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.
Try Not to Meddle.
"A teacher's main role is to guide, like a ringmaster, but not to interfere," says Dana Genshaft, contemporary teacher at the San Francisco Ballet School. "Although I do have one rule: No cartwheels or splits."