When it comes to teaching dance, few tools are more effective than hands-on corrections. As the COVID-19 pandemic has overtaken the globe, dance classes have either shifted to virtual platforms or socially distant classrooms where no physical contact is allowed. We've all had to adapt our teaching styles to ensure students continue to improve until we can return to business as usual.
For me, this has meant finding creative ways to have my ballet students self-correct issues that I'd normally address with a touch-based correction. Here are some of my favorite contactless "hands on" corrections I've been using: