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Ask the Experts: Apps for Assessment

August 1, 2014 by
Ask the Experts: Apps for Assessment

Q: My students get easily bored during assessment week, watching their classmates do the same routine over and over. What apps do you recommend for jazzing up assessments?
A: Most of the time, dance teachers assess their … Continue reading

Ask the Experts: Are Competitions Necessary?

August 1, 2014 by
Ask the Experts: Are Competitions Necessary?

Q: I stopped taking part in competitions 10 years ago because I didn’t like the way they turned nice people into not-very-nice people. But I think my students have lost some of their edge, as a … Continue reading

Ask The Experts: Dealing with Hostile Teachers

Ask The Experts: Dealing with Hostile Teachers

Q: How should I deal with a teacher who is hostile or defensive anytime I need to ask what’s happening in class or discuss a parent’s concern? How do you know when a teacher isn’t the … Continue reading

Ask the Experts: Converting YouTube Videos for School

July 1, 2014 by
Ask the Experts: Converting YouTube Videos for School

Q: I’d like to show my classes dance videos I found on YouTube, but my school doesn’t allow us to access YouTube on campus. Is there some way to safely access it or convert the videos … Continue reading

Ask the Experts: Comp Team Traditions

July 1, 2014 by
Ask the Experts: Comp Team Traditions

Q: I’m trying to boost morale among my comp kids. Can you share some traditions you have with your competition team?
A: Over the years, our group of competition dancers and their parents has grown very close. … Continue reading

Ask the Experts: Keeping Up Attendance

Ask the Experts: Keeping Up Attendance

Q: I need help crafting e-mails and the text on our website to encourage students to come to class. Do you have any tips on how to keep up attendance?
A: Creating a studio culture where consistent … Continue reading