It may seem too simple but introducing class procedure is a step critical in most any class environment. It unifies the group and builds a bridge in communication between you and your students. K-12 dance educator, Heather Vaughan-Southard, outlines her Day 1 process so that you, too can set your students up for success.
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Dropping out is a big deal when you’ve invested a lot in dance training. How does a parent get to the bottom of their child’s desire to quit? Do you let her quit or make her stick it out? Chantale Lussier-Ley, a mental performance consultant who’s worked a lot with dancers, helps parents handle this situation with finesse and confidence.
Inviting master teachers, guest instructors, or visiting artists to teach at your school can be an enriching and motivating experience for dancers of all ages. Make the most of this experience by fully engaging in your role as host. As you prepare, participate, and reflect on your visitor’s class, workshop, or residency, use this checklist as a guide.
Kathryn, once a competitive high school dancer, tells about her choice to pursue something else in college. She gives four tips for successfully making the transition from your dance-intensive high school years to pursuing dance recreationally while attending college.
What to do and think for an improved second position de bras (of the arms), and the importance of proper alignment for creating the pictures we make with our bodies in dance.