Help your dancers learn choreography faster.
You’re setting choreography on your class and most of the students are picking it up. One dancer, though, is having difficulty remembering the steps. You review the material several times, … Continue reading
Tips for teaching dance to 3- to 6-year-olds
Creative dance means creative teaching, too. Though leading a class of 3-year-olds may sound like fun and games to the uninitiated, there’s a serious side to early childhood … Continue reading
Coaching the artistry of three popular ballet variations
In a professional production, Giselle’s Act I variation is set in a small forest village. Trees and a cottage fill the scene as she joyously dances for family … Continue reading
Help students build and maintain stamina.
When it comes to physicality, dancers are athletes. Watch a New York Knicks game, for example, and you’ll see the Knicks City Dancers work just as hard as the basketball … Continue reading
Help students find, maximize and maintain their rotation.
Whether a dancer has too much or too little, turnout can be one of the most frustrating aspects of technique. Students often feel they must achieve 180-degree rotation … Continue reading