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Ask the Experts: Finding Authentic Cultural Content on YouTube

April 1, 2015 by
Ask the Experts: Finding Authentic Cultural Content on YouTube

I want to include video in an upcoming lesson on dance in other cultures, but I’m having a hard time finding authentic content on YouTube. Should I be looking somewhere else?
The internet is open … Continue reading

Ask the Experts: 5-Year-Olds in Comp Routines

April 1, 2015 by
Ask the Experts: 5-Year-Olds in Comp Routines

Some of the moms of our 5-year-old competition team members are annoyed that their kids aren’t onstage for every second of a production number. How can I get them to back off?
Doing a competitive production … Continue reading

Ask the Experts: Keeping Kids Interested the Month Before a Recital

Ask the Experts: Keeping Kids Interested the Month Before a Recital

It’s hard to get the kids excited about their dance the last month before the recital. They’re bored with it and don’t understand why we have to practice it every class. Any tips?
Children aren’t shy … Continue reading

Is Your Tax Bill Too High?

April 1, 2015 by

Don’t miss a single deduction! Here, a checklist of write-offs for studio owners and freelance teachers.

It’s that time again—tax time. (Insert groan here.) You may not be thrilled to sit down and tally up just … Continue reading

Ask the Experts: Using Chance to Make Dance

March 1, 2015 by
Ask the Experts: Using Chance to Make Dance

Q: We’re covering Merce Cunningham and his method of using chance to make dances. What tools do you suggest to let my students experience it firsthand?
A: Using chance to make dances is a great way … Continue reading

Ask the Experts: Student Burnout

March 1, 2015 by
Ask the Experts: Student Burnout

Q: I’ve noticed that my students get burned out this time of year, when competitions are in full swing and we’re really starting to rev up recital dances at the studio. How do you make … Continue reading