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Ask the Experts: Addressing the Fourth Component of National Core Arts Standards

August 1, 2015 by

When it comes to the new National Core Arts Standards, it’s easy for me to address three of the four components: Creating; Performing/Presenting/Producing; and Responding. But I struggle with the fourth one, Connecting. Do you … Continue reading

Ask the Experts: Parent’s Behavior Negatively Affecting Her Child

August 1, 2015 by

Our competition team is by invitation only. One parent gets under my skin—she’s negative and always angry. I’m considering not asking the child back on the team, because of the trouble her mom causes. But … Continue reading

Ask the Experts: Handling a Guest Choreographer’s Changes

How do you handle changing choreography after a guest choreographer is gone? We have a parent who is upset that a teacher tweaked her daughter’s piece. But we thought the work needed to be adjusted, … Continue reading

Ask the Experts: An App for Passwords

July 1, 2015 by
Ask the Experts: An App for Passwords

I have about a zillion passwords and I can never keep them straight. Can you recommend an app that will store them all safely?
Security for your digital information is no joke these days. For … Continue reading

Ask the Experts: Guiding Little Ones During Recitals

July 1, 2015 by

For your 3- and 4-year-olds, do you have someone onstage with them during their recital dance in case they forget it?
At our recitals, we always have onstage assistants for our intro and mini dancers. … Continue reading

Ask the Experts: Pricing Private Lessons

Ask the Experts: Pricing Private Lessons

How do you price private lessons—per session or per hour? What’s your rate? If you aren’t the one teaching the lessons, how do you split the profit between teacher and studio?
Most studio owners offer … Continue reading