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Articles by Debbie Strong

Fight the Flu

January 2, 2010 by

These days, it’s easy to get caught up in the flu panic. But don’t fret. While a dance studio—like any school—is at a high risk for illness outbreaks due to the number of people interacting … Continue reading

Nutrition for Tots

December 17, 2009 by

Recently after dance class, I was praising one of my young students to her mother. I described how she’d mastered the French names of steps and was leading the rest of the class in warmup. … Continue reading

Emotional Rescue

October 17, 2009 by

As a dance teacher, chances are you strive daily to be a great role model for your students—cheerful, enthusiastic and motivating, offering plenty of positive reinforcement as well as a sense of clear control over … Continue reading

Summer Shape-up

July 8, 2009 by

Just after your studio’s end-of-the-year recital, do you plan to do nothing but relax until next season? Well, think again! Now’s the time to really plan for the fall. Use the summer months to get … Continue reading

Celebrate National Dance Week

April 8, 2009 by

National Dance Week, April 24 to May 3, is just around the corner. So what does that mean for your dance business? The annual event is intended to promote pride and appreciation for all forms … Continue reading

Safe Stretching

March 8, 2009 by

Five ways to help students properly increase their flexibility
Stretching is an essential part of any dance class, but how do you know if your instruction is correct? “I absolutely recommend that my students stretch both … Continue reading