Inspiring young dancers to create their own movement can be a delicate balance. How do you encourage exploration without interfering with the overall process? The below actions are what teachers should definitely avoid.
Avoid Popular Music
When working on improvisation, avoid playing popular music. "Led Zeppelin or Beyoncé will make people move in certain ways," says Janis Brenner, faculty at The Juilliard School. "Once you do that, you can't get away from it."