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Ask the Experts: How Do I Use Class Time Efficiently?

April 1, 2014 by

Q: I always seem to run out of class time. Is there a tool to help me perfect the timing of my lessons?
A: My own classes are 44 minutes long, but, oh, what I could do … Continue reading

Ask the Experts: How Old Should Students Be for a Solo?

April 1, 2014 by

Q: I have a really talented student who has been begging me to choreograph her a solo that she can compete with. The problem is that she’s only 5 years old. How old do your students … Continue reading

Ask the Experts: Costume Donations

Q: I have a lot of old costumes that I’ve accumulated over the years. Do you know of any organizations that would welcome a big costume donation? I’d feel better knowing the costumes were going to … Continue reading

Ask the Experts: The Flipped Classroom Model

March 1, 2014 by

Q: After hearing fellow teachers rave about the flipped classroom model, I’m thinking of adopting it myself. Do you think it could work for dance classes?
A: The flipped classroom model holds that instead of using class … Continue reading

Ask the Experts: Dealing with Overdue Payments

March 1, 2014 by

Q: How long do you allow debt to accumulate with a student? What’s your policy for dealing with that and getting parents to pay up?
A: Students with outstanding choreography, costume and competition fees or overdue tuition … Continue reading

Ask the Experts: Getting More Facebook Likes

Q: How do we get more parents and students to like our studio’s Facebook page? I’m considering running a drawing for a free recital costume. Are there better ways to build our Facebook fans and get … Continue reading