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Q: What do you do with parents who constantly complain about where their daughter is placed in choreography?

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A: For those with more music training or tech savviness, I recommend using Apple's GarageBand. For anyone who's not quite ready to create a song from scratch, I recommend trying a program called Incredibox

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Q: What do you do when a dancer shuts down because of a correction?

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2016 Best Dancer Winners at The Dance Awards (via @thedanceawards on Instagram)

Q: We go to a Nationals event every two years. Two years ago we attended a very strong competition/convention Nationals. We did not win a lot, but we did learn a lot. This year I am getting a lot of pushback from parents to do a more low-key competition-only Nationals, where we stand a better chance of winning. What type of Nationals do you take your dancers to and why?

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Q: I've had a studio for more than 20 years, and I have always had a strict dress code. Lately, I've been getting a lot of pressure to open up the dress code to allow for more self-expression. What should I do?

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Q: Some of my competitive dancers want to pick and choose what genres they train and compete in.

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Q: We had a talented pair of sisters join our competition team this season. They came to us from another studio that I've known for many years, and earlier this week, that owner called to ask me to help her collect a large balance due from their family. Should I get involved, or leave it to her to sort out?

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Q: Last year, dancers on my comp teams missed a lot of classes for school trips, cheer squad, exams, and religious and family commitments. This had a definite effect on our comp routines. How do you manage attendance at your studio?

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