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Ask the Experts: Technology for Reflection Discussions

October 1, 2015 by

My students get to go on great field trips to see performances, screenings and panels. I’d like to make more of an effort to include reflection, post–field trip. Any technology suggestions?
Too often, we run … Continue reading

Ask the Experts: Minimum Age for Starting Dance

October 1, 2015 by

What’s the minimum age for starting dance at your studio? I get a lot of “But she’ll turn 2 in December!” from parents.
We offer introductory classes in ballet, jazz and acrobatics for 2 1/2- and … Continue reading

Ask the Experts: Injury Waivers

How do injury waivers work? Did you ask a lawyer or insurance agent for help?
A signed injury waiver releases you from being held liable if a student is hurt as a result of normal, … Continue reading

Ask the Experts: Concert Dance Videos Online

September 1, 2015 by

In the choreography class I teach, my high school students rely heavily on viral YouTube videos for inspiration. Is there something else I could share with them, more focused on concert dance?
Juilliard has come out … Continue reading

Ask the Experts: Policy on Cash Prizes

September 1, 2015 by

Whenever a group number from my studio wins a cash prize, I credit the full amount back to the studio. But now my choreographers and parents are complaining. Should I change my policy?
Distributing prize money … Continue reading

Ask the Experts: How to Find New Teachers

How do you find new teachers?
Great teachers can be hired or trained, so it’s useful to seek new faculty from a wide network—while also keeping an eye on developing talent from within. Being clear in … Continue reading