From Ballet to Broadway, master classes to movie screens, Matt Mattox left his mark in every aspect of the dance world. In the process, he helped create vocabulary, customs and a style still found in many jazz classes and choreographic works today.
great dance teachers
The man remembered as the “Godfather of American Jazz Dancing” could check numerous titles off his list of accomplishments, including dancer, choreographer, master teacher, company founder, author, and, ultimately, the person who led jazz to become a recognized and respected art form.
“A teacher affects eternity.” Dance teachers who have the most positive influence on their students and future generations of dancers share these twelve characteristics.
Great dance teachers love dance, honor their art, respect you enough to expect of you, don’t sacrifice quality for anything, encourage you, inspire you… and a lot more. See what our friends and fellow bloggers have to say about great teachers in our sharing circle and add your own ideas!