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Archives for November 2012
Maria’s little dancers have experienced their share of tragedy lately. She shares her experiences and how she helped her young ones cope, plus some resources to help you help your students if or when tragedy strikes.
Need hints and ideas for creating musical theater choreography? You’ve already got a toolbox of composition tools, now learn how to use and adapt these for choreographing in a way that supports your production’s characters and story.
Ovation TV’s Battle of the Nutcrackers has become part of our holiday traditions, is it part of yours? Watch a new Nut every Sunday from Thanksgiving till Christmas and vote for your favorite on Facebook for a chance to win a $500 shopping spree. Watch and compare Sugar Plum video clips from each of the competing performances, right here on DA!
Sometimes as educators we get caught up in the act of teaching and forget the people we are mentoring. Unless the children you have in your studio have a reason to connect to your material, the extent of your reach will be limited and your influence fleeting. Heather provides insight to help you structure your class as a guided experience rather than a traditional lesson plan.
Do you now remind your students to smile as they enter their dance examinations or auditions? Angeline’s article challenges the practice of telling dance students to smile en route to an exam, noting that it may hinder instead of help many students. We ask you, what are some alternatives?