Young dancers need help learning how to connect breath to movement. Here are 4 ways dance teachers can encourage this development in dance class.
Developing Performance, Expression & Communication Skills in Ballet
As she breaks down performance into its elements, Angeline offers tips and video examples that will help you breathe life into your ballet dancing whether for exams or the stage.
Props Aren’t Just For Babies
had gotten away from using them elsewhere but, at any age or level of dance, props are a great tool for communicating concepts and enlivening your teaching. There’s no limit but your imagination, really, but here are a few ideas that I’ve used along the way.
Musicality In Dance: What Is It? Can It Be Taught?
Musical creativity (or musical artistry) is the ability to connect with accompanying music, interpret it, or phrase and add movement dynamics that relate to music even in the absence of accompaniment, in a way that is unique or interesting. Musicality in dance then might be considered a measure or degree to which a dancer is receptive and creative in his translation or rendering of music through movement.
How to Develop Musical Awareness in Dance Students
There are many inventive ways that dance teachers can lay a foundation for musicality and a competency in musical theory within their classes. The suggestions (or perhaps more accurately, principles) below are by no means a complete guide to accomplishing the task but, hopefully they’ll prime the pump of your own creativity.