Teaching

7 Tips on Guest-Teaching

November 3, 2007 by

In the current issue, “Prof Swap” (page 157) explores the benefits of higher-ed faculty guest-teaching on other campuses. Here, writer Sharon Garber, an associate professor of dance at Western Michigan University, provides some tips for … Continue reading

Enhance Your Tutu Expertise

November 1, 2007 by

Nothing says “ballet” like a tutu. If you’re planning a big ballet number or production, there are many ways of getting the right tutus for your aesthetic and budget. You can work with a professional … Continue reading

Between the Steps

November 1, 2007 by

The ability to make every movement matter—even the linking steps—is what distinguishes great dancers from good ones. A transition is often as important as the technical execution of the movements it brings together. For instance, … Continue reading

In Good Shape

October 29, 2007 by

The formations your students assume onstage provide both a framework and a solid foundation on which to build a dazzling dance number. As a crucial tool for creating visual effects, formations can be one of … Continue reading

Banish Burnout

October 6, 2007 by

Being able to recognize the first signs of burnout and then act swiftly can prevent a small-scale concern from developing into a full-blown disaster. “I’ve treated people who’ve quit dancing because they’re exhausted, they’ve lost … Continue reading

Feature: Past, Present and Future

October 2, 2007 by

Q: How have you seen competitions evolve in the last few decades?
“I’ve been competing since I was 7, and I’ve spent more than 40 years being a part of it. When I first danced, we … Continue reading