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Technical Notes On The Fundamental Movements Of Acrobatics And Tumbling Part III

Backward Roll: A rotating action on the floor not a Somersault which is a rotation in the air. A movement used to teach the basic actions of rotation in preparation for Back Somersaults.

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Keeping Students Motivated

As the New Year begins and students return from the Holiday break there is a chance that as you get into the months of February and March you may experience a lull in both attendance and enthusiasm. Chances are it has nothing to do with whether or not you are doing a good job of teaching but it probably has more to do with the outside factors. Colder weather, a big germ, homework load and the fact they may be finding that the time, energy and effort needed to dance is more than they anticipated.

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Using Improvisation to Spark Your Student's Creativity

The summer is a great time to work on something different with your students. Very often during the regular season, it is difficult to fit something like improvisation into your classes. There is always technique that needs working on, choreography to perfect and sometimes the distinct feeling that there is just not enough time to get everything done! Plus it will really give your students a reason to continue taking classes over the summer if they know that they are going to be working on different techniques and styles of dance.

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