Welcome! Thanks for checking out the Teach-a-thon. We’re going to blog our way into a new dance season with some great information from dancers and instructors across the web! Dance students, I know you will find some valuable information here. New posts and links will be added each day of the thon, so keep checking back!
Bloggers, there’s still time to get posts in, just contact me and send the link!
Ok, here goes!!
Tuesday, August 19
Strengths and Weaknesses: Everyone has them. Here are some tips and encouragement as you attempt to master your strengths and overcome your weaknesses!
Wednesday, August 20
Sarah at What a Wonderful World! writes about one of her favorite belly dance students. A heartwarming reminder that you’re never too old to learn something new!
Why The Competition?: A post about the reasons dancers compete. Carl, a lindy hopper, competes in partner dancing but his post is applicable to all forms of competitive dance.
Thursday, August 21
Start The Year Off Right: Leslea, assistant director at Uptown Dance shares with students how to be prepared and productive in the coming year of classes. Written as though you were right there in her classroom, she hits all the highlights of the first month of classes.
What to expect from your first ballet class: If you are taking ballet for the first time, Selly from Dance Outlook offers a thorough article on how to prepare and what to expect, complete with some great video.
Negativity: Could your complaining, insecurities, and negativity affect others in your dance class? My experience with a student whose negative attitude was turned around with positive reinforcement.
Friday, August 22
Vertically Challenged: My own tips and suggestions for improving your technique, height, landing, and musicality in vertical jumping (or, sauté).
Saturday, August 23
The Core or Center: I’ve updated this post (one of my first) from Dance Advantage. Understanding what exactly your core is, the muscles involved, and why its important to know and use your center in dance
Students, there’s lots more here at Dance Advantage!
Check out these posts, written with you in mind
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Nichelle Suzanne is a writer specializing in dance and online content. She is also a dance instructor with over 20 years experience teaching in dance studios, community programs, and colleges. She began Dance Advantage in 2008, equipped with a passion for movement education and an intuitive sense that a blog could bring dancers together. As a Houston-based dance writer, Nichelle covers dance performance for Dance Source Houston, Arts+Culture Texas, and other publications. She is a leader in social media within the dance community and has presented on blogging for dance organizations, including Dance/USA. Nichelle provides web consulting and writing services for dancers, dance schools and studios, and those beyond the dance world. Read Nichelle’s posts.