Articles by Rachel Zar
Studio directors share viewing policies that work.
Crafting a class observation policy that makes students, teachers and parents happy is no easy feat. After all, shows like “Dance Moms” make it seem normal for parents to … Continue reading
Collaboration is the name of the game at this year’s national conference.
This year at its annual conference held in Chicago, the National Dance Education Organization preaches collaboration inside and outside the classroom.
“The world of dance … Continue reading
Choreography trends that competition judges would love to lose
By the end of competition season, judges have seen it all—amazing routines, one-of-a-kind props and costumes and many stand-out dancers. But there are some things they wish … Continue reading
Should your students consider a three-year college plan?
After high school, Melissa Meng’s parents and teachers encouraged her to pursue a college degree, but the aspiring ballerina wasn’t convinced that giving up four of her precious … Continue reading
Coaching dancers with poor spinal flexion
As a young competition dancer, Lauren Saglimbene struggled with spinal flexion, or the curving of the spine that contracts the front of the body and elongates the back. “My modern … Continue reading