Where do you fit in dance education?
The dance world consists of many different scenes and contexts for learning. There are also a great many variations of philosophies, standards, and expectations.
If you think teaching in public classrooms may be right for you, read on…
Dance teachers everywhere need to be able to communicate well with their students and think fast on their feet. Teachers in the public school, however, tend to have more bodies and more learning styles in a single class.
The class dynamic reflects students with varied interests in the subject, varied experiences and skills levels within a single group, varied expectations of what a dance class should include, and then there are the social dynamics, otherwise known as the “drama”.
Public classrooms represent a cross-section of a community and not just those that are able or willing to pay for dance classes.
For these reasons, teaching in the public schools can be a great fit for [Read more…]