Articles by Hannah Maria Hayes
How poor body image can impact your work
Thinking about stepping into a dance studio to teach ballet makes me panic, even though I have a dozen years of experience. Being trapped in a mirrored … Continue reading
How Arvin Arjona took the Millburn High School dance program from zero to the Orange Bowl in six years
Most of his students call him Mr. Arjona or Mr. A. “But some call me Papa Panda … Continue reading
K–12 teachers go to the mat for proper floors.
Teaching dance in a K–12 setting often means holding classes in hallways or cafeterias, sharing space with other student groups or dealing with ceilings that are too … Continue reading
Investing in teacher training is a smart business practice.
The best teachers are constantly learning and adapting, but as a business owner, you know that continuing education isn’t free. Teacher-training programs range in expense and time … Continue reading
Planning a class trip
During the past seven years, Deborah Lysholm has taken students on trips to Mexico, Japan, England and Spain through her studio’s travel-study program. Each trip lasts 8 to 14 days and involves … Continue reading