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Shuffle your faculty. Studying with a different teacher can inspire a new approach to movement and help students learn more about themselves. Tanji Harper, artistic director of The Happiness Club in Chicago, encourages students to take classes from many teachers, in many styles of dance, to become versatile and well-rounded. “They need to work with other people to gain confidence and build their vocabulary,” she says. “It will help them find their individual swag, star quality and way of doing what they’re doing.”

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