DT Notes

Teachers’ Tools: Up Close With Shannon Bresnahan

January 22, 2015 by

Teachers share the philosophies and materials that make them successful in their careers and classes.
When coaxing correct ballet technique from students as young as 11, Shannon Bresnahan takes a direct approach. “I just make ’em do … Continue reading

5 Pinterest Boards to Follow

January 21, 2015 by

Pinterest has become the go-to for creative inspiration (and, sometimes, procrastination). Check out DT’s dance-teacher.com board—for exercises, vintage photos, dance news and more—and here are five of our favorite boards to follow. Happy pinning!
 
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What My Teacher Taught Me: BODYTRAFFIC’s Tina Finkelman Berkett

January 20, 2015 by

Like many dancers who grow up in a small, close-knit studio, Tina Finkelman Berkett considers her favorite teacher, Michele Cuccaro Cain, a second mother. (She can remember Cain once offering her own sleeve in place … Continue reading

Teachers’ Tools: Up Close With Sarah Reich

January 20, 2015 by

Teachers share the philosophies and materials that make them successful in their careers and classes.

At first glance, Sarah Reich’s advanced tap master class in L.A. could be mistaken for a music lesson. A member of Chloé … Continue reading

Video of the Month: Accessing Emotion

January 16, 2015 by

Congratulations to Yasmin Maher, Editors’ Choice for the Dance Teacher Video of the Month!
When Maher experienced the loss of a close friend’s child, she put her feelings of sympathy and grief into a combina- tion for … Continue reading

Teachers’ Tools: Up Close With Cindera Che

January 15, 2015 by

Teachers share the philosophies and materials that make them successful in their careers and classes.
When teaching ballet/jazz class for kids, Cindera Che applies the discipline of classical ballet but acknowledges that her 7- to 11-year-old students … Continue reading