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Category: Dance Teacher Tips
Ballet Vocabulary: 3 Easy Lesson Plan Ideas

Ballet Vocabulary: 3 Easy Lesson Plan Ideas

We've gotten great feedback about our article on Ballet Vocabulary Terms for Beginners, and have put together some ideas for easy class activities that teachers can include in ...

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How to Promote Productive Dance Practice

How to Promote Productive Dance Practice

For studio dancers, input typically comes in the form of dance practice (rehearsals, solo lessons, cleaning sessions, technique, conditioning, etc.). Input = Output is an ...

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The Power of Performance for Young Dancers

The Power of Performance for Young Dancers

I often hear the debate of what age is acceptable for a child to begin performing. I firmly believe that the earlier young dancers can start performing, the more comfortable, ...

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Teaching Rhythm in Dance: Ideas and Exercises

Teaching Rhythm in Dance: Ideas and Exercises

Growing up, I trained in all styles of dance and played a musical instrument, the piano. I could easily and proficiently count music, read music, and identify an upbeat or ...

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Tips for Teaching the Chasse Step to Younger Dancers

Tips for Teaching the Chasse Step to Younger Dancers

Chasse is a basic, fundamental skill for dancers. Here are some tips for teaching the chasse step progression. Chasse Step Progression 1) Younger dancers begin learning the ...

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Dance Instruction: Eliminating Sloppy, Floppy Fingers Through Specificity

Dance Instruction: Eliminating Sloppy, Floppy Fingers Through Specificity

To complete the arm lines on the body, the fingers must be placed and engaged. One of the most prominent and noticeable choreographic errors may be found in “sloppy, floppy ...

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Maintaining Accountability as a Dance Professional

Maintaining Accountability as a Dance Professional

How do you maintain your accountability as a dance professional? Here are some thoughts for maintaining your relevance and staying refreshed: Research New Ideas Network ...

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Being A Dance Teacher: 8 Tips for Strong Student Relationships

Being A Dance Teacher: 8 Tips for Strong Student Relationships

Connecting with students is imperative to the lasting success and legacy of your business. You have an opportunity to make a difference in a child’s life and inspire their ...

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Dance Parents: 8 Tips for Managing Parents at Your Studio

Dance Parents: 8 Tips for Managing Parents at Your Studio

Every studio, at some point, has to manage difficult situations involving dance parents. The Dance Exec’s Studio has been in that position numerous times, and parent management is ...

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Holiday Music! Song Lists and Playlists for the Season

Holiday Music! Song Lists and Playlists for the Season

With the Thanksgiving holidays coming to a close, the holiday countdown is ON! Here are some fun, culturally diverse holiday music tunes to incorporate into your classes for the ...

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Dance Lyrics: Be Sure to Listen to Your Song Choices!

Dance Lyrics: Be Sure to Listen to Your Song Choices!

How many times have you wondered, "What did that song just say?" or  “What does this song really mean?" If you are unsure about the meaning of dance lyrics or the content of a ...

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Dancer Burnout: How to Get Students Through the Season

Dancer Burnout: How to Get Students Through the Season

It's the middle of the season. Are routines are looking fine but feeling tired? Are dancers going through the motions but also holding back? Have you heard more complaining than ...

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Dance Studio Ideas and More: The Official TutuTix E-Book

Dance Studio Ideas and More: The Official TutuTix E-Book

Running a dance studio is not a walk in the park. It takes time, it takes money, it takes passion, and it takes love. Here at TutuTix, our mission is to help dance studio owners ...

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Teaching Tips: Know Your Classroom Audience

Teaching Tips: Know Your Classroom Audience

Need a few teaching tips? As dance educators, it is important to read your classroom audience. Before you dig into class, take a minute to assess how the students are behaving ...

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The Dance Progress Report: How to Share Progress

The Dance Progress Report: How to Share Progress

More often than not, students have a good sense of how they’re doing in a class, and direct feedback from teachers can help guide their way. But, it’s often their parents who come ...

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