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Four Habits for Dance Students to Start in the First Six Weeks of Class

Four Habits for Dance Students to Start in the First Six Weeks of Class

Do you want to have a successful dance season and reach your dance goals this year? This dance blog post highlights four important habits for dance students to start in the beginning of the season. By adopting these four habits early in the season, dance students will be able to reach their dance goals and find more joy in their dancing all year long!

Easy and Fun End of the Year Dance Class Activities

Easy and Fun End of the Year Dance Class Activities

The end of the dance season is a perfect time to introduce some playful dance activities and games into your dance classes. In this blog post, you’ll find dance class games, designed for students age 7 and up, to help you celebrate the end of the year. They include dance games to review what was learned, seasonal dance games for spring and summer, prompts for dance improvisation and student choreography, dance history activities, and more! Help your students celebrate a great dance season, and get excited to register again next year, with these dance class games.

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How to Overcome Choreography Block

How to Overcome Choreography Block

This blog post features seven strategies to help choreographers overcome choreography block. Choreography block can look or feel different to everyone, but may include feeling stuck in your creative process, uninspired to choreograph, burned out, or more. These strategies can be used by choreographers of most dance genres, working in any dance environment, overcome choreographer’s block and reignite their creativity.

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Embracing Creative Rest in the Dance Studio

Embracing Creative Rest in the Dance Studio

Creative rest can help dance industry professionals reconnect with their bodies, relieve stress and tension, rejuvenate their teaching and creative practices, and reignite their passion for the art of dance. This blog post details what creative rest is and how it can be used in the dance studio. It also provides two creative rest activities that you can use in your own personal practice or with your dance students.

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5 Ways to Become a Better Dance Performer

5 Ways to Become a Better Dance Performer

If you would like to become a better dance performer, it is important to develop your skills in four aspects of dance performance: musicality, character development, connection, and expression. This blog post include strategies that will help you improve your skills in each of these areas, allowing you to become a better dance performer. Follow these tips to become the best dance performer you can be!

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Simple Ways to Improve Your Dance Improvisation Skills

Simple Ways to Improve Your Dance Improvisation Skills

In this blog post, you’ll find 10 strategies for improving your dance improvisation skills. These strategies will help beginning dancers overcome anxiety or fear related to improvisation, and allow experienced improvisers to find more depth, specificity, and originality in their improvisation. Help your improvisation stand out by using these 10 strategies for improving your dance improv skills.

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10 Choreography Adventures that Explore Social Justice Themes

10 Choreography Adventures that Explore Social Justice Themes

This set of social justice themed Choreography Adventures are designed to help dancers deepen their understanding of some of the terms, themes, and concepts related to social justice issues, while also encouraging their creative growth and personal expression. These choreography prompts are great to incorporate into your personal creative practice as a choreographer, but you can also use with your students in dance composition, choreography, improvisation, or dance technique classes. The Choreography Adventures can be used as prompts for student informal choreography assignments, formal projects, or as dance improvisation prompts.

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Simple Ways to Celebrate Fall in Your Dance Classes

Simple Ways to Celebrate Fall in Your Dance Classes

Fall is, for sure, my favorite season – and I know I’m not the only one! Even here in Southern Arizona, there is a special magic to the fall season. The air becomes crisper, the nights cooler, and an overall feeling of coziness prevails…despite temperatures that still reach the high 80s on the regular! Our dance students pick up on the fall vibes, too. You can feel their excitement grow stronger and stronger as we slip into October. Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and Hanukkah, and winter break start looming large in their minds. Planning some special fall dance activities in your classes is a great way to tap into their excitement and focus their energy, keeping them engaged and learning through the season.

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