Articles by Ashley Rivers
Help students overcome anxieties and remember why they dance. (Because it’s fun!)
At The Dance Zone in Henderson, Nevada, a young dancer rehearses her jazz routine for the team’s weekend competition. At 9 years … Continue reading
Exercises to help dancers build verbal confidence
Michelle Chassé sees it often: expressive, energetic dancers whose personalities shrink as soon as they are asked to speak. “When I’m auditioning people, I can tell a lot about … Continue reading
Should your students consider studying abroad?
Studying abroad has long been a staple of a well-rounded college experience. But in the past, the lack of dance-focused programs, together with the rigorous requirements of a BFA track, … Continue reading
An international dance club can help you build community.
American schools today are more diverse than ever before. Students must navigate increasingly complex social divides, ranging from differences of ethnic background to the age-old lines between … Continue reading
Help your students make the most of their summer intensive audition videos.
A summer intensive director sits bleary-eyed in front of a monitor for the fourth hour straight, viewing videos of one eager applicant after … Continue reading