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Ask the Experts: Ballet History Apps

January 30, 2015 by
Ask the Experts: Ballet History Apps

Q: I want my students to get excited about ballet history. What apps do you suggest?
A: Teaching ballet and its history should be fun. There’s no shortage of ho-hum ballet apps that function like dictionaries, … Continue reading

Ask the Experts: Separating Work and Family Life

January 30, 2015 by
Ask the Experts: Separating Work and Family Life

Q: I run my dance studio with my daughter, and sometimes it feels like there’s no separation between our personal lives and work lives. How can I keep the two separate?
A: My husband, my two … Continue reading

Ask the Experts: Highlighting Alumni

Ask the Experts: Highlighting Alumni

Q: I want to celebrate what our former students are up to, so parents see the many things you can do with a dance background. What are some ways to highlight our alumni?
A: Regardless of … Continue reading

Ask the Experts: Costume Order Changes

Ask the Experts: Costume Order Changes

Q: We just found out that a costume we had chosen for a class won’t get here in time, so we quickly picked a different one. Now parents are furious. How should I handle this? … Continue reading

Ask the Experts: Pay Teachers to Attend Competitions and Coventions?

December 29, 2014 by
Ask the Experts: Pay Teachers to Attend Competitions and Coventions?

Q: Do you pay your teachers to attend competitions and conventions with you?
A: I’ve never paid teachers to attend competitions or conventions, but I also don’t require that my staff go to competitions. I only … Continue reading

Ask the Experts: Anatomy Apps

December 29, 2014 by
Ask the Experts: Anatomy Apps

Q: What are your recommendations for a good anatomy app? I’m on a tight budget.
A: Dancers of all ages should have some knowledge of the skeletal and muscular systems. Today, there’s no shortage of 3-D … Continue reading