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5 TIPS FOR MANAGING EXCESSIVE STUDENT INJURIES

In recent years there seems to be an over-abundance of ailments, injuries, illnesses, etc. Have you noticed it too? Sometimes I walk into the studio and feel like I’m constantly taking the first five minutes of class to greet my receiving line of students waiting to tell me what is wrong with them and what they can’t do that day. This processional starts from my youngest beginners to my oldest, advanced dancers, so there seems to be a trend.....

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TEACHING TIPS FOR PIROUETTES

Here is a great video by Matthew Powell to help your students improve their pirouettes
 

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HOW TO BUILD WORD-OF-MOUTH REFERRALS

Even in today's media-driven world, there is no better form of advertising than word-of-mouth, a personal referral from someone whose opinions others trust and respect. Dance school owners are among the biggest beneficiaries of word-of-mouth referrals, as they require no advertising and marketing budget. The key is how do you get your students and their parents talking?

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5 TIPS FOR BRINGING IN GUEST ARTISTS

Bringing in master classes, workshops or guest choreographers for your students can be a wonderful experience for a number of reasons. While the in-house faculty you hand select should be a group of teachers who consistently challenge your students, raise the bar and have high artistic merit while evolving year after year, sometimes new blood in the studio is a way to shake things up and expose your dancers to a whole new experience. Giving your dancers an opportunity to learn from different teachers with many different styles and aesthetics is an invaluable opportunity that will only enhance their vernacular and artistic palette....

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EXCLUSIVE PRIVATE SCREENING OF THE MOVIE DANSEUR

BREAKING NEWS… We are very excited to announce that on Tuesday July 30th at 9:00pm we will have a private screening of the movie "Danseur" exclusively for attendees of the Dance Teacher Web Conference and Expo at Planet Hollywood in Vegas.

After the screening, movie director and producer Scott Gormley and a Special Guest will be interviewed followed by an excited performance. Check out this sneak peak of this powerful movie!

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HOW TO SUPPORT YOUR DANCE FACULTY

We all recognize with good parenting that the most effective way to ensure consistency and clarity in setting expectations is to represent a united front. When children see follow-through coming from both parents, it lets them know their parents are like-minded with similar philosophies and there is no question. Well, the same really holds true for you as studio directors when it comes to supporting your teachers.

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HOW WE MOVE FORWARD AFTER SETBACK

As dedicated teachers our job day-in and day-out is to move our students forward, teach them the next lesson, prepare them for the future, progress their technique, etc. etc. Often we apply this same mentality to our own lives and goals, constantly wanting to do better and utilizing tunnel-vision to check off the next goal on our list. At times we don’t take into account the effect that set-backs can have on our psyche, our health and our mental wellbeing. It is a topic that is extremely relevant because our students will also endure these kinds of disappointments as well. Our job is to first learn how we can deal with them on a personal level so that we can give our students the best advice and guidance in terms of how to move forward from life’s little surprises....

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