A visual aid that keeps your class engaged and learning ballet terminology, stage directions, and body placement. Tonie Bense tells the story of her mother’s innovative teaching tools, the Magical Kingdom of Dance and the Alphamat.
5 Ways To Get Out Of Your Dance Teaching Rut
Even teaching dance can get stale when you’ve been doing it for a while. Try these tips and tactics to renew your passion, bring sparkle back to your teaching, and still keep the structure of a good dance class. Your dance students will thank you!
You Asked: Following Up on Great Questions
Columnist, Heather Vaughan-Southard shares how to deal with dancers uncomfortable with their bodies and jazz isolations, plus answers more questions from readers on middle school dancers and visual aids in the classroom.
Graphs and Charts in the Studio Classroom
Are you using visual aids like graphs and charts to reinforce concepts in your dance classes? After all, dancers are often visual learners. Here are five traditional academic aids which can be put to good use in the studio.
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.