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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

Ask the Experts: Dealing with Disrespectful Teenage Students

Ask the Experts: Dealing with Disrespectful Teenage Students

Q: I am really struggling with disrespectful teenage students, some who are bullies and some who think they have a say in how I run the school. I’m ready to tell them: “This is how … Continue reading

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