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Ask the Experts: Costume Order Changes

Ask the Experts: Costume Order Changes

Q: We just found out that a costume we had chosen for a class won’t get here in time, so we quickly picked a different one. Now parents are furious. How should I handle this? … Continue reading

Ask the Experts: Pay Teachers to Attend Competitions and Coventions?

December 29, 2014 by
Ask the Experts: Pay Teachers to Attend Competitions and Coventions?

Q: Do you pay your teachers to attend competitions and conventions with you?
A: I’ve never paid teachers to attend competitions or conventions, but I also don’t require that my staff go to competitions. I only … Continue reading

Ask the Experts: Anatomy Apps

December 29, 2014 by
Ask the Experts: Anatomy Apps

Q: What are your recommendations for a good anatomy app? I’m on a tight budget.
A: Dancers of all ages should have some knowledge of the skeletal and muscular systems. Today, there’s no shortage of 3-D … Continue reading

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