Get a jump start on curriculum planning using televised dance shows like So You Think You Can Dance as a jumping off point to connect with and educate dance students. K-12 educator, Heather Vaughan-Southard helps you frame your dance philosophies then incorporate conversation-starters about TV dance into your instruction methods.
Today’s giveaway is sponsored by Dance in a Box. Dance in a Box provides tools for teachers to aid in teaching hip hop and rhythm to kids age 3-12, including interactive choreography kits and learning music. Creator, Tricia Gomez is giving away her new 1-2-3 Dance interactive hip hop choreography kit, containing 50 mix-and-match hip hop step cards and much more, to two DA readers.
The way you teach can be analyzed into different teaching styles. Each style has its own teacher objective and student objective. Learn about your preferred style, what works for your students, and discover how to mix and experiment with different styles to teach most effectively.
January is a great time to take a little time out to guide students in setting goals and planning how they’ll achieve them.
Just as strong technique brings freedom to the dancer, a strong lesson structure brings freedom to teaching. Here are two types of lesson plans that will enliven your teaching and engage your students.