Challenge the status quo by choosing to put your students first above ego and self-interest and apply your knowledge (even if it breaks the rules).
A year ago Heather wanted to quit teaching dance. She’s back but with new purpose after reevaluating and evolving. Find out what it took to find her way back.
Competition dance ends at 18 years old. At that point dancers make a choice to buy-in or let go to a different view of dance. How do we help them with the transition?
Dancers care a lot about their potential to “make it” in a dance career. But do you and your students define potential the same way? How you talk to dancers about their futures matters.
Heather works through the challenges of working with “advanced dancers” as she encourages high school company dancers, who feel pressure to perform and meet expectations, to move and think outside their comfort zones.
This summer Heather led workshops on empathy-based pedagogy and emotionally intelligent teaching. Are you sending messages of kindness to your students? Heather gives tips on how.