If you’re dancing today, chances are, it’s because you’ve had a great teacher somewhere along the way.
Here’s what some of our blogging friends and DA readers have to say about the Qualities of a Great Dance Teacher:
What Makes You Great?
Maria gives four of her best qualities she thinks shines through when teaching her young students; the qualities her littles love her for! And, she asks what qualities make you great.
See her post at mariasmovers.com.
What Makes A Ballet Teacher Good?
Bead109’s quick post about the two most important things necessary in a good ballet teacher. Dash off a laundry list of descriptives, but it all comes down to two simple qualities!
Check it out and see if you agree at bead109.com.
A Great Teacher
A list of important qualities for teachers from Sheena Jeffers, author of Ballet Shoes & Bobby Pins, and currently pursuing her Masters in Dance Education from Old Dominion University.
Accept the responsibility of being a great teacher… and change lives at every level of dance education.
See Sheena’s post at www.sheenajeffers.com.
7 Habits of Highly Effective Dance Instructors
Joy In Motion’s article outlines the seven habits that bring life and spirit to the words and actions of every effective dance teacher, with a special bonus link to the author’s favorite quotes about teaching!
Read it at joy-in-motion.com.
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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.