experience takes some thought and careful planning. Remembering this is a crucial developmental time, the five tips below will help get you started and also be a reminder that you are extremely essential to this fundamental time in dance training and child development! .........
CROSS TRAINING YOUR DANCERS
Technique classes are the staple of training young dancers so they are equipped with a solid technical foundation which they then can parlay into any dance idiom. While this aspect of dance education is essential, so is the notion of making sure your dancers have the cardiovascular stamina and strength to support that technique.
For a large number of students, the amount of gym time they get at school is nominal. Plus, there are an increasing number of kids who are extremely out of shape, who are less active as a whole due to the surge of mobile, devices, iPads, etc and don’t get outside much to run and “play.”.......
SURE-FIRE EXERCISES FOR ACTIVATING & STRENGTHENING LOWER ABDOMINALS
We’re back at it for another round of building core strength! We all recognize that core strength is essential to any strong, technically sound dancer and the lower abdominals can be a particularly weak spot for any age and any level dancer to build up.
Below you’ll find three of my favorite exercises to help your students engage and connect the lower abs to the rest of their body. Each can be executed daily with multiple repetitions and modified based on level and physical capability. Remember, once a dancer understands the connection and importance of engagement to the rest of the body they will be unstoppable in terms of support and progressing with turns, balances, extensions, jumps and a whole catalogue of movement necessary to develop one’s technique safely and properly....Read More