Maria had a birthday this month so her gift to you is to share her ideas and tips for leading fun, creative dance birthday parties. If your young students want to share creative dance with their friends, this is a fantastic way to use your talents to earn a little extra money (not to mention market your classes), but it’s not really a ‘piece of cake!’
Archives for March 2013
Tap dancing on marley (or vinyl) flooring not only limits movement and sound, but can be hazardous for your dancers. Find out the how and why from Tapography columnist, Tristan Bruns as he enlists feedback and opinion from an acoustics professional and a physical therapist.
Dance educator, Heather Vaughan-Southard uses exploration, choice, and personal responsibility to get beyond the walls her middle school students sometimes throw up. If you’ve experienced the emotional and academic ‘shut down’ typical of this age group, her findings will interest you. We’d also love to know your approach to reaching your tweens.
Heather’s middle school dance students research limitations in dance by mapping phrases, making observations, and finally working within set limitations.
Dance is a hobby for many students and they come for all sorts of reasons. If enrollment, attendance, and motivation are a problem in your recreational classes, guest, Jamie Benson offers some solutions.
The difference between a strain and a sprain; a ligament and a tendon. Take a closer look at injuries and how to cope throughout the recovery process.