"HOW TO" SHUFFLE FLAP COMBINATION PART I

Exciting "How To" Shuffle Flap Combination By Aaron Turner. Aaron has many great videos in the members area. Check out this FREE sample!

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I DON’T WANT TO SEE THE CHOREOGRAPHY, I WANT TO SEE THE DANCE

When choreographers have a vision, it’s usually about the work in its entirety. The concept. The story. The feelings they hope the movement evokes. That’s what touches the audience and speaks to their soul; the essence and the spirit of the moving bodies......

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BALLET TEACHING TIPS FOR PIROUETTES

Here is a great ballet video teaching tip presented by Matthew Powell to help your students improve their pirouettes
 

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GIVING YOUR NOTICE & KEEPING IT AMICABLE

Teachers, we have all been in the position where we have taught for dance studios that started off as a wonderful experience; where we have invested a number of years only to discover that at a certain point, it’s time to move on. If you are lucky enough to find that dance studio where your teaching philosophy, creative ideas and overall mindset gel with the owner’s and grow together for years on end, then that is ideal. However, dance teachers are evolving artists and human beings where your professional and personal needs change as well. Sometimes you either feel like you’ve done everything you can do there or are in need of a new challenge, environment and goals in which to reinvent yourself and progress as a teacher...

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BIDDING FAREWELL TO SENIOR DANCERS

As we wind down from recital season, we have also reached that point when it’s time to say goodbye to graduating students. Our beloved senior dancers, who many of us have trained since they were little, now stand before us as mature dancers, performers, beautiful artists and young adults ready to tackle the next phase of their education and careers.....

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INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FOR EVERY DANCE WORD WALL

Every dancer benefits from inspirational words and sayings which lift their spirit, keep them motivated, reflect a studio's mission and speaks to their dancing soul. Below are some of my favorite, which I've collected over the years which always seem to resonate with young dancers in some way as well as faculty and teachers alike.

Think about showcasing one or two that speak to you, whether as decals or signs on your studio walls, written on a large chalk or whiteboard or passed out to your dancers! Sometimes we all need a little lift with affirming words and sometimes showcasiing our studio spirit sets the tone for the goals you are trying to achieve and inspires the students you are teaching!.....

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