Congratulations to Kasey Cosentino, Editors’ Choice for the Dance Teacher Video of the Month!
In this video, Cosentino works with 9- and 10-year-old dancers from Silicon Valley Dance Academy in Cupertino, California, where until recently, their concentration was in Chinese folkloric dance. She was invited to teach them their first jazz dance for competition.
When creating sassy jazz numbers for young students, Cosentino concentrates on keeping things age appropriate, something that can be tricky with today’s trends. Her method? Storytelling. “Chinese dance is all about telling a story, so they’re used to it. I tell them to act like they’re having fun with their friends, having a talent show and acting goofy and silly,” she says. “I want them to feel comfortable and have fun, not look sexy.”
Want to build buzz about your studio, workshop or class? Posting videos to the Dance Teacher Video of the Month Contest is quick, easy and free. If your video is selected as Editors’ Choice, you’ll be featured on this page, in DT’s newsletter and on our web and social-media pages! Visit dancemedia.com to share your videos and vote for your favorites.