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Ask the Experts: Networking with In-State Dance Teachers

December 1, 2014 by
Ask the Experts: Networking with In-State Dance Teachers

Q: I’m looking for ways to network with other dance teachers in my state. Any ideas?
A: As the sole dance educator in a private school, I don’t have the benefit of a team around … Continue reading

Ask the Experts: Cleaning Competition Routines

December 1, 2014 by
Ask the Experts: Cleaning Competition Routines

Q: No matter what I do, my competition routines are never as clean as I want them to be. What are your tips?
A: In my classes, when I’m working with one group, the other group … Continue reading

Ask the Experts: Rewarding Loyal Families and Students

Ask the Experts: Rewarding Loyal Families and Students

Q: I’d like to reward my students and families for their loyalty and participation over the years. But I barely have enough time to keep track of important details. How can I do this simply? … Continue reading

Ask the Experts: Best Way to Use Video for Feedback

November 1, 2014 by
Ask the Experts: Best Way to Use Video for Feedback

Q: I’d like to use video to give feedback to my students. What’s the best way to do this?
A: Take advantage of the ease of video sharing: You can save class time by adding your … Continue reading

Ask the Experts: Avoiding Drama in Formations

November 1, 2014 by
Ask the Experts: Avoiding Drama in Formations

Q: How do you avoid drama when you’re putting together formations for group routines?
A: When placing my dancers into a formation, I take into account the number of dancers, height differences, dependability, confidence, performance skills, … Continue reading

Ask the Experts: Faculty Bios

Ask the Experts: Faculty Bios

Q: How can I keep my faculty members’ bios from becoming outdated so quickly? Do you have any writing tips for bios?
A:Your bio should tell your story, but it is not your resumé. With that … Continue reading