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Dance floors are tricky animals to work with. If you take care of them, they're sure to last you a long time and be worth all the money you invest them. If you don't keep them up, they'll fall apart quickly and become a hazard for your students.

We've put together a list of five tips for cleaning your studio's floors to help you keep them looking shiny and new. They may seem a bit obvious, but trust us, this is a SUPER-important reminder!

You're welcome!

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In our not-so-humble opinion, correcting pirouettes can be one of the most challenging parts of a dance teacher's job.

It's the moment in the day you start questioning every decision you've ever made 🤷.

Don't agree? Hear us out!

Here are five reasons correcting pirouettes is a....special challenge.

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Dance Teacher Tips

Check out these dance seminars from experts in the classical, tap and commercial dance fields. They are EVERYTHING you need to inspire your next dance class.

YOU'RE WELCOME, PEOPLE!

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Dancer Health

Jasmine Challis consults for Dance UK to compile an information sheet on food and nutrition for dancers. "This recipe, which loosely resembles risotto, doesn't have specific quantities, and you can adapt it to your liking," she says.

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Studio Owners
Photo by Samspel Preston Photography, courtesy of Scheitler

Jessica Scheitler is that rare breed who fully understands both creative and business-minded people. She grew up at Central Dance Academy, a competition studio in Le Mars, Iowa, and studied dance at Marymount Manhattan College in New York City. She worked as an independent choreographer after college and learned how to effectively make money through dance. With arts in her DNA and finances at the forefront of her mind, she minored in arts administration and mathematics and ultimately became an enrolled agent (a federally licensed tax practitioner). Now she owns her own business, Financial Groove, which offers accounting help for performers and studio owners all over the world.

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Just for fun

Here at Dance Teacher, we are WELL-aware of how much y'all love your black athleisure. Seriously. At every photo shoot we have to BEG you not to wear all black (unfortunately it doesn't photograph well—sorry, guys).

Today, we thought we would give an ode to dance teachers and their black athleisure. We know it stole your hearts a long time ago.

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Al Blackstone leads a class at Steps on Broadway. Photo by Daryl Getman/Transmission-Roots to Branches, courtesy of Blackstone

"I totally manipulate the energy in the room with my warm-up music. I start with something really calm and then build to something energetic. I go with sweet songs for pliés, so people soften and are vulnerable. Then I go aggressive with high-energy music for abs, and soothing music for stretches on the floor.

"I finish warm-up with step-touches to a fun song that feels like a party, so everyone can feel good. I couldn't do my splits growing up, and that was always the last thing we did before center, so I would feel bad about myself. When I started teaching, I thought, "Wouldn't it be fun if we ended warm-up with a party instead?"

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Viral Videos

Alright, people. Summer is officially over, and fall is upon us. What a ride it's been! From intensives to Nationals to workshops, you teachers have been FABULOUS!

To recap, we thought we would share three of our favorite class videos that came from summer 2018.

They're just so good.

Enjoy!

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