Dance teachers, ever wonder what your dance students really want? Our guest Ella, a young dance student, writes to tell you.
Family Drama and Ballet Dreams at the Heart of YA Novel, Wish
Pretending is part of ballet but Indigo, an aspiring ballerina, is especially good at it. She presents normalcy even though her mother’s alcoholism creates drama at home. What makes Indigo so relatable? Find out in our review of Wish, by Grier Cooper.
How To Help Young Dancers Look and Feel Confident By Recital Time
Dancers need repetition and consistency to perform recital dances without help from onstage or off. These steps from guest, Janet Jerger will help you prepare your youngest students to space themselves and dance without you.
Four Things I Learned from Teaching Littles
Lauren went from teaching young dancers ballet to teaching college students how to exercise. Surprisingly, teaching the “pampers” crowd was great preparation. Here are four things she learned that have helped make interactions with her university students successful.
Celebrate Birthdays With Creative Dance
Maria had a birthday this month so her gift to you is to share her ideas and tips for leading fun, creative dance birthday parties. If your young students want to share creative dance with their friends, this is a fantastic way to use your talents to earn a little extra money (not to mention market your classes), but it’s not really a ‘piece of cake!’
Why You Should Jump, Play, And Roll On The Floor With Your Students
Teaching dance is not a spectator sport! Do you dance with your students? Get up and down from the floor? Follow the rules you have set? Maria offers tips on why you should dance with your preschoolers and how to save energy doing it!