This particular blog series – “My Top 5 Skills Your Students Should Know” – was inspired by a question posed in a dance teachers’ group on Facebook a while back: What are the 5 skills that you think are most important for your students to learn? As I’ve written in the past, I initially struggled … More 5 Creative and Performance Skills Your Students Should Strive For
The arrival of September officially marks the arrival of the back to school season, even if those of us in Arizona have been back at it for several weeks! The start of a “new year” affords us the opportunity to create brand new communities in our classrooms and studios. At the beginning of the year, … More My Favorite Introduction Games for Dance Classes
This video has been circulating on the web, and I’ve got a problem with it. On Facebook and other sites, the little ballerina is lauded for her technical skill and ability at such a young age. However, there are some serious issues at play in this little girl’s training, in my opinion at least. … More Are We Training Away Our Art Form?