Sometimes as educators we get caught up in the act of teaching and forget the people we are mentoring. Unless the children you have in your studio have a reason to connect to your material, the extent of your reach will be limited and your influence fleeting. Heather provides insight to help you structure your class as a guided experience rather than a traditional lesson plan.
In the era of standardized assessment, there is a lot of talk about “teaching to the test”. While this generally refers to classroom teachers catering content and delivery to what may appear on those standardized tests, there is a fair amount of that happening in the dance classroom, too. What should be an exhilarating adventure […]
A brief overview of the history and founding of The Royal Ballet School, as established by Ninette de Valois during the early 20th century, as well as information on a new lecture series that examines the French, Italian, Danish and Russian Schools, and how they influenced the development of the English School method of training.