Teaching dance is not a spectator sport! Do you dance with your students? Get up and down from the floor? Follow the rules you have set? Maria offers tips on why you should dance with your preschoolers and how to save energy doing it!
Archives for February 2013
Skip the summer intensives? Even though i goes against the grain, a dance-less summer is what The Dance Training Project’s, Monika, encourages for dancers who wish to gain full body strength, prevent injuries, and improve dance technique.
College student, Alissa Anderson has motivation to try running even though traditionally dancers have shied away from this activity. So she turns to a few expert references and draws her own conclusions. Are you a dancer and a runner or hoping to balance them both? Join the conversation!
Crowdsourced Ballet? Diablo Ballet is creating The Web Ballet from suggestions submitted on Twitter. Choreographer, Robert Dekkers talks to Dance Advantage about the project and his development as a choreographer.
All dance studios have drama but the heightened intensity of competition can create difficult moments for studio owners. There are silver linings for your business, though, when you use these moments to grow, strengthen, and make changes. Suzanne Gerety shares how negatives can sometimes be a positive for your dance studio.
Heather had mixed feelings about the “Happy Slips” reward system she established in her elementary school dance program, however, a small change that has kids “competing” for slips seems to encourage more personal responsibility in her classes. Learn more about what’s working for Heather.